If you only use one type of lead to find features you could be missing out on a world of underwater opportunities, says Nick Burrage
Using the right lead for feature finding can pay big time when looking for the right rig presentation.
Something I found out years ago was to use two different-sized leads over the same spot. Let me explain...
A long time ago a friend told me about a gravel spot he found in a swim. But leading around with my fishing rod with my normal 2oz lead I couldn’t for the life of me find it!
It turned out my friend used a 3.5oz lead and was cutting through the fine top silt dragging across the gravel underneath, and I was sliding across the fine silt.
Once I discovered what was going on, I started to understand what presentation I needed and had a massive edge over others when feature finding.
If you normally feature find with a heavy lead, go over the same spot with a 1.5 or a 2oz lead, it may surprise you and you might find something you didn't know was there!”