8-14 feet of 20# maxima tied in 7-10 inch sections with blood or surgeons knots. Leave tags on and trim to suit length of grass. Personal preference is for @1/2 inch. We use 1 inch tags uphere in the winter on the frozen and snowy lake.
The grass leaders I've seen in use leave the stubs 3-5"; longer than that and they're too flexible. In the larger diameters used in butt sections, these provide quite a lot of grip against the turf.
I've never tried it, but I think that plastic hair curlers might be a good substitute (more of a "grass fly").
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