First, your mileage may vary and what you do might suit you better. These techniques helped me catch 11 wahoo on my last 10 day. My point is to share information not to say this is the best way. I just finished making up and testing a variety of live bait leaders for a 10 day trip soon. The testing part has helped me get more fish to the fish hold. I know the leaders are going to work before I tie them on my line. One part was made by me to use at home or in the galley on the boat. It is simple, consisting of an eye bolt, washers, nuts, heavy duty swivel and a board. I attach the ring of the bait leader through the swivel and hold the board down with my feet. The hook attaches to the hook end on my spring scale. I pull up carefully away from my face. Sometimes I place a rag over the hook when trying new crimps or to add safety in case the leader fails. Happily, few now fail and test far past the pounds of pull I might use on my reels when wahoo fishing. I like the Nicopress #17-BA crimper and use the small recess near the end of the tool. The deal with this tool is you crimp as hard as you want and it works correctly. You cannot overcrimp. Here is one of my live bait leaders using Knot2Kinky 40# and a 4/0 designer hook. It tested out to 20# of pull several times. I’ll use 10-15# on my reels so plenty tough. The leader passed the eye test too, clean, even and stealthy. I like these crimps for 27# wire (Amazon). Crimp several times as they are long. Leaders test out to 15# of pull. Here is a sample of 27# multi-strand wire and these tiny single crimps. They are twice as long as standard #1, but stealthy. I like these crimps for 40# solid, multi-strand and NiTi (titanium) wire (Amazon). It takes two squeezes side by side to complete the crimp. I like a very different crimp for 60# solid or multi-strand wire. It is a double crimp, but I still use the same Nicopress crimper in the end recess. I buy them directly from Catch-All Tackle. When making up wahoo bombs the .6 and .8 double crimps are perfect too. It takes several squeezes to fully complete the crimping with these Long double crimps. Shown below is a sample of 60# multi-strand wire with double Catch-All Tackle crimps. After crimping they are small. Lastly, I make my own rings using Rosco #3 stainless steel butt rings. I silver braze them together, clean them well and spray paint them flat black. They are tiny, smaller than most retail versions, but hold up to over 30#-40# of pull without breaking or bending. I will put these newly minted leaders to the test on the Vagabond when the San Diego Anglers 10 days goes to work. My goal is to catch more than 11 wahoo while bait fishing. Mike Lackey told me that more fish are caught using bait than bombs so that is my first choice when not trolling. Good luck with your leaders.