RELEASE LEADER by Jens Bursell – readymade by Westin


  • originally designed by Jens Bursell. 50 lbs, 45 cm.

11 in stock


The ready-made release rigs from Westin consists of two parts – the Release Leader who constitute the front part of the rig – and the Release Stinger constituting the rear part of the rig.

Westin release leader can be used for all sizes of baits – simply by adjusting the position of the semi-fixed anchorpoint of the bait.

This is how you do it: 1) Mount the Release Stinger at the end of the Release Leader with the split ring. 2) Mount the bait on the rig in the ball bearing cross-lock swivel. 3) Drag the float stops behind the ball bearing cross-lock – one at a time – up or or down the trace, until it fits, so that the release clip on the front of the Release Stinger can be semi fixed at the belly eye of the bait.

Fintune the positioning of the float stops so that the wire between ball bearing cross-lock and the front hook is just a little slack, when the bait and trace is held horisontal and the front part of the fronttrace fully stretched. After this you adjust the position of the release clip on the Release Stinger, by pushing the float stops up and down, so the release clip is right under the rear eye on the bait, with the hook 3-4 centimetres behind the bait..

The Release Leader is made from top quality mono threaded 50 lbs titanium from American Fishing Wire. The semi-fixed anchor point of the rig has the perfect friction: It is fixed during cast and retrieve with baits up to approximately 100 grams – but is easily moved with a hard, controlled pull with the inside of your thumb nail. The connection to the main line is made with a strong swivel – and the Release Stinger is mounted via a splitring at the end of the leader.

Westins Release Leader can be used for both hard- and soft baits. For crank baits and small delicate jerbaits we recommend you to use a release hooklink. You can buy loose parts or a ready kit for this here at

Read all about how to use – and fish with release rigs and hooklinks in the book “Pike Fever” – also found in this webshop.




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Weight 0,012 kg


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