Ive been tying 30lb sunline FC to 20lb braid mainline with a variety of small profile knots to see which was the best.. double uni, slim beauty, mid/midnight knot. All seem to allow the line to pass through the guides pretty well.
However I've got a problem that the FC leader has really strong loops (twist) when it comes off the spook from the shop. When tie it on to the mainline and run it through the guides there are still loops, the loops travel through the guides when I cast, and it means the knot does not pass through the guides cleanly. It so bad that the line is passing well outside the guides as the loops go through, the knot hits the guides and slows down, and the line behind the knot gets tangled as there is a speed difference.
Does anyone else have this problem with the leader material being in tight loops and causing the knot to hit the guides? I've thought of stretching it out by hand (or in the water if the lure weight is heavy enough), but I was wondering if there was another way to get around this problem?