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There are two types of sliders (cheaters) fixed and sliding. The main thing is to keep them from possibly tangling. For the fixed slider it should be located at a safe distance from the main line and weight (e.g. 10 ft or more) when the slider leader is  say 6-8  ft long. I keep mine at 7 -8 ft long so that they are shorter than my 8 1/2 ft rods so that I can net fish more easily without hand lining them in. The sliding cheater can be put on the main line at pretty much any time or depth as it freely slides down the main rigger line and usually nests in the belly of that line somewhere. Usually that short leader will slide down to the end of the main line and extend beyond it when the main line is pulled in (with or without a fish on it)

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On 8/9/2021 at 9:34 PM, fisherman21 said:

Your main line would be longer, because you are running 15 to 20 feet behind the ball. Your cheater line will only be 6 to 8 feet

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What he said ^^^^^

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