Leader Tier

Fabricate fishing leaders from cable wire and synthetic fiber line.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Leader Tiers do?

Fabricates fishing leaders from cable wire and synthetic fiber line: Attaches snaps, swivels, and other accessories to precut lengths of plastic- or nylon-coated cable wire, and secures ends of cable with plastic or nylon sleeves and adhesives. Forms loop in ends of precut lengths of stainless steel wire and wraps ends back around wire to secure them. Ties loop knots in centers and ends of precut lengths of line to facilitate attachment of weights or hooks. May coil completed leaders and attach them to display cards or insert them in plastic envelopes. May test tensile strength of leader material, using tensiometer. May attach precut length of line to fishhook in manner to facilitate attachment to line or lure and be designated Sneller, Hand.


Should I be a Leader Tier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crew Leader, Gang Leader, Lath Tier

    How to become a Leader Tier

    Leader Tiers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Leader Tier-related education!
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