Buy a pack of brightly colored hair ties with beads. Prep several of them in advance by using a black magic marker and "painting" one of the balls in each set black. Place your rod in the chosen rod holder, put the pitch bait/lure in a pitch tube or cooler, and again, from the bait end, coil the leader in 12- to 18-inch-diameter coils at the rod's fore grip until it comes tight to the swivel. You may need to adjust the coil size a little until you get them all the same size and have the leader tight from the swivel down to the coils. Using the copper-wire-and-tape trick, secure the leader tight to the rod. Now attach the leader coils to the fore grip by wrapping the hair ties around the grip and coils, passing the colored ball over the black ball. Now, when you want to release the leader in a hurry, grab the colored ball and give it a tug, and the leader will come off easily. By painting one of the balls black, and putting the balls on the rod the same way every time, you'll always know to grab the colored ball to pitch the bait.
Capt. Randy Baker