Yeah, buy a leader puller. They're a couple of bucks on evilBay.
If you find one from one of the discount joints that ships boatloads of junk in one box and buy a handful of knick knacks that you need then the shipping won't be more than the merchandise.
Or, as Newt says, use a piece of film. But I always found that harder than it ought to be. The plastic dohicky works great.