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#1 NiagaraSteel

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

I use 15 lb PP slick. Should I use a fluro or mono leader?

P.S. We're talking spoon chucking here
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#2 staffman

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

I use fluro , but for spoon chucking either would likely be fine. In the darkness even running no leader would work I bet.


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#3 ChasinTails

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

when its dark i dont use a leader and it works, but because there a lot of idiots on the pier who dont like to reel in i use 65lb powerpro  :mrgreen: with shark fishing snaps , lol just because i dont like loosing fish 


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#4 NiagaraSteel

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:30 AM

So no leader on braid is required at any time of the day?
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

I run 30lb braid - 40lb mono lead.


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#6 NiagaraSteel

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

Is it necessary tho?
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

all the charter guys run leaders so I would assume its the way to go. With dirty water or casting at night I wouldnt think its necessary.


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#8 DILLIGAF?!

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:44 PM

i don't see the use of leader if you're chucking spoons. for a stationary bait for sure but for lures. I'm pretty sure they're too busy looking at a minnow-like figure wobbling to even notice the line. Just my $0.02.


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#9 ChasinTails

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:51 PM

ya ive never notices any difference from using a leader to not using any and i dont find it to be worth the hassle 


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#10 FrequentFlyer

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:30 PM

im running 15lb braid with 10lb fluoro leader


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

run the mono/fluoro leader at least 2 ft. not only it gives you little stretch, it's easier to notice damage from teeth before loosing a spoon.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:30 PM

run the mono/fluoro leader at least 2 ft. not only it gives you little stretch, it's easier to notice damage from teeth before loosing a spoon.

thats a good point 


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#13 jc53

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:41 PM

run the mono/fluoro leader at least 2 ft. not only it gives you little stretch, it's easier to notice damage from teeth before loosing a spoon.

Same here I use 20lb braid with a 3 ft - 20lb big game mono leader, Braid does stretch like 5% compared to a mono line up to 25%.

I use it more as a shock leader.


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#14 rayray519

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:31 PM

So in summary, running 20lb braid, with a 3ft fluoro (10lb) leader would be enough?  Or would you want to run an even heavier leader?


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:31 PM

used to use 15lb braid with 10lb fluro leader.

 

gonna switch to 45lb braid with 20lb fluro


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#16 GoodenTight

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:03 PM

IMO 10lb leader is no where near enough to land these buck crazy nooks. Id rather just feel safer running heavier. I run about 4ft of 40lb.


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#17 MikeyMikey

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:25 PM

leader is not a must for me but I'll use it once in a while if I feel like.

When my arm get tired quick (need to work out), I just place the butt end of the rod to my belly which result in pulling the fish harder than I wanted to and 27lb leader I have used works fine.

 

For those using leader, which knots do you prefer?


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#18 ChasinTails

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:11 PM

leader is not a must for me but I'll use it once in a while if I feel like.

When my arm get tired quick (need to work out), I just place the butt end of the rod to my belly which result in pulling the fish harder than I wanted to and 27lb leader I have used works fine.

 

For those using leader, which knots do you prefer?

uni to uni works good for braid to mono


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 07:59 PM

leader is not a must for me but I'll use it once in a while if I feel like.
When my arm get tired quick (need to work out), I just place the butt end of the rod to my belly which result in pulling the fish harder than I wanted to and 27lb leader I have used works fine.
 
For those using leader, which knots do you prefer?


I use Palomar knot for the swivel and trilene knot to my snap swivel. I've had no issues with slippage running those 2 knots
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#20 Mr. Bassturd

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:04 PM

this year I plan on using the Albright knot has anyone used it for salmon fishing and how strong is it?

BTW im joining 15 lb mono to 20 lb spiderwire braid.


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