Quantcast
mono leader with braided line?

In Memory of MRR


Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Casey

    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    68
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default mono leader with braided line?

    I was wondering if there is a advantage of using a mono leader with a braided line? I always use braid on braid. was just wondering if im missing out on something?

    thanks


  2. #2
    JAKE READNOUR
    slikk03's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Location
    illinois
    Posts
    2,348
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    no your not after bluecats right, the mono leader is a shock absorber for fast runs, now if you want, id put one on, it wont hurt,but in my opinoin it will not hurt to run braid leader i do, never miss fish, but it might help if your rods stiff and you got circal hooks on there, now blues, look at my post, same qwestion but in the blue forum you best have one


  3. #3
    James
    GMC FishHauler's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Waco, Texas, Un
    Posts
    1,346
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Mono is harder to cut on rocks, stick ups, and the other stuff that a fish can pull your line against.
    It does provide some shock resistance, but that is not why I use it.
    If you want the low stretch of braid and the abrasion resistance of mono....go with a florocarbon leader. Seguar makes the best in my opinion. Plus they are ultra clear for those few hook shy fish in crystal clear water.
    Good luck

  4. #4
    CHAD
    TITANSFAN2104's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Smith county TN
    Posts
    569
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    well first off slikk is right about the shock absorber basically with braid if you are using j hooks with no mono leader and a hard hook set your gonna rip everything loose or right out of his mouth!! another reason being that if your using 80 lb PP for example you tie a 40-50 lb mono leader it will hopefully break first and save your expensive braid and last but not least , a good mono is way more resistant against abrasion!! :smile2: hopefully that leader takes the biggest percentage of your contact with underwater structure!!

  5. #5
    JAKE READNOUR
    slikk03's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Location
    illinois
    Posts
    2,348
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GMC FishHauler View Post
    Mono is harder to cut on rocks, stick ups, and the other stuff that a fish can pull your line against.
    It does provide some shock resistance, but that is not why I use it.
    If you want the low stretch of braid and the abrasion resistance of mono....go with a florocarbon leader. Seguar makes the best in my opinion. Plus they are ultra clear for those few hook shy fish in crystal clear water.
    Good luck
    but see hes a bluecat guy,lol you dont need that for flatheads, but it wont hurt by any means

  6. #6
    Casey

    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    68
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    thanks for the info. thats what I figured it was used for a shock leader. I dont fish for blues around here just flats and channel. thanks again

  7. #7
    Steve
    CatHunterSteve's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2009
    Location
    Snowville, Va
    Posts
    452
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Mono is much more abrasion resistant too, braid tends to wear down when fished in and around structure so use a mono leader.

  8. #8
    preston
    lookin_4_moby's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Guthrie, OK
    Posts
    1,161
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    mono is more abrasion and shock resistant so around rocks or structure it would be less likely to get cut and hard runs in heavy current it would stretch a lil for ya but I still run braid on braid leaders i just try to get em up and away from the rocks quick. worked so far


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •