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Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by kurt, May 18, 2006.
What do you think the best leaders are. Premaid or homemade. If homemade what components
my homemades are 30lb test cajun red. i have some store bought as well. they are actually trolling leaders, with two hook sets, about 10 inches apart.
30lb cajun red 12-18 in long
I use salt water ande. 25 lb. on my reels and 40 lb. for my leaders. I use either a #1 or a 1/0 black barrel swivel and kayle hooks from 7/0 - 10/0. and prefer to make my own leaders from 18 - 24 inches long then use a 2 oz. egg sinker on the main line for a slip sinker. Hope this helps 777
50# flourocarbon is a good choice for leader. Clear flourocarbon is very low vis. and very durable.
i just bought a spool of 80# trilene big game, and some barrel swivels. I think when the 80 is tied to the hook and swivel, along with my 50lb test on the reel this will be as strong as leader as any.
I just hate buying leaders, they seem to always be junk or pricey
I like 50lb mono for a leader. Mono seems to stand up to abrasion real well. Steel leaders almost always kink on me and many premade leaders have snaps that seem to be a weak link. Its good to be able to vary your leader lengths with what your fishing if you tie your own.
I bought a 700 yard spool of 80LB. big game. I should have enough line for leaders this year.
that is why im going to mono. I last a 50 or better from a snap breaking. He was right to the bank, and it jus snapped in half
I gotaa agree with copycat,
less visibility=more bites
the bigger/larger fish are line wary and will not bite most times.Low-vis or invisdible flourocarbon will get you better chance at hooking bigger fish or rather more fish in the least.
Some of the big cat water here in WV have musky as wel So I make my own leaders using wire when I want . I like to put a cork float on the leader also so making them my self I can customize them.
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I personally prefer homemade, because that way you can tune your leaders to the current situations. Not only that, but any of the premade leaders that I have used have seemed to have had too much memory, and made of cheap monofilament. Maybe its just me, I dont know, but thats what I have observed.