Leader Or Not To Leader

Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by Whiskerhunter, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Whiskerhunter

    Whiskerhunter New Member

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    That is the question? Do you turtle guys use leaders on your lines? If so, what are they made of? I have heard of everything from coat hangers to piano wire, being used. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated...Thanks In Advance....
     
  2. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    if i am setting lines specifically for turtles, i use regular nylon cord tied off to a tree branch or something.
    other than that i am just using my cat rig. haven't ever had a turtle break the line; i use minimum 20 pound berkely big game leaders.
     

  3. greatthosu

    greatthosu New Member

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    I myself use a stainless steel leader of about 6" on all my lines.
     
  4. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I think a 6 inch leader is plenty.
     
  5. puck55

    puck55 New Member

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    i use old broken guitar strings as a leader
     
  6. buddah

    buddah New Member

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  7. jukeboxjon

    jukeboxjon New Member

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    ive used regular nylon trot-line for yrs tied to clorox jugs without one ever biting through