I have fished for cats for a long time, always with mono leaders around 30lb test but I was wondering if a steel leader would hurt my hookups. I did some saltwater fishing and I happen to have some steel leader and hooks left over that I am thinking about using. I tried the other day and hooked a blue that was around 30lbs but it got off near the bank. 2 years ago I hooked my biggest blue ever with a steel leader but that does not mean it is the best way. Would using the steel leader hurt my chances?