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Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by beshears, Apr 15, 2009.
Has anyone ever tried wire leaders like the salt water fisherman use for toothy critters?
Years ago, I used some for Northern Pike , but, haven't used any for awhile,, However, I found some last year in an old tackle box I hadn't used for a long time..
The only type of wire that I use is on those pre-made bottom rigs with the egg sinker on them. I have a tendency to blow them apart after about 6 months when I cast them hard. I've never had one come apart with a fish on though.
I use SPRO 80-100lb wire leaders on my carolina rigs which I use 99% of the time. It decreases a live baitfish's chance at rapping you up above the sinker.
Most of my fishing buddies use mono leaders and I see no differences besides I dont get rapped up as much......Oh ya and I will be the one that gets to see the toothy critter that decides he wants my bait:wink:
I've used wire leaders in the past, and no longer do because I've had fish break them at the swivel in the past, and if they kink, I've had them break. For a leader I use 50lb mono. In my experiences I don't like wire and won't use them. However for shark fishing, I will use 150 leader that you rig yourself with the little clamps.
I do use them here in the saltwater, if I'm in a real rocky area in the freshwater, I'll use the stranded/coated leader material from Surflon. I seem to have good luck with them but I still use 30 to 50 lb mono leader material most of the time
I have used them for flatheads in rocky areas or rip rap areas where abrasion is a problem. They seem to be more durable than mono in those situations for me. Tight lines.