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slick2526

Fluorocarbon leaders?

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I have a few questions on flourocarbon leaders for thoose who use them.

1.What brand name of fluorocarbon do you suggest to use for a leader mainly for walleye and some bass fishing?

2.Do you tie the lines together or use a barrel swivel in between the two?

3.On average how long do you make your leader?

Also Im normally using 10/2 powerpro on my spinning rods and 20/6 on my baitcasters. Do you use the same strength of flouro as the superline or go a little bit smaller in weight capacity of the flouro compared to the superline?

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You'll be using this for a leader to tie directly to cranks or jigs right?

I'd go with a 4-5' leader of 12lb Floro, I like Berekly Vanish. I tie the two lines together, a swivel will snag too much stuff, including your rod eyes.

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what knot do you use when you tie the two lines together? I used to use flouro leaders but i could never get the two lines to hold correctly against each other so I ended up using a barrel swivel. this will mainly be used for jigging. I use cross lock snaps on the superline for cranks.

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I'm not sure what it's called but it is similar to tying two Improved Clinch knots together.

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Use a blood knot. Thats how I connect 2 lines while fly fishing

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I like the berkley vanish leader material, in the 30-50 yd. spools, I bought them down south for trout,reds,snook-

for lighter apps I like the vanish in 20/30/50 lb. ill run 20for eyes on my casting leaders and crawler harnesses. for pike ill use 30/50 for casting leaders. plus I use floro on my tip ups/ I use all braid so my answer will differ form others-

and for heavier apps I like the seagaur in 80/120/150 lb.

ive also used 80/120 to make super spinnerrigs for pike and muskys, modled on the walleye crawler harnesses with blades.

depends on the situation but for a casting leader in clear water or finiky fish Im using braid to floro. I tie a uni-uni, its strong and even when the dia. are different it doesnt matter. plus its easy to tie. ive tied 10 lb. braid- 30 lb floro with no problems, most of my rigs have 15-30 lb p.p. and I run floro on all at certin times.

for bottom fishing or fishing with a cork, or a carolina rig I use a swivels wtih palomars on all sides. for floro the improved clinch is strong and easy to tie but the palomar is alittle toughter.

for heavy duty apps, I use a swivel all the time, and from the braid to the swivel/leader I tie a bimmini twist to double the lines, then with the loops tie a uni or palomar to the swivel., hope this helps-

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For leaders I'm not too fussy about the brand of flouro I use --- I think it's a much bigger issue if you're spooling up the line and casting it instead of using it for a leader.

I usually starting with 4-8 feet for leaders, longer if I know I'll be retieing a lot. I use the back-to-back uni knots and don't have a problem with casting them.

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I usually starting with 4-8 feet for leaders, longer if I know I'll be retieing a lot. I use the back-to-back uni knots and don't have a problem with casting them.

Same here. No problems casting. Trim tags close after tightening and you'll be fine. Make sure to wet the fluoro while tightening, though. Fluoro "heats up" supposedly when tightening down which diminishes knot strength. No problems if you tighten slowly and keep the knot wet (spit works fine, IMO.)

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I connect my power pro to Seaguar Fluoro with a uni to uni knot. If you have a problem with it slipping then double up the braided line with a Spider Hitch and then connect the lines with a uni to uni knot. I went with 8lb fluoro on my 10 and 15lb power pro.

I only use the fluoro if I know the lake that I will be fishing is ultra clear.

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I'll use 3-4 ft of vanish, the same weight as the main line. The uni-to-uni knot is known to fly fisher as a doulbe dunkin.

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I use triple fish flouro, 15 for casting, 10 or 15 for trolling, 6 for light jigs and lindy rigs. I tie it to my main line (fireline) with a uni to unit knot with 5 loops.

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uni / uni here as well. less clutter on the rod. I wouldn't say always though. On my Jason Mitchell Slip Bobber Rod, I use a barrel swivel because I only have about a 6 inch snell on and never reel it up that far.

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thanks for all the info guys. its appreciated

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