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Lindy Rig Leader Material

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I am thinking about switching to co-poly for my lines on Lindy's. Advantages or disadvantages? I was using vanish 6 pound.

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Copolymer is getting harder to find. I think gamma and Triple Fish still make it. I prefer it however, I like it in a 10 or 12# test.

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ive been using seagar 6# copolymer. the bite offs have increased over 6/2 fireline, but i think its more stealthy and incourages more bites. if i get a chance and remember, ill pick up some 8# and see if that helps. however, my thinking is if a muskie, northern or walleye gets it just the wrong way, a bite off will occure no matter what kind of line youre using.

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I like copoly lines and am phasing out mono on my reels and replacing it with copoly.

But for leader material I'm not sure I see an advantage over mono or flouro. The flouro coating on the copoly could be an advantage over mono, but I'm not sure I see the advantage over straight flouro? I don't think there'd be anything wrong with using copoly for a leader, but I don't think there'd be any advantages.

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I have always had good luck with regular old 8lb Trilene.

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I like mono for leaders. Either 6 or 8 lb XL depending on water clarity.

Tried flourocarbon for leaders but it sinks and my bait ends up on the bottom. If I want my bait on the bottom I use a jig.

Flourocarbon line is better at catching fisherman than fish. P-line flouroclear is petty decent stuff if you have a mental hangup and think you need some sort of flourocarbon coating.

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I am a BIG fan of Gamma 4# when I am rigging and have some 6# for my jigging rod. I tried some 6# vanish last weekend for leader material but I really hate how stiff the stuff is in comparison to Gamma.

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I have problems with the knots, strength, and stiffness of Vanish. The copoly is easier to tie and I am not sure it makes that big of a difference unless I am on a super clear lake(hardly ever) that I need to be using the real expensive stuff hard to tie and it has been fragile for me as of late. I am probably going to try P-line CFX and soft fluoro, (to compare fluoros), floroclear, premium Cx and Gamma Copoly to do a study.

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transition is the only leader that works I know its abold statement but I have been sold on that product.

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I just keep winding back up at either Trilene XT or XL in #6 or #8 most of the time. Gamma is a close second.

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I use a lot of #6 Silver Thread copolymer. I've been using this stuff for years and it's been very good line for me for leaders and main lines. It is tough to find around here but is a favorite with the saltwater crowd. If you do a few internet searches you'll find it.

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transition is the only leader that works I know its abold statement but I have been sold on that product.

Can you please expand on this statment, I'm not saying your wrong, but why do you think this is true? It seems that Transition lines are meant to be seen above the water and become clear below, but you do not need to ever see your lindy rig leader while fishing with it.

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I'm not sure exactly what their reasons are, but for me the transition is what I use for ALL of my leaders, not just lindy rigs.

It's limited stretch paired with it's execptional hooksetting ability has no match, IMHO. With lindy rigs, I like that it keeps my baits closer to the bottom. Same as jig fishing, and I can catch fish with those. With which I also use a transition leader. 12# transition leader paired with 10# fireline are my go-to walleye lines.

I have had only one problem with knots using the transition, and that was because of the way I tied it. Otherwise I have never had a knot failure.

I guess I just like the stuff. It has performed well for me and I use it exclusively.

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I use the same as my line which is Vanish 6 or 8 lb. Has worked well for me and always held up great.

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I like to use 6 pound vanish. It works very well for me. Sometimes, I'll go down to 4 pound vanish if I think it's necessary

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Wallyeyes, thanks for your info, I was just wondering what some benefits of it were.

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