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Brandon Khoo

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Preferred leader material
May 07, 2009, 09:49:57 PM
Just wondering what brand of leader people prefer and why.

I like YGK Gailis 170lb myself for my single strand leaders as I find it is still fine enough to cast well, is reasonably resistant abrasion and is still soft enough to take friction knots well.

For twisted leaders when I do make them, I like Penn 10X because it is so abrasion resistant.  Cheap too!
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Re: Preferred leader material
May 07, 2009, 10:03:24 PM
For twisted leaders I use Black Magic 130lb tough trace because it's really abrasion resistant and cheap (handy because you use heaps when making twisted leaders). For PR knots I've been using 170lb & 200lb Fisherman super stealth. Not sure if I like it yet, it's extremely supple, probably a bit too much for my liking. Not sure how abrasion resistant it is... might start looking for an alternative that's a bit tougher but still soft enough for a PR knot to bight in.

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Re: Preferred leader material
May 07, 2009, 10:20:21 PM
Jay, I find the Fisherman leader stretches too much for my liking.
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Re: Preferred leader material
May 08, 2009, 06:55:10 AM
We use Galis 130lb for twisted leaders.  I've never used a single strand but Warwick has been crimping on a length of 200lb single on occasions lately.

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Re: Preferred leader material
May 08, 2009, 08:02:28 AM

  hi guys,  i have been using 170lb galis now for about 6 months and have had no problems as yet

            easy to tie knots with and usually get a full days popping without needing to change



    cheers

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Re: Preferred leader material
May 08, 2009, 08:48:18 PM
hi every one .

i have been using 3 different brand,s
the YGK Gailis 100lb florocarbon twisted leader ( the best i have used so far )
and varivas florocarbon 100lb leader ( haven,t test them yet )
and Yozuri fluorocarbon pink leader 130 lb twisted leader


some time i add 250lb single leader to the twisted leader .

for pe4-6 class i use single leader yamatoyo florocarbon 70lb leader

i haven,t tryed the single leader on 170lb or more
cos i need the PD knot tool to do the job .
maybe in the future i migth buy one .


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Re: Preferred leader material
May 08, 2009, 08:58:43 PM
Mick, why do you use fluorocarbon?
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Re: Preferred leader material
May 09, 2009, 10:20:44 AM
For single I use 130lb Black magic.  Nice and supple, easy to tie.  For twisted I just use 80lb berkley that I bought in a bulk spool.  Haven't found the need for anything heavier around Cairns. 
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Re: Preferred leader material
May 10, 2009, 05:18:39 PM
Fisherman Super Stealth for single strand leaders - really like the supple nature of this line, ties knots well too.
Shogun for twisted leaders
Varivas shockleader up to 400lb for bite leaders/tippets.

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Re: Preferred leader material
May 11, 2009, 09:03:20 AM
Shogun for single strand leader and it ties knots extremely well in 300lb..
System shock leader in 150lb for twisted leaders..

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Re: Preferred leader material
May 11, 2009, 11:47:28 PM
May i ask what knot you boys use from your bimini to your single strand leaders?

And to your twisty's?

Been using a cat's paw and it seems to be good so far!
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Re: Preferred leader material
May 12, 2009, 06:57:33 AM
Sam, I don't use a bimimi to a single strand leader. It's single strand to single strand using a friction knot like a PR or FG knot. I don't like the midknot myself.

For bimimi to twisty, its a catspaw.
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Re: Preferred leader material
May 12, 2009, 09:58:49 AM
Can someone help with some information on the Shogun leader as I cannot seem to locate any details about the product.


Many thanks


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Re: Preferred leader material
May 12, 2009, 02:50:53 PM
There is a little detail about Shougun line from this distributor,i stock this in my shop and alot of people purchace it,strength is very high and i use 300lb for GT popping and is very easy to tie knots with..
 
http://www.river2sea.com.au/categories.asp?cID=353
http://www.river2sea.com.au/categories.asp?cID=50

Not sure if there is a shogun website,been trying but cant find anything!!

Hope this gives a little help!!
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Re: Preferred leader material
May 13, 2009, 08:35:06 AM
May i ask what knot you boys use from your bimini to your single strand leaders?

And to your twisty's?

Been using a cat's paw and it seems to be good so far!

Sam, I use a cairns quickie for bimini to single but only with nice soft leader! I find that Fluro C doesnt like that knot. For lighter applications I use a simple double uni.

Twisty to bimini I use the cats paw or the improved cats paw, not sure why its called the improved cats paw the first one doesnt give any trouble to start with!! But I do find the improved paw easier to tie.

Oh I use Galis leader, its just so nice to work with!!
130 or 80 for twisties and 200 single crimped to twisty if the fish are shy.
Last Edit: May 13, 2009, 08:37:37 AM by Warwick