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Re: Preferred leader material
May 14, 2009, 06:12:51 PM
150lb Maxima Ultragreen. Cheap and tough connected via PR knot. No hassles and no problems.

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Re: Preferred leader material
June 04, 2009, 11:13:33 PM
What do people think of the Varivas shock leader?

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Re: Preferred leader material
June 05, 2009, 07:05:49 AM
it's good
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Re: Preferred leader material
June 05, 2009, 06:27:05 PM
i use 200 lbs varivas shock leader : good


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Re: Preferred leader material
June 14, 2009, 12:34:23 PM
Here's an idea for a bite leader...
Just slip about 10" of clear plastic tubing over your leader before you tie/crimp your swivel on.
Something like this stuff...

Just make sure the size is a snug fit and glue in place at swivel end with something like Dac Tac.
I havn't tried it yet and obviously it wouldn't improve strength, but I'd imagine it would help out a bit with bite/abrassion resistance, plus it's a neat finish and cheap to buy.
I dont see why it wouldn't work for both singles and twisty's.

Cheers Rob
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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 03:38:53 PM
Anyone know who makes leader over 200lb, besides fisherman?

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 04:04:07 PM
Jay, a heap of manufacturers make leaders heavier than 200lb. I'd probably go so far as to say that I think most manufacturers that make leaders would have offerings over 200lb.
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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 04:21:51 PM
Jay, a heap of manufacturers make leaders heavier than 200lb. I'd probably go so far as to say that I think most manufacturers that make leaders would have offerings over 200lb.

hmm... just been looking at the most common ones used for GT popping and haven't really been able to find much.

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 04:25:11 PM
Jay, a heap of manufacturers make leaders heavier than 200lb. I'd probably go so far as to say that I think most manufacturers that make leaders would have offerings over 200lb.

hmm... just been looking at the most common ones used for GT popping and haven't really been able to find much.

Most leader above 200lb will be used as a shock leader/tippet.

My recommendations would be Varivas and Shogun.

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 06:07:50 PM
What did you want this for, Jay? I wouldn't be looking for a leader that heavy. ABout the only thing I would use it for would be a bite leader. For a bite leader, you'd want something as abrasion resistant as you could get.
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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 07:05:11 PM
What did you want this for, Jay? I wouldn't be looking for a leader that heavy. ABout the only thing I would use it for would be a bite leader. For a bite leader, you'd want something as abrasion resistant as you could get.

Want to use it as a GT leader but might just stick with 200lb.

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 09:34:36 PM
You only need something 250lb+ for all but the biggest GTs.

And yes it is required should you be encountering these size of GTs commonly.

I meant to say 'bite' in my other post. I only use a max of 1 metre of this material.

Definitely have some rigs with this material if you end up going to NC Jay.

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 09:45:48 PM
bloody hell, I think I will pinch the 400lb off the boys if I need it when I'm there!
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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 10:07:39 PM
You only need something 250lb+ for all but the biggest GTs.

And yes it is required should you be encountering these size of GTs commonly.

I meant to say 'bite' in my other post. I only use a max of 1 metre of this material.

Definitely have some rigs with this material if you end up going to NC Jay.

Yep will do  ;D

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 05, 2009, 10:13:58 PM
bloody hell, I think I will pinch the 400lb off the boys if I need it when I'm there!

Take some big crimps  ;)