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Khaled Altaher

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 19, 2009, 06:27:19 AM
Did any 1 tried using 250 lbs PE line as leader?

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Re: Preferred leader material
July 19, 2009, 10:47:03 AM
Did any 1 tried using 250 lbs PE line as leader?

Not really. As Brandon mentioned in another topic you posted - it really doesn't have the abrasion or shock properties required for GT fishing.

I have made my own hybrid 500lb Kevlar cord/nylon shock leader system but don't use it often as I think there are better leader systems out there.

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Patrick Naslund

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 03:01:04 AM
Picking up this thread since I have a few questions regarding things mentioned  here.

1. what is your preferred bite leader brand ? ( GT popping )
2 Mono or nylon ?.

3 any thoughts on YKG Nylon shock leader ( as leader.. not bite leader)  ... ( I can get  50m 130lb and 170 lb spools cheep here in Sweden )

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Mark Harris

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 10:52:05 AM
Mono or nylon usually refers to the same thing Patrick, at least in my part of the world.

If you mean YGK Galis shock leader, it is a good product I think and widely used. I use the 200 lb sometimes. My preferred brand though is Sunline Big Game Shock Leader - quite hard to get outside Japan and expensive. It is though the most memory-free shock leader I have come across.

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 02:01:58 PM
For the bite leader (when I do use one) I like to go for something very hard and abrasion resistant. It's only a short segment at the end of a shock leader
If it swims; I want to catch it!

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 04:23:38 PM
Mark.

I don't know where my head was when I wrote that :P
I meant fluoro or mono (for the bite leader part)


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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 04:33:50 PM
Sunline Big Game 210lb is usually what we use for the shock leader.
For a bite tippet either of 330lb Sunline Big Game or 300lb Moi Moi Ultra Hard both work well. Although we have used up to 400lb Moi Moi in some cases.

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Patrick Naslund

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 04:58:58 PM
Fish Head.

Thanks.. bite tippet might be a better word to use  :)

I'm thinking of making some bite tippets ( crimping ) aprox 50 cm ? for times I might need one.

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 07:25:43 PM
Mark.

I don't know where my head was when I wrote that :P
I meant fluoro or mono (for the bite leader part)

 ;)

On the odd occasion when I use a bite leader for popping, I use a short fluoro section
150lb to 200lb, maybe 30 cm. Even lightish fluoro is going to be better at abrasion resistance than any mono.
 

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 09:35:24 PM
Does anyone have any idea on just how much more abrasion resistant fluorocarbon is than mono?
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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 09:47:09 PM
Nothing scientific but I work on leader 40lb FC=60lb Mono / 1001b FC=150 Mono and bite leader 200lb FC or 300lb Mono
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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 09:56:23 PM
I use Jinkai Plus 120lb sometimes 150lb twisties, have not had any problems. i see nobody else seems to use this, any reason?

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 25, 2010, 10:09:59 PM
I use Jinkai Plus a fair bit in casting and trolling without any complaints, and use the 300lb as a Mono bite leader on Twisties
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Re: Preferred leader material
November 26, 2010, 12:37:06 AM
Jinkai is a nice leader, supple and easy to tie even in heavy gauge.

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Re: Preferred leader material
November 26, 2010, 01:32:54 AM
Thanks guys.

Jinkai is quite cheap and easy to get hold of   and have tools and crimps  suited for the lines. ( for better breaking strength).. might go with that then...