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Offline bikrsrule

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Best mono leader line
« on: Feb 18, 2019, 07:08 AM »
To start, I am a bass/pickeral fisherman and I am looking for your thoughts on the toughest most transparent leader line for mainly bass fishing. Test and transparency?

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2019, 08:11 AM »
I've had a pretty good year fishing those species primarily myself.  Nothing too specific for me but 15lb flouro has worked just fine. They're not turning their noses to it by any means.  Only had one line snap on a pickerel so far (derby weekend of course)..

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2019, 08:54 AM »
For bass. And not floro. P line cx premium is the best imo. Super strong.  Limber ties well. Comes in 2 colors. Its thinner than most lines too for its rated test strength
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2019, 09:42 AM »
I'd suggest fluoro over mono.  I use 2...seaguar blue label leader and sunline leader material.  sunline is a little cheaper & it comes in bigger spools.  if you're into lots of picks, i'd suggest at least 15-16 lb.

if you're stuck on mono, i'd go a little heavier than fluoro with picks.  so, if you were going with 15-16 lb fluoro, i'd aim more towards 20 lb mono.  Lots of good options for 20 lb mono.  I use trilene xt & trilene big game.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2019, 10:20 AM »
For bass. And not floro. P line cx premium is the best imo. Super strong.  Limber ties well. Comes in 2 colors. Its thinner than most lines too for its rated test strength

Agreed, this was going to be my suggestion. I only ever used 10 pound. Canít say Iíve ever broke a fish off because of not enough strength? Never fished a pike lake though
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #5 on: Feb 18, 2019, 10:32 AM »
I use plain old trilene big game for mono leaders for pike.20 ir 25 pound.pretty tough line for the price.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2019, 10:55 AM »
I was talking to some friends week after having multiple break offs at the hole. New leaders.  I switched to Fluoro for Bass ice fishing 2 seasons ago.  I am going back to mono. My painful experience is to many cut offs at the hole, it just can handle the edge of the with a big fish. Mono is much better at handling the hole edges, larger Bass can be tough just under and on the way up the hole.  Love Fluoro for trolling leader.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2019, 11:01 AM »
Thanks for the info and its what I have been using (floro) but in my past couple outings I have had breakoffs and I think its due to old line, not that I didnt change my leaders at the beginning of the year but I dont know how long I have had the spool I took it off of, summer heat and winter cold will do a number on it I am sure, making it brittle.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #8 on: Feb 18, 2019, 11:25 AM »
Agreed, this was going to be my suggestion. I only ever used 10 pound. Canít say Iíve ever broke a fish off because of not enough strength? Never fished a pike lake though
do you use this for bows too? Or just a general purpose line? I use it exclusively on my jig rods, its all I use now.
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #9 on: Feb 18, 2019, 11:38 AM »
Thanks for the info and its what I have been using (floro) but in my past couple outings I have had breakoffs and I think its due to old line, not that I didnt change my leaders at the beginning of the year but I dont know how long I have had the spool I took it off of, summer heat and winter cold will do a number on it I am sure, making it brittle.

I thought is was due old line as well and possibly brand.  Unfortunately it was not.  I have been watching it closely, for me with the Bass through the ice it is not ideal.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #10 on: Feb 18, 2019, 12:21 PM »
I use 8 pound p-line, it's the ice hybrid stuff... don't have it in front of me but if memory serves, it's a copolymer line. Been a couple seasons now and have had no troubles, even with the mud darts.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #11 on: Feb 18, 2019, 12:45 PM »
do you use this for bows too? Or just a general purpose line? I use it exclusively on my jig rods, its all I use now.

No, never. Believe it or not I useto be a bass junky the first half of my career. Nothing beat P-line for a mono IMO. But I use it now still on the 2 bass rods I still have for out behind my house or headed to a buddies camp or Flounder fishing.
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #12 on: Feb 18, 2019, 02:53 PM »
8lb original Stren for bass.   

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #13 on: Feb 18, 2019, 02:58 PM »
I've lost a few pickerel during hook set (which could happen with a higher pound test), but I've caught plenty of bass without issue. 

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #14 on: Feb 18, 2019, 04:41 PM »
I can tell you what not to use.  ;)

A bit o.t., but the line I was telling you about is Nanofil. It casts really well on the little brook rod that I sometimes use on larger rivers.
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #15 on: Feb 19, 2019, 07:31 AM »
I run 6 lb seaguar fluorocarbon on my tip ups.  Sometimes 8 lb.  The red box stuff available most tackle shops.  Comes in a much bigger spool than the blue label (leader material) spool.  I have had plenty of success with it and caught large fish on it.

Keep an eye on it with the pickeral.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #16 on: Feb 19, 2019, 09:47 AM »
I would never use mono...I have been using fireline in 14 to 20 lb test for the last decade...stuff works great...no break offs unless you really hammer it with your pliers getting a fish off or it gets banged up from a pickerel...I like it because when you are setting up its easy to keep straight by just running your fingers up the line...give it a try...3 or 4 foot leaders is what I usually run
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #17 on: Feb 19, 2019, 09:50 AM »
I use whatever is hanging around that I have accumulated over the years. All good name stuff but never lost a fish because of my leader material...

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #18 on: Feb 19, 2019, 09:57 AM »
I use whatever is hanging around that I have accumulated over the years. All good name stuff but never lost a fish because of my leader material...
wow...that;s awesome you have never lost a fish because of poor leader material...
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #19 on: Feb 19, 2019, 11:44 AM »
For bass and pickerel,  neither of which I find line shy, I use 15 lb Ande pink,for pike, make that 20 lb Ande pink, for normal clear Lake fishing,  I used 8lb Seguar floro, for trout only make that 6, for eggs make it Seguar. 4 floro.
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #20 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:05 PM »
For bass and pickerel,  neither of which I find line shy, I use 15 lb Ande pink,for pike, make that 20 lb Ande pink, for normal clear Lake fishing,  I used 8lb Seguar floro, for trout only make that 6, for eggs make it Seguar. 4 floro.

I run the pink Ande on my striper surf rods
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #21 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:14 PM »
I use whatever is hanging around that I have accumulated over the years. All good name stuff but never lost a fish because of my leader material...

What lb test are you running, and only mono? Trout in my opinion tend to be line shy is why I ask.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #22 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:25 PM »
What lb test are you running, and only mono? Trout in my opinion tend to be line shy is why I ask.

Ice fishing braided line with 10í 6 or 8 lb mono leader and Salmon and trout trolling, lead core with 60í of 6 or 8lb mono.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #23 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:30 PM »
wow...that;s awesome you have never lost a fish because of poor leader material...
I suspect youíre being sarcastic?  ;D
Believe me Iím no expert fisherman but I give it my best shot...
As far as leader material I use what I have just like I said.
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #24 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:34 PM »
I run the pink Ande on my striper surf rods
Toughest line on the planet, stiff  and casts hard, but it can take a beating.
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #25 on: Feb 19, 2019, 02:24 PM »
Agreed, Iíve caught every 50 lber. Iíve ever caught on that line. Not sure if the color matters but itís always been pink
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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #26 on: Feb 19, 2019, 02:29 PM »
I run the pink Ande on my striper surf rods

Me too. Love that stuff. I am going back to mono for Bass and Pic, no need for fluoro.  I do use fluoro for trout, crappie and whites.

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Re: Best mono leader line
« Reply #27 on: Feb 19, 2019, 04:51 PM »
I suspect youíre being sarcastic?  ;D
Believe me Iím no expert fisherman but I give it my best shot...
As far as leader material I use what I have just like I said.
In the olden days there werenít a million choices and we did well...I canít keep up with the new technologies in line and donít try.
If a fish is spooked by my line, so be it.
not at all..keep your eye on the line, store it correctly and the correct knot it can be done..
when chuck norris played golf for money, chuck marked down a hole in zero every time, the golf pro said, "chuck: you can't score zero on a hole." Chuck norris turned towards the man and said, "I'm chuck norris, the man proceeded to pour gas over his body and set himself on fire because that would be less painful than getting roundhouse kicked by chuck norris....chuck norris roundhouse kicked him in the face anyways

 



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