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#11373769 - 01/27/16 10:47 AM Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking?
Spencer J. Offline
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Registered: 01/12/16
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I've got braid on and I'm wondering if I should tie a leader on if I'm going to go dead stick for hybrids. Is it necessary? What do you think?

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#11373936 - 01/27/16 11:45 AM Re: Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking? [Re: Spencer J.]
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I don't and I would not think it makes a difference.
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#11374084 - 01/27/16 12:45 PM Re: Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking? [Re: Spencer J.]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx
I do. 25# flouro. Personal preference I think. In clearer water it makes a difference I think.

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#11374264 - 01/27/16 01:53 PM Re: Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking? [Re: Spencer J.]
big D Offline
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Registered: 04/03/08
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Loc: Brookshire, TX
I do and have noticed a huge difference in calm conditions. I have also noticed a big difference when using a swivel verse knot for leader joining. I had rods with no leader (straight braid), leader joined with swivel, and leader joined with double uni knot. The only rod catching fish was the uni knot rig. We changed them out and started catching on all rods. May have been a coincidence, but I doubt it. I use 30lb green tuffline braid with 20lb vanish flouro for leader material. I twist the braid 6x and the flouro 3x when tying the double uni knot. Never had one slip!

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#11374881 - 01/27/16 05:52 PM Re: Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking? [Re: Spencer J.]
SuperDuck Offline
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Registered: 10/01/04
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Got a new product ComeN this spring. A UV glue for knots. Braid to mono is a good idea. If ya get hung up, hard to breat straight braid.

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#11374883 - 01/27/16 05:53 PM Re: Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking? [Re: Spencer J.]
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It depends on the clarity of the lake. Most lakes near me...straight braid.
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#11376169 - 01/28/16 08:47 AM Re: Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking? [Re: Spencer J.]
lenahorse Offline
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Will have to say I have tried both ways braid with a leader worked much better for me, fished all last 2 winters with it both ways, I started using leaders and caught way more, I use about 4'either clear or green.
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#11377266 - 01/28/16 04:23 PM Re: Do you tie a leader onto braid for dead sticking? [Re: Spencer J.]
captaincam3 Offline
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I agree on leader being better. Somedays doesn't seem to make difference, but in long run it does. You catch more fish on braid deadsticking too. more sensitive less stretch hooking light biters in 25ft of water. FG knots are new favorite. very easy and small and surpass in knot tests. Should be a video on FG knots.
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