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#12323041 - 07/03/17 10:26 PM Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader.
firefighter196965 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Paris,Tx
I usually use power pro braid 40 lb. and seagar fluorocarbon 15 lb.on my equipment.
I am an expert on the Carolina Rig so got that down. What I'm pushing myself to throw is the Santone football jig in those areas. What I need to know is what you guys use for line and if you use braid with a flouro leader do you use the Alberto knot? How long a leader if so? Any tips well appreciated.

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#12323130 - 07/03/17 11:16 PM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2275
Loc: Lantana,Tx
20lb straight flouro will work fine, Alberto for line to line, leader can usually be between 2' to 3'.

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#12323159 - 07/03/17 11:47 PM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
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I really only use braid for frogs, arigs and on my spinning reels with a flouro leader for drop shot, shaky heads and such.
I use 15-20 lb invizx for my football jigs depending on cover.
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#12323160 - 07/03/17 11:47 PM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
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i tried it a few times and kept popping the leader material, so went back to 20# fluoro filled full on the spool.
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#12323308 - 07/04/17 08:35 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
elkhunter7x6 Online   content
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Loc: panola county
Originally Posted By: firefighter196965
How long a leader if so? Any tips well appreciated.

I use 20lb invis x with football jigs. I do fish braid with a flouro leader with other presentations and like to use a 6-7' leader. This gives me room to retie my lure a few times before I have to attach a new leader to the main line.

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#12323317 - 07/04/17 08:39 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
i tried it a few times and kept popping the leader material, so went back to 20# fluoro filled full on the spool.
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I like flipping with this setup and it is important to back off the drag a little to prevent breaking off on hooksets.

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#12323318 - 07/04/17 08:40 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
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When I have used braid to leader set up with FB jigs, I use 20-25lb big game as a leader. The extra stretch in the big game will absorb the shock a lot better, plus it's a whole lot cheaper.
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#12323393 - 07/04/17 09:49 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
StormVet Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 164
Loc: East Texas
Doesn't that defeat the purpose of useing braid???? I use braid and use a black sharpie to help camo the line. In Carolina rig water which is normally deep you shouldn't need a leader.

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#12323410 - 07/04/17 10:01 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
Barn Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2159
Loc: McKinney, TX
I use 50# braid with 20# fluoro leader. Normally, about 4'-5' leader. Gives you room for a few reties. Uni to uni knot. I've caught bass over 10# with it and a few really big catfish. It does just fine.

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#12323556 - 07/04/17 11:51 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
firefighter196965 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Paris,Tx
Thanks so much for the tips, I'm so excited to teach this old dog a new trick. I hope to use it and be successful at it. Now that I have a place in Little Caney I hope to put it to use. Look for me in the old silver Gambler boat fishing around the quail hollow ramp area until I learn of better spots in the area. Ps- I don't fish tourneys just want to catch a pig.

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#12326247 - 07/06/17 03:09 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
Gamblinman Offline
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Loc: Yantis, TX
20 lb. Big Game. It just works.
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#12326362 - 07/06/17 08:00 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
Kevin Bryant Offline
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Registered: 09/23/04
Posts: 3536
Loc: GRAPEVINE, TX
17-20 lb straight Invizx will get the job done. It's stronger than you realize. Just check your line for nicks and burns every 15-20 casts or so.
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#12326626 - 07/06/17 11:12 AM Re: Fork+Football Jig+ what line? Thinking about using braid with Fluro Leader. [Re: firefighter196965]
catslayer Offline
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Throw straight braid 90% of the time on it and catch plenty. I think there are very few lales clear enough for the braid to matter
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