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#12511469 - 11/21/17 10:49 AM 100% Fluoro or Co-Polymer Leader?
Lee Finlay Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 53
Loc: Irving, Tx
When using braid, which leader material do you prefer and why?

I've tried #8 and #10 stren and suffix 100% fluoro for my spinning reels, and haven't been impressed with either. The cheaper stren was much better.

I almost picked up some co-polymer by accident, and now I'm wondering if I should give it a try.

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#12511522 - 11/21/17 11:23 AM Re: 100% Fluoro or Co-Polymer Leader? [Re: Lee Finlay]
LearnedHat Online   content
Angler

Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 397
I used to use Seaguar fluoro ---- they didn't have all the stuff they had now so I think it was Invisix or it's predecessor. I have also used Yo Zuri Hybrid and just Big Game. More recently I have used the Trilene 100% Fluoro Professional stuff but just bought a 25 yard spool of Seaguar Blue Label leader.

refraction index, abrasion resistance and knot strength are what should be important but I don't know how the stuff I have used has done in any of those categories. I do not break off much and not sure if I am missing bites due to line shyness.

I really think fluoro is the way to go with a really good knot for joinder. I think more for abrasion resistance than anything but you cannot sacrifice knot slippage or breakage (from damage while tying) in order to get the abrasion protection.

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#12517889 - 11/27/17 11:29 AM Re: 100% Fluoro or Co-Polymer Leader? [Re: Lee Finlay]
Thad Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2876
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I use McCoys Mean Green on everything, EXCEPT my C-rig rod. Then I use it as leader material. It is VERY abrasion resistant, stretchy so you can lean on a fish a little bit, VERY LOW MEMORY and STRONG!!!!!!!!! I can tow the boat around with 2 BIG guys in it with 20# test. I use 10# on my shakey head rod and 12# on my drop shot rig. I often throw a double rig, drop shot and shakey head and I use 12 or 15# then. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

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#12520594 - 11/29/17 04:42 PM Re: 100% Fluoro or Co-Polymer Leader? [Re: Lee Finlay]
SAKS Online   happy
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 873
They are both good. I use a copoly on anything that moves. I will use flouro on anything that requires more feel.

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#12525393 - 12/03/17 01:35 PM Re: 100% Fluoro or Co-Polymer Leader? [Re: Lee Finlay]
Lee Finlay Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 53
Loc: Irving, Tx
Thanks for the replies.

I ended up finding some P-Line CXX on clearance at Academy. $5 for a 600yd spool.

So far, I like it much better than the flouro I've tried. This stuff is easier to tie, more abrasion resistant, and more manageable. I fish in stained to muddy water, so flouro's invisibility doesn't matter to me.

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