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#12634884 - 02/19/18 12:08 AM Fluoro to Braid Leader Length?
hoodat92 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
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So, I'm getting ready to rig a 2500 and 3000 spinning reel with 20lb power pro braid, and use 10lb Invisx leader for mainly wacky senkos/drop shotting. I will mainly be fishing in 1-6 ft. My question is: What length leader would you recommend as far as castability, strength, etc?

Thanks in advance TFFers
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#12634890 - 02/19/18 12:58 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
Bobby Milam Offline
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I use around 20'. The knot holds good and normally if it breaks off it is close to the hook. I like having the extra on so I can retie a few to several times without having to tie the two lines together often.

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#12634977 - 02/19/18 06:40 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
96speed Online   content
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3' or so.
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#12634986 - 02/19/18 07:05 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
the skipper Online   content
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Loc: nederland, TX
I usually use around 6'. That gives me enough for a few bait changes or reties or if i break off I might have enough left to use again. I don't like adding the leaders on the water because it takes to much time for me. I tie them at home and hope they last.

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#12635014 - 02/19/18 07:30 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: the skipper]
Chet Online   content
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
I usually use around 6'. That gives me enough for a few bait changes or reties or if i break off I might have enough left to use again. I don't like adding the leaders on the water because it takes to much time for me. I tie them at home and hope they last.


This...but 7' I use the FG knot and it takes a couple of minutes to tie so want enough length to retire some.
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#12635053 - 02/19/18 08:00 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
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#12635074 - 02/19/18 08:17 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
Dr. Drop Offline
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I like my knot to be between the reel and the first guide.
Ready to shoot through the guides on the cast. If floro spools on the reel it will get a set in it and not go through the guides as well.

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#12635105 - 02/19/18 08:27 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
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20-25’
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#12635128 - 02/19/18 08:37 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
Ken A. Offline
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I measure it to exactly 25' 6" grin

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#12635151 - 02/19/18 08:54 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
TinRangerJim Offline
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140 yards
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#12635180 - 02/19/18 09:15 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
collincountytx Online   content
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6-7'

If the connection knot goes into the spool, the tag ends of the line to line knot can catch on the mainline at times--frustrating.
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#12635338 - 02/19/18 10:41 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: Dr. Drop]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Originally Posted By: Dr. Drop
I like my knot to be between the reel and the first guide.
Ready to shoot through the guides on the cast. If floro spools on the reel it will get a set in it and not go through the guides as well.


This is exactly how I do mine.

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#12635482 - 02/19/18 11:41 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: hoodat92]
flukeman83 Online   content
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...I got a question & it is a serious question .....
if you are going to connect 15-30ft of Flouro leader to the braid, then why do it at all ?

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#12635518 - 02/19/18 11:52 AM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: flukeman83]
stringwise Online   content
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Originally Posted By: flukeman83
...I got a question & it is a serious question .....
if you are going to connect 15-30ft of Flouro leader to the braid, then why do it at all ?


The fluoro is nearly invisible and the braid isn't. So you want this fish to see (or not see in this case) the fluoro.

Fluoro is not fun to run a full spool of on a spinning real. Line twist is an issue even with a swivel. Braid has no memory and isn't impacted by twisting in the same way fluoro is. So braid is superior to run on a spinning reel.

So a union of two line types give you the best of both worlds.

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#12635589 - 02/19/18 12:21 PM Re: Fluoro to Braid Leader Length? [Re: James Biggs]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
20-25’


Question James. Someone earlier talked about the tag ends catching if they are on the spool. How do you avoid this? Aaron martens was saying on MLF the other day he was using a 20' leader as well.
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