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#12703988 - 04/05/18 08:25 AM Leader line?
Monster_Raxx Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
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I've seen people use braid for their main line and then for their leader line they use Mono. Is there a reason for this? I'm curious

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#12704397 - 04/05/18 12:29 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Truman64 Offline
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Loc: Burleson, Tx
Abrasion resistance.
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#12704430 - 04/05/18 12:50 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Loc: Texas
I use a heavier braid main line with a slightly lower strength mono leader. 50lb main with 40lb leader. I tie my weight above a snap swivel then use a barrel swivel on my leader.
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#12704437 - 04/05/18 12:57 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Monster_Raxx Offline
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10-4

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#12704676 - 04/05/18 03:37 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Big Sam Offline
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Loc: Arkansas
All the above cheers
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#12704801 - 04/05/18 05:05 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Monkeypuncher Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I do the opposite, I use a heavier leader than my main line because thatís what takes the most abuse. Most people fish lighter leader so it doesnít spook the fish, but catfish are not line shy.

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#12704954 - 04/05/18 07:25 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Canít really use braid as a leader because itís too limp and will tie itself in knots and break.

Mono is clear, abrasion resistant and is a WAYY better choice for leader. I like 60lb test for my leader with 30lb mono main line.
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#12704988 - 04/05/18 07:53 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Monkeypuncher Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Same here Captain. The few times Iíve used braided line, I just didnít like it.

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#12713265 - 04/12/18 09:20 AM Re: Leader line? [Re: Capt. Michael Littlejohn]
Aixsponsa Offline
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Registered: 05/07/15
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Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: Capt. Michael Littlejohn
Canít really use braid as a leader because itís too limp and will tie itself in knots and break.

Mono is clear, abrasion resistant and is a WAYY better choice for leader. I like 60lb test for my leader with 30lb mono main line.


I like this...

Originally Posted By: Monkeypuncher
I do the opposite, I use a heavier leader than my main line because thatís what takes the most abuse. Most people fish lighter leader so it doesnít spook the fish, but catfish are not line shy.



This too
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#12714116 - 04/12/18 06:19 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Monster_Raxx Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
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Sounds good

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#12716209 - 04/13/18 11:47 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3966
Loc: saginaw,tx
I tried braided line once years ago as a leader and it didnít take me long to switch back to mono for the same reasons Capt Littlejohn stated. It also tangled very easily and at times was a bigger mess than I wanted to deal with. My preferred choice is 30 lb main line in mono with a 50lb leader line in mono.
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#12717882 - 04/15/18 07:00 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
PlanoJames Offline
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Registered: 08/25/12
Posts: 426
Loc: DFW
80# braid mainline
80# Ande mono leader
Done.

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#12719367 - 04/16/18 08:35 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Capt. Michael Littlejohn]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1551
Loc: Kaufman
Originally Posted By: Capt. Michael Littlejohn
Canít really use braid as a leader because itís too limp and will tie itself in knots and break.

Mono is clear, abrasion resistant and is a WAYY better choice for leader. I like 60lb test for my leader with 30lb mono main line.


Agreed, only I use a 50lb leader with 25lb main. But I fish spinning gear and anything bigger than 25lb mono gets too unmanageable.
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#12720886 - 04/17/18 08:37 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monkeypuncher]
Briansz Online   content
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Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 30
Originally Posted By: Monkeypuncher
I do the opposite, I use a heavier leader than my main line because thatís what takes the most abuse. Most people fish lighter leader so it doesnít spook the fish, but catfish are not line shy.


I use a mono leader with braid because Power Pro is $20+ a spool for 300 yards. That's almost as much as I've paid for some of my Abu 6000's and about the same price as many of my rods (Big Game and King Kat). Unless you're in business (or maybe even if you are) when you're spooling 10 rods or more, you only want to be spending that kind of coin once a season. grin

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#12720924 - 04/17/18 09:07 PM Re: Leader line? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
rickt300 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 1308
Loc: Alvarado, Tx, Johnson
20 pound test Trilene Big Game and a #18 trotline staging leader. No troubles with tangling and will out wear mono any day.

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