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Fluorocarbon leader, need help #13370217 12/12/19 03:50 PM
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I'm going to try a fluorocarbon leader for crappie but have no idea what pound test to use or what knot to attach it to Trilene XL. It'll be for jigs and minnows. Appreciate any input.

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Re: Fluorocarbon leader, need help [Re: deucer02] #13370226 12/12/19 03:52 PM
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Straight braid keep it simple

Re: Fluorocarbon leader, need help [Re: deucer02] #13370275 12/12/19 04:28 PM
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https://youtu.be/Hzgw4hn9_-I

Doesn't get much easier than this. I use 10lb test leader, just my preference.


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I use 20# Suffix 832 tied to a 12# fluoro leader with a blood knot. Works great


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20 to 12/10 is best....I use a uni to uni knot.





Re: Fluorocarbon leader, need help [Re: deucer02] #13370591 12/12/19 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by deucer02
I'm going to try a fluorocarbon leader for crappie but have no idea what pound test to use or what knot to attach it to Trilene XL. It'll be for jigs and minnows. Appreciate any input.

Why do you want to try a leader & be specific. Most don`t have a clue just want to do it .

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I tried several...Seaguar Red Label worked the best for me. 12lb.

Re: Fluorocarbon leader, need help [Re: Fishbonz] #13371467 12/13/19 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishbonz
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I'm going to try a fluorocarbon leader for crappie but have no idea what pound test to use or what knot to attach it to Trilene XL. It'll be for jigs and minnows. Appreciate any input.

Why do you want to try a leader & be specific. Most don`t have a clue just want to do it .


Because, from what I've read, a fluorocarbon leader produces more bites, ergo, more crappie. I attribute it to lower visibility, although I don't know if that's the reason. I gleaned this information from other fishermen and guides. (People who have much more experience than me.)

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I would have thought you'd go lighter than 12 lb. surprised to see that heavy for crappie.


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Re: Fluorocarbon leader, need help [Re: deucer02] #13371483 12/13/19 05:31 PM
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Some use fluoro leader, some tie directly to their line. I don't think crappie are really that line shy but I still use a fluoro leader out of habit. Takes little time to tie and more importantly, it gives me a boost of confidence. I join 20lb PP braid to 12lb fluoro - uni knot.



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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
20 to 12/10 is best....I use a uni to uni knot.


^ This ^

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I use 8 pound Vanish Gold Flourocarbon by Berkeley.

20 pound Power Pro Super Slick Braid.

This is how I attach the two.

https://youtu.be/LIsD5-W6pFE

Only difference is I go through the ballon 3 times instead of the two times that he does in the video.

Quick and Easy and it works!

Remember when using Flourocarbon you have to wet it with saliva before you cinch the knot or it will burn and break like peanut brittle.

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Re: Fluorocarbon leader, need help [Re: deucer02] #13371654 12/13/19 07:59 PM
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Great video and it's so simple, I can tie it! Thanks a ton.

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I'm going to try a fluorocarbon leader for crappie but have no idea what pound test to use or what knot to attach it to Trilene XL. It'll be for jigs and minnows. Appreciate any input.

Why do you want to try a leader & be specific. Most don`t have a clue just want to do it .


Because, from what I've read, a fluorocarbon leader produces more bites, ergo, more crappie. I attribute it to lower visibility, although I don't know if that's the reason. I gleaned this information from other fishermen and guides. (People who have much more experience than me.)

LOWER VISIBILITY? BINGO!!#1 reason especially when fishing Gin Clear water lakes although opinions may vary but You Sir can go to the head of the class! You have a clue

Re: Fluorocarbon leader, need help [Re: deucer02] #13371784 12/13/19 10:12 PM
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Trilene XL is clear mono. Unless you're fishing water that has visibility to 8+ ft, I don't think you need a fluoro leader with clear mono.


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