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C-Rig Leader Length #13783804 11/24/20 09:18 PM
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What is your preferred C-rig leader length? I prefer 3', have used up to 6', know others that are 1-2'.

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: Chis D] #13783805 11/24/20 09:20 PM
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Not much grass in the lake by me so I usually go around 2'. When down at Amistad I go 3-4'

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: tmd11111] #13783808 11/24/20 09:28 PM
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Good point. I am typically pulling over gravel/rock beds, so tend to stay on the mid/short side of things too.

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: Chis D] #13783839 11/24/20 10:08 PM
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I prefer short, less than 2 feet

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Years ago, I used to use much longer ones though

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Seems like the weight doesn't slide up the line with short leaders like long ones. Or i could just peg it and stop the slide. Longer ones will also knot up

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: Skeeter John] #13783843 11/24/20 10:11 PM
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Do you use mono or floro leaders? I originally used mono for the benefit of keeping the bait suspended, but I am now more inclined to go with floro for the sensitivity (and low visibility). Do you have times when you prefer one over the other?

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: Chis D] #13783869 11/24/20 10:41 PM
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Floro leader. I like the strength and the low viz

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I do wonder if mono gives it any better action though?

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I had a good fisherman once tell me he felt like they hold on to it better if it is shorter so I went from 24-36" leader to <24" leader. I seemed to be catching a lot of fish

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A more recent story. I took a new fishing buddy to Fayette with me. He was a decent fisherman, but had been out of the game for a while. I smoked him pretty good on the first trip, but on the next 4 trips he sticks it to me pretty good. He was using a much longer leader than I was. He was also using a small ring fry and Kicker Fish Bubble Fry. Not sure if it was the longer leader, smaller bait or both, but his method seems to be working.

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: tmd11111] #13783879 11/24/20 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
Not much grass in the lake by me so I usually go around 2'. When down at Amistad I go 3-4'

That is a good point on the grass. Longer leader probably a better deal.

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: Skeeter John] #13784196 11/25/20 02:54 AM
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I also like braid for the main line, for the same reason -- sensitivity -- and less stretch on hookset.

Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: Chis D] #13784453 11/25/20 12:54 PM
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Re: C-Rig Leader Length [Re: Chis D] #13866243 01/29/21 05:35 PM
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4 to 6 foot leader....I want my bait to free float as much as possible behind the weight. When I pop it or twitch it, I want as much free action and time for the fish to be able to react and grab it, so I can swing em in the boat....


Watching a video from the GREAT MARK PACK, he stated the same thing, so I just kept on doing what I've been doing.

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