What fluorocarbon leader should I use?

4/12/15 @ 5:34 PM
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J-theFisherman
J-theFisherman
USER since 1/29/15
Hey guys, so I am kinda new to using braided fishing line and using fluorocarbon leaders. I have some 10lb power pro moss green braid spooled up on my spinning reel but I am not sure what kind of leader I should use? What lb leader and brand do you guys recommend for my set up? I appreciate any help Smile
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5/27/15 @ 9:44 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
been using and very happy with Pline's fluorocarbon leader material...

but have ordered some sufix/leaders/100prcnt-fluorocarbon-invisiline-leader based on some of the reports on here

nice to get good info like this for trying new tackle items, thanks

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5/25/15 @ 6:38 PM
Brian Hammarsten
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USER since 4/5/10
Seaguar or Suffix gets my vote.

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5/17/15 @ 7:51 PM
Mr.Pinch
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Seagar flouro all the way

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5/16/15 @ 7:32 AM
JamesD
JamesD
USER since 2/16/04
The first time I used the stuff was for 30# leaders on Lake Michigan gear. Stren had a mat finish ,not glossy, like some of the others. With heavier line knot selection is critical. The regular clinch knot didn't work as well as a palomar. Seaguar has a less "shiny" finish also.

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5/10/15 @ 12:47 AM
reefhawg
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USER since 1/23/10
I was running seaguar leaders for some time, but ran out last spring and had a spool of 8lb Stren Florocast 100% flourocarbon laying around and tried it. It worked great, and I'm still using it today. I caught more than a couple hundred walleyes this spring on one particular leader(tied with a "J" knot to my Suffix 832 mainline), and a few incidental Muskies as well, before it finally got too short to use anymore. This past week, while panfishing with dad/kids, I had a couple tangles on my dedicated panner gear and picked up a couple of my walleye/bass rigs with the aforementioned line/leader setups, and saw very little drop off in production on the clear lake I was fishing, albeit the crappies were really active and hitting plastics of multiple colors.

Jason Schillinger

Edited on 5/10/15 12:48 AM
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4/27/15 @ 8:21 AM
BigMusky12
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MEMBER since 12/22/04
For bass I use 6lb leaders, for trout and salmon I use 10lb leaders. I also use 10lb leaders on my jerkbait rod for bass.

Edited on 4/27/15 3:09 PM
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4/26/15 @ 6:21 PM
YonkerS
YonkerS
USER since 1/28/13
Another vote for PLine CFX fluorocarbon leader.

I also recommend Drennan fluorocarbon leader.

I typically go with a leader that's half the pound test of the mainline.

Edited on 4/26/15 6:23 PM
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4/14/15 @ 2:27 PM
ultramicro
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USER since 6/17/11
4#-12# fluoro leaders could all be appropriate with your 10# PP. I'd use 18"-36" leaders below a good swivel to connect the leader and the braid. Berkley 100% Fluorocarbon is a very good material!

I also use Berkley Vanish at (infrequent) times, when I know I'll be tearing up and throwing away lots of leader material, such as when I'm fishing rocky areas in rivers during the white bass spawning run. However, Vanish is much softer, less dense and less durable than fully fluorocarbon lines. For lines like yours, I most often use 4# and 8# Berlkey 100% Fluorocarbon

Good Fishing! Smile

Edited on 4/14/15 2:40 PM
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4/13/15 @ 4:29 PM
Troy Stoeger
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USER since 4/2/02
Agreed on Tommy's recommendation of Sufix, also Sunline is really good but pricy.

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4/13/15 @ 10:49 AM
Tommy Howell
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USER since 7/11/11
I switched from Vanish to Suffix on the recommendation of a friend and never looked back. Excellent line.

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