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Author:  Christopher Rodrick [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Monofilment Leader against Braid

Hi All,

Please let me know with 50 lb of Braid what would be the equivalent pound of Monofilment to be used as Leader when you are tying a knot.

As I was in an impression that with 50 lb braid the ideal Monofilment leader should be 80 lb, however as today I was going through the net saw a site that mentioned that the leader and the braid should be of the same diameter for a perfect knot (Therefore 50lb braid should have leader equivalent to 15 lb Mono as the diameter for both would be same).

Now not sure as how much this is true looks to me it is a little bit spooky as 15 lb would be too less as a leader.

Gurus need your advise....

Cheers,

Chris

Author:  Mahaseerken [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:05 pm ]
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Don't believe everything you read on the net.

Normally have 20/30 lbs braid as my main line and I tie a 30/40 lbs leader when I fish rocky rivers. The diameters don't match but the set up works well.

The trick is to use the right knot. Try an Albright Knot! check youtube for the "improved" version.

Author:  angler_ali [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:10 pm ]
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You can use any poundage for your leader but I will suggest that using less than double poundage of mainline is a better idea. You should always consider the possibility that you may have to break the line and so make the setup accordingly.

The Idea of diameter match is not correct.

Regards,

Ali;

Author:  teritex [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:36 pm ]
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angler_ali wrote:
You can use any poundage for your leader but I will suggest that using less than double poundage of mainline is a better idea. You should always consider the possibility that you may have to break the line and so make the setup accordingly.

The Idea of diameter match is not correct.

Regards,

Ali;

I Second to Ali. As per his suggestion I did exactly he told me to i use a 30 50 combination and it works perfectly great for me.

@ Ali Bhai - Did not manage to get the demo of the knot you told me. Not at least on the web.

DeZZ

Author:  Dilip Kawad [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:17 pm ]
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Hey Chris, hope your leader dia. problem is solved and as for the knot for joining the two lines if in doubt about remembering and tying the knot on the field/rocking boat or if you have knot strength issues just simply add a swivel.
so your setup would look like this.

MAIN LINE TO SWIVEL TO LEADER TO CLIP/LURE DIRECTLY.

just remember the Uni knot for joining main line to swivel or leader to swivel, great knot for mono,fluro or braid never failed me to date..

cheers,

Author:  Christopher Rodrick [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:36 pm ]
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Thanks a lot guys....Confusion solved.....You guys are just amazing how you all are so prompt to help....

Author:  santosh [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:21 pm ]
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It would be much easier to answer you question if you can let us know what you are targeting.

For freshwater, i'll go equal (with fluoro). for salt water near to the rocks I prefer a twisted leader. I'll make a 40 lb twisted leader if I am using a braid or 20 to 50 lb. Has worked with good results so far for me.

The key is balance your tackle based on where you are fishing.

Santosh

Author:  Christopher Rodrick [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:31 pm ]
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Hi Santosh,

I am getting the braid for Saltwater use it is 50 lb braid, for fresh water i mostly use monofilment.

Planning to go for saltwater fishing near chennai next month so preparing for it and asking for all the advise possible...

Would appreciate if you could help me.

Cheers,

Chris

Author:  santosh [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:52 pm ]
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search for twisted leader on Google. Use it if you are fishing a rocky place. you can also use wire leader.

Author:  Christopher Rodrick [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:14 pm ]
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santosh wrote:
search for twisted leader on Google. Use it if you are fishing a rocky place. you can also use wire leader.


Hi Santo what is the right size for a Monofilement leader and a Wire leader for saltwater fishing

Author:  santosh [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:36 pm ]
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1.5' to 2' is what I use.

Author:  Ken L [ Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:10 am ]
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On a clean beach, I'll usually use 0.5m or so of 30lb flouro but for rock fishing, I'll usually use a little over a metre of 60 or 70lb mono both for abraision resistance and fo I can grab it and skul-ldrag fish up the rocks. Being a bit thicker the heavy mono can be wrapped around a hand so you don't cut yourself trying to lift a fish.

Author:  Mighty Marlin [ Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:21 am ]
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Hi Christopher, Using a mono leader with braid as a main line often is the way to go. I tend to match breaking strains and not diameters of the lines.
I'd fish my 50lb braid with 50 or 60 lb mono.
If I was to use mono of the same diameter as the braid I'd set my drag based on the breaking strain of the mono.

Regards,
Mighty Marlin.

Author:  hawkeye [ Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:07 pm ]
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Author:  Mahaseerken [ Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:01 pm ]
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YO MM!

Love your avatar dude.

Author:  Fredfish [ Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:10 pm ]
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Mahaseerken wrote:
YO MM!

Love your avatar dude.


That one musta taken a Yozuri Hydro Squirt :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Author:  Christopher Rodrick [ Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:31 pm ]
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Cool As suggested would use a 50lb Braid with 60 lb mono. would keep the length of mono 5 to 6 feet.

Thanks to all for help.

Chris

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