View Full Version : Leader material

03-03-2008, 02:24 PM
Just switched from 60lb mono to 150lb suffix for leader material wont go back

03-03-2008, 02:36 PM
Suffix Braid, right?? does it get tangled on you?? I would love to try something other than steel, but still is tough

03-03-2008, 02:38 PM
titanium wire?
thats a new one for me, never heard of that.

03-03-2008, 02:46 PM
if u use anything less than 65 it will tangle but 80,100+ power pro or suffix is a lot stiffer so it doesnt tangle i mean if people can pull 400lb goliath grupers out of wreaks with the stuff 100lb sturg no prop even if they roll/ titanum is thiner and has more tensil strength than steel and it more durable also has a small amont of stretch u can but in the same fashon as steel leader material lil more $$

03-03-2008, 02:54 PM
I am going to have to try that 100#-- I have been thinking of a different leader than the steel.

03-03-2008, 03:08 PM
yeah its alot easyier to make your own too with that stuff my leaders are only 17 to 20inches long use a palamor not or if u wanna use the clinch knot use super glue i use super glue anyway just for insur stuff is so strong it wont break but will pull the knot loose

03-03-2008, 05:38 PM
Titanium is nice, if you can afford the money. Only problem is that it would break all of a sudden, without any tell tale sign. People fishing for gars seem to like it.

03-03-2008, 08:07 PM
[quote author=RENOBOYS link=1204583074/0#4 date=1204584864]I am going to have to try that 100#-- I have been thinking of a different leader than the steel.[/quote

Hey Reno after your last trip I would'nt think you would change thing :-? :-/ ;D anyway you should be up ice fishing at Stampeed ;) jking

03-03-2008, 08:16 PM
Yeah, maybe I won't change anything. Maybe an e-chip, we'll see.

Stampede== haven't heard much about up there.

03-03-2008, 09:11 PM
I prefer 150# dacron. Used this stuff for the first time 3 years ago fishing the Willamette in Oregon for oversize fish. I will never go back to steel, mono, or flourocarbon.

03-04-2008, 07:56 AM
100lb mono is strong. flexible, and durable as can be....

03-04-2008, 03:43 PM
i use 80lb stren super braid, 2 Gamakatsu 8/0 hooks and tie with egg loop knots this way you are pulling on the shank of the hook rather than the eye. it works great for me

03-04-2008, 05:21 PM
I'll stick with Dacron as well. The fish can't feel it and can't break it.


03-05-2008, 11:25 AM
is dacron similar to a braid? what are the differnces

03-05-2008, 02:37 PM
Yeap, just did a search and cabella has it. It's braid line. FISH ON

03-05-2008, 02:52 PM
i go with the steel ;D never goes wrong ;D

03-06-2008, 06:05 AM
Here's a question for the DACRON users:

What are the benefits of DACRON over steel?

Someone mentioned that they cant feel the dacron. Interesting.

03-08-2008, 09:33 AM
Dacron and Spectra braids are way more supple than steel. Thelimper it is the less felt it will be.

I personally use #90 coated steel and have never had problems getting fish. Depending on bait like whole shad, I would use dacron or spectra. For all other cut baits and worms, it's steel for me.

03-08-2008, 10:15 PM
is dacron similar to a braid? what are the differnces

Dacron is a braided line made up of inter-wound strands of nylon material.
I think when many state "Braided" lines, they are speaking of the new Super Braids made up of inter-wound Spectra or Dyneema "aka UHMWPE or Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fibers" which is much stronger than nylon given the same sized strand. It also has much less of a stretch factor.

03-09-2008, 09:29 AM
well, if we really want to be technical, steel leader is also braided. isnt it?

03-09-2008, 04:48 PM
The difference is that Spectra Braid will slice an oversize Sturgy open so most of the guides on the Colombia require that their fishermen use Dacron to protect the fish. Dacron seems to be softer to the touch and more abrasion resistant. I buy mine from Cabelas and have been very happy with it.