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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I do like using mono for the mainline and fluoro for the leader - no issues there. For the most part I run an 8# mono mainline and 6# fluoro leader.

    My biggest issue is between the combo of how invisible the fluoro is and how bad my eyes are is that it takes me too long to switch out lures. Once finally tied they do hold up well. Thus I like to have leaders attached to lures in advance, but the problem with that is the high memory typically associated with fluoro lines.

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    I use Seaguard red label florou since that is what I have.

    Never any issues. And one spool lasts a long time as leader material.

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by MKE View Post
    I would not be caught dead fishing mono in Lake Tahoe
    I agree 100%.

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    I use flouro because 95% of my trolling is in pursuit of large browns in relatively clear water, and in my head I assign wisdom and intelligence to large browns far in excess of what they likely actually have.

    I see it as a process of eliminating variables. I can easily and fairly affordably use the most invisible leader available, there is no downside to using it....other than a little bit of cost....so why not just use it and cross that variable off the list?

    Fishing is a mental game, as much as anything.

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jfitalia View Post
    There eally is no need to troll flouro.
    I think fluorocarbon is a must if you're serious about trolling in clearwater lakes. I would not be caught dead fishing mono in Lake Tahoe or any other lake that's clear because monofilament is much more visible compared to fluorocarbon. It has helped my hookup ratio at least two folds.
    But it wouldn't matter in those Foothill Lakes where they are not clear.

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by 88lakes View Post
    try 8lb seaguar inviz X pricey but well worth it..........100% fluorocarbon.......
    Exactly same stuff I use....30# braid with about 30 feet of the 8# Seaguar for leader. Might not be "necessary"....but I believe....and you know....."confidence".

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by 88lakes View Post
    try 8lb seaguar inviz X pricey but well worth it..........100% fluorocarbon.......

    There eally is no need to troll flouro.

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    try 8lb seaguar inviz X pricey but well worth it..........100% fluorocarbon.......

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    Cool Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by burninfuel View Post
    10# Silver Thread, yup still using what is now gone. 10-15 years ago.
    lead core and top line at Pyramid and 10# plus fishing in Lahontan Reservoir.
    Wipers/ Walleye and high sierra west side lakes.
    I have to re-spool a couple of my Pyramid leadcore setups because of poor line conditions on them. I use heavier strength there due to how I use leadcore there......Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: Trolling Leader Line Recommendation

    10# Silver Thread, yup still using what is now gone. 10-15 years ago.
    lead core and top line at Pyramid and 10# plus fishing in Lahontan Reservoir.
    Wipers/ Walleye and high sierra west side lakes.

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