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  1. Default What brand leader material do you use to build leaders?

    Specifically for saltwater..

    I'm currently using Rio Alloy hard mono but it's so stiff.. I heard maxima is also good but not as stiff..

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    Flies that sink, Seaguar. Flies that float or suspend, P-line. If water very clear Seaguar.

    I keep my leaders simple, only 2-3 steps, for instance, 40#, 20#, 15# in 50%,20%,30% proportions.

    Pete A.

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    Default Re: What brand leader material do you use to build leaders?

    I make twisted mono leaders (similar to furled but you don't need a furling jig) and have settled on Maxima Ultragreen for the majority of those I make. The idea started in the salt and moved to using this type leader in freshwater.

    I use Rio for all of my tippet needs from 2X down to 6X.

    Kelly.
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    Default Re: What brand leader material do you use to build leaders?

    For my fresh water leaders, I use both Maxima and Orvis Superstrong

    For salt, Climax with a softer Andie or Trilene Big Game as tippet
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    I use Berkeley Big Game for everything.

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    I used to be a die hard RIO user until I used Maxima for some of my steel heading tips. Now it's a 50-50 split. I use maxima exclusively for toothy critters tho.

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    Mason hard leader material works for me. I like it because it is stiff and durable, but difficult to tie blood knots to join sections of different thicknesses. I keep it simple for bonefish, 25 / 16 / 12 lb test and lube my blood knots with a silicone lube before tightening down. Also stretching this line will making it lie straight as an arrow, something that I can not do with most nylon monofilaments.
    Last edited by ratchet; 01-10-2013 at 06:29 AM.

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    I use the Rio alloy saltwater tippet material for my leaders and seaguar Gmax for tippet. What knot do you use to attach thinner fluorocarbon tippet to mono leader?

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    Default Re: What brand leader material do you use to build leaders?

    I use Yozuri Hybrid. Started using it on my bait casters, so tried it for leaders & really liked it. Been using it ever since!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi tide View Post
    I use the Rio alloy saltwater tippet material for my leaders and seaguar Gmax for tippet. What knot do you use to attach thinner fluorocarbon tippet to mono leader?
    I'm current using rio and seguar to.. I use a blood knots. Would you mind giving me your leader formula.. thanks..

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