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    Heading down to Florida in a week and I'm planning on bringing my 7wt along. Can anyone give me some ideas for a snook leader? Whether its building my own out of mono or buying pre made ones. What lb for butt mid and tippet?
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    Arrow Re: Snook leaders

    The one I start out with is 30lb hard mono/25lb fluro/ 20lb fluro. The length all depends on the area you are fishing and how you cast. If I am getting cut off I will go 30m/25m/25fluro.
    You can buy the pre-made ones however snook fishing is like tarpon fishing, after each encounter with a fish you will have to replace some part of the leader so it would get too pricey for me.
    Each trip for snook I find I modify my leaders for each situation which would also be hard if they were pre-made.
    "Snook are like females, you can throw your lure at them all day and they won't bite!" Graham

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    Arrow Re: Snook leaders

    Well either my snook leaders are the best out there?
    Or no one else fishes for snook.
    "Snook are like females, you can throw your lure at them all day and they won't bite!" Graham

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    Default Re: Snook leaders

    Sometimes I go with a straight 30# leader instead of tapered.

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    I have been using a sinking furled leader thats 6ft. And attach 3 ft. of 20lb. hard mono leader. Im very happy with it and throw almost strictly EP flies and glass minnow flies on a 6wt rod with 7wt. line.

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    I'm with mylobass on the twisted leaders, 6' with the 3' shock tippet is just fine. They are easy to make and turnover just about anything. If the leader is made from fluoro, it will sink a little bit. As for a shock tippet, I use 30-40# fluoro that is looped to the leader. Good luck.

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    I've use standard 0x leaders w a 30lb fluoro bite tippet. Works fine.

    Straight 30lbs is difficult to break if you get snagged. IMO, you need a weak link in the system.

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    Default Re: Snook leaders

    +1 on the weak link. Better to lose a fly or fish than the whole fly line

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    Default Re: Snook leaders

    Quote Originally Posted by aggieoutlaw View Post
    Straight 30lbs is difficult to break if you get snagged. IMO, you need a weak link in the system.
    A friend that is an old time surf caster told me that in the old days they would purposely tie overhand knots in their heavy mono leaders as a "weak link".
    I thought he was kidding me, but it actually makes sense.
    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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