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Braid - leader or not?

Posted: Sun Jan 09 2022 14:21
by DAN27
Hi
Not a novice when it comes to pike fishing but definitely with braid as I've always stuck with mono.

Question is when using braid do you fish it straight to a trace (lure or deadbait) or should a leader of mono etc be attached to the last 6ft say?

Thanks in advance!

Dan

Re: Braid - leader or not?

Posted: Sun Jan 09 2022 15:02
by Brian Carragher
Braid, snap swivel ,trace

Don't use leaders at all either baiting or lures, don't use them at sea either when I'm bouncing lead around of 1lb in weight, when at sea its braid, snap swivel,weight

Re: Braid - leader or not?

Posted: Sun Jan 09 2022 15:20
by cookiesdaughtersdad
DAN27 wrote: Sun Jan 09 2022 14:21 -
Hi
Not a novice when it comes to pike fishing but definitely with braid as I've always stuck with mono.

Question is when using braid do you fish it straight to a trace (lure or deadbait) or should a leader of mono etc be attached to the last 6ft say?

Thanks in advance!

Dan
For what purpose?

Cheers, Alan

Re: Braid - leader or not?

Posted: Sun Jan 09 2022 17:55
by Bob Watson
Use braid by the equivalent dia as you would mono for bait fishing, so you'll be using 50-65lb

For large lures and jerk baits you'll be using 80-100lb braid to negate the need for leaders.

Re: Braid - leader or not?

Posted: Sun Jan 09 2022 21:40
by DAN27
Cheers guys, really appreciated!

Re: Braid - leader or not?

Posted: Mon Jan 10 2022 19:30
by MarkBerrisford
Usually go braid to trace but if there’s rocks etc I use 6m of 50 or 60lb mono and depending on drop offs etc I’ll use a small sunk float to lift the line away from the snags

Re: Braid - leader or not?

Posted: Sat Jan 15 2022 13:35
by giantlureguy
For lure fishing, if you are in a area where there is a good chance that your braid will rub against rocks and stuff, it could be useful to have 2 meters of fluro or mono between the steel/titanium and the braid in order to protect the braid.

Otherwise, do not complicate stuff, attach the steel/titanium directly to your braid.