Braid/Fluro Leader Question

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Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby medicpelle » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:09 am

Thinking about using braid with a fluro leader for 1/2-3/4oz football jigs. On this set up I will mainly be fishing rock, ledges, and some bluffs, typically dragging the jig and make long casts. I think this set up will help with the stretch of the long casts and better feeling of contact with the bottom. Looking for input on this line of reasoning and line size options as far as the braid.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby GOOD YEAR 71 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:14 pm

I'd be comfortable with 30lb braid on caster or 20lb on spinner. Let bottom contour dictate leader.

But, there is no scenario where I would ever think of throwing a Football Jig into rock. I struggle to figure a more certain snag actually. Unless you're talking like pea gravel or something I guess maybe. Good luck.
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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby medicpelle » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:39 pm

Its not chunk rock nor pea gravel its in between, I don't get hung up often.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby Fishinfanatic115 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:03 pm

I use straight fluoro on my fb jigs. Usually, I'll run 17lb AbrazX straight, but 15 or 20 will work too, depending on how well they're eating it. This is for jigs up to 1oz. Personally, I'm not a fan of braid to fluoro on baitcasters, since I've had bad experiences breaking knots (Partly user error, since it was reasonably short line) but if I were to, I'd run 30 or 40lb braid, like Good Year said.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby mark poulson » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:30 pm

Fishinfanatic115 wrote:I use straight fluoro on my fb jigs. Usually, I'll run 17lb AbrazX straight, but 15 or 20 will work too, depending on how well they're eating it. This is for jigs up to 1oz. Personally, I'm not a fan of braid to fluoro on baitcasters, since I've had bad experiences breaking knots (Partly user error, since it was reasonably short line) but if I were to, I'd run 30 or 40lb braid, like Good Year said.


I've used 30# braid to a 17lb BPS Excel mono leader, connected with an Albright knot, for years on my topwater setup, and I've never had a knot break. I'm sure that part of it is the bigger mono, but it has worked for me.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby medicpelle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:08 pm

I have not tried the braid on the FB jigs yet. I'll post when I do.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby Fishinfanatic115 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:27 pm

mark poulson wrote:
Fishinfanatic115 wrote:I use straight fluoro on my fb jigs. Usually, I'll run 17lb AbrazX straight, but 15 or 20 will work too, depending on how well they're eating it. This is for jigs up to 1oz. Personally, I'm not a fan of braid to fluoro on baitcasters, since I've had bad experiences breaking knots (Partly user error, since it was reasonably short line) but if I were to, I'd run 30 or 40lb braid, like Good Year said.


I've used 30# braid to a 17lb BPS Excel mono leader, connected with an Albright knot, for years on my topwater setup, and I've never had a knot break. I'm sure that part of it is the bigger mono, but it has worked for me.

I'm also sure I'm doing something wrong on it. I have a tendency to be a bit too gung-ho on my hook sets, so that's probably not helping my cause.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby accodn2ryan » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:04 pm

I would try anything between 30-40 pound braid with a 15-20 pound fluoro leader connected using an alberto or FG knot. I personally use the alberto/improved albright knot and never had any break offs at the connection knot, but the FG knot comes out thinner to help come through the guides a bit better. I still use the alberto knot since it hasn't failed me yet and I can tie it faster out on the water compared to an FG knot.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby poisonokie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:51 pm

I say just use one or the other. Straight braid (like 40-50#) should be fine for football jigs. Keep it simple.
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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby j2015 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:27 pm

I use 30lb smackdown and 14lb sun line floro, never had a problem with break offs. I rarely run straight braid, My leaders are about 3 ft or less.

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Re: Braid/Fluro Leader Question

Postby mthao105 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:07 pm

I fish similar structure and run 30lb braid to 14-16lb fluoro using an albright knot. My leaders are usually 12+ feet and I feel that the length keeps the braid out of the rocks better. I have no issues with the knot being inside the reel or with breakoffs.


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