Braid with leader for crankbaits

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby poisonokie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:57 am

I use one around rip rap and when deep cranking. Typically ~3'. My favorite bend is a modified Alberto knot. I double the braid, go through the leader loop, wrap 5-6 times up, 5-6 times down, out the same side of the loop.It's very strong and shock resistant and easy to tie.
As a matter of fact I don't have enough rods.

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby runmax08 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 pm

It depends on the cover. Heavy wood cover i would use fluorocarbon or heavy mono. Fishing deep water cover i would use a combination of braid with a fluorocarbon leader. Using braid only is an easy way to lose expensive baits when fishing heavy wood cover.

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby wirinhar » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 am

Leader is a must for me either heavy cover or open water.

i only use 1 or 2 foot long fluorocarbon leader (30/40lb) for crankbait and also 2 foot long mono shock leader for heavy cover to play on top water plug.... (just a thin layer vaseline is always nice to be applied on the braid, about a foot long from the join).

the joint is always outside the guide when I am casting.

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:27 am

I've been using a 7' leader of fluorocarbon (tatsu) 10lb lately with a FG knot, its worked excellent.

The Tatsu has a bit of stretch, it reminds me of mono....

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby slipperybob » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:02 pm

I typically run 15#, 20# braids.
slip bobbing is the laziest way to fish

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby Edward78 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:52 am

I run Fluorocarbon for cranking if I want it to run deep and get there faster but for every other circumstance I run 10 to 15lb Braid with Fuoro leader using a Palomar knot, I don't think I really need the leader but I use one for everything except top water.

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby nd1225 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:14 pm

Anyone have issues with micro guides when using leader?

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby Patex » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:27 am

nd1225 wrote:Anyone have issues with micro guides when using leader?

Yes, keep going back to my old rods with standard guides. The other option is FG knot but it's a pain to tie it and it will still rub.

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Re: Braid with leader for crankbaits

Postby JBcrankaddict » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:15 am

nd1225 wrote:Anyone have issues with micro guides when using leader?

What size guides? I use 4.5 SIC and Torzite, and have no issues with passing a 9 turn Albright through those guides.


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