Braid with leader for crankbaits

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poisonokie
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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.
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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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