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Old 05-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Just wondering what size mono/floro folks are using for leader while trolling. I've always used wire and I'm wondering if I'm missing bites because of it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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trolling for what? I've switched to wire lately and it seems like I have had much fewer hits. I wonder if thats my problem too!
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3.5 inch drone spoons with a planner were using 80 pound mono. On clark spoons for spanish were using 30 and 40 pound mono.
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I troll with 6-8 inches of wire to the lure then 6 foot or so of 130# mono then swivel to main line and always do good . !!
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I usually troll for kings but with the dolphin coming in and some sails being caught as well I would like to have a bigger offering.
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I usually troll for kings but with the dolphin showing up and some sails out there it's all up for grabs.

Have you ever been cut on the 130#? I wouldn't think.
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Well that was weird??
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3.5 inch drone spoons with a planner were using 80 pound mono. On clark spoons for spanish were using 30 and 40 pound mono.
I use 80 pound mono on my Stretch 25's and the same setup as you listed.



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Have you ever been cut on the 130#? I wouldn't think.
Not yet, but so far it's working good, I have had it marked up enough to change it out though.
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Mono 80# is my preference. Fished with a guy once that used a 8" wire above and below his planer to keep macks from hitting at the planer (it happens) and cutting off the whole expensive rig. Sounds like a good idea to me!
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