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Old 08-27-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Mono/fluorocarbon leaders for sharks

Howdy all,
I was wondering if any of you have had luck using extra heavy (200-600lb) mono or fluorocarbon for toothy fish, namely sharks? I'd like to switch up from wire with hopes of more hookups and increase my chances of getting a king or tarpon, but don't want to have to re-rig everytime I get a shark on.

Any thoughts or experience?

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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if they get hooked right no problem....might try a circle hook....I had to go to a 8ft steel leader just to keep the spinner sharks on....they only spun so much leader up around there abrasive body


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Old 08-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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I used to have a circle hook with smaller bait on a two hook shark rig. Never picked anything else up other than shark. I gave up on that concept. There are enough sharks along the beach to keep me busy I dont need to worry about any other fish on those lines. I surf fish while i shark fish with standard rigs. Never needed to go any heavier on the leader.
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