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Old 06-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Anybody have any problems with flourocarbon leader breaking off? We seem to have lots of break offs using flourocarbon. Ive tried tying uniknots and polamars and it dont seem to matter. We break 20 to 60 lb leader with regularity. I know i aint getting snagged in the wreck because were hooking fish 50' deep in 90 ft of water. Tie on heavy mono and they dont seem to bite as well, any suggestions?
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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any chance you leave your leader spools laying out in the sun on the boat? may be UV damage
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Are you using Fluoro leader or actual Fluoro line for leader?
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What brand are you using?

I have used a good bit of Seaguar and Yo-zuri with no issues.

Palomar on swivel up to 80 pound, snell on hooks, crimps on 100-200pound for swivel/loops.

I don't use anything less than 50lb for snapper so far, no problem getting bit.

I've gone as low as 30 in years past to get a bite, but thats pushing it with the size of snapper these days.
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I have the same issues and switched back to regular mono I couldn't tell any difference in the number of bites but we don't fish places that have alot of pressure
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Use mostly seagar flouro leader, never leave it in the sun and recently bought some calcutta flouro leader. It seems to be weaker than the seagar. May need to go back to straight mono. We like to anchor on a spot, chum for black snapper and watch them take the bait. It usually takes light line to do this and you have to catch some of the reds outta the way. Blacks seem to be much more skittish than red and after catching (or breaking off) a few they quit biting.
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50 pound segaur with #5 circle hook snelled. I usuallty do 8-10 wrapps and never had and issue.
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