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Old 05-27-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
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When you use big poppers for surface-busting tuna, do you tie direct to your Power Pro or do you use a short florocarbon leader? If you use a leader, what size and how do you attach it to your braid (double uni, allbright, snap swivel, etc. -- and what knot to attach the plug itself?

Never tried it, but thinking I might give it a go.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you want the mono as a shock absorber. Fluorocarbon maybe 60+ ?
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I tie direct. I've played with many different leader setups and have gone back to straight braid to the popper. My hook up rate is great and I never lose fish to abrasion.
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I'm personally a sucker for a leader . But for poppers I only use 2-3' of 80-100# mono just as a bite leader.
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On the big poppers I use about 2ft of 133lb fluorocarbon. Crimped. That is on the Williamson 4oz poppers. I go down to 60 or 80 for smaller poppers.
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I tie direct. I've played with many different leader setups and have gone back to straight braid to the popper. My hook up rate is great and I never lose fish to abrasion.
What knot do you use to tie the lure to braid?
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