I've always used short cable leader when I troll for wahoo but want to try to rig some ballyhoo for this weekend. Whats the smallest wire I can get way with? I don't like my rigs to be stiff so I've never liked heavy wire leaders.
I will add this, if your going to use wire, then use all wire - 15' of it. Just putting a short shot of it in front of the bait, connected with an albright or something similar to the leader, messes up the action.
I have Been experimenting with this for several years. Straight running islander style lures dont swim as well as I would like on 300 lbs mono and straight cable is a pain in the ass and IMO tuna don't like it so the solution for me has been 49 strand cable 18 inch prior to rigging I make a basic pin rig with chin weight and a 10/0 mustad slide the islander on it and then crimp a wind on Aussie swivel 1-2 inches in front of the islander then connect 6 feet of 200lbs leader I have never been cut/broken off and have caught tunas wahoo etc on this rig. That being said this rig doesn't work worth a darn with a surface lure you cant get them to run straight pop and smoke correctly with the swivel that close to the con caved head. But for straight running wahoo rigs it cant be beat.
big hook works well i mostly use 250 or 300 for all my lures dolphin wahoo tuna marlin and my ballyhoo lures have 200 mono . Drag set right dont rush the fish and most likely you will put him in the box