Attaching to the end of the leader questions

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by chris-chris, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. chris-chris

    chris-chris Guest

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    Hey Guys

    Ok I’ve read thru most – if not all the info about rigging here and on 2cool and have a few questions:

    I going to use a leader section of fluorocarbon of various lengths and wt class - but I need to know how to and with which material to attach the hook or lure for each different application.

    Such as:

    Trolling For Wahoo u
    Wire - what size and length (single strand or multi-strand) (coated ?)

    Do use always troll with a wire since you don’t know what’s going to hit a lure – if yes why do all the pre-rigged trolling lure makers use 150 pound mono - it seams a Wahoo would cut that like butter?


    Casting For Tuna
    What to attach to the fluoro leader - what size and length (knots or crimp - if knots which one)


    Jigging For Tuna
    What to attach to the fluoro leader - what size and length (knots or crimp - if knots which one)


    Chunking For Tuna
    What to attach to the fluoro leader - what size and length (knots or crimp - if knots which one)

    Thanks
     
  2. Sportfisherman

    Sportfisherman Senior Member

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    Guys ,

    I will answer the " casting for tunas " , here is my rig ;

    PE4 line / 65 lbs braided connected to 100 lbs mono leader by means of MidKnot and then 8" of +/- 200 lbs fluorocarbon " bite " leader . If the tunas are over 100 lbs. , I may opt for stronger line such PE6 / 80 lbs braided line .

    The FC leader is crimped on both ends , splitring is used to attach it to the eyelet of the lure while the other end is tied directly to the mono leader .

    Jon .
     

  3. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    I am no expert, here my .02 cent.

    Such as:

    Trolling For Wahoo u
    Wire - what size and length (single strand or multi-strand) (coated ?)
    90-275 lb wire will do the jo depending how big and heavy your lure.
    2-4 ft multi-strand wire, I don't like single strand. It's easier to lost a lure.

    Do use always troll with a wire since you don’t know what’s going to hit a lure – if yes why do all the pre-rigged trolling lure makers use 150 pound mono - it seams a Wahoo would cut that like butter?
    Troll with mono will be better if your quary are tuna, mahi and marlin. For wahoo and king mack use wire.

    Casting For Tuna
    What to attach to the fluoro leader - what size and length (knots or crimp - if knots which one)
    I tie a short mono leader via mid knot, double uni or loop to loop via wind on. Jon might have a better solution than mine


    Jigging For Tuna
    What to attach to the fluoro leader - what size and length (knots or crimp - if knots which one)
    I tie a short mono leader via mid knot, double uni and some time loop to loop wind on.

    Chunking For Tuna
    What to attach to the fluoro leader - what size and length (knots or crimp - if knots which one)
    Use circle hook, you might be able to get from using leader