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Dears,

I are new in forum. Is my 1th post.

My name is Marcelo, 38 years, and live in
Rio de Janeiro-Brasil. I practice oceanic fishing.

In 23 and 29 December I fished in 100 meters distance to platform petroleum, and we captured yellow fin tunas!

Ever since I fell in love with the fisher with poppers.

I buy the following materials:

Stella 10000sw
Poppers Nomad Cubera 150
Poppers OTI Komodo
Line Varivas Avani Big One PE 5 (78 lbs???)
Rod V-Fox 8 `.

Now my doubt is which leader to use.....

Which deader is it recommended? should I use shock leader? And advisable to use the equivalent leader to PE5 (50 lbs) or equivalent the resistance of the line (78 lbs)?

I await the friends' recommendation.

sorry for my english bad.

regards
 

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I like to use a heavier leader. The main line you have is the best, I would pair that with Varivas #100 or even #130. In popping the fish can't see the leader like bait fishing so don't be afraid to use a heavier leader.

Welcome to TackleNow.com!

Good luck down there!
 

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Hi Marcelo ,

I always use leader which is approximately 1.5 times the breaking strain of the PE line , in your case 130 lbs and if the fish I am targetting has abrasive mouth or bill in the case of sailfish , I add 18" of thick bite leader ( 400 lbs. ) which is crimped both ends . Connection to the eyelet of the lure is facilitated by means of splitring and on the other end tied directly to the 130 lbs. leader .

Big yellowfin tuna has abrasive mouth and in a long fight , will wear out the 130 lbs. leader so thick bite leader , preferably fluorocarbon type is desirable .

I see Heru lures have reached Brazil too , good ! :D

Jon .
 

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I trust my knots with the Fisherman Super Stealth Mono over those I've tied with Fluorocarbon. Am I giving up a lot of abrasion-resistance by not using fluoro, I wonder?
 

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Que tal Marcelo..you are certainly in the right site for all of ur fishing inquiries and from all of the tuna heads here...bien venido...

astro..
 

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I use varivas shock leader, fishermans stealth leader or Jinkai wind ons all are adequate. I would suggest 130 as a starting point and move up from there.
 

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Hi Marcelo
if the yellow fin your targeting is in the 100lb class then the 100lb to 130lb leader is ideal, as for the larger class in the 200lb i recomend you a 150lb to 200lb leader of your choice, preferably Fluorocarbon leader,
we land fish close to 200lb using 150lb leader.
 
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