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Old 01-20-2005, 09:43 PM
Earle Fletcher Earle Fletcher is offline
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Leader size for the "hitch"

Wilbert, I'm glad you brought up leader strength after tying the hitches. It does weaken the leader. You shoulden't use anything less than 12# test. I've caught a lot of salmon using 15# Maxima. Salmon don't seem to be leader shy, especially in fast water. On the Pinware River last summer I used 14-1/2 # Mirage.
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