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Old 06-16-2011, 07:44 PM
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I've always fished an 8wt or once in a while 9 wt for Snook . I've generally used a 9' leader tapered to a 15#. Once the fish get into the mid-20" and larger you'll want a 30# bite tippet 12-ish inches long. I tie on the bite tippet with a Slim Beauty or a Triple Surgeons if in a hurry. You generally need to shorten or change the bite tippet after a fish or two...the abraded tippet shows up like a hawser.
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