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Old 11-08-2006, 04:35 PM
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power pro for leader

Has anyone ever used power pro (braided line) for leader. I've got a problem having reds break my mono on oyster beds.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:17 PM
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I have never used PP for a leader. I suspect that it wouldn't bee great for that application. First off, the leader is a crucial part of a good cast. Without out the stiffness, I think that the cast would end in a tangled mess.
I also think that if you planned on using a mono leader, you would have to deal with very poor knot strength. I think that the best most people can get is around 80% mono to spectra. This is why 20# PP tests at over 30#. To make up for the crap knot. Don't believe the hype uni to uni is not that strong.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:47 PM
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Braided line is known for it's lack of abrasion resistance when compared to mono. That is why most use a long mono leader when fishing the Cape Cod Canal(which is loaded with mussel beds) with braid as primary line for its sensitivity due to lack of stretch.
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