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I've heard some guys argue that you need a leader for finesse & some say you don't. What's the general consensus?

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1 minute ago, Gfd63 said:

I've heard some guys argue that you need a leader for finesse & some say you don't. What's the general consensus?

You've heard guys argue about leader? Where? 

 

 

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I do use a leader for drop shotting. 

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I'm not gonna say you have to use a leader. You can get the job done without one, but I usually use a 20 lb fluoro leader. Saves me some braid money when tying knots, and if you get REALLY hung up, you can break it off without wasting a lot of braid (tough to lose a bait but I hate spending 20 minutes trying to get unsnagged). I wouldn't do it if fishing heavy/thick grass though. You're just asking for a heartbreak with a big fish if you do that

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For spinning outfits, finesse or otherwise, I use a leader most times for a variety of reasons, but 'visibility' is furthest down that list.

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Braid on spinning reels helps to reduce line twist, leaders help to improve abrasion strength, FC is where the debate comes in.

Tom

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Thanks to all for weighing in. Yea you're right WRB  that's the debate for sure. Tite lines 2018 y'all.

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Visibility

Abrasion resistance

Ability to break-off when necessary

 

I have complete confidence in my connecting knot and never tie direct.

 

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Welcome aboard!

 

I use braid + leader all the time, for many of the reasons

above, and one more. Cost of braid for mainline. I prefer

to keep my braid as long as possible. I retie, often, many

times when out on the water, so cutting down a leader 

saves braid...FWIW.

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2 minutes ago, Darren. said:

Welcome aboard!

 

I use braid + leader all the time, for many of the reasons

above, and one more. Cost of braid for mainline. I prefer

to keep my braid as long as possible. I retie, often, many

times when out on the water, so cutting down a leader 

saves braid...FWIW.

What's your typical leader length Yak?

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20 hours ago, Gfd63 said:

I've heard some guys argue that you need a leader for finesse & some say you don't. What's the general consensus?

mono leader with braid 

Fluoro is not that great  

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11 hours ago, Gfd63 said:

What's your typical leader length Yak?

I generally do one or two arm length stretches, i.e., 

I grab one end with left hand, stretch arms out and 

grab line with right hand either once or twice.

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10-4 Yak 👍🏼🎣

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