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fluorocarbon leader to 40LB powerpro and braided line knots

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which fluorocarbon line do you recommend for use as a leader to 40LB prower pro braid for baitcaster and how long should it be?

What's the best knot for braided line other than palomar knot?

Thanks

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When I use a leader with braid, I always use 100% flourocarbon, and use a blood knot.

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When I use a leader, I use 20# fluorocarbon. The longest I use is the distance from the reel to the rod tip. I use the uni-uni knot connection.

edited: actually the max. length is from the rod tip to the hook holder. That is done for two reasons: 1. I do not want any leader on the reel spool so I won't have any spool memory on the leader. 2. I do not want a memory kink in the leader when I use the rod hook keeper.

My use of a leader is not what most fishermen use it for. I use it as a weight to make the braid sink for weightless presentations. Otherwise a leader is not needed.

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Ditto on the flourocarbon line,usually SEAGAR 20#,I like about 8' of line on a 7' rod,look up the Slim beauty knot on Google,learn to tie it in the dark and you're set! Crowcommander

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On a bait caster I use approx 6ft of fluorocarbon anywhere from 6-20# test.. It drives me nuts to have the knot reach the reel as it hurts my thumb on long hard casts. I just use my arms stretched out to measure the line.

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1) Which brand and model should I get(fluorocarbon lines/leader)?

2)what i meant is what's the best knot for braided line when tight the knot directly to the lure like crankbait or soft plastic?

Thanks for all the tips.

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1) For floro leader I like Plin Floro or floroclear but I've also used Trilene 100% Floro without much problem.  (I don't care for Vicious or Vanish)  12# or 15# most of the time but I'll go to 20# in the thick stuff.

For braid I like 30# or 50# Suffix green

2) I usually use a palomar knot to tie braid to terminal.  But I make sure to pull the tag end tight with  pliers and throw on an extra overhand knot at the end just to be sure it wont slip.

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