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Get a wire leader with a snap swivel to attach a hook to, or use a split ring to attach a hook to the leader's loop.  Then just tie the line to the other end as normal.  You can put the sinker on the line above the leader and let it hit against the leader's other end to space it away from the hook for a carolina rig.  Use different length leaders to make longer or shorter carolina rigs.

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Get a wire leader with a snap swivel to attach a hook to, or use a split ring to attach a hook to the leader's loop. Then just tie the line to the other end as normal. You can put the sinker on the line above the leader and let it hit against the leader's other end to space it away from the hook for a carolina rig. Use different length leaders to make longer or shorter carolina rigs.

Is there an advantage to doing it this way? I can't see how this would work in fairly clear water considering the visibility of the wire.

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The reason I use a wire leader is they keep biteing throught the line or grinding through it with their teeth.  I got some monsters in my newly found "HONEY HOLE".

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The reason I use a wire leader is they keep biteing throught the line or grinding through it with their teeth. I got some monsters in my newly found "HONEY HOLE".

They ? who 's they ?

You are from GA, then "they" must probably be either gar or a snapping turtle, they are the only ones that can grind a leader, bass can 't.

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Is there an advantage to doing it this way? I can't see how this would work in fairly clear water considering the visibility of the wire.

I catch smallies all the time when fishing for pike using 50# wire with bucktail jigs.

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I mean bass and bass dont have teeth but something like teeth.  Its real ruff and "they" keep breaking my line not my leader.  Thats why im asking about the leader.  Even to hold the bass up for a couple of seconds will rub the skin off your thumb.

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Ive never tried a metal leader.Ive always used 15# Big Game(Mean Green) with a 12# Big Game leader on my Carolina Rigs.

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I mean bass and bass dont have teeth but something like teeth. Its real ruff and "they" keep breaking my line not my leader. Thats why im asking about the leader. Even to hold the bass up for a couple of seconds will rub the skin off your thumb.

My man, I 've been fishing for bass for more than two decades and in all kind of places you can imagine, what rubs your line is not the bass but the environment, if your line breaks then what it 's telling you is:

1.- Your line is not abrassion resistant

2.- You don 't check the line with enough frequency and cut and retie as needed.

3.- Drag too tight

4.- Bad batch of line

Why I tell you this, because in those more than 25 years of fishing and literally thousands of fish caught the only times ( and they are very few ) I 've had a fish break my line was because of:

1.- The line was not the best type chosen for the tye of environment ( like choosing a line with little abrassion resistance and fishing it in a highly abrassive environment )

2.- Not checking the line frequently for signs of wear

3.- Drag too tight

3 of those ( #1,2 and 3 ) were my fault and all of them had remedy. # 4 is a little bit tricky, it 's very easy to put the blame on the manufacturer ( or that 's the first thing we do ) but bad batches of line are not the rule but the exception ( sometimes it 's also our or the retailer 's fault for not storing the line properly ).

If ou choose the right line type, if you check frequently the line condition ( cut/retie as needed ) and if your drag settings are correct you will seldomly loose a fish due to line breakeage.

On normal use the only times I use a leader is when I fish a C-rig or braided line.

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ive been fishing my c-rigs with 15lb braid and a 12lb flouro leader in SHELLS and havent had the slightest problem.

you have line problems like raul said.

i can not think of a single instance... ever.. .with anyone... that a metal leader was needed to catch bass of any sort.

and that includes stripers. (to an extent)

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