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Old 05-07-2015, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought some of the Tuffline tie-able leader material. I have been experimenting with what knots to use and haven't found anything I like yet? I actually broke it with my hands Not impressed so far. Do any of you use it?
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Only for snare wire when I have had packrat roomates....
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Here is some information I found for pike flyfishing leaders. discusses some pros and cons of different materials.
http://coloradoflyfishingreports.blo...ado-crash.html
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I bought some of the Tuffline tie-able leader material. I have been experimenting with what knots to use and haven't found anything I like yet? I actually broke it with my hands Not impressed so far. Do any of you use it?
I've tried it. The biggest problem is that it kinks too easily. One fish and it's bent and stays bent. Personally, I think 30 to 50 lb co polymer or mono works fine. 30 for cheap lures...50 if they cost more than a car payment.

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I've tried it. The biggest problem is that it kinks too easily. One fish and it's bent and stays bent. Personally, I think 30 to 50 lb co polymer or mono works fine. 30 for cheap lures...50 if they cost more than a car payment.
Yup... I used toothy critter for a while but got tired of the kinks even when tying onto the mainline. Started using heavy fluoro and haven't looked back.... I've only been bit off one time and that was my fault for not retying after catching a few fish.
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you might try TyGer Leader, use it in norther Alberta when fishing for eyes, keeps the pike from stealing our jigs, seems to tie pretty good
http://www.basspro.com/TyGer-Leader/product/36747/
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I tried toothy critter tieable wire and didnt like it due to the same kinking problem...when Tony and I did the 90 tiger muskies trip caught and released we used a small black spro swivel (no shine)...a foot or 18 inches of 50/60 lb floro and tied it to the swivel using a clinch knot you could only use a few wraps and then used a pliers and some moisture on the knot to pull it tight...too many wraps caused bulk and issues with tightness so experiment at home with what you like and then we left the other end with nothing on it and tied the lure on direct...so we just tied up a bunch of leaders ahead of time and put them in a zip lock bag...or Tony did...I made a few out on the water...we lost the bag in the wind for awhile...I know we caught at least 20 fish on the same leader with no bite offs and no failure with smaller black spro swivels either...and the dollar japanese popper was tied direct with one of these leaders in the two short videos that follow...what an epic top water bite that was...lol


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Nice vids. I be there Wed. evening.
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I have been considering it myself, and a good buddy has been using it with very good success. I will hit him up on the why's soon. As far as mono for leader, my only criticism is it shreds quickly once it's water saturated. With huge fish, that can be an issue. Since you only have to use a foot or so at a time, it's one instance where I swear by fluoro.
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Give this a try. Use a mexican bowline to make loops.


http://www.rioproducts.com/tippet/sp...e-bite-tippet/
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