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Old 02-28-2009, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i went out today caught some nice pike but got bit off a few times whats the best line to use for pike
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my setup is 10 lb monofiliment (I'm not too picky on type) and depending on clarity, either florocarbon leader of about 20 lb test, or if the water is very murky I will use this green leader they have called toothy critter, its steel-leader-like material...I did have one pike on the yampa in my hands that was about 45" or so and he bit clear through it...only one I've seen do it with that stuff. But I wouldn't use that stuff if the water was clear.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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12"-18" leader of 20 or 25 lb flouro will work just fine, P-line flouro leaders are my choice.
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my setup is 10 lb monofiliment (I'm not too picky on type) and depending on clarity, either florocarbon leader of about 20 lb test, or if the water is very murky I will use this green leader they have called toothy critter, its steel-leader-like material...I did have one pike on the yampa in my hands that was about 45" or so and he bit clear through it...only one I've seen do it with that stuff. But I wouldn't use that stuff if the water was clear.

I was wondering if anyone had used that! Thanks! It seems like it would be a very useful product if you really can tie knots in it!
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i'd go with some braided spiderwire black is my fav color
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30 to 50 pound hard mono for a bite leader, it is saltwater tough. If a cuda doesn't bite through it the pike most likely will not.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Where you fishing for the pike at?
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've used the stuff you are talking about. Works pretty well, but I would also use flouro if the water is really clear.
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mono is always the better choice for fresh water I agree
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I use the grey Fireline in 15 # size with a 16" 30# flourocarbon leader. It casts a mile.

As a side note, While wading and pitching a silver daredevil around some coral heads in Belize with the above line and basic Pike tackle, I hooked and landed, 45 minutes later, a 47# 53" Barracuda with the biggest damn teeth you ever saw. It was "THE ONE".
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