There have always been many reasons why spending the extra money on fluorocarbon leader was well worth it, but it’s a fact that many anglers had to stop and ponder the cost/benefit ratio. Now, Seaguar has developed Inshore, an economical leader material that offers more benefits than just cost savings; but that is a huge benefit.
Inshore fluorocarbon is still made from 100% custom Seaguar resins with the focus being placed on abrasion resistance and increased knot strength while still offering the low-visibility factor underwater.
Fishing structure is the key to success in so many inshore fisheries. Dock pilings, jetty rocks, patch reef crevices are all fish-magnets but share the common risk of line-parting heartbreak when hooked up. The abrasion resistance of Seaguar’s new Inshore fluoro was designed to endure this punishment while still getting more bites than regular monofilament leaders.
All of these fisheries are known to burn up a bunch of leader material as you retie time and time again after doing battle. This is where the value of Inshore leader really shines.
“Even if you land a fish and he does not nick your leader against the structure, the wear from a fish’s mouth can smoke your leader white in front of the hook,” says Capt. Scott Goodwin of Merritt Island, Florida. “You need to cut this portion out and retie your leader because even if it doesn’t weaken your leader strength, the smoked portion of the leader is now more visible and can tip off a wary snook or mangrove snapper. Because of this and the other nicks and frays, we burn up a lot of leader material.
“It’s a perfect match for Inshore because it is sold in 100-yard spools at a very economical price. It really is the best of both worlds; the benefits of low visibility without the hesitation of higher cost. I can use 25# and 30# Inshore around the mangrove shorelines for snook and reds and then bump up to 40# or 50# on shallow reefs, bridges, and wrecks for mangrove snapper and other wary bottom fish,” said Capt. Scott.
The new Inshore leaders come in 12#, 15#, 20#, 25#, 30#, 40#, 50#, 60#, and 80#. This will cover almost all inshore fishing situations from juvenile tarpon to jumbos and all the exciting species in between.
Check out the Seaguar website to check it out.