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Surface Iron Leader # Class...?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Dinklimit, May 9, 2017.

  1. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    As to your question about line size to lure action, it is generally understood that a heavier or less supple line imparts more action on the jig. Many older jigslingers used a small piece of single strand wire as a leader for this very reason.
     
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  2. Uglybones

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    Wired baby 5x :)
     
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    Short leader of 50lbxxx over 80lb pro spec.
     
  4. lilrick

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    I like to use 40# for slingin' iron. I really don't like casting with 50 or 60. It feels like my thumbs gonna be shredded down to a NUB when I put the brakes on! LOL
    (Local yellows and multi day)
     
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    Now that's interesting, but it makes sense. Stiffer connection reduces lateral play in the nose of the jig, which would cause it to kick harder.
     
  6. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    Yes Eric, that is my take on it as well. I have used a short 24" piece of #47 wire (don't quote me on size since I'm not positive) and it worked quite well. Simple rigging with a haywire to the jig on one side and a solid ring on the other tied directly to braid. It was a recommendation from Danny Wade who certainly knows a lot more about surface iron than I do. These days I just use a stiffer flouro like blue label instead. Hope this helps your surface iron game.
     
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    50 lb on a rig 40 lb on a rig and 30 lb on another. . Depends on what I'm throwing and where.
     
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    #40 or #50
     
  9. UnBelievable

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    50 lb braid to 50 lb pink yo-Zuri floro. When the seal gets your fish, free spool and rip it out of its mouth and wind like crazy. Hate loosing my favorite jigs, it happens.
     
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    What do you guys who fish 50 or bigger on the yoyo do when you get snagged in deep water?
     
  11. yakdout

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    Thumb the spool. Keep the rod straight so it keeps the bend out of the equation. Walk backwards or sideways not letting any line come out and TRY to break the jig free or break the line. Typically it will break down low because you are typically stuck in structure and there is probably some nicks in the line down low.
     
  12. speyman

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    40# typical for me, heavier if chugging big bluefin, 30# throwing darts for albies.....

    but albacore fishing is sooooooo boring
     
  13. cvjarrod

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    100# off a swivel and split ring. Order is swivel, split ring, jig. Use the SPro swivels.
    No action lost because the jig isn't tied directly to heavy line.
    Use to use 80 until I got bitch slapped by a rather big 100+ lb Bluefin.
     

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