Does the coated wire really mess with the action on the jigs? All I have right now is 250# coated and thinking if it is worth running out to find uncoated ahead of the weekend. Does seem pretty stiff..
Once the fish is hooked it generall does not matter what leader you use because the hooks and lure keep the wahoo teeth away from the leader, unless you are using marlin lures. I know people who have caught dozens of wahoo on 130# flouro leaders on marauders and never lost a lure once. On slow days the flouro will get 6 to 7 times as many bites as wire. On good days it does not matter. Same as wire or no wire on irons.Hatt, major difference between uncoated 49 strand and coated 7 strand. Go out and get the uncoated 49 strand with proper crimps. If you have doubts, bring your coated with you to the store and compare them, it will be a no brainer after you compare the flex.
I've only gone out for wahoo once this year and got lucky. But prior to that I did a lot of research and asking around before I rigged my marauders. Lots of different types of ways to rig them but I listened to the ones that actually caught fish and had a good explanation. Use solid stainless rings on the crimped loop that goes to the ball bearing swivel to main line.
I've read that the marauder is a reaction striking lure, meaning they just go for it because of the vibration plus it's on either side of the prop wash so my feeling is the wire is masked well.
The 49 strand also requires a decent set of cutters to cut so in turn its harder for the wahoo to cut. Supposedly they try to saw the fish in half and if they miss they can slice your mono/fluoro easily. After we bashed our wahoo's brains in i felt his teeth and they aren't razor sharp but I can see how they can "saw" a bait in half with both jaws.
I can see how some of you guys are willing to sacrifice using 300-400lb mono to hook a wahoo but in all honesty, the finesse approach is no good if you can't get him to gaff which is the end goal here.