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  1. A few days ago I was catching large bluefish on the beach and was surprised to see a bluefish bite through a new, store-purchased sevenstrand wire leader. (That made me rule out thinking about making bluefish leaders with heavy mono!) I’d like to make my own wire hook leaders specifically for large bluefish for use on the beach, jetty or pier. I did find other posts similar to this, but the posts seemed to primarily target fishing deep waters on a boat. Are there any suggestions or opinions here on wire leaders specifically for bluefish on the beach, jetty or pier? [titanium (with clinch knots), sevenstrand (with sleeves & crimps), nylon-coated sevenstrand (with sleeves & crimps), single strand (with haywire twists)]. Would the different types affect casting? How long should the wire leader be? (from the hook to the rig) For surf-fishing I normally use a ringed 3-way rig [which I attach the line, sinker, and hook with a mono leader]. I was going to try single strand wire (I’m not sure what size) and attach it to a size 6 to 8 hook (I’m not sure if I should use a circle hook), and making knots with haywire twits. At the other end of the hook I would put a barrel swivel and connect that to the rig with a short piece of heavy mono. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.