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Do you still need to put done sort of heavier lead on the braid line mainly jigging in

Canal

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When I have jigged, I usually put on at least a 50lb floro leader 2 1/2 - 3 feet worth. Also if you are new to braid make sure you have on some sort of finger protector if you are using a spinning setup. A mechanix glove works great, Aquaskins also makes a really nice one.

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I'm assuming by "lead" you mean "leader"?



 



When I'm jigging the canal I use 50lb braid ----> barrel swivel ----> approx 30" 40 lb. mono leader ----> jig  (sometimes I tie the mono to a breakaway clip for quicker weight/color changes).



 



You really should use a leader of some sort. Braid isn't all that abrasive resistant, and it'll slice you up when grabbing it to land a fish. A mono leader eliminates those problems.


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I'm assuming by "lead" you mean "leader"?

 

When I'm jigging the canal I use 50lb braid ----> barrel swivel ----> approx 30" 40 lb. mono leader ----> jig  (sometimes I tie the mono to a breakaway clip for quicker weight/color changes).

 

You really should use a leader of some sort. Braid isn't all that abrasive resistant, and it'll slice you up when grabbing it to land a fish. A mono leader eliminates those problems.

 

Ahhh, yes, now I see. I was thinking "lead", as in weight.

 

I run pretty much the same setup ^, but I always use a Tactical Angler clip on the end.

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Ahhh, yes, now I see. I was thinking "lead", as in weight.

 

I run pretty much the same setup ^, but I always use a Tactical Angler clip on the end.

 

If I'm fishing a spot where the bottom can be sticky, I'll tie direct. No sense adding another $1+ to the cost of each rig lost.  wink.gif

 

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If I'm fishing a spot where the bottom can be sticky, I'll tie direct. No sense adding another $1+ to the cost of each rig lost.  ;)

 

Not a bad call

 

Yea I thought I needed something on the end any recommendations for

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I use 40# Big Game. No need to spend the extra $ on flouro. I try to keep my leader a little lighter than my braid. This way, the leader line will break first (it's usually at the knot anyway) and you won't lose a lot of braid.

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I use 40# Big Game. No need to spend the extra $ on flouro. I try to keep my leader a little lighter than my braid. This way, the leader line will break first (it's usually at the knot anyway) and you won't lose a lot of braid.

 

Ditto.

 

When I used up all my 40# Big Game in 2010, I switched to 40# Jeros extra tough, shock resistant, mono leader. Comes in a 50 yard coiled container, about $3.50-$4.25. I'm happy with the product for leader material.

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If I'm fishing a spot where the bottom can be sticky, I'll tie direct. No sense adding another $1+ to the cost of each rig lost.  ;)

 

 

 

I'd rather pay the extra money for the lost clip than take the time to retie every lure I use. I don't carry a lot of lures, but I do like to be ready to change from a sluggo to a plug or tin. I don't get to the canal that often these days, so time is money.

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I'd rather pay the extra money for the lost clip than take the time to retie every lure I use. I don't carry a lot of lures, but I do like to be ready to change from a sluggo to a plug or tin. I don't get to the canal that often these days, so time is money.

 

That's why you need the back of your cruiser to look like a peacock. 3 or 4 extra rods all rigged up with different lures will save you a bunch of time.  biggrin.gif

 

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