Backing and leaders

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Backing and leaders

Postby Jagwall » Thu May 01, 2014 11:01 pm

Does anyone have experience with backing with braid and then using a fluorocarbon or mono leader? I have seen on a few websites where some of the pros do this. Basically they fill their spool with braid and then put on a 5 or 6 ft leader. In theory it is easier to cast, lasts a long time, less costly, and more sensitive. I have never done this but it is intriguing to me. Anyone here do this?

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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby Jason » Fri May 02, 2014 10:59 am

I use mono leader on my crankbait rod. Since I am using tiny braid. ;)

But, that is not your question. Have not heard of that.
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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby Jagwall » Sat May 03, 2014 12:20 am

I think that is the same concept. I may try to put some braid on one and a fluorocarbon leader for Texas rig and see what happens.

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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby Solidox » Mon May 05, 2014 12:44 pm

I've heard of this and tried it but I didnt like the knot running through my guides so I downsized to a 2-3' flouro leader on the front of braid for jigs.

I would agree you get more feel and power but the down side is your introducing a breaking point that wasnt there before with your double uni knot.
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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby Jagwall » Tue May 06, 2014 11:53 am

I bought some braid and am going to give it a shot. Going to hit a 10 acre farm lake today i have access to. I will let you know how the braid/fishing works out. Thanks guys.

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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby blackhawk611 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:13 pm

So far i am Fishing Seaguar Kanzen Braid, with no backing or leaders. it is 60 lb test.i like it better than spider wire. :lol:
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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby blackhawk611 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:59 pm

OK i got 14# mono for my leaders.
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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby blackhawk611 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:01 pm

today i bought some ez mono, then got torn, for which to use as a leader on my braid the easy mon :? or fire-line? on a Carolina rig?
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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby blackhawk611 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:37 pm

did some checking online and found some pros said they like the mono for its stretch, and the fluorocarbon feel.but knot strength is down with the fluorocarbon.i guess that include the Palomar knot.
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Re: Backing and leaders

Postby blackhawk611 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:39 pm

blackhawk611 wrote:today i bought some ez mono, then got torn, for which to use as a leader on my braid the easy mono :? or fire-line? on a Carolina rig?

for now i will use the Spider Wire ez mono.it is clear blue florescent. and i got 14 # test, so i should be good. your thoughts, please ?
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