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 Posted: Tue Jun 28th, 2011 03:07 pm
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Hi all
I am currently fishing with 10lb main line to cast far and 15lb leader line for that extra pull. How long shoul the leader be and how do I connect it to my main line
I'm targeting carps
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 Posted: Tue Jun 28th, 2011 05:37 pm
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the lenght should be double the depth of the water you are fishing. or others say twice the lenght of your rod.

my fav knot is the albright special knot http://www.netknots.com/html/fishing_knots.html

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 Posted: Tue Jun 28th, 2011 09:06 pm
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Hi all.
I just wanted to know why you use a leader? Why not just connect your rig to your main line?
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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 05:21 am
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I use the Blood Knot
Leader is used to put more pressure on your cast, using a thinner lighter mainline, and to get more distance casting, as well as to play the fish when close to the side before "skepping" it...

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 05:33 am
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ek het geleer dat as n leader te lank is, jy jou lyn gereeld snap. dis n feit

nadat jy jou leader geknoop het, gee jou katrol nog so 2 draaie sodra jou leader by die spoel kom. dan vat jou jou leader tot by jou katrol. moet hom nie te lank maak nie.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:24 am
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Hi AYOBA!
So sorry my Afrikaans is not all that I good, not sure if I understood it correctly. You use a leader don't you? How long should it be

Sorry for the inconvenience, C.C

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:26 am
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no problem...about 2x the lenght of your rod and about 2x turns on your reel

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:32 am
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My leader is 2 x the length of the rod i'm fishing with. It helps with casting, playing your fish and also adds additional protection against abrasion.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:34 am
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Thanks so I should measure 2x the length of my 8foot rods and tie it on and reel it onto my spool

Oh is 15lb leader enough or do I need something diff

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:38 am
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I use brown 17lb high abbrasion, tie it to the mainline first, then reel it about 3 turns, cut it 1meter just past the rod butt, leaves some room if you need to re-tie after the first attempt

and practise your knots, again and again and again....

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:46 am
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Thanks. Is 15lb fine
(Can't wait to get on the water; {SERIOUS SEPERATION FISHING MALFUNTIONING DISORDER} I think that what the Dr said

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:54 am
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hahahaha
sorry, missed that part, see if you can cast it off, if it breaks try 17lb, 14lb breaks on my 13ft and 17lb not

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 06:58 am
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I will give it a shot, I'm using a 8ft rod sp its likely not to snap
Better safe than sorry

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 07:04 am
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always check your leader for abbrassion before you re bait
like in bass fishing, I will replace the leader or re knot after a big catch or after being snagged

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 07:07 am
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Is it true the longer the butt of the rod the further you can cast? My rod looks like this

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eish, not sure, but apparently it has a lot to do with the action you use

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 07:19 am
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Cool I was watching the SA senior bank anglin comp and saw wen they cast the rod bent like mad how do you do this cast

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search SL, saw a post on this

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 11:47 am
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Ok cool, so just too clarify, your leader is stronger than your main line? And that helps for playing the fish when up close and cast futher?

Last edited on Wed Jun 29th, 2011 11:48 am by KleinVis

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 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2011 11:53 am
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yes, leader is much stronger
the club guys sometimes use 4lb main line and 17lb leader
the spicemen guys sometimes use braid as mainline
the bass guys sometimes use braid as leader or floro carbon

it is ok if one line's diameter is a lot more than the other, here it very important to use and practise the correct knot

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