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  1. Cman65

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    Lets put it this way.. I really wouldn't wanna tangle with EITHER of them. :)
     
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    As big as Becton?
     
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    Female Sasquatch... :D
     
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    Only spoons I really use are drone spoons rolled behind a planer..... looks like that works though (like an oversized slowpitch jig)
     
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    Question. I'm running 30lb braid on my slow pitch jigging rod. I'll be using 100-150 gram spoons to fish in 75-150 of water. What pound test should my leader be and how long should it be? I saw one setup where the guy was using 50lb flourocarbon but the heaviest I have is 30lb. Should I order some 50lb or use the 30lb?
     
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    You could go as light as 20# leader if you want. 30/30 would work as well. 30/50 might be a bit heavy especially if you're dealing with high current. 30/20 should be fine. Leader length? At least the length from your reel to the tip of your rod and back down to your reel should be fine. Gives plenty of extra leader just in case you have to re-tie. You also might want to consider putting a "break knot" in your leader. That way, if you get snagged and must break your leader, it will break at the knot and still leave you with plenty length to re-tie. Its just a regular overhand knot right above either your sinker or your jig.
     
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    Are you using a swivel to tie the leader to the braid? If I'm in my kayak and I have a 14 foor leader I think I'd have a hard time boating a fish, no?
     
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    No swivel
    Line to line knots.... double uni... until you figure out the FG knot.

    I use 30/50 myself
     
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    I can tie an FG. I use it for my freshwater fishing since I use braid and flourocarbon leaders. Thanks for the reply
     
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    cool... same deal then, just heavier lines
     
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    Not at all.. You don't have to reel any further than your catch being within arms reach. Even in a Kayak, you can retrieve as much line as you need to boat your fish. Your Braid really is there just as backing and your leader is actually the part that absorbs the initial strike and retrieval. You can have 400yds of braid and several yards of leader aka: Top Shot. The length of the leader doesn't effect how much line your reel in for your catch regardless of platform.
     
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    I'm using 20/50 on my tile trip for SPJ. If the current is high, I'll drop down to 20/30. My bait rig will have 20/30.
     
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    If I was using a swivel and 14' of leader.....my arms ain't that long
     
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    :D.. you can reel the leader thru your guides all the way back to the reel itself IF you're using the FG, PR, or any of the slim knots. I would just forget about swivels if you're gonna do SPJ as they are not needed. The entire leader up to where you can reach your catch is wound thru the guides. Swivels are a no go..
     
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    There is one exception. When you're assembling your jigs, you'll have the jig, a split ring, an assist hook and either solid ring OR a swivel. In that configuration, the swivel prevents spinning of the jig and you tie your leader's payload end directly to the swivel. I use a swivel and a clip for easy changing of the jigs.
     
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    Can you post a pic of one of your assembled slow pitch jigs?
     
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    Glad to help.. :)

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    Just remember that everything is tied to the split ring. The Jig eye, swivel and assist hooks all are connected directly to the split ring.
     
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    I guess it's an "up north" thing... but what's with the silly paper clips to add more hardware?

    My brother said "it's a "tactical clip" to swap lures quick" (as he was even using them on his plugs).... My response was "looks like more gear, 'cuz you're too lazy to tie a knot" ;)
     
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    I don't think the downsizing leader is really going to make much of a difference in current, unless you use a REALLY long one.
     
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    Your bro is 100% correct. Its the quickest way to change out lures. It also minimized getting yourself hooked by your own assist hooks too.
     

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