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    Thanks for all the good info. How easily can pike bite through Flouro? Easier than say 15lb power pro or is Flouro tougher? How about compared to a light wire leader? I typically use a light wire leader in pike waters ahead of my cranks but would switch to Fluoro if it was as effective.

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    The only reason I could see using fluorocarbon leaders in ND would be for salmon fishing scenarios. For walleyes why not use titanium with all the pike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enslow View Post
    The only reason I could see using fluorocarbon leaders in ND would be for salmon fishing scenarios. For walleyes why not use titanium with all the pike?
    Please tell me you’re joking.... this last year was the first year I used a 10lb fluorocarbon leader (usually 2-4 feet) and I swear it helped me catch wayyy more walleyes this spring than I ever have. I also use a 2 foot leader of 20 lb. fluoro when jigging rapping, this way they don’t get foul hooked so often around the line. Keeps me fishing more rather than reeling up 40 feet to untangle the bottom treble from the line. I also like using the leader because it allows me to continue to use braid for the awesome sensitivity but have an invisible line tied to my jig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggo View Post
    Thanks for all the good info. How easily can pike bite through Flouro? Easier than say 15lb power pro or is Flouro tougher? How about compared to a light wire leader? I typically use a light wire leader in pike waters ahead of my cranks but would switch to Fluoro if it was as effective.
    30lb lasts hundreds of Pike but every once in a while one will bite it just right and cut halfway through, than time to change out. It could happen the first Pike or the 200th. Also walleye don't notice it compared to a wire leader

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    [QUOTE=CAH;220379]Please tell me you’re joking.... this last year was the first year I used a 10lb fluorocarbon leader (usually 2-4 feet) and I swear it helped me catch wayyy more walleyes this spring than I ever have. I also use a 2 foot leader of 20 lb. fluoro when jigging rapping, this way they don’t get foul hooked so often around the line. Keeps me fishing more rather than reeling up 40 feet to untangle the bottom treble from the line. I also like using the leader because it allows me to continue to use braid for the awesome sensitivity but have an invisible line tied to

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    Titanium basically vanishes in water. I have caught more pike over 15 lbs in the last few years because I started to use titanium while walleye fishing. I even use titanium in the winter while vertical jigging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckhunter24_7 View Post
    30lb lasts hundreds of Pike but every once in a while one will bite it just right and cut halfway through, than time to change out. It could happen the first Pike or the 200th. Also walleye don't notice it compared to a wire leader
    Please explain how you know that a walleye will swim up to a lure and choose to not bite because there is a wire leader.

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    [QUOTE=Enslow;220382]
    Quote Originally Posted by CAH View Post
    Please tell me you’re joking.... this last year was the first year I used a 10lb fluorocarbon leader (usually 2-4 feet) and I swear it helped me catch wayyy more walleyes this spring than I ever have. I also use a 2 foot leader of 20 lb. fluoro when jigging rapping, this way they don’t get foul hooked so often around the line. Keeps me fishing more rather than reeling up 40 feet to untangle the bottom treble from the line. I also like using the leader because it allows me to continue to use braid for the awesome sensitivity but have an invisible line tied to

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    Titanium basically vanishes in water. I have caught more pike over 15 lbs in the last few years because I started to use titanium while walleye fishing. I even use titanium in the winter while vertical jigging.

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    Please explain how you know that a walleye will swim up to a lure and choose to not bite because there is a wire leader.
    He obviously knows this because he was a walleye in his previous life.

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    I guess I use fluorocarbon for Bobber fishing because the bobber stops stay put better than fireline. Other than that I use straight crystal fireline. My favorite is watching people use fluorocarbon leaders in the sheyenne and red. It’s good stuff.

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    Ha ha ha. I tried fluorocarbon for slip bobbers once. I didn't know at the time that it sinks like lead core. I do now.

    Turns out that Nano floats ever so gently (extremely hydrophobic). It's awesome for slip bobbering.

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    Hahah I use a titanium leader for bobber fishing walleyes too. SDMF can verify this haha.

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    I use fluorocarbon leaders mainly for abrasion resistance rather than clarity. I don't think we have much for line shyness here in ND(although some claim there is on the Missouri River). That and what was mentioned about jig rapping avoiding line tangles. I also like a barrel swivel as something to grab when removing fish from my hook and keeping twist at bay.

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    Is the fg knot that much better then a uni knot?

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    I'm knot (see what I did there) sure which one is stronger but I will say the fg knot is a much lower profile and will not catch on the guides.

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    ack.... time to swap out my nano - or at least remove the last few feet

    it’s looking taddered (a tad tattered)

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    Guy don’t start me on “Enslowfil” haha. It’s too early...

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    I looked up the definition of Enslow last night.

    Stubborn, recalcitrant, headstrong, ....

    How does Google know these things?

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    I watched the YouTube video on the FG knot and seems simple, but time consuming compared to the polymar knot. I understand it works better for tying a knot to adjoin flouro and braided line. Can the same be said for joining to mono? Is there a special knot for tying Flouro to mono? Or, you don't use mono with flouro?

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    Any experience in comparing the strength and durability of the Alberto Knot (or modified Albright Knot) and the FG knot for connecting fluorocarbon leaders to braid?

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