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Mantas/ leaders ?
April 21, 2004
11:43 pm

I just bought a couple of regular size mantas. do any of you add a single stiff wire leader as per the instruction included with the baits?. And if so what length do you use? thanks for any info musky matt L

April 22, 2004
1:46 am

Matt,i've used flourocarbon before but i think they would work better with a solid leader.They just move to far from side to side and get tangled with the flouro.to much.So i guess the answer is yes.I would think an 8" leader would be fine.To long may also tangle.Bob

April 22, 2004
3:04 am
Tom Sabia
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I like to use a 12'' solid wire leader but you really do have to watch yourself. After you hang up on the leader a few times you'll learn how hard you need to jerk the Manta. These baits work great, you will love them!!!

May 1, 2004
10:15 pm


I began using the manta glide bait this year for stripers in a semi fast water flow. I am using 30 pound leader and having no troubles with fouling. The leader is probably 18 inches

chris gatley

May 4, 2004
4:32 am
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I throw Manta's a ton, probably my favorite bait right now. I don't think leader type is an issue as much as getting used to the cadence of the bait. I personally like 7 strand but have used solid wire in steel and titanium. Once you get used to the action they work well with any of those leaders. Understanding the bait action regardless of bait type is the key whether it is a manta, reef hawg or bull dawg. At least in my opinion!!


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