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Best fluro leader
December 9, 2016
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Clint
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Which fluro leader maker would be the best? I tried a couple with mixed results. Thanks for your time.

December 9, 2016
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Ive used Stealth leaders, either 130 or 150 with zero issues. Now Derek started making them a few months ago and I can't tell the difference, so I get them from him now.

December 9, 2016
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Esoxhntr5m
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HAHAHAH I use 100# SPRO or 130# but I cut off the swivel unless its my buck tail setup, and I switch out the snaps

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December 10, 2016
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Tom C
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I make my own flouro and wire leaders. Just as good and one hell of a lot cheaper.

December 10, 2016
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I'll agree with the Stealth. Their pricey but they are tied and crimped. I found someone less expensive online who only crimps them and I was nervous for a while thinking they'd give out. Caught several big fish on these new leaders this fall without any problems. But I can't remember who or what site 😮

I've always wanted to make my own just never have. Maybe this winter.

Treigh, I remove the swivel from single strand leaders for gliders but why do you cut off the swivel on your floro leaders?

December 11, 2016
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I started building my own about 2yrs ago. Use 130lb flouro, double crimps, and 250lb hardware. have had several fish in the boat 48"+ and no failures.

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December 31, 2016
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Clint
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Steath leaders are made from, "hi seas" brand flurocarbon leader material from what i gathered. Thank you for your valued input guys! 130lb it is! Making my own.

May 3, 2018
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I dropped down to 80# Berkley Prospec from 100 and 130 and my sightings and hookups increased dramatically last season. This fluorocarbon is widely used by billfishing guys offshore because it holds up to the rough bill of the marlin during the  battle. I am waiting on the bite off but knock on wood not yet.

I use a saltwater crimping tool from Penn, Jinkai crimps and the Tactical Angler Power Clips.  They are super easy to mass produce and I like making the length to fit my situation.

August 23, 2018
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Saltwater guys make their own leaders all the time.  I don't understand why more muskie guys don't do the same. Once you've got the pliers, sleeves and fluro, it's pretty easy.  Five minutes on YouTube will tell you everything you need to know. 

I've used 130 pound Seaguar, but have thought about giving 80 pound a try.  I'm not concerned about a freshwater fish biting through 80 pound fluro, but it is the weight of muskie baits and stress fractures over multiply casts that concerns me most.  

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