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Old 10-31-2005, 04:18 PM
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Default Leader Line for Bait Caster ?

I recently purchased an Abu Garcia ambassadeur 5600 Baitcaster Reel, and plan to use it this weekend on a Striped Bass charter boat trip. Should a Leader Line be used, and if so, what type would you suggest. Any other tips or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:38 PM
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Hi JwZ Welcome aboard.

If you do use a leader go with flourocarbon. Its not critical in raritan Bay as the water isnt the clearest. Most setups on the charters feature 3 to 4 foot leaders with a dropper loop for the sinker and a 4/0 hook. Using conventional reels more for for power than speed.

Having said the above its always a good idea to use flourocarbon leader with striped bass as they have keen eyesight. Personally I use a 24 inch leader with eels and a 36 inch leader with clams and cut bait. If using the leader to cast weight as a shock leader it should be 3 to 4 times the breaking strength of your main line but thats not your question.
Snell a good sharp hook to a length of 30 pound flourocarbon and attach it to a barrell swivel. I always use a sinker slide (fishfinder) on the standing line where I clip the sinker to. Everything you need is available on the boat cept probably the flouro.

Everyone is different though. Have a good time enjoy the trip. Hope you get into some fish. :)
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