Re: need help...mono or braid leader
Hi Buster welcome.
The braid is like rope in the water. very easy to see. For stripers who can be line shy go with flouro or mono, but if your target is blues it really doesnt matter. Most guys use steel for blues or real heavy mono.
I've found circle hooks are the ticket when the blues are around. and (50 pound flouro). I do my best to avoid the bluefish. Earlier this spring with both bass and large bluefish around I had a dozen - 8/0 circles snelled to fifty # flouro. Only lost 2 rigs all night to bite offs and a combo boat rig, but thats another story.
When stripers are agressive and feeding they will bite even with steel. It doesnt matter as much at night. But personally I dont use steel leaders at all any more.