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  1. CarpCrazed

    Leader problems...

    Hello everyone, please excuse my many questions in this post; I've been having way to many problems with my leaders lately. Let me explain: Almost all of my fishing spots require a 5 ounce lead to hold current. And I don't know if this is true, but I've heard for every ounce of lead, you need 10 pounds of line pound test to not snap off on the cast. However, I am only using a 30lb braided mainline. My idea to work around this was tying about 20 feet of 80 pound braid from my rig to my mainline, using a uni knot. It hasn't been working as well as I'd thought it would.. it seems that whenever I cast, the bulky line-to-line knot bumps the top eye of my rod, sometimes causing it to tangle. Just today, in fact, upon casting not just my rig but my rod tip went flying into the water, because my leader tangled around the top eye and snapped the line. Which brings me to why I'm writing this. Apparently, I need a leader with at least 50 pounds breaking strain, and I would prefer it to be braid, if possible. I've looked at Korda tapered leaders and such, but most are mono and do not have 50 pound test. Alternatively, is there some less bulky knot, with shorter tag ends, I could use to tie the two lines together? If you are still alive after reading this, thank you!
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