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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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soft leader?

is there any type of "soft" leader out there that will allow a fluke or rubber worm/sinko to work properly for bass but no get cut by muskie/pike?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2014, 08:34 PM
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Re: soft leader?

Try some braided line for a leader. I use it for muskie when I am out of steel leaders and haven't had it cut. And it is only 10lb diameter and 30lb test (I believe).

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Re: soft leader?

You are kidding yourself if you think braid will hold up to musky teeth. Please for the sake of the fish use a steel leader or fluorocarbon leader. I would use fluorocarbon.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-29-2014, 02:10 AM
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Re: soft leader?

use Flouro. try stealth tackle 60lb test pike leader.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-29-2014, 01:44 PM
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Re: soft leader?

I can tell you I have landed a pile of muskie without a steel leader. Is it how I go out and fish for them? No. But does it work if I happen to run out or steel? Absolutely.

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Re: soft leader?

IMO braid is the worst thing u can use for a leader against teeth. It is srting as heck but cuts easy. Better off with some flouro.
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Re: soft leader?

I had one cut me off a few weeks ago. I was using a leader but my 80lb braid was cut by the gill plate. It was a clean cut. I have to replace my flouro leaders after a few fish because i see wear. using just braid may work a few times but i bet youll lose a bunch. with lures costing anywhere from 10-40 dollars, why not protect them and the fish.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 11:10 AM
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Re: soft leader?

He wasn't asking about muskie fishing. He was asking about it for bass fishing and hoping a muskie wouldn't cut him off. He doesn't want to use steel with his bass worms because it kills the action.

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Re: soft leader?

Yep, probably a better question for bass guys.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 08:58 AM
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Re: soft leader?

I wouldn't worry about it too much. I've caught more musky while "other" fishing than when I target them. But if you must feel free to use steel, bass are about the dumbest fish when it comes to being "line shy" to start with(think Alabamma rig LOL)

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