Re: Question.... Eyes., Leader ?
Not sure what my friend was using, but I was using Stren Magnathin in 6lb. This has the size of a 4lb line, but a tensile strength of 6 lb line. I myself had to have at least 5 breakoff's on hookset, not sure about my friend. If we didn't land a few Eye's I wouldn't have been sure what was doing it, but would have suspected Eye's.
So, what I'm hearing is, a solid 8lb mono should do the trick.
I should add, this is drifting in a pretty stiff current, so it probably adds to the tension and breakoff rates.