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What breaking strain leader do you mostly use when Barra fishing?

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Barra leaders ?
« on: September 18, 2010, 10:13:32 AM »
Interested what your all using in regards to impoundment barra leader material now days - brand & strength ?

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 10:29:08 AM »
Hey Scott,

I've trusted in PennX Mono. Easy to tie knots with, and still pretty abrasion resistant.

In open water I drop to a 50 or 60lb leader but when I'm fish heavy timber it's 80lb that I use.

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 10:50:52 AM »
Yeah jinkia mate 80 lb mostly 60 on the spin gear. A multi million long lining industry depends on it so hey who am I to argue...

I know snider is getting a run with a lot of guys too now.... whatever ya use you will gain conferdence with it and confedence is the main issue with all fishing gear....

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 11:25:50 AM »
I usually run 30-40lb penn, blackmagic, or sometimes berkley when it is available. Mostly Penn.
Go up to 60lb in tough country.

I did use cajun leader a lot, but not stocked at my locals anymore. It was the best nice and soft.

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 04:23:18 PM »
Hey Scott,

I've trusted in PennX Mono. Easy to tie knots with, and still pretty abrasion resistant.

In open water I drop to a 50 or 60lb leader but when I'm fish heavy timber it's 80lb that I use.

Dave

Sounds about right to me. I'll add "40ld in the Salt"

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 10:10:39 PM »
I pretty much stick with Black Magic Flourocarbon now.  It hasn't let me down in 30lb or 60lb.

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 01:53:53 AM »
Dale what do you use on the Black Bass in PNG, knowing that they are tough, fierce, hard pulling fish as well?

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 04:34:09 AM »
Thanks for the replies - heading of to Awonga for the week this morning & will report back  ;)

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 06:57:38 AM »
Dale what do you use on the Black Bass in PNG, knowing that they are tough, fierce, hard pulling fish as well?

Cheers Dave

I've been using Black Magic in 30lb and 60lb.  The Penn 10X tends to go a bit yellow up there and is very visible.  Riccard had a problem in a new river we're visiting in a couple of weeks.  Real big fish were swallowing the poppers and biting him off on 80lb mono leader.  I spent last night watching Black Knight and making up a heap of 8" leaders out of 124lb Piano wire.  Let's see if they can bite through that.

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 09:08:40 AM »
Scott,
We never use less than 80 lb Black Magic in the lake.
80-110lb in the sea.

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2010, 07:03:30 AM »
G'day Guys ,
up until now ,I've been using 60lb Jinkai , but after reading this I think I'll up it to 80lb . Getting gear sorted now to head up to Awoonga in 28 sleeps :D So it will be a good time to beef up the gear
cheers AL

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2010, 07:06:31 PM »
30-40 lb Jenkai

but then again I fish with a 1-3kg rod  ;)

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 08:45:22 PM »
Nothing but wind on leaders for me with 60 on spin and 80 baitcast in open to moderate country and in tiger country 100lb.
Best system I've ever used and wont go back to knots these cast sooooo well
Here's a link to the article I did on them on my site

http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com/artman/publish/article_371.shtml

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2010, 04:49:16 PM »
Going to awoonga next weekend on the 26th, got 60lb and 80lb jinkai. i think ill be purchasing some wind on leaders though. any recommendations... will foxies stock them?

Cant wait to get up there!

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Re: Barra leaders ?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2010, 06:29:25 PM »
I always used 100lb jinkai, mainly becuase I could also use it for strainer posts and repairing breaks in fences.  Someone sent me up some 100lb Galis????? Japanese I think.  That's like wiping your bum with silk  :thumbsup

 

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