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    Do you need a shock leader while using braided line? I couldn't find a answer searching the forum
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    It's all a matter of what you like. I use a fluorocarbon leader, others like mono or tie on directly. Try it out and see what you prefer.
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    I usually tie the smallest snap swivel I can get away with, but the last batch were all loose and coming apart so I'm ready for a change, I have a spool of heavy mono or floro I can't remember which but I plan on trying some leaders this weekend.
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    30# Suffix Performance Pro to 20# fluorocarbon leader, no swivel. If you tangle up, the fluoro breaks before the line and you don't lose a lot of line......IMHO.
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    Grown in Tx, try Tony Clips instead of snap swivels. They're quicker and stronger than snaps.
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    I took some advice and ordered those tactical fishing clips#50 yesterday along with a new Penn 4000 spincast, I'll try some knots that were talked about I a different thread on the leaders this weekend and try them new clips next weekend
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    Uni to uni knot on 30lb power pro connected to a 20 - 30 lb flouro leader works great for me. I like Seagar flouro the best, easiest to tie. 30lb leader for winter/structure fishing and lighter for summer/flats wade fishing. 4 wraps is all you need on the uni.

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    Cool, the uni is one I was thinking about trying.
    Thanks for the responses. I need to make a choice and pick up another spool of heavy line, my wife thinks she packed my other one with the Halloween decorations last year and I ain't digging that stuff out for a few more months.
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    I always use the Albright knot. It passes through the guides nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grown in Tx View Post
    Do you need a shock leader while using braided line? I couldn't find a answer searching the forum
    no you don't

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