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    Do you guys find them to be leader shy? I normally tie directly to braid, but I think for my spec trip I might use a flouro leader.
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    Frankly, I think the only fish that are leader shy are rising freshwater trout. And in their case, I think it's not that they see a leader or tippet but a poorly executed drift that causes the fly to drag on the surface. That's not an issue with saltwater game fish. I think they're fixated on the lure, not the line that's attached to it.
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    Good to hear, I certainly haven't seen any tangible difference when striper fishing.
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    I broke off twice yesterday, Joe- the 24 (+) and the 18 1/2 inch speck hit the lure tied directly to white 10# braid....
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    Thanks Ron! I'm headed to Crisfield this weekend to fish for specks and stripers, so I'll stick with tying directly to braid. I'm hoping to make it down to St. Mary's County next Saturday as well.
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    The main reason to use a leader in saltwater is for abrasion resistance. There are so many things out there that will cut through braid like butter including speck teeth... You can also get away with lighter main line if you have a stronger fluoro or mono leader. Just my two cents
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    I am with you on using floro leaders- I just had two break offs and did not want to try to tie on leader during a rushing tide and fishing...
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    Nice work, Ron! Congrats!

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    Gary, Mike and I were thinking of taking one of our Snaggedline buddies Trout fishing today but things just didn't work out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaultmtd View Post
    I caught it on a 2500 CI-4+ Stradic with 10# braid 7' light action St. Croix Mojo Inshore, John- it took drag like a freight train...and I forgot my net...I had just foul hooked a crabpot on the bottom and broke off- re-rigged and this was the first cast...I lost another Speck of about the same size boat side when the hook pulled...if I had my net I would have landed that one...but such is fishing- it was bumpy today and the current was running so holding position was tough...I had several school stripers and four nice speckled trout to the boat- not a bad day...
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