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I recently put 30 lb power pro on my spinning rod. So far, I love it. I've been fishing eggs and have been using a mono leader thus far. My first question is: Will this line work for bait loops? My concern is that it is too small in diameter and it will slice through the bait. Do I need to do anything special to make it work?

My second question is: Mark of First Cast Jigs mentioned in is last newsletter that he uses tuff line main line and a mono leader while jig fishing for fall chinook. Is there any good reason not to tie braided line directly to a jig?
 

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as for the second part of your question,as far as steelhead go they tend to be leader shy sometimes and they could see the tuff line easily.(exception) I know some people that run tuffline stright to their plugs when backtrolling and do just fine.I use mono straight through for jig fishing,8lb.

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the short answer: power pro is great until you get to the hook. it doesn't take abrasion well and mono does a better job. plus, mono hides in the water better and there are some flourocarbons and copolymers that do a better job at the terminal end.

now tuff or power pro to a plug is a different story. the fish don't tend to get a plug deep inside their mouth so you don't have to worry about abrasion. the action of a plug will cause a fish to focus on only the plug and not the line it's attached to.
 

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Thanks. Great answers. I think I'll leave the power pro on my bobber and jig rod and run a mono leader to the jig. I guess if that is the Mark does it, I can't really go wrong by doing so.
 

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what

Actually I use both mono and braided right to the jig. It depends on what rod I'm using. On my spinning rod the last couple trips out I ran Power Pro for mainline and also to the jig. Hooksets are immediate since there is little stretch. Make sure your drag is set a little lighter to absorb the shock of the initial hookset.

Since 20# Power Pro has the diameter of 6# test, it has less resistence and works fine running straight to the jig. I've also run Power Pro straight to the jig on my fixed bobber set-up and that too has worked good.

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i agree, mark. going with power pro all the way to a jig is fine. in fact, pretty much any lure is okay. it's pretty rare for a fish to get a spinner or a hotshot (for example) hooked deep in the mouth. however, rigging a bait loop with power pro would not be recommended. and yes, the thinner diameter of the line would tend to cut through baits.
 

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Originally posted by ampersat:
the short answer: power pro is great until you get to the hook. it doesn't take abrasion well and mono does a better job.[/QUOTE

im lost here ampersat i have been using power pro for 7 years now did i miss something some where how is mono more abrasion resistant than power pro help me out

[ 10-29-2003, 08:25 AM: Message edited by: Get Bent Tackle ]
 

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I know this topic is old, but I have a couple more questions. When using a mono leader, what is the best way to attach it to the mainline? Using a swivel or knot the 2 lines together (if so what knot). How long of leader should I use?
 

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I like to tie my mono to my PowerPro mainline with a Blood Knot, haven't had any problems yet...(knocking on wood) :grin:
 

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I've tried the blood knot and had the braid cut right through the mono. I don't know, maybe I'm tying the knot wrong. But I just use a swivel now. I also have to agree with GetBent on the abrasion thing. Braid may show alot of abrasion but it still remains strong.

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[ 11-22-2003, 11:53 AM: Message edited by: Corkie Monster ]
 

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I've also heard of that problem Corkie, and can definately understnad it happening as I've seen my powerpro cut through a lot of things, but so far...things have been good, worked well on springers on my bobber rod. I'll probably lose a hoss in a month or so and kick myself though. :rolleyes:
Nice fire pics, I've gota book full also. finished my 7th season last summer. structural,and running an engine for USFS, thinking about rappelling next? :whazzup:
 
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