FFIM

FFIM is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and preserving Maine's fisheries
It is currently December 12th, 2017, 11:30 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Leaders?
PostPosted: June 14th, 2014, 8:21 pm 
Offline
FFIMer

Joined: July 21st, 2011, 9:30 pm
Posts: 759
Location: Brunswick
I plan on doing some striper fishing tomorrow with my dad, he will be using a surf casting rod with bait and I will be slinging the 8 wt. Im a trout guy and tie my own leaders, my question is what leader works good for the salt? Im planning on 18 inches of each, 20#,15#, 0x, ending with 36 inches of 1x. Too long? Too short? Are stripers leader shy at all? I will be fishing a 30 foot sink tip with mostly clousers and deceivers, maybe some sand eels if I can whip up a few tonight. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Peter

_________________
"A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once"
Lee Wulff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Leaders?
PostPosted: June 15th, 2014, 8:18 pm 
Offline
FFIMer

Joined: February 4th, 2005, 1:00 am
Posts: 477
Location: Maine - Cape Cod - Fl Keys
http://www.neflyrodders.org/index.php?o ... &Itemid=35


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Leaders?
PostPosted: June 16th, 2014, 8:08 am 
Offline
FFIMer

Joined: August 26th, 2010, 10:00 pm
Posts: 382
Location: Brunswick
With that sink tip, you will want to go with much less than 90 inches......closer to 4 feet would be better. As for leader shy....depends on conditions. In clear, shallow water (found mostly over sandy flats), I'd go a little lighter, maybe 10 to 12 lb tippet. Fishing over mud, in estuaries, etc., where there is less water clarity, you can go heavier.

_________________
Veni, vidi, piscabantur.

This mighty river is both my savior and my sin.... - Kristian Matsson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Leaders?
PostPosted: June 18th, 2014, 12:22 pm 
Offline
FFIMer

Joined: July 21st, 2011, 9:30 pm
Posts: 759
Location: Brunswick
Thanks guys, I ended up making it about 6.5 feet ending with 8#, next time I'll go a little heavier and a little shorter. We didn't catch anything, the wind sucked and it was wicked bright, which didn't help.

Peter

_________________
"A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once"
Lee Wulff


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group