Re: Just wondering

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Posted by Ben L. on 2013-09-03 15:01:41 in reply to Re: Just wondering posted by LeeH on 2013-09-03 10:26:22

Lee, I fish a lot for Keys tarpon (as well as bones and permit) and found through my experience that the twisted leader gets fewer bites than a stealth leader tied from graduated lengths of mono. I did 3 years of fishing for them with twisted leaders 80% of the time against clear leaders. Big hookup difference, enough so that I forever gave up on twisted leaders for the big 3 in the Keys - I found that the biggest advantage for twisted leaders was turnover but with good technique and a good tight loop I can turn over 16-18 ft leaders tied the normal way just fine. Keys tarpon are the most heavily pressured poons in the world and are much, much harder to feed than tarpon anywhere else in the world that I've fished for them. Dropping down to 40# bite will get more bites whether twisted or normal type leaders but the issue is that most of the tarpon I hook are 90 to 135# most of the time and they frequently will wear through 40#. I use 50# or 60# bite depending on water clarity.

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