I am pretty much in agreement with you Warren. I am envisioning a furled powerpro leader (6' or so) to get things turned over, then probably something in the 12# range (probably fluoro or mono for stiffness) as a shock tippet (12"-18"), then either 40Lb power pro or wire as bite tippet (12"-18").
Originally Posted by WarrenP
The thread furled leaders that I have bought in the past arent stiff enough. I have tried using 40 lb (PP) -> 20lb (PP) -> 8lb (fluoro) to 40lb (PP) or wire, but wasnt really happy with that. not to mention way too many knots. i far prefer furled to knotted leaders.
The other option is furled fluoro or mono, but I havent tried them and wonder if they might be too stiff or result in a large diameter.
So the question becomes which material gives the best stiffness to diameter ratio - braid, fluorocarbon or mono?