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How to make the perfect Musky Quick Strike Rig?


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#21 Muskiefool

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:46 AM

Why such small hooks? also whats the advantage of Flouro for a quick strike.

#22 mainbutter

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:47 PM

I just wanted to say this quick:

Fluorocarbon, especially at bigger diameters, is a pretty tooth-resistant material. Last summer I did all my bass and pike fishing (since the lakes I was fishing had them in similar waters) with 25lb fluoro leader. I decided to forgo steel leaders because I was tired of such negatively buoyant materials screwing up my lure action.

Many, MANY small and medium pike, a half dozen over 35'', and a half dozen muskies INCLUDING a 45''er and a 48''er later, I never lost a fish due to the fluorocarbon failing. I checked it regularly during the day and if there were any nicks that concerned me, I just tied on a new 8'' or so of leader material.

~100lb test fluorocarbon is regularly used as leader material for musky fishing. I have often used 100lb monofilament for shark fishing leader.


In summation:

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FLUOROCARBON IS TOUGH MATERIAL AND IS GOOD FOR MUSKIE BITE PROTECTION (though it's not 100% bite proof, but then again I've seen steel leaders fail as well)
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