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leaders for Baja

Postby flyinby » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:51 pm

whats the general formula for a sinking line and floating leaders for Baja? Ive got 15, 20,25,30 ,and 40...Forty seems a little much. Loop to loop or all bloodknots, back to back uniknots, or double surgeons?

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Re: leaders for Baja

Postby Emerson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:03 pm

Martin,
My first year there Gary Bulla gave me this formula..


Make tuna leaders…40 lb (4 ft)…30 lb (3 ft)…25 lb (5 ft)...all flouro!!!!!!!!!!!!

All double surgeons....


My first year, I was using a 9' leader catching one tuna for 4 caught by others. Gary Bulla said..make the leader 12'....immediatley got hook-ups!
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Re: leaders for Baja

Postby flyinby » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:10 pm

Thanks Emerson..no need to taper to twenty or fifteen? Primarily use thirty, twenty, fifteen for Alberts....These guys that much stronger?

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Re: leaders for Baja

Postby Emerson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:36 pm

Oh yea.....the tuna are and the skippies are even more so... A 14 lb skippie is tougher than a 20 ln tuna...

Both fish can hit very hard as well...


The 25 is more of s shock also...I will use 20 instead of 25 sometimes also...

Make sure all knots are good....these guys test your equipment..

the rule of thumb is 1 minute a pound to get in...15 lb...15 minutes but you are exerting maiximum pressure...non-stop for that time plus it is hotter than Hades!
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Re: leaders for Baja

Postby bhorsley » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:04 am

for the inshore critters i typically use a 10 foot tapered rio leader then add 3 to 5 feet of 20 pound flouro
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