Leader material

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Leader material
I was talking with a friend of mine yesterday and the mention of leaders came up.  Generally when I've ever used a leader to prevent line breakage it has just been a short steel or titanium leader and they have worked well enough.  My buddy uses seaguar 20lb blue label leader material and makes his own.  Curious if any of you do the same, and if there are any or what benefits you notice over using metallic leaders.
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Use something weaker than your mainline. I use 10# trilene on 14# power pro

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Not if fishing for Northern

wslayer wrote:

Use something weaker than your mainline. I use 10# trilene on 14# power pro

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Yeah, if snags are a concern, then I like to use lighter test mono for spinners.  If pike are a recurring problem, I go with Knot-Too-Kinky titanium wire for a leader.  Not fun to work with but it's a great lure keeping investment when running $7 cranks.

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