I agree with Gundoctor about nylon coated cable. I like it for lighter leaders but the nylon coating does make the strong crimping required for heavy leaders more difficult. I've also never been convinced by the electrolosys theory.gundoctor said:If you make the top part of your leader out of crimped mono, you are asking to get tail cut or a crimp to slip, when you have to put some serious pressure on your leader with a good fish. I've seen 700# mono cut by the tail of something, as it emptied a 16/0 years ago. I have also seen a bunch of crimps slip for one reason or another over the years. Now if I can't backbraid it, I tie it.
That I do agree with, the less clips, joints, swivels etc the better.gundoctor said:I also don't trust any kind of snaps or long line clips as a connection anywhere between my hook and my reel.
I don't even like any knots, swivels, quick links, or clevices in there either, but I haven't found a better way yet, so I'm stuck with them. LOL
AMEN Brother Spike.Captain Spike said:That I do agree with, the less clips, joints, swivels etc the better.
What this thread does demonstrate is that you must fish with whatever gives you confidence. I would never tie mono over about 200 # if I had the means to crimp it, Gundoctor would never crimp it if it was tie-able. Our own methods work for us and we fish confidently as a result.