White Marlin Leaders

Old 07-01-2014, 08:41 AM
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What is your preferred leader when trolling ballyhoo on circle hooks for white marlin off of MD/VA?

My plan was to run a 20' wind on leader of 80# fluorocarbon snelled to the circle hook. My rods are all rollers so the wind on swivel works well.

Think I should go lighter than 80#?


PS - We were fighting a big eye at the Washington 10 days ago and a nice white came swimming right up to the boat all lit up. Beautiful sight. Wish I had a pitch bait ready.
Old 07-01-2014, 09:26 AM
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I wouldn't go under 60 lb leaders for just targeting whites. 80 might be a safer bet in case the tunas clobber you.
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60-80 lb jinkai
Old 07-01-2014, 06:50 PM
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80 lb and can be shorter than 20'. We use 8-10' 80 lb flouro in tourneys.

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