Attatching egi to leader?

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Attatching egi to leader?

Post  Mick on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:39 am

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Currently I am using these Owner swivel snaps for easy change overs and plus they seem super strong.


What else is out there that you are using..

Good and bad,like to hear what you have or are using??
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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  andy on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:54 am

As long as you want. I normally have around 1 rod length so around 8ft. It really is a personal preference. Although I wouldn't recommend anything less then 4ft. I tend to change leader for every session and will change when I get down to about 4-6ft in length. And as like any fishing constantly check for nicks and abrasion throughout a session

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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  Cactuar on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:23 pm

im with andy on this bout one rod length
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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  Andrew T on Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:19 am

Andy or Les, why that length? Does it make a difference to the action of the jig or does the squid see the leader is it's not flurocarbon? If you used a short flurocarbon leader would that be a problem?
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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  timwunna on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:29 pm

My question exactly. ;-) I think leader is to hide the line since squid has good eyes. And what what type of knot to ties between the leader and the line? Obviously the knot should be able to fly out the glides during the casting. Btw thanks for the previous info. :-)

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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  Andrew T on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:42 pm

Hey Tim, I use an improved albright knot. I use a 0.8PE main line and a 8lb flurocarbon leader. I use an interline rod and have no troubles as the knot is small and compact. I used to use the uniknot until I was converted by some of the boys here
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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  Aaron on Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:05 pm

I've bought myself one of the diawa knot tying thingies.
No idea if the knot it ties has a name. But it's sooooo much easier to do on the go.

As far as snaps go. I use them purely for the convenience of interchanging jigs.

I use about 6 - 7 feet of leader.

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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  Alan on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:20 am

Like allot of the guys I use the Breaden snaps, they are the best imo, very small and light and don't impede the action of the egi (jig) at all, quick and easy to change from one egi to another.

As far as leader go's, 4-6 ft is plenty, squid aren't really line/leader shy. I prefer to use a minimum of 10 lb fluro for leader but usually use 12-15 lb, the reason for this is if I get a decent snag I can usually put enough pressure on the line to pull my egi off the snag by straightening out the hooks. If you try this with lighter line it results in snapped line and a lost egi.

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Re: Attatching egi to leader?

Post  Partizan Fk on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:17 pm

I just bought some Evergreen snaps and the case on my recent trip to Melb i have to give them a go.Went for a 30min egi session and the rain and wind buggered things up so i have a trip planned for 2 months time.
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