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I use forty lb mono leader and 80lb plus braided main line, 40 lb is tough enough to resist teeth and with the braided is strong enough to get the fish in fast and do the least harm just in case you decide to release.
 

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So you dont get confused. Woody uses that for barfishing( I hope) ;D

If you were float fishing depending on the river 8-12lb is good for springs. I have never had any problems with landing big vedder reds on 10lb.
 

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Roe_kid said:
So you dont get confused. Woody uses that for barfishing( I hope) ;D

If you were float fishing depending on the river 8-12lb is good for springs. I have never had any problems with landing big vedder reds on 10lb.
oops forgot to mention that was my bar rig set up, just assumed as it gettin' to be that time of year :happy:
 

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Depending on the H20 clarity where you are fishing and the size of springs common to the area scuro, I would suggest that 12-25lb leader would be good for chuckin' hardware. For mainline go about 5-10lbs heavier than your leader.
 

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most common used pound test of leader for river fishing chinooks is 30lb. Some clear water fall fisheries on van. isle will be more in the 10-15lb range along with the vedder. With out knowing where in BC you are going it's hard to suggest leader pound test.
 

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I've had no problem landing 20+ lbs springs on 10lbs mono leader...so far the biggest spring was maybe a 12lber and a lot of finesse with the same rating but using floracarbon.
 

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I`ve always used 12lb leaders. It seems to work OK on the Veddar and the saltchuck. Can never land them on the Fraser though. In the saltchuck the springs take the hook deeper in the mouth as well. I think if the fish is going to cut the leader with their teeth, it wouldn`t make much difference on the weight of the leader line
 

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i use no heavier than 12 on the smaller systems. landed a fish 60+ on this 12lb leader 15lb mainline. on the fraser i go 80lb braided 20-30lb leader. get them in fast so they dont tire to much if your going to release :thumbup:
 

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for the Terrace ara rivers , 30lb is the most common leader strenght to use. Not wanting to stir it up but there are very few rivers in the northern half of the province that you would even think about using anything less. They are just not like fishing anything in regions 1 or 2 for summer/fall chinook. The rivers are bigger, quicker, lots of time little if any room to chase a fish. On rivers like the Atnarko or Kalum, you would land very few if any at all fishing anything less than 20lb so 30 becomes the norm. Standard Atnarko gear is 40 main and 30 leader or 30 straight through which causes problems when guys break off leaving way too much line in the river. When the river is up guys switch to 50 or 60 main and 40 or 50 leader.
 

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I've usually run 30lb mono mainline and 20 lb leeders with good success, since I'm switching to spiderwire ultra I'll try 80 braided main with 20-30 leeders depending on clarity. I think I'll go throw my line in the river tonite just to get it wet!! can't wait to get out there. :happy: :thumbup:
 
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