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    Default mono Vs. 5-5o cord

    How many of you all use mono for leaders when fishing for halibut?

    What are the pro and cons with it.

    Or should I just stick with 5-50 cord?

    I have 200# mono I have had lying around. I'm thinking of making some leaders with it.
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    use 200# mono and never lost a fish due to the leader. I like it mainly because I have a shload of it sitting around. Caught a lot of fish on it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    How many of you all use mono for leaders when fishing for halibut?

    What are the pro and cons with it.

    Or should I just stick with 5-50 cord?

    I have 200# mono I have had lying around. I'm thinking of making some leaders with it.
    I'd use it and I do use it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with mono (line that is) if it is kept out of the sun and frequently checked for abrasions. Also, it is just fine for shallow halibut fishing (less than 200 feet). Deeper than that and I can't jig fish with it due to its significant stretch.

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    Default mono

    I use 150lb mono and never had it break only thing i dont like about it is that it dosent soakup hearing oil like cord does..

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    I use it also and it works well. Till clients dont listen, drop to fast, get it wrapped around the main line, whack a big fish and pop it off half way up. Then well, it's a bit flustering becuase it's my fault for some unknown reason...ugg

    I dont normally use it though. My regular rig is ganion line.

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    Default The cord, the cord!!

    I like cord myself. It dosen't have the memory of mono so if you bend it or yank it around it won't get kinks in it. Cord is also very shock absorbant unlike mono. It'll survive the teeth better too. Just my 2 cents....
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    I have been using the cord for the last two seasons. Just did not want this roll of 200# mono to go to waste.
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    I did a google search for 5-50 cord and come up with parachute cord. Is that what you are using Alaska Gray?

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    Yes, just call it a different name.
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