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    I have just bought some P-Line 15lb for mooching leaders. Is that heavy enough?

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    Also what length leader? i will be using 3/0 - 5/0 hooks.

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    Personally I would use a 4/0 hook and 20lb test. Its always fun to be sporting; however, if your going for the derby winner, It might be nice to have a little extra strength.

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    I havent lost a fish with 5/0 or even 6/0 hooks. Have lost fish with 3/0. Have used 17 lb test a lot. You should do okay with 15, but like Stickle Back said, 20 would be better. Let them run. Like people, they burn up oxygen on the run, don't put a lot of pressure on, just let them run. Have drag set loosly when getting up to the boat, lunges here can snap that line. Dont try to net them until they are played out. Enjoy the game.
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    Fishing in the salt you never know what might actually bite. That being said I use either 20 or 30lb for leaders. I'd hate to loose something that might be good table fair because I was trying to use light line. Just my .02.

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    I use 30lb. braid or 40 mono for mootching leader material...anything less when something bigger like a Ling hits and it`s over.

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    I agree. Go heavier in the salt. Fish are less spooky while they're still in the big water. As far as minimum strength goes, I'd say Maxima in 15# is probably OK since it tends to be harder to break, but otherwise I concur on the 20# or a little stronger concept. I think I've got 17# through 30# on various reels in my closet, both braided and mono. They all work.

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    I like 50# test leader behind a dodger. It transmits action to the bait more appealingly, also less likely to get tangled up. Maxima is a good stiff line.
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