I remember that old stuff, AZ! My dad used to put it on the reels we used to driftfish with on the lakes up north (Minnesota, Wisconsin) when I was but a wee lad. I also agree 100% that it's a lot better with mono.
Hey, Evvguy, how are you? The strength of your leader doesn't necessarily have to be locked in at 20 lb.-test. I carry five 100-yard spools of clear Trilene XT and one 100-yard spool of clear Trilene Big Game in my tacklebox: 4,8,12,17,25 and 50 lb.-test (the 50's the Big Game). I let intended use, circumstance & my target species dictate just which strength I use for a leader. I go heavier in snag-infested areas, or when pursuing large quarry such as muskies and northerns (that's what the 50 lb.-test is for... skis & larger pike in clear water, where a steel leader will spook them). I go lighter when the target species is smaller, or when it's a situation that doesn't present too many snags or weeds. I find that the weight I use most for leaders is 8 & 12. I also use the lighter stuff (4 & 8) for tying weights onto Wolf River Rigs (or "Ledger" rigs), so if the weight gets snagged, it breaks off relatively easy. And, with the exception of when I chase the bigger members of the pike family, I always use lighter test line than my main line for my hook/lure leaders.
So let conditions, use, & intended species be your gauge for what you tie to the end of that braid. Don't lock in at any certain strength, or you'll hurt your versatility.
Tight lines, guys.
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