Best Leader Line For Topwater Lures (Mono vs. Fluoro)
In this post, you’ll learn how to select the best leader line for topwater lures.
It’s tough to beat the thrill of a big fish striking a topwater plug!
Now that we’re approaching the first day of fall, we’re about to be in the best season for catching big fish with topwater lures.
The topwater bite has been great the past couple weeks, and a question that has been asked many times lately is what leader line to use.
So I made this new video to explain the following:
- What type of line I’ve found to work best (mono vs. fluoro vs. braid)
- What strength line to used based on the fish you’re targeting
Check it out below.
The Best Leader Line For Topwater Lures
Here are the details on the topwater lure shown in this video… it has outperformed that others that I’ve tested it against so far:
Why Single Hooks?
I started testing single replacement hooks last year thinking that I was going to prove that they missed a lot of fish.
But I was shocked to see that the strike to catch ratio was not different except for when really small fish are trying to strike the lure.
Plus, they are much better in areas with seagrass because they snag much less grass that’s floating on the surface.
Here are the ones that I like best along with some size selection charts:
Fishing with topwater plugs is one of my favorite things to do in the fall given how effective they are and how thrilling it is when a fish strikes a lure at the surface.
And the bonus for fall is that there are many big fish that will aggressively strike a topwater lure making for some amazing moments out on the water.
The worst thing that can possibly happen when fishing with topwater lures is the fish breaking off, so it’s very smart to make sure the line you’re using is strong enough to handle the abrasion it could get from a big fish that eats the lure.
And based on the abrasion resistance testing that I’ve done so far, I highly recommend using traditional monofilament when using topwater lures.
If you have any questions or if you’ve found different results when testing leader lines for topwater lures, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below… we’d love to hear from you.
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