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Hi there..I have purchased some weighted lures to use over wrecks for pollack and cod. I have been recommended to just attach the lure by a clip to the braid without using a shock leader..Does anyone have any further advice please or experience of doing this? Presumably if the lure snags on the wreck it will give way at the clip to which the lure is attached to the braid?. Appreciation, Chris
 

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Surely even a rubbing leader of 5/10ft would be fine,one knot and a clip not much difference
 

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I don't go wrecking without a leader of some sort, the abrasion resistance of braid is zero ! First think it touches and ping....gone. Also acts as a shock absorber, if you get a good hit with a pollock you know about it and braid just don't give.
 

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Hi there..I have purchased some weighted lures to use over wrecks for pollack and cod. I have been recommended to just attach the lure by a clip to the braid without using a shock leader..Does anyone have any further advice please or experience of doing this? Presumably if the lure snags on the wreck it will give way at the clip to which the lure is attached to the braid?. Appreciation, Chris
:fishing1: I use a 12ft clear nylon rubbing leader then 6-8ft of fluoro to a clip, simple. :fishing1:
 

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When wrecking I tend to use 25lb fluorocarbon and a Whitby rig. If I'm fishing alone I use about 5m of leader so I can get a few turns of nylon on the reel if trying to land a big fish with net in one hand and bucking rod in the other.

I haven't tried vertical jigging but fancy doing so. What sort of weight are the lures and what's the best rod? (Chris hope you see this as expanding the thread not hijacking it)
 

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Ive just bought some vertical lures off jason at namix.

These are weighted at 10oz so the same weight i usually use when gilling out of brighton/newhaven.

Will be interesting to see how they go!
 

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I'll be watching this with a lot of interest. I'm from Australia and almost all the fishing I've done is vertical jigging (both mechanical style jigging and flutter jigs). Have hundreds of jigs and heaps of gear that doesn't seem to cop much use here, so hoping to try it out on the wrecks and see how it fares up against the more typical sidewinder methods.
 

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I had a few sessions using vertical jigs last summer over inshore reefs. The mackies and pollack hit them hard, didn't get any bass but I am pretty sure they will hit them just as hard in the right spots. I plan to carry on vertical jigging this year.
 

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braid will snap if it gets a tiny scrape of the wreck or rocks so i would use a leader, i use about two rod lengths of heavy mono of about 50lb. that might be too heavy and im sure you would get away with lighter mono of about 30lb. i think its better to judge mono by its diameter rather than strength as thin mono lines may be almost as weak as braid. braids diameter is not usually over 0.2 mm so a mono of about 0.5 mm would be an effective leader
thanks
conor
 
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