Fluorocarbon leader help for bream fishing!

G'day all,

              Need some help from those in the know! I want to start trying out Bream fishing, have my rod and reel 2-4kg range and just purchased some 8lb Suffix performance braid. But what I want to know is about the Fluorocarbon leader.

What lb rating leader should I use, a higher or equivilant rating as my braid, what length of leader do you use and which fluorocarbons would you recomend.




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Try Berkley vanish

Mon, 2008-02-11 11:32

A lot of breamers use it.


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hey, if your after a fluro

Mon, 2008-02-11 12:20

hey, if your after a fluro carbon give The Sufix Flurocarbon a whack its great stuff in the lighter side of gear perfect for that rating of braid :)

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Hey mate, i have used

Tue, 2008-02-12 20:15

Hey mate, i have used vanish, yamatoyo(spelling???) rock fish, seaguar, nitlon and line systems for bream fishing. My favourites were the yamatoyo rock fish and line systems which can get a bit expensive, but well worth it. I normally don't find the need to go higher than 6lb. 4lb is good for fussy fish on the flats or in the open. I wouldn't go higher than 8lb or you start to lose some finesse.

Hope this helps mate.


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Vanish or Seaguar for me

Mon, 2008-02-11 16:08

Yes, Berkley Vanish or Seaguar do the trick for me. Have a mate thats fishes alot of the bream tournaments on the east coast and he swears by the vanish. He has about 8 rods with him when he goes, all rigged for different situations eg fishing snags, rocks, sand flats, soft plastics with different weighted jig heads etc etc. (lucky his wife doesn't realise the cost!!!!) Always tries to use at least the same breaking strain as his braid mainline and up to about 8lb max. I think Blake.T is spot on the money mate.
Good luck champ!

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I would probably use 8lb

Mon, 2008-02-11 16:15

I would probably use 8lb braid and work to heavier leaders as needed. Alternatively you could go lighter if the fish are really spooky and just backed the drag off to compensate for the ligher leader. 8lb main line doesnt always mean you have to fish to that.

I use Line System Egi FC leader, Sunline Rockfish FC leader and YGK Nitlon DFC.

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Nitlon / YGK

Mon, 2008-02-11 20:05

TROUT soft DMV nylon , it's not fluro but Ultra soft for knot strength and ultra tough and hi abraision resistant for pulling fish out of structure and UV resistant as well , I used it up on the muzza's the other week and recon it holds knots better than the fluro's I have .

I can not see the line in the water and the dams are crystal clear .


A little cheaper than fluro too.






Anyone else tried it ?????????



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Mon, 2008-02-11 20:50

i used yo-zuri hybrid fluro because it comes in 250 meter spools for around 20-30 bucks!good option, i used about a rod length of leader.about 8 pound for structure fishing 4-6pd flats fishing.

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Whats the difference between the two

Tue, 2008-02-12 10:49

What is the difference between the two different types of fluorocarbon?

Fluorocarbon tippet

Fluorocarbon leader


I ask as was looking on ebay for fluorocarbon and they had vavaris as fluorocarbon tippet line from US for $10 posted. Only 30m but thought was cheap to try and at 6.2lb measures  .219 mm . Seems to be of similar diametre to the seaguar and other fluorocarbon, but would it only be suited to fly fishing?

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for me!

Tue, 2008-02-12 09:38

I use a rods length re fluro leader, open water 6lb and structure i use 8-10lb......if spooky you can drop back!

I use Linesystems fluro, Sufix and Vanish!

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I've been using the Yamatoyo

Tue, 2008-02-12 11:07

I've been using the Yamatoyo now for about 4 years and have been very happy with it. I notice that even BCF have started to stock it if you find it hard to get.


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i like the new td fluro

Tue, 2008-02-12 13:26

i like the new td fluro carbon im using 6lb rodlenght and had great results

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