Below is a list of common leader brands and sizes that are typically used for float fishing. Listed are the DIAMETERS of these common leaders and an indication of whether or not they can be used as a leader beneath our floating mono mainline products.
Basically, any fluorocarbon leader BELOW .230mm in diameter can be safely used with our 10lb Floating Mono mainline without excessively stretching the mainline in order to break free leader snags.
Remember, every time a setup is pulled to break a leader on a snag, the mainline is stretched and weakened. All monofilament lines when excessively stretched are weakened. At some point, that section of mainline must be cut back and re-tied to maintain maximum breaking strength. No monofilament can withstand endless occurrences of stretching/elongation and not eventually fail.
If a particular leader is NOT listed below, then it's actual diameter is in excess of .230mm and it can NOT be used under our 10lb mainline because it's diameter is far in excess of its labeled breaking strength.
If your choice of leader‘s diameter is in excess of what is listed below, you should move up to our 15lb Floating Mono mainline.
10LB Blood Run Floating Mono Mainline .309mm 300YD Spool
5lb Blood Run Fluorocarbon Leader .21mm Yes, this leader can be used
6lb Blood Run Fluorocarbon Leader .230mm YES, this leader can be used
6lb Pline Tactical/SS Fluorocarbon Leader .218mm YES, this leader can be used
5lb Drennan Fluorocarbon Leader .2286mm YES, this leader can be used
6lb Seaguar STS Fluorocarbon Leader .205mm YES, this leader can be used
6lb Maxima Fluorocarbon Leader .2286mm YES, this leader can be used
6lb Seaguar AbrazX Fluorocarbon Leader .2032mm YES, this leader can be used
8lb Seaguar AbrazX Fluorocarbon Leader .2286mm YES, this leader can be used
6lb Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon Leader .21mm YES, this leader can be used