greyreefshark wrote: »
Here is a big question. Since I have been hooking into both tarpon and shark, is there a leader Setup I could use that would be able to land both. I know for a shark, that would involve a wire leader, and I’m not sure if a Tarpon would hit my fish if it had a wire leader on it.
Tarponator wrote: »
Here's an easy trick to set your drag correctly. Get a gallon milk jug and fill it up with water -- that's 8.3 lbs. So 3/4 of a jug is about 6lbs. Now in order to test your drag you can wrap your line through the handle of the gallon jug and hook it back on to your leader. Now try to lift that jug from above (don't high stick it, or you might even break your pole) and adjust your drag accordingly. Get a feel for 6lbs and 8lbs -- most tarpon fights shouldn't take much more than that.
The reason I bring this up is this: 8lbs of drag should be enough to land any tarpon, and likely it's a lot more than you think. For tarpon at least, I'd set it to 6lbs and go from there.
Beastie wrote: »
Touching the leader is considered fair catch.