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An Outdoor View: Fishing for halibut

...I'll switch to bait. My favorite bait rig is a 7/0 Gamakatsu "Octopus" hook, about 18 inches of 50-pound-test leader, a heavy-duty swivel between leader and line, and a sinker "slider" on the line. I use a whole herring, about...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-22/an-outdoor-view-fishing-for-hali
Outdoors
Persistence pays

...largest we caught that day, a 12-pounder. Why the prop didn't cut the line, I don't know. Why the 12-pound-test leader didn't break, I don't know. What I do know is this: When luck and skill don't work, persistence often will...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2011-09-16/persistence-pays
Outdoors
Fairbanks grocer hauls in huge Hawaiian marlin

...took off again. Finally, on the fourth try, he got it to within 25 yards and the deckhand grabbed the 400-pound-test leader. ''The deckhand pulled the leader on it, and then he stuck two gaffs in it,'' Russell said. ''I was suffering...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/050802/ala_050802alapm0060001.shtml
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