Ok this has most likely been covered before. But when fishing ultralite for Perch or chub, do you use a wire trace or not? If not do you use a floro/mono leader from the braid?
I totall agree with that sentiment :clap::clap:I always use a wire trace when freshwater spinning. Incidentally many clubs have rules requiring you to do so. I make my own traces using Drennan 7 strand pike wire, rated 15lb. I generally concentrate on perch fishing using Mepps Aglia size 2 (4.5gms) and size 3 (6.5 gms). I have never had any trouble not catching perch, or even chub, using a wire trace. I have had a lot of good perch, mostly caught in very clear ex-gravel pits, all between 11.00am - 3.00pm, which is not supposed to be the best time for catching perch, although nobody has told my perch this.
Personally I think if your presentation is right and you don't go making a lot of noise if you are wading,then if a fish sees your lure, it will have it.
I've seen that before, I think it was Jon Bunyard who had some ready made traces that were whipped. There must be a way of joining them up without bulky crimps or big knots.Or maybe whip it with fuse wire or tying silk, ie fold the wire trace and whip it then bend the tag and whip back up so no slippage. How does that sound?