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Cabbage Patch
Posted 5/6/2022 7:32 PM (#1006166)
Subject: Death Pause Minnow




Posts: 200


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Watched the videos of the 6.5” in action. Took mine out, Different action. Fluro 130# killed the action. Want to make it dance and have hang time like the video. What’s the best leader set up.

Going to try this :
Split ring on lure
25# knot 2 kinky titanium 10”
Solid ring to split ring on lure
Small spro barrel to connect braid to leader

Any thoughts?

Toss on 2-6 oz 8’6” rod
Lexa 7:1:1
ToddM
Posted 5/7/2022 5:56 AM (#1006171 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow





Posts: 20167


Location: oswego, il
It's not a big lure. I would try an 8" 100lb flouro, 60lb seven strand, titanium or 105lb straight wire leader.
hawkeye9
Posted 5/7/2022 9:10 AM (#1006178 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




Posts: 426


Location: Perryville, MO
Yours probably doesn't work. Go ahead and send it to me. Or, try seven strand.
Ogandrews
Posted 5/7/2022 10:31 PM (#1006193 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




Posts: 202


Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
For any smaller crank I use 50lbs multi strand titanium leaders. I buy the 9” bass pro shop brand ones, cut the snap off and replace it with a split ring. I have some 75lbs ones for bigger twitch baits on a heavier rod. It is insane how big of a difference it makes using one compared to floro. Other companies make multi strand titanium but the bass pro ones are quality and way less expensive than the other brands. At some point I’m going to get a crimper and make them in various weights with a welded ring instead of a split ring.

One thing I will say is you have to be careful with split rings and thin leaders because they will work themselves off if you don’t check them periodically. Last fall I lost a $50 glider because of not paying attention to the split ring
muskyhunter07
Posted 5/9/2022 10:45 AM (#1006247 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




Location: Northern Illinois
Stealth tackle spring leader is your best bet
Slime King
Posted 5/9/2022 2:22 PM (#1006253 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow





Posts: 492


Location: midwest
How about a simple single strand 124 lb wire leader? No snaps, no swivel just a piece of wire looped on the bait about 6-7" long.
muskyhunter07
Posted 5/9/2022 2:23 PM (#1006254 - in reply to #1006253)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




Location: Northern Illinois
That's what a spring leader from stealth tackle is. 124lb wire with split ring about 6inches long.
EllusiveGoose
Posted 5/9/2022 10:14 PM (#1006268 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




Posts: 51


Stealth tackle spring leader worked well for the 5.5” and 6.5” death pause minnow. My 6.5” actually rises head up about 3” per second.
7.62xJay
Posted 5/10/2022 1:19 AM (#1006273 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow





Posts: 456


Location: NW WI
Why don't u just email Lee?
Cabbage Patch
Posted 5/10/2022 7:23 PM (#1006291 - in reply to #1006273)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




Posts: 200


Location: Milwaukee, WI
I did email Lee, waiting for response, thank you to all that responded
FlyPiker
Posted 5/12/2022 12:43 PM (#1006320 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




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I'm pretty sure Lee talks about the leader they use in a few of the original vids of the death pause. I think he uses titanium, but it's been a while. Like others here, I've had good success with the Stealth spring leaders on other smaller baits, but have not used the death pause personally. Stealth also makes a 90 lb seven strand that would potentially work well. I picked up a couple for pike fishing this winter and I'm looking forward to trying it out soon.
Slime King
Posted 5/12/2022 1:45 PM (#1006321 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow





Posts: 492


Location: midwest
It does sound like the easy solution is to just by a stealth spring leader!
EllusiveGoose
Posted 5/12/2022 6:56 PM (#1006327 - in reply to #1006166)
Subject: Re: Death Pause Minnow




Posts: 51


In a video I believe Lee suggested a 30# terminator titanium leader for the 5.5” death pause minnow. But the 6.5” works great on a spring leader And I bet it would be just fine on a 9” solid wire leader too. I thought the 5.5” did great on a spring leader too but I didn’t try anything else to compare the action.
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