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    Wire on artificials??- 10,000 islands area - 18 Mar, 2019

    I will be launching out of Goodland mid April this year and fishing for a week.
    I did the same thing last year.  Caught plenty of fish- but I lost a few soft plastics on larger fish that cut me off.
    I assume they were hit by Spanish Mackerel - as we landed several smaller ones during our trip.
    I used Flouro Leaders attached to braid.   Should I consider using a small piece of nylon covered wire?
    I am hesitant to use wire as it may decrease strikes.   But I dont like getting cut off by toothy fish.
    Thoughts?