I am leaving for a trip to Fletcher's Pond this Thursday, and I had been planning on trying 55lb test seagur flouro as my leader material. I have fished a few pressured lakes for pike over the years and found that using steal leaders yields less strikes than directly tying. I'm not sure whether or not it is because they can see the leader or if it is hurting the lure action (or a combination of both), but I definitely get less strikes when using them. When direct tying, I have had my share of cut-offs, but most all of those instances were when using smaller, low profile, lures that were inhaled. I got the idea of using flouro when in Florida and on a guided trip to Cave Run. Many of the guys in Florida are using it as leader material. I also fished with a guide on Cave Run Lake for musky a few months back, and he too was using a heavy flouro rather than steal. I'm just hoping that 55 lb test is thick enough to handle not being cut off. I compared the various diameters of each, and the 55 lb test seemed to be limp enough while also having being thick enough. What are your thoughts?