I am so tired of ice fishing cant wait for that dam ice to melt. Anyways what do most people use when jigging. I personally have used fireline 3lb dia/8lb test with a 3-4ft florocarbon leader. I have been fishing mostly in ST Clair river where I seldom encounter snags. Is the leader neccessary and if so is it better to use a barrell swivel with 2 knots or tie a knot such as a surgeons or leader knot. Just looking for some input, thanks. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!