Well we just found out that some salmon like pink worms. I still don`t think I`d target salmon with `em. Spinners? O ya! Leader material and rigs will vary greatly depending on what type of water you`ll be fishin. With spinners you can go as big as 20lb leader, maybe bigger but I don`t. When I`m drifting I`ll size down a ways to 12-15, water clarity, size of stream and where the fish can run will determine this. Don`t use corkies myself so IDK.