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LIne for a jigging rod
« on: Nov 10, 2003, 09:44 PM »
What type of line do you prefer for use o your jigging poles?
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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #1 on: Nov 10, 2003, 10:46 PM »
2lb. trilene for panfish or 4lb. with 2' leader of 8lb. flourocarbon if there are walleyes or other toothy critters in the area.

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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2003, 08:55 AM »
4# Maxima Ultra Green. In general...my favorite line for open water and ice.

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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2003, 01:45 PM »
Anyone ever try the Stren gold?  It was said in the Infisherman mag. it is good for line watching and didnt spook the fish??  Whats your input?
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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2003, 02:41 PM »
schwung17,

I tried it last year for that exact reason, with a 2' clear mono or flourocarbon leader.  It didn't help with detecting bites for me, but I'm not very good at seeing the little subtle movements of the line.  I tend to feel the bite much more than I see it.

I did learn one lesson from using it.  Somehow I got a knot in the line that was about 3" below the surface of the water at fishing depth.  I found that by watching that knot I could detect some of the bites that I couldn't feel.  This year I'm going to try and duplicate that same set-up with a slip-bobber knot.  I'll post how it works if the weather ever cooperates again.

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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2003, 10:51 PM »
3# trilene.  I have an easier time tying knots with the 3# than I do the 2# so thats what I use.  
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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #6 on: Nov 17, 2003, 08:29 PM »
1 lb trilene cold weather is my favorite. At first its hard to tie knots and such, but with practice it gets really easy. Even with big bluegills and once in awhile bass I dont' have problems with breakoffs. You just need a reel with a smoooth drag. I catch a lot more fish with 1 lb than I did with 2 lb. there really is a difference.

I might try flourocarbon again but not sure what brand to try. Any suggestions for 1 or 2 lb? (not vanish)

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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 2003, 06:07 PM »
Right On Zach ;D

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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 2003, 09:53 PM »
Thanks guys.  Right now I have fireline-micro ice on one reel, and I bought some of the trilene micro ice in two pund for my other reel.
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Re:LIne for a jigging rod
« Reply #9 on: Nov 19, 2003, 10:10 PM »
4lb Seaguar is a good choice for flourocarbon. PLines FlouroIce is also a very good flourocarbon line.
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