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Offline RealityCheck

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Best line for finicky panfish?
« on: Feb 19, 2021, 07:24 PM »
What do you guys use to lay those finicky slabs on the ice? I am a hound for fine fishing line. I believe it is the most over looked piece of gear everybody has to buy. Everybody but the spearing guys that is.
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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 19, 2021, 07:30 PM »
I dont think line brand matters as much as the pound test.i use 1lb and micro jigs when fish get real pressured.

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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 19, 2021, 07:51 PM »
I started using the Clam Frost ( actually made by Sunline ) this season and like it a lot. The 3# has the same diameter as most 1# lines and I have had no issues.
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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2021, 08:34 PM »
I am to much of a cheeseburger eating gorilla to use 1lb line. About 3 lb is the lightest I am mature enough to use. Asso stuff has been good. Spider wire was nice but not in extreme cold weather. Going to try seaguar ice line next. Usually in clear or brown.
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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 20, 2021, 06:06 AM »
1 pound line is tougher than you think. The key is a good reel with a smooth drag. I can sit next to my friends that like 3 and 4 pound line and I'll out catch them three to one or higher using the same lure and bait. It's the only  way on a slow bite.

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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2021, 08:57 AM »
I also am a caveman with limited gentile abilities... I use 6 lb magna thin.... Works for me... Maybe 4lb is i was having troubles but i dot seem to
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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 20, 2021, 09:36 AM »
Damn Michigan Neanderthals..jk but i routinely catch steelhead on 4lb leader when the river gets low and clear.ive used 1lb my entire life while icefishing.2lb sometimes.

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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 04:57 AM »
Sorry I haven't been on for awhile I didn't get to fish this winter, I used the clear sewing thread for awhile. it is very fine and subtle as well as inexpensive, you can get it at Walmart or fabric stores, but you have to be gentle with it. That being said I would also had to lose a really big fish  because I went to light, good fishing.
                             
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Re: Best line for finicky panfish?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 08:12 AM »
2# green Tri-lene for both ice fishing and open water.  Went down to 1# once, just couldn't see it to tie knots.  If I can't catch em on 2#, they can stay in the water.  I might have to change my tone if my eyes keep getting worse, 3# might be in my future, lol.  Buddy of mine uses sewing thread, he told me I should start using it.  I looked at him and asked if he would tie my hooks on for me.  He just laughed!

 



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