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Ice Fishing Pennsylvania / Re: Gloves
« Last post by skifisher on Today at 02:57 PM »
After suffering near frostbite duck hunting several years ago, ANY glove is a no-go for me. I use faux fur lined mittens with a military surplus wool mitten liner. Easy on and off, and the liners are inexpensive, and easily replaced. Unless you want to put your hands in the water, definitely the way to go for warmth!
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Pawtuckaway trading post I'm sure will step up right in Raymond
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Ice Fishing Connecticut / Re: Tic. tic. tic...
« Last post by Hooking on Today at 02:37 PM »
Im officially ready for the most expensive dink yellow perch ever landed in CT!


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put me in please
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Ice Fishing Pennsylvania / Re: Gloves
« Last post by bigvfb on Today at 02:23 PM »
i usually dont wear any gloves but when i do i wear the fingerless wool gloves. very warm and easy to slip off when a flag goes up.
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General Ice Fishing Chit Chat / Re: what line is best
« Last post by Walks on Water on Today at 01:36 PM »
I don't see why your line choice would be any different from a spinning or baitcasting reel. I like 8# or 10# braid with a 4# mono leader, but that's just me.

It can make a difference with fluorocarbon. An 8 or 10 lb fluoro sometimes falls off a spinning reel spool in coils when you don't want it to. That can't happen with a baitcaster.

I'm using baitcasters on my outside rods this winter. Braid freezes outside and 8-10 lb fluoro is easier to control when the spool is contained on each end.
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General Ice Fishing Chit Chat / Re: what line is best
« Last post by cwavs1982 on Today at 01:35 PM »
My rule is 3# flourocarbon.  Most of the times I am fishing in 10-25 ft of water.  Rarely go deeper than that because of the threat of killing panfish.  Pros will say shallow to go to 2# mono, and deeper than that to go to either flourocarbon or braid.  I fish lakes that have northern, so not going to risk the 1# upgrade.

If I am fishing walleye - then its a spinning reel and either flourocarbon and braid mixed in.  Started using more braid last year and going to continue that trend.  6-8# test on either of the line. 
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Ice Fishing Maine / Re: Found some early ice
« Last post by 9huskies on Today at 01:20 PM »
You're braver than I am, Josh. I'll fish on the early thin ice but the only gear I bring is an old Mora hand auger and an inexpensive jig stick. If I break through I won't feel bad about leaving anything behind and won't be tempted to take any risks to recover it. The flasher and battery auger can stay safely on shore until I have more confidence in the ice.
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General Ice Fishing Chit Chat / Re: what line is best
« Last post by jigmaster5 on Today at 01:09 PM »
What is the most common line used on a inline ice reel for trout and pan fish?

Most common line for inline reels is probably some kind of mono or fluoro

For me, on my inline reel, I use 2 lb Maxima Ultragreen (mono)


On most of the rest of my reels (spinning), I run a mix of Fireline Micro Ice (Crystal) w/ some kind of leader or straight fluoro (lots of good options including some of the 3G or 4G fly tippet) or mono (mostly Maxima Ultragreen + Sufix Ice Magic).
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General Ice Fishing Chit Chat / Re: what line is best
« Last post by hillestadj on Today at 12:51 PM »
No complaints with Clam (Sunline) 2 and 3lb mono
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