Author Topic: What is the best tip up line??  (Read 4714 times)

swillerjig

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What is the best tip up line??
« on: Jan 12, 2010, 10:12 PM »
I mostly jig but while I do I usually put out some tip ups, the line is white does the color matter?  What do you guys use?
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Re: What is the best tip up line??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 12, 2010, 10:42 PM »
I use 30# Dacron with a 6ft leader of eather 8 or 15# fluorocarbon leader so I wouldn't think the color would matter if you use a leader like this because they really can't see it.

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Re: What is the best tip up line??
« Reply #2 on: Jan 12, 2010, 10:44 PM »
 they sell line specifically made for tip-ups but i use fireline superbraid(smoke)for its small diameter and superior strength.never had it snap yet and i've pulled up some fat gators.(knock on wood)also never had a freeze up problem.

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Re: What is the best tip up line??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2010, 11:03 PM »
All I tied on was a 12 inch steel leader maybe thats why the flags never fly ???  My one friend told me not to use weight and the other always uses weight ??  I should probably stick to jigging :unsure:
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Re: What is the best tip up line??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13, 2010, 08:57 AM »
no steel and no weight.  I use 3 ft. of 20# braided for a leader and the only weight I use is a 300# Spro saltwater swivel between the Dacron and the leader.  This provides plenty of weight to keep the bait down.

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Re: What is the best tip up line??
« Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2010, 11:27 AM »
Thanks for the tips guys
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