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Offline jr50

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Which line?
« on: Feb 02, 2019, 07:48 PM »
I got a new combo and need to put line on if before I get out again.  It's a 32" tucr precision with a sienna reel.  I have 8# power pro, 6# clam flouro, 6# trilene flourish, and 4# fireline clear.  I am going to use this rod for jigging walleye and perch in water under 25' deep.  Which line would be the best for jogging spoons and raps.  Some lakes are pretty clear where I fish. 

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Offline Dave R

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2019, 08:49 PM »
What size Sienna? If it's a 500, I wouldn't go over 4. If it's a 1000, then you could use 6, maybe 8.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2019, 08:51 AM »
I don't anything over 4# on any of my reels that I have now,  I didn't find power pro in anything besides 8# at the two stores I went to.  What is the reason to not go over 4# on that reel, is it the amount of kind you can get on it or because the drag can't handle anything over that?  I have most reels set up with 2-4# fireline because I know it takes a lot to have a break off. I could order some new line so I am still wondering what everyone prefers when jigging, mono, flouro, fireline, or powerpro?

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2019, 10:42 AM »
I use 3-4 lb fire line micro ice with a flouro leader for most of my jigging rods unless Iím chasing lakers. I think I get better action with lighter line when using small jigs, and it is easier to detect light bites with light line. The increased sensitivity is nice also as I often fish in 25+ feet. For heavy lures like jigging raps, I still use mono. Everyone has their own preference, so youíll have to find what works best for you.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2019, 01:38 PM »
I got a new combo and need to put line on if before I get out again.  It's a 32" tucr precision with a sienna reel.  I have 8# power pro, 6# clam flouro, 6# trilene flourish, and 4# fireline clear.  I am going to use this rod for jigging walleye and perch in water under 25' deep.  Which line would be the best for jogging spoons and raps.  Some lakes are pretty clear where I fish. 

Thanks

My similar rods (32" MLXF Eyeconic) I have 4lb sufix micro ice on them, then run a 4lb fluoro leader at the end (3 ft). I use them for jigging raps and heavy spoons for crappie, eyes, bass, and perch. Don't use that power pro or fireline, it freezes up and gets stiff and is a pain in the butt! The 6lb fluoro would be ok if you don't mind a little less action on your smaller baits down deep.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2019, 02:19 PM »
Don't use that power pro or fireline, it freezes up and gets stiff and is a pain in the butt!
Yep, freezing is more of a problem with braids. For me, the benefits outweigh the negatives. Iíll deal with the pain in the butt, if it results in more fish.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2019, 08:07 PM »
Fluorocarbon coated nylon lines are pretty good.  ;)

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 2019, 09:47 PM »
I don't anything over 4# on any of my reels that I have now,  I didn't find power pro in anything besides 8# at the two stores I went to.  What is the reason to not go over 4# on that reel, is it the amount of kind you can get on it or because the drag can't handle anything over that?  I have most reels set up with 2-4# fireline because I know it takes a lot to have a break off. I could order some new line so I am still wondering what everyone prefers when jigging, mono, flouro, fireline, or powerpro?

Thanks again

Going with a line heavier than what the reel is designed to hold will cause the line to kink and not come off the spool smoothly and has nothing to do with the drag. The side of the spool should show recommended line size and capacity.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2019, 02:11 PM »
I have used 6 on my 500fd siennas for icing walleye before. Works fine, you are only using what 30' of your line each time.. no need for more than 50 yards on the spool and you arent casting.

I also use 1000 series reels on all of my open water crappie rods, they cast better with 2-4lb line than 500 series. Don't think you HAVE to use what is marked on the reels, that was a big thing going around all the groups last year. Just be smart and stay in the ballpark of what is listed on the reels, ie dont put 20lb mono on a 1000 series reel.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2019, 03:43 PM »
I put clam frost fluorocarbon on my reel.  When I tied a lure on to have it ready for my next trip out I had a hard tying without kinking in the line.  I ended up tying a palomar knot and it seemed to snug up nicely.  What is the preferred knot with flouro?  If I don't like this line I will go back to fireline and try a flouro or mono leader.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 12, 2019, 01:20 PM »
Improved clinch or uni knot are the best for fluorocarbon. Palomar will make a kink in it at the knot and will break easier. You HAVE to wet fluorocarbon when tying it, otherwise it will burn the line an weaken it. I've never tried that specific fluoro, maybe just bad for knots.

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 12, 2019, 01:45 PM »



3# for pannies 6-10# for Walleye
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Re: Which line?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 13, 2019, 07:52 AM »
I was not wetting the line before tightening it, that was probably my issue with the other knots I was trying.  I watched a video on the Shawn Grigsby knot and it seems pretty easy as well.  I'm going out fishing this morning so hopefully I can try a few different ones and see what works best for me. 

Thanks for all the suggestions

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Re: Which line?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2019, 09:41 AM »
I found one of the easiest knots to tie is the Trilene.  It can be used to tie any lure on, unless you want a loop between the line and lure.  I also use it to splice two lines together.  I tie a knot on the end of one line but don't cinch it down, then put the other line through the loop and tie another knot, then I cinch both of them down.  As for what line to use.  I don't go under 10# for walleye.  When you have the chance of setting the hook on a walleye between 10-15lb. you really don't want #6 line.  However, many people don't have a chance of hooking walleye that size.  Fishing on the Saginaw Bay, you never know what you'll hook.  Ice fishing for walleye you could hook into a steelhead, Lake trout, fifty lb. cat, and even a sturgeon.  I wouldn't want to hook any of them on #6 line, through the ice!

 



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