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Offline dsupercat

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Line for lakers
« on: Feb 02, 2020, 08:53 AM »
I fish in northern Ontario and fish without a shack.  I am currently using 20lb fireline crystal with a 20lb fluorocarbon leader.  It seems to work ok but I often wonder with these powerful fish if it is the right line.  Fish size is 24" - 40".  What's everyone else using?

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2020, 08:55 AM »
Sounds about right.
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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2020, 09:12 AM »
20lb floro is what i use 6ft long tied to a small barrel swivel
could go lighter if u dont horsem around ;)

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2020, 09:21 AM »
braid backing, forgot what lb...  :unsure:

Offline dsupercat

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #4 on: Feb 02, 2020, 09:24 AM »
Also the lakes I fish are barbless so you have to keep the pressure on them.

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #5 on: Feb 02, 2020, 01:02 PM »
I use 16# test on all my trout reels, I trout fish a lot and have never broken a line, just on the very rare occasion have been cut off by a northern.  I have caught up to 40" trout on 16# test, still hoping to land something bigger than the 39" and 3/4 inch trout that I had a replica made of.




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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #6 on: Feb 02, 2020, 01:17 PM »
I put 15lb braid on my last rig and then 3-4 flouro leader. Has anyone used the power pro slick 8 V2? Hoping it ices up less than tradition braids but would appreciate some opinions from the field.

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2020, 04:52 PM »
10 pb yellow powerpro swivel 36 inch seaguar 10 lb flouro

Offline Pheasanttail

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #8 on: Feb 02, 2020, 05:46 PM »
I put 15lb braid on my last rig and then 3-4 flouro leader. Has anyone used the power pro slick 8 V2? Hoping it ices up less than tradition braids but would appreciate some opinions from the field.
I have pp slick 8 v2 on a couple rods. It seems to ice up less than regular braid, but still more than mono or flouro. I like it a lot for lakers.

Offline Pesca307

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #9 on: Mar 17, 2020, 12:28 AM »
12-15 lb mono/copoly or 8 -20 lb braid with 12 lb flouro leader

Offline Maineguy93

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #10 on: Dec 01, 2020, 11:24 AM »
36lb wax coated tip up line with 12 or 15lb fluorocarbon leader.


For rods, I use 20lb power pro braid with 12 or 15lb fluorocarbon leader.


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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #11 on: Dec 01, 2020, 01:24 PM »
Yeah, I ended up with 15lb braid (PP slick) and then run 10-15lb flouro leader depending on the lake. Seems about ideal.

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Re: Line for lakers
« Reply #12 on: Dec 15, 2020, 07:27 AM »
Most fish i hook into are in the 20-35" range. For my laker rods im using 8# or 10# Suffix 832 braid with a 8# flouro leader. Havent had any issues with line breaking on me (knock on wood). Just make sure you have your drag set right and you can work the fish without a problem.

 



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