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Offline Esox fisherman

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Jigging line
« on: Jul 31, 2020, 06:09 PM »
What lb test of what line do you guys recommend for jigging i want something that will work for perch but will work fine for pike and yes i use a steel leader

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #1 on: Aug 01, 2020, 06:24 AM »
I think you would be better served with two species specific set ups . But I guess you could use a small diameter super line, less then 4 lbs diameter  ..good ball bearing swivel and some 2lbs or less fluorocarbon for your perch set up . Superline/braids present some problems in the cold/outside a house. On another note the purchase of some good reels is one of the best investments that will give you many years of returns.


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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #2 on: Aug 01, 2020, 08:41 AM »
To fish or not to fish? That's a stupid question!




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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #3 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:06 PM »
I use the same setup for all my ice fishing. 6 lb Nano or Suffix 832. Nano doesn't like freezing so unless its nice out or in a hut I go with Suffix. Then I use a barrel swivel and about 18" floro leader. Anywhere from 4-12 lb leader depending on the quarry.

Heck I catch perch all the time on a 12lb leader. Too lazy to switch it out. ;D
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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:44 PM »
Esox-xtm, that is exactly what I was thinking but no words came out. Perfect answer!

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2020, 04:35 PM »
I am 99% of the time in my hut which is a shappel 3000  but was wondering something that will work for both i dont have to use a leader or too light that could break but not to heavy because ive had no jigging success in the past 2 years

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2020, 04:36 PM »
Either a straight fluorocarbon main line or a straight braid in what lb test

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #7 on: Aug 03, 2020, 05:24 PM »
Lots of peeps use straight floro. I think like 8lb would be plenty for anything. It also depends what weight lures you jigging.
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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #8 on: Aug 03, 2020, 07:20 PM »
I use Tuf Line Duracast.
Doesn't freeze up because of the coating.
Not perfect but no worse than mono for icing up.

https://tuf-line.com/product/duracast-ice

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #9 on: Aug 03, 2020, 09:46 PM »
I a fan of a hybrid line. I use YoZuri Hybrid in 4# or 6# test on my rigs, and fish outside. I like the thin diameter and the way it performs in depths to 50 feet. Ive have had very few issues with the line freezing or coiling.
Any deeper, braid with a straight flouro leader would be the way to go. Good Fishing! Ski
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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #10 on: Aug 04, 2020, 08:34 AM »
https://www.berkley-fishing.com/berkley-line-superline-berkley-fireline/fireline-crystal/1316954.html  or https://www.berkley-fishing.com/berkley-line-superline-berkley-fireline/fireline-ultra-8-ice/1519763.html3-4lb for perch, 10lb for pike

the ultra 8 is smoother, both have excellent abrasion resistance - ice easily clears from line by pinching between your nails and pulling. It doesn't ice up any more than mono

I use a small swivel to a flouro leader as mentioned above. If you buy a 125yd spool it will last you forever lol I backfill my reels with about 125ft of cheap 6lb or 8lb mono, 125' of good braid, and use a 2-4' leader

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #11 on: Aug 04, 2020, 06:19 PM »
I like Trilene Xl smooth casting on all my rods, soft and hard water. Like the sensitivity and is tough, could always put a fluorocarbon leader on it.

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #12 on: Aug 05, 2020, 07:22 AM »
Esox Xtm, time to repeat your post!

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #13 on: Aug 05, 2020, 09:53 AM »
To fish or not to fish? That's a stupid question!




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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #14 on: Aug 05, 2020, 11:21 PM »
Stroft GTM 5X 5.28# test .15 mm line break 5# 10 oz.
Stroft GTM 4X 7.9# test .18 mm knot break 7# 2 oz.
Stroft GTM 3X 9# test .20 mm knot break 9# 6 oz.
Stroft GTM 2X 11.2# test .22 mm line break 10# 4 oz.

About the strongest mono out there...

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Offline Esox fisherman

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #15 on: Aug 07, 2020, 05:04 PM »
I was thinking braid to leader or straight fluorocarbon
Also like having one size for all
So pike/perch/walleye

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #16 on: Aug 07, 2020, 10:17 PM »
I was thinking braid to leader or straight fluorocarbon
Also like having one size for all
So pike/perch/walleye

So I guess none of us gave the answer you wanted to hear? ;D
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Offline Esox fisherman

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #17 on: Aug 08, 2020, 03:52 AM »
Any brands

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #18 on: Aug 08, 2020, 06:44 AM »
Also do swivels scare off perch and walleyes

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #19 on: Aug 08, 2020, 07:05 AM »
So I guess none of us gave the answer you wanted to hear? ;D
Trying to narrow it down

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #20 on: Aug 08, 2020, 07:13 AM »
Forgot to add if it helps all panfish in addition to perch so crappies bluegills ect

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Re: Jigging line
« Reply #21 on: Aug 08, 2020, 09:27 AM »
no swivels wont scare fish
one size for all is a compromise

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