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Old 08-09-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default What line?

what would anyone say is the best line to use that will help me have extremely long cast, good for topwater lures, and the iam fishing for specks with it and right now i have braid but seems to be getting knotted up alot and idk if it is the line being old or not spooled right on the reel or what but i love the casting difference of it. ty
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Whatever you do don't use Fluorocarbon--it sinks. The best would be either braided or mono. If it were me I would use Spyderwire mono. Are you using a baitcaster or spinning reel?

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Nothing is better than mono for trout. Use a 6 or 8 pound test. Set your drag to 2 or 3 pound of drag. No matter what the line, always set the drag to 30% of the line strength. The fight will last longer, but your catch will increase. Also the lighter line allows for better action of any and all baits. I find that braid works well on the spinning reels vs the baitcast. Also, if you use braid use around 5 to 10 foot of mono tippet. The key is to present the bait without presenting the line.
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Do use light blue or clear. Do not use red line for inshore/ topwater. Clear l
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Default Braided line,,does color matter?

Do the bright color braided lines have any effect on your fishing,,if you are using a flouracarben leader??
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Default Fluorocarbon to Braid

I have never had a problem. The biggest mistake that I see people do is to not use enough. The flurocarbon is expensive so people use small amounts. I use 5 foot inshore and up to 15 foot offshore. Sometimes 25 foot during tournaments for cobia.
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Do the bright color braided lines have any effect on your fishing,,if you are using a flouracarben leader??
ive never had a problem with any color lines if there is enough clear leader, ive had bright green dark green bright yellow red, but usually would uni to uni about 10 feet of flouro or mono to the end



as far as the original topic, ive gotten the best casts from braided line, only problem is with lighter test, i used 8 and 10# power pro and kept getting wind knots and tangles and just a total pain in the rear end, but since its super thin i decided to just go heavier than needed and use the test leader i originally wanted to fill the spool with and went with 30# power pro with a 12# mono leader on one reel and 20# power pro with 10# leader on the other and got nice long casts with it and didnt have the knot problems like i did with the lighter test
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