Line

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by Mickey, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I have read post on rods, reels, jigs etc, for crappie fishing. What line do you use? Do any of you use the fluorocarbon lines?
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I just use reg 4# mono. I don't crappie fish that much.
     

  3. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I just use 12 lb. for most fish besides cats.
     
  4. Catfish Levi

    Catfish Levi Member

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    i use 8# stren clear blue fluorescent. i did try stren fluorocarbon and i really didnt like it at all i think i only used it 3 trips imo i think its kinda hard to be good ol oringnal stren use in on all my crappie and cat rods
     
  5. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i use the silver thread an-40 in 6# for all my ultralight fishing and it's real good. last fall i started using 4# berkely fireline. it doesn't need to be retied as much and it is super strong. great for heavy cover. on a snag i can straighten out a jig hook rather than break the line.
     
  6. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    I got a good buddy (Wooly on the BOC) from over in Denison Ill that is an avid crappie guy. He swears by 4# flourocarbon.
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon 4 Lb
     
  8. Cryophilous

    Cryophilous New Member

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    That's exactly what I use.
     
  9. Slatebar

    Slatebar New Member

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    Mickey, I think I will respool every reel I have with the Sufix Braid for next spring. I now have a little bit of every brand spooled on crappie,catfish and walleye rigs. But I have had absolutely no problems with the Sufix I have. I have noticed it pretty much eleminates the twist tangles on the spinning reels too.
     
  10. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    mr. crappie in 4# and 6#.does'nt really matter crappie ain't line shy.
     
  11. Fl.catman

    Fl.catman New Member

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    I don't fish for them to often but when I do I use my U.L. and they are all spooled with Trilene XL #4.
     
  12. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    12# stren clear blue original. stays limp in cold weather and strong enough to pull jigs loose when they get hung.
     
  13. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    A tip for those using lighter lines that twist. Pull a few feet off your reel and re spool by running the line through a phone book. It works, just reel it back slow. Works similar to re spooling from a boat/water.
     
  14. TxBuddha

    TxBuddha New Member

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    6# Gamma co-poly, 8#, & 10# P-Line CX have gotten the most use from me until now. I've also used the 6# Mr. Crappie Hi-Vis with good results when dock shooting.

    My newest adventure involves a 7'6" St Croix Legend Tournament Walleye rod with a Shimano Stradic 1000. It's strung with 10# Fireline in the Flame Green color and about a 4' section of 8# BPS fluorocarbon tied on for a leader. The combination of the high modulus rod and the no stretch line makes for a very sensitive outfit. The jury is still out on this combo though, I haven't fished it enough to know if I'll stay with the Fireline / fluoro combination or go back to the Gamma / P-Line.
     
  15. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i always use 4-6lb test... i use a slab seeker rod and reel combo now, it is really long and sensitive and allows me to use lighter line with less chance of a mishap
     
  16. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    I used to use the trilene xl in 4# test.The last four years I have used the mr. crappie camo and hi viz.Both in the 4# test , for some reason I like the camo better and I have flo. paint on all my tips anyways.It is strong enough to land me a 23 pound drum , lol
     
  17. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i prefer a clear line for my crappie fishing and pan fishing, i think that the high vis stuff can draw their attention and take away from the presentation of the bait. i catch a lot more pan fish on clear line than the others. i like stren/trilene/berkley failry good for the lighter wait lines. with pan fishing im not very picky on the brand like i am in my bigger setups.
     
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    My eyes are not as good as they use to be, so I'm going to give the Cajun Red 6# test a try this year. I hope the lighter line does not have the memory that Cajun is accustomed to having. I can see this line OK. What do you think?
     
  19. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    I like that red line it is pretty good. I like to have a 8lb main line and a 36in fluorocarbon leader in 6lb test.
     
  20. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    i was wonderin when someone was gonna mention cajun red. i got 6lb spooled on both my light rigs. it works great. as you said, i had a little problem with the twisting in the beginning. my way around it was to put a couple split shots on, lob it as far as i can a half a dozen times, then after that, no worries. i love it now. its great with the knots, low viz underwater, and its held up pretty good. i like the low memory on it too. also, good value. not too expensive, ive spooled both my light rods, and still got enough for another spoolin or two.