What kind of fishing line do you use for flathead catfish?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by bobsmitter03, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. bobsmitter03

    bobsmitter03 New Member

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    Wisconsin
    what kind of line do you use (spiderwire, stren, triline...) and what pound test do you use?
     
  2. steilburnr

    steilburnr New Member

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    ohio
    Berkley Big Game Monofilament 20lb. Green. Duxrus Has A Couple Of Blacklights Mounted On His Boat And The Green Line Shows Up Really Well
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I use 20 to 40lb berkley solar green on some reels and 40lb Solar green P-line on a few others.
     
  4. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Ludowici GA
    Big game 30#. The only line if you ask me.
     
  5. stoney

    stoney New Member

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    Henderson,Ky
    i use 200lb solar green p line lol....
     
  6. Riverjake

    Riverjake New Member

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    Joplin MO
    Big Game 40#. Power Pro 80# when I fish the snags and brushpiles for the no stretch aspect of braid.
     
  7. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    Indianapolis, Indiana
    I go with big game line from 20#-40#.
     
  8. Tulcat

    Tulcat New Member

    I like 100# PowerPro.
     
  9. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    Ohio
    have 25lb yellow offshore angler line from bass pro (really cheap and not a bad line! 1000yrds, $10) on my flat poles, 15lb test big game hi-test solar green on 2 of my channel poles, and 17lb solar green suffix on my channel "bank" combos.
     
  10. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    Evansville, IN
    I almost always use spider wire or power pro in 50-80lb. test. I just like the braided lines better. Especially fishing for flatheads the braid tends to stand up better in snags and rocks where the flatheads hide.
     
  11. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    missouri
    Big game 25# works great for me
     
  12. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    indiana
    cajun red lightning 30# and power pro 65#
     
  13. wade

    wade New Member

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    GA.
    I like Berkley big game 30lb. and 40lb. flourescent green.
     
  14. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    State:
    hooterville indiana
    40# big game line. i fish a rocky river with lots of wood snaggs.
     
  15. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    I run 100 lb. power pro with a 40 lb. big game leader for big flats and blues, and 40 lb. power pro with 20 lb. big game leader for channels. Sometimes I mix and match different lbs. of PP with different lbs. of big game , but I usually stick with the forementioned mix.
     
  16. balddaddy91

    balddaddy91 New Member

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    East Liverpool,Oh
    I use 65lb test spiderwire and power pro
     
  17. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Kansas City, Ks
    I use Berkley Big Cat or Big Game in the solar green color.
     
  18. aaronm283

    aaronm283 New Member

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    missouri
    i use 20# vanish
     
  19. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Ohio
    30-lb berkly biggame.
     
  20. flathead_ky

    flathead_ky New Member

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    Kentucky
    Berkley Big Game 20# mono green