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I usually use 30lb. or 40lb. Big Game mono for my flathead fishing. Most of my fishing is in rivers with a fair amount of cover.

For those of you who use mono line what poundage do you use when targeting flatheads?
 

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completely depends on where you fish, the river i fish has alot of cover and i lost a fish on 40 big game last year, ive considered stepping up to 50 pound big game on my really heavy set up, not sure how well that would perform, i would imagine good,
 

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I use 20# big game, It has worked well for me for flats up to the mid 50s.
 

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Robert I am currently in the experimental stage. Been primarily a channel cat man and i got turned on to the flatheads last summer. Currently debating about 20 and 25lb line. As per Zeboman pointed out here the PA flats dont really get beyond 30lbs as far as I can tell.
 

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this depends on alot of things. you need to consider the area your going to be targeting them, whether it be more open water such as lakes or res. or whether it be a small river with lots of structure, or even a large river with more open water and less structure. you also should consider the type of tackle you will be using including the action and length of the rod. there is alot of variables to consider. i use mostly 30 and 40 pound big game, but also spool with 65lb. power pro for certain situations. you can get away with smaller diameter line at times, but i think if you are gonna probe them areas that are full of rock and timber, i would go with a larger mono such as 40lb. big game when you need to lay the meat to them, and larger diameter is obviously better for abrasions...good luck... rollo
 

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I use 40# mono I usually fish pretty much bottom clear of trees an snags but I have still had to fire up an chase a few big ones.
 
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