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Baitcaster float line?

Discussion in 'South West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by Kozzman, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Kozzman

    Kozzman

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    Looking for a better float line. I currently have Bloodline and am dealing with a lot of stretch in the float line. The problem is allot of missed hook sets because of stretch. I'm looking for a better float line that has good float with no tip hangups and not much stretch. Thanks
     
  2. addictivefishing12345

    addictivefishing12345

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    You're looking specifically for a line that floats? I would just use braid to a fluorocarbon leader if you're getting to much stretch.
     
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  3. Sea Fish

    Sea Fish

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    Raven is decent. Used the blood run and liked too.
     
  4. AllenMorgan

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    That's what I was going to say. Just make sure you have a levelwind baitcaster, otherwise the line will "dig in" on the spool.
     
  5. riverbob

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  6. flyrodder46

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    Braid is the best for non-stretch, however most braids do not work well in sub-freezing temps for winter Steelhead fishing as they tend to freeze. All mono line will stretch, there are some that stretch less than others and I have found that Suffix ProMix and P-Line CXX tend to stretch less in my experience with them on float rods. Suffix Siege is another line that I tend to use on my spinning rods for bottom bouncing and it seems to work well although there is not much line out when setting the hook.

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  7. Kozzman

    Kozzman

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to try something else. In my opinion Bloodrun is way to stretchy.
     
  8. Nikotav1

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    Suffix sun line is great and I like power pro braid in yellow but I don’t use it for winter
     
  9. Corey K

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    Try 17lb Nanofil, I have very good luck with it all winter long. The line will fray from a little ice build up, I cut back 5' or so every couple trips. Nanofil does not hold water like braid.
     
  10. Fishndude

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    Siglon FF for me. It floats great, and has low stretch. I bump up the size I would normally use, because it seems to have a lower breaking point than most lines I am used to. I use 15# float line, to a 10# fluorocarbon shot leader, and an 8# flourocarbon hook leader.