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Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by Hoosier Daddy, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy

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    What do you use for your ice line? I mainly fish panfish and I haev experimented over the years with different types of line. Still trying to find the right one.

    I am currently using sewing thread after reading about it on another forum. It is very strong and thin diameter, but freezes ans sticks to ice.

    Anyone use tippet? I have a spool of 5x tippet I will probably never use for its original purpose and thought it might make a good ice line.

    Open to ideas/suggestions.

    Thanks
     
  2. d_rek

    d_rek

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    suffix ice magic 2# fluorocarbon on my main jigging / perch rod.

    zero problems freezing, low memory, plenty durable for panfish, perch, and more... as a matter of fact I caught a 20" pike a couple days ago on that very line!
     

  3. Duck-Hunter

    Duck-Hunter Staff Member Mods

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    I'm a tight liner, my all time favorite line is Stren Original Hi-viz Gold, 2 or 4lb. They discontinued it which Im not to thrilled about. The new formula to take its place is Crappie Mono, it's ok but definitely not Original.

    If you run a spring bobber I highly suggest Sunline FC Sniper. This line is crazy strong and very, very small diameter. It is fluorocarbon. I was running 2 or 3 lbs(I forgot, it's been years since I used it). Landed a 34" Northern with it and countless bass.
     
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  4. leadbelly

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    1 pound fireline. No memory or stretch. Is my fav. But the ones listed above are top notch lines also.
     
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    2# Pline Fluorocarbon
     
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  6. Ranger Ray

    Ranger Ray Smells like, Victory! Premium Member

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    I think you'll find they still offer the Original. There is a new Crappie also.
     
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  7. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Check out the 1/4 lb spools of Vicious Fishing Hi Vis Panfish line...

    https://www.amazon.com/Vicious-Fishing-Panfish-Hi-VIS-PYLQ2/dp/B00X881CUS

    One of those slimers (30"er) I popped the other day fell to a 48" Ice blues, K&E 1/8 oz clown "Smelt Stick" and VF 2lb test...LOL
     
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  8. William H Bonney

    William H Bonney

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    I know you guys will think I'm insane, but I only use Vanish Transition. Light lines are over-rated, unless they're invisible. I'm up to 6# test now, usually @ 4#, but once you have a legit 11" gill or 15" perch snap you off, you're mind will change real quick.
     
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  9. Duck-Hunter

    Duck-Hunter Staff Member Mods

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    I will have to give it a whirl! I used some vicious when it first came out and I swore I'd never use it again. Hopefully they got the formula dialed in!

    Ha, I love catching gators on 20' UL, schooley reel and 2-4 lb test. When you are catching gills and specks all day then working a mark, set the hook and its nothing but dead weight the heart skips a beat and it's game on!
     
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    I just gave Brenner's $9.96 for their last spool of Vicious 1lb high vis and 3 spools of the 2lb. $2.49 a pop. Had no idea you could buy the big spools. I love this stuff. Virtually no memory.
     
  11. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    I can't remember the gal's name @ Vicious - but I ordered a SINGLE 1/4 lb spool ( shipping is more if I ordered 2... IDK why!) and it was less than $15 TYD - there's almost 4k yards on the 2 lb and the 1 lb is around 7k yards.

    The small spools are around $3 anywhere - but the 1/4 lb spools are where the savings are at!

    PM me later & I'll check & see if I have her name in my phone.



    BTW BTK, I used 2 lb Vicious to land a 30" sL!MeR the other day, no issues with that or a 14" spec .... it's all about the drag & the rod setup I guess.
     
  12. TK81

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    Yeah, but you must fashin for de whales wit jombojake der, eh?
     
  13. William H Bonney

    William H Bonney

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    True, :lol:
     
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    2lb hi vis vicious. I tight line as well.
     
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    Either of these but prefer the invisible clear.
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