What line are you using this year in the river ?

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  1. double trouble

    double trouble

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    I have switched over to some 10 pound fluorescent chartreuse braid that is made in china for the last 3 years. Its very smooth , wears great , no stretch , and does not hold a memory
    Hundreds of walleye and a few Musky with no break offs .
    Its also very economical .

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    Zero issues last season
     
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    11.99 for 300yds. Multi colored braid
     

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  4. Slimshady

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    Did you order it with or without the Corona virus?
     
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  5. umichguy

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    How do you like the Kastking? I actually picked up one of their rod and reel and got a free spool of their 6#. Figured it would work for perch next fall if nothing else.
     
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    It’s been great so far, catches walleye good a PowerPro at fraction of the cost.
     
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  7. Sharkbait11

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    Ive been using some chinese brand I forget exactly but for jigging its been no issue. Trolling I have had some break offs with dipsys but not sure if the it was the braid quality or an abrasion in the line I didnt notice.
     
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    Well the rod, reel, and line are ready to go as a back up once i get on the D so will see how they handle. Also picked up a digital scale and jaw gripper that i am hoping come in handy!

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  9. Power pro. 6lb
     
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    Power Pro 10lb
    Maxima for leaders.
     
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    I have used suffix 10lb yellow braid for several years along with power pro. Like suffix better. Landed a 50lb sturgeon last year horsing as much as I possibly could . I found my line for a long time.
     
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    Do you tie a mono or floro leader to attach the jig to or tie jig directly to the braid? Also - swivel or no swivel?
     
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    10lb fire line blood knotted to 8lb fluorocarbon
     
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    Its really up to you..I used to use a leader but that just ends up being the weak point and when you snag alot of times you lose the jig. Ive bee. tying direct for a couple years now and very rarely loose my jig, ive had the hook snap before the line breaks. I dont think with the limited visibility 30-50 feet down the fish notice a leader. It never impacted my catch rate that I noticed. So much easier just tying direct. Line twist not a problem if you keep your jig swimming
     
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    Gonna use whatever I had put on 4 years ago lol. Still good...
     
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