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Rainydaze

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Hey guys!

I just thought I'd share a little study I have been doing with a comparison of fireline colors. With all the new line coming out sometimes it is a bit difficult trying to figure out the right line to use. I like to jig fish and live bait rig, and thus like the no stretch features while also being able to see my line for bite detection and bottom contact. I switched this year to the pink fireline which no doubt gets a few chuckles from fellow fisherman yet is quite visible to the naked eye and seemingly is very productive thus must be hard to detect by the fish. I have a friend who is a great fisherman who uses the fireline crystal, and is very happy with it. I used to use the smoke colored line, but have such a tough time seeing it my eyes are always straining especially when casting jigs. I must admit I like to use a vanish snell when live bait rigging. Seems like an extra step, but I feel is responsible for a few extra bites. The bite is still hot and limits of nice eating walleye between 13-16 3/4 are quite common. We landed around 25 eyes last night, but no big fish. 4 fish just under 17 inches, and another 4 between 14-15 inches for a nice meal of fish. We've still been using very subtle presentations, and trying to avoid the crowds. Thanks to the groups from Woody's fairly reliable resort. I'm glad you have had such fantastic fishing! If you guys are looking to come up this year to the mighty Rainy I'd highly suggest checking out Woody's and talk to the Fishing Queen who's caught a walleye or two herself! She'll likely tell you she's been fishing blindfold reef! Ha! Good Fishing Guys!

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Muskiebait

How about Power Pro have you tried that, I believe it is better than the Fireline.......

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Daze, I have been using fireline since it has arrived...I had a batch of pink that would break when I pulled knot tight. I am with the pure fishing guide crew and wrote them a letter about it...no response...maybe a bad batch! I use 8lb vanish for my lindy leaders as 6lb broke a little to often for my liking. I also put about 12 to 18" on the end of the fireline attached to a small barrel...use this for jigging and that tiny bit of stretch at the end seems to help my hook-set. I have some fellow guides here on Vermilion that use Power-pro and Cajun and seem to like them both...price is right for me and berkley so I will stick with it! Good luck in your quest for the chamber job...I donm't know if I have met you or not but fm has told me you weld a "good stick" First trip soon...phil

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Hey Phil,

We'll have to get out. I'd love to meet you. FM is a stick as you know. I fished Vermillion a bit as a kid, and have a lot of fond memories of those orr stained waters. I can remember trolling raps with a old 3 horse turn around motor pounding the walleyes in Pike bay I believe it was called. I like to use a vanish snell also. Seems I have always had a tough time with it twisting if I use a spool of it. I rig with all fireline, and recently started using the vanish snells for the exact reasons you have mentioned. Low vis and a bit more stretch to keep from ripping out on hook sets. Take care Buddy! I've got a trip lined up for 1:00p.m. hope the lightning stays away as we don't need that kind of excitement.

RD

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