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FishnBear

What pound line do you use?

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FishnBear

What do you spool up with for URL? I usually only fish small panfish lakes so my rods have 2 & 3 lb test. Is this heavy enough for a trip to URL? Any preferences on line color? thanks

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bobsdent

Four pound test use cajun red ice line and red hooks and trebble hooks on lures.JMO.

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Jim Uran

heck man I use six or eight even, With two or three pound test one good run or a head shake by a decent walleye and a little skip in your drag and bye bye!!!! They're gone. IF they're that finicky and won't bite on six pound... I'm going home!!!!!!

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O2BFSHN

I use 6 as well. On more clear lakes I'll drop to 3 or 4, but on Big red I like to use 6 pound.

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steeplechaser2

I usually take the reels off the open water rods and use 'em on the ice fishing rods....6 or 8 pound test works great...even the braided micro stuff....be careful of the toothy slimers....we've had a 40" and a 43"...both caught on crappie minnows and glow genz worms!

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Slabby

I use 4# xl on my good rod and particularly reel combos- otherwise 6#. My 2 biggest northerns have been on 4# test.

the difference on URL between 4 and 6-8 maybe isn't great as other places with clear water.

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crappie finder

I USUALLY USE 2 OR 4 LB TEST, I LIKE LIGHT TACKLE HOWEVER. USUALLY THE FIRELINE IS MY FIRST CHOICE SINCE IT IS PRETTY STRONG FOR THE DIAMETER, LOW MEMORY, AND GREAT HOOK SETS. I HAVE LANDED 3 36" NORTHERN ON URL WITH 4 LB TEST. I HAVE LOST A FEW (A LOT) BUT I DON'T PLAN ON FISHING CRAPPIES AND WALLEYES WITH A LEADER.

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mike morris

I use 6 lb. Cajun Red.

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Borch

I use 4-6 lb test on my rods depending on the setup. Just remember that your using larger lures in stained water. No need to go too light. Not to mention all the gators up there love crappies jigs and spoons. wink.gif

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Team Otter

4# Berkley Cold Weather Mono across the board other than the leaders for jigging spoons, etc. For a leader, I use 6# Berkley Vanish, a fluorocarbon.

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Wallyeyes

I use 4 and 6 lb. line, usually fireline, with 6 or 8 lb. flouro leaders. I think the flouro has just enough stretch to handle the bigger fishes runs and shakes without sacrificing too much on the hookset.

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Random guy

10-12lb micro braid. Red lake fish seldom care about line and its precense. This gives me the ability to land pike, get walleye through the 30+ inches of ice late season and it actaully will slow light jig presentation/fall allowing me to use a larger jig to suit the liking of our slow moving crappies.

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