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MNoutdoors99

Good multi species fishing line for ice?

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MNoutdoors99

Hey all, I am planning on doing a lot of multi species fishing this winter and am trying to decide on what lb line I should have and what type, It seems fluorocarbon line is the best choice for most ice anglers so I am leaning towards that. I was thinking a fluorocarbon leader with my main line being mono but I want something strong enough that can hang onto a larger pike if I happen to hook into one and play it right but also something low profile so that shy perch and crappie are not hesitant to bite. I just don't know what pound strength of a fluorocarbon leader I should use because it seems like people say use 40-80lb for the pike but I feel that is way too thick for smaller fish to want to bite. any thoughts on a setup? I only have one rod and at the moment don't plan on having a noodle for panfish and a medium heavy for pike. I have a firm medium rod that is a good balance for smaller and larger fish and just need advice on the line, thanks -jim

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Cliff Wagenbach

I would spool the rod with a 8# to 10#  test braided line. I like Power Pro, Slick 832, and Fire Line in that order of preference. Moss green is my preferred color.

Then tie on a small swivel, tie about 2' to 3' of Fluorocarbon of the pound test that matches the fish you will be targeting. 

I like 4# for pan fish, 8# for walleyes, and 10# or heavier for pike. (or you can also tie direct to the braid for pike) they usually are not very line shy!

Cliff

 

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MNoutdoors99

Thanks for your input, I got myself setup with braid and a fluoro leader and its working great!

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