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Favorite trolling line?

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I need to re-spool for the upcoming season. Just wondering if what everybody else is using for your trolling line, I run planers on Lake Superior for early Coho's, Browns, Steelheads ect plus I use my those same rods for Mille Lacs both in the spring and Fall.

I usually use Triline XL 10lb and it has worked fine but I am always willing to try something new.

Oh Yeah I usually only troll with Cranks, Raps, sometimes harness and some spoons also.

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Fireline is my line of choice. Pulling raps you can usually get the bait down a few feet more and when you do get hung up you just pull up the tree or the hook will bend and the lure will come free.

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I personally like 30# Power Pro. But if I wanted to gain value from the book "Precision Trolling", then I'd use what is advised in that book.

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Precision Trolling contains charts and info on how to convert their dive curves to the line you're using - very simple and easy to follow, just look for it.

I mostly use 10 lb XT when using planer boards, and use superlines anywhere from 8 lb test to 50 lb test when trolling flatlines or casting cranks. I like Stren Superbraid and PowerPro, there are other good ones too.

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10lb XT for trolling cranks and using with downriggers, 20lb XT for use with the Dipsey Divers, and 80lb PowerPro to troll for Muskie.

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I have used Trilene Xt in 10 or 12# test for trolling eyes on Lake Superior for years and it never let me down. In the past 2 years I put Gamma on 1 rod and tried it out and so far no problems with that either.

Mostly I troll Power Pro in 10# for eyes and 20# for riggers and 35# for dypsies.

I have yet to find a technique that Trilene XT doesnt work for except slip bobbers and some lindy rigging I use XL.

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I'm a Berkley man myself, but I gave into all of the advertising this winter, and bought some 8 lbs Sufix Siege line for my walleye rod.

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