Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
markzeke

using power pro line

5 posts in this topic

I started using power pro line last year when pulling bottom bouncers and crawlers. I really liked the line and was wondering if jig fishing do I need a mono leader or can I tie the jig directly to the power pro line.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like tying direct. However if I am in an area where I am getting lots of snags. I might run a small mono leader so I can break off easier when snagged. With power pro you will usually straighten the hook before breaking the line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

With power pro you will usually straighten the hook before breaking the line.


.....or destroy your reel. I did that to one of my spinning reels last year fishing in Canada (lots of snags).

I never thought of the mono leader (should have), but next time that's what I'll be doing. smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use Power Pro on all of my walleye rods for every presentation.

Lake Vermilion has slightly stained water so I have always just tied my jigs directly to the Power Pro.

I use a mono leader on my lindy type rigs most of the time but have also used lighter # test Power Pro with good results.

If you fish very clear water just tie a small swivel to your Power Pro then add a 2' to 3' mono leader.

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tie direct 90% of the time. If I tie on a mono leader for jigging I use a back to back uni knot. It goes through guides without a problem or having to worry about cracking a guide.

Only in clearer water do I use a mono leader. Big thing is dont get snags out with your rod/reel. It will brake themup. Either tie around a pliers or piece of something hard or point your rod right at the snag and grab your spool so it doesnt turn and pull straight back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • seifjr
      I have a three bedroom cabin reserved at Rogers Resort that I'm unable to use.  Sleeps up to 8 - $300/ night.  December 15-18th.  Let me know if you are interested and we can exchange contact information.
    • eyeguy 54
      lol  it went back to straight after I let it sit an hour with out the jig attached.   would not have traded for a 30 dollar reel.  I might get my man card taken away. look at first pic. worth 50 bucks plus tax at gander.   90 day full return policy. 
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Was it only those two people out there today?
    • Jim Uran
      Heck, everything darn near locked up today. This morning Cass was all locked up besides some water out just south of Cedar Island. Pike was frozen all the way across. I cruised to Naytahwaush to visit my mother today and everything was locked up besides Lake LaSalle , thich is 200+ feet deep. 
    • Bass Thumb
      To be honest, a willingness to move and "hole-hop" is a great way to find biting fish.    Anothet shout-out to MN Lake Finder.