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CALVINIST

Fireline "smoke" for clear water conditions

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CALVINIST

This year I dicided to try a superline, so I bought some Berkley fireline "smoke" color, and spooled it up on my rig I will be doing the majority of my walleye jigging on, and also some cranking. When I tried out my rig on Tonka, I noticed I could see that line in the muddied-up crappie waters.

Will the walleyes see that line in clear water?

Do I need a leader?

Does anyone recommend a different superline for clear water conditions?

Thanks

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JJB

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The fish dont seem to mind seeing the line most the time.I use the hi vis yellow line down on the river when I need to see where my line is or need the thin diameter.Any other time I use 6# XT or XL but the XT is a little tougher on snags.But thats all I use when jiggin.That 6# XT will straighten hooks on my jigs half the time.

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wallyH

I use fireline and quite often tie on a leader of Vanish when fishing for crappies and walleyes.

Wally H

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EBass

I like to use a leader to. Vanish or Seagar!

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squeedunk

I use fireline for everything from crappies to muskies and have great luck with it. If I am crappie or sunny fishing I sometimes use a 4 lb. mono leader but have caught fish by tying directly to the lure. The 6lb. test 2lb. diameter is what I have on one of my panfish rods. There is also 4 lb. X 1 lb. that I may try for this year. As for bass and walleyes, I usually tie directly to the lure because fireline floats so it slows the fall of the jigs and texas rigs. This also makes it easy to detect bites. The no stretch aspect also makes for some powerful hooksets! I do a lot of fishing in the Longville and Bemidji areas in lakes with water clarity up to 22 feet and usually outfish my mono-using buddies when I am using the fireline. That may just be luck but many of them now spool up with fireline too. I still have mono on some of my rods but I have not noticed any problems with using the fireline in the clear water. That's my 2 cents, I hope it helps.

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Thomas

i agree with above post

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BDR

I also use fireline year round. The only times I switch to a rig with mono is still fishing with slip bobbers, on my ultra light, and ice fishing. Those are the areas I have noticed bieng out fished by others using same bait but clear mono.

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