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Muskieguy

Ice Fishing Line Question

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Muskieguy

I do a lot of summer fishing, but am new to the ice fishing thing. My question is:

What type/pound test line do you put on your ice fishing rods and reels? Mono 2lb, 4lb, 6lb? or do you use Fireline with a higher lb test?

I will be coming up to the big pond to do some fishing and want my poles to be set up correctly.

Thanks,

Jason.........

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IceEyes

I use mono and flourocarbon and re-spool sometimes 2-3 times a season. I tried the superlines through the ice in the past couple seasons and I kept popping hooks loose when fish made runs at the hole, but the sensitivity was great in deeper water. It's a toss up for me. Now with the mono I just get a saw job from the pike before I get a look at it at the hole.

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IceEyes

I should of read your question better... In winter I use mono/flourocarbon leaders tied in back to back uni-knots 2 to 4 lb mono on panfish. 4 to 6lb on perch. 4 & 6 lb on walleye jig rods. 8lb flourocarbon on walleye tip-ups. 10 lb mono with jigging raps and heavy spoons. I don't pike/muskie fish exclusively in the winter, but I beef up the flourocarbon line leads to 12-16 lb test on my tip-ups...if I want to have them come up the hole and meet me. I use berkely and seagar brands...I've done well with them, but I'm not sponsored by either.

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