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Lets get away from the depressing frown.gif chat about the fishing not being as good as last year. We all know what to expect and until things change I don't really want to read all of the posts that are essentially the same. so I will invoke a new topic. WHAT FISHING LINE DO YOU LIKE BEST AND WHY? Fire line ice, Stren ice, Berkeley micro ice, Rapala, or any other brand. I am a trilene micro ice guy. 3 or 4# test for all species except lakers in which I use ten pound micro ice. I like using the three and four because it make the lures look more natural and nimble in the water(almost invisible too), whether I am fishing walleye, perch, sunnies, or crappies for that matter. Lets hear it guys! grin.gif Hope to see you all on the water soon!

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I like to use 4lb Fireline on my ice rods. It seems to get the job done. Haven't had my line snapped yet, but have been bit clean off. I like the feel of the line and instant hook sets you get because of the no stretch.

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Have you tried the new Cajun Ice I've used the 4Lb & 6Lb no memorey and nice and tough. Oh and by the way the fishing has been great on Big Red you just can't keep all those beautys but they are fun to catch. Crappies northerns walleyes perch oh my its a nice mix.

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Last year i tried a new line and i have had great success with it so far its called power pro ice its a microfilament line that is extremely sensative and its diameter is tiny. Has proven to me to be the line to go with for ice fishing!!

- Nic

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I still like my old stren ice for the little guys, it has been good to me and doesn't seem to kink or curl up in the cold.

As far as big game I like the heavy power pro stuff with the small diameter. Seems to take the abuse pretty good. I did try some of my musky line just to see what would happen...kinda like folding up one of those old rulers after it got wet and cold. confused.gif

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I also like the 4lb fire line ice. I use it with a Northland forage minnow, no bobber. I like the quick hook set the line gives cause of lack of stretch.(just a flick of the wrist)

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I love the cajun ice line. I've switched almost everything over to it now, no problems with line kinks and it has great feel.

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I used the cajun red in the 6 lb strength all summer for walleyes and bass and now i'm trying the 3 lb. ice line for the winter on two of my rods. It's worked great so far...helped tame a 15 lb. pike. but we'll see how it does on URL this weekend.

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I made the switch to pure flurocarbon 5-6 years ago and will not use anything else if there is any concern about the fish being line shy. My son and I fished with my buddy and his son on Upper Red (2003) in the same sleeper. Using exactly the same lures we caught 29 and they caught 11. I use it for big game fishing in saltwater, salmon, trout you name it. It is smaller diameter than mono, has a tough finish and is limp enough for ice fishing. There are many brands, but as long as it is PURE flurocarbon I haven't found a difference except for price. Give it a try!

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