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Old 12-12-2007, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are you all changing to heavier test line when you fish down at Antero since the fish are so big, or are you just sticking with what you regularly use. I think I've got 3 or 4 lb test on most of my ice rods. I'm too lazy to re-spool, so I hope that will work for the most part...i'm sure a few might break off, but those are the breaks.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The one time I ice fished, it was antero:

I used 6lb Stren low vis green mono on one rod, had two bites.

4lb flouro, I think Vanish, on the other and had one bite.

If you can get away with 6lb test, why not use it I figure.* It was a pain getting that little jig down though, I would flip the bail then pull the line out with my fingers while watching the jig until it got to the bottom.

The flouro started to ice up and it wasn't all that cold out.* The mono worked perfect.
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The biggest I have got out of there was on the only rig I didn't respool. *Had 4lb mono from last year on it. *That has changed. *The rigs I use there have 6lb Fireline Crystal with a 6 lb Fluoro leader. *
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I HAVE FISHED THE ICE THERE FOR YEARS ALWAYS USE 6LBS. ITS ALL ABOUT THE TECHNIC OF THE FIGHT TO BRING THEM THROUGH THE ICE.
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Same 6lb trilene xl I always use.
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I use 4 pound triline xl, but have to set my drag just right.
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I use 4 pound triline xl, but have to set my drag just right.
I used to use 4lb also but it tends to break when you're jigging a 1/4 oz kasty and something hammers it!
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I use 4 pound triline xl, but have to set my drag just right.
I used to use 4lb also but it tends to break when you're jigging a 1/4 oz kasty and something hammers it!
Do you use 6lb mono up in the high mtn lakes too?

I got my 4lb flouro just for those high mtn lakes, but decided to try it on the ice...I don't like how it ices up and will be using that reel in the high country only again.
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Yes all 6lb all the time.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I always used 4 lb Trilene XL until I read about how everyone loves their Power Pro. I spooled up with Power Pro...Hate the stuff. It's back to Trilene XL. I might want to give 6 lb a shot.
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