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Old 12-04-2009, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For a person who fishes Antero/11 mile and Chatfield 80% of the time during ice season, what brand of line do you suggest? how about pound test?

also do you use a leader from your main line? or just tie straight to the main line?

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are you targeting trout or pike? I get away with 4lb test and set the drag accordingly, usually Trilene XL but you might want to bump it up to 6lb just in case. No leader btw.

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pline, 4 n 6lb is whats on all my reels both open water and ice
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys..... I target trout at Antero, trout and mostly kokes at 11 mile and walleye/smallies at Chatty.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just use 6 pound trilene xl, but I put a spro swivel about 18" up to keep my jig from spinning.

deadsticking pike gets a quick strike rig with 20# P-line leader
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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6# Trilene for 11 mile and Antero
4# for Chatfield

Sometimes I'll run a 1 -2 ft leader with 6# flouro. I don't notice much of a difference in action, but I've got a buddy that swears by it.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've switched over exclusively to Fluorocarbon winter and summer.
I use 8# for Macs
#4 for Trouts.
I really like the P Line XS. It's pricey, but it's worth it because of it's strength and lack of memory.
Any fluoro will work though.
For Pike, I tie on spider wire line on my 8#Mac pole.
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#4 or #6 various makes. Fluoro leader if i'm using a braid. Try a Surgeon's Knot on a little jig if it spins: http://www.animatedknots.com/surgeon...matedknots.com
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I fill my spool 3/4 with cheap mono. Put the last 30 yards of 6# Pline Flouro. It's cost effective and I get the full benefit of flourocarbon. I swear by flouro. Usually run 4# on my droppers.
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