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Old 10-26-2011, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not really trying to start a new one because I'm betting this question has been asked many times before...What's a good line for Macks under the ice?

I've always used just a 6# Trilene mono but I'm guessing there's some newer hi-tech stuff out there these days.

Any of you old-timers remember a thread? I've tried searching with no luck.

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Old 10-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't remember the thread, but I know Bernie swears by 10 pound flouro.
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i like flurocarbon for lake trout , less stretch
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mono or fluorocarbon both work fine. I like the P-Line Fluoroclear. If you want to target big fish, I suggest you don't go any lighter than 12 lb. test. I fish 12 lb. about half the time and 15 lb. the other half. They're not leader shy in the least. Lighter lines kill fish. Get 'em the ice and back down the hole as quickly as possible.





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My buddy that has been schooling me on Lakers likes to use a 14lb with a 10lb leader.
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My buddy that has been schooling me on Lakers likes to use a 14lb with a 10lb leader.
To each his own. When I fish open water I generally fish 20# braid with a 12# or 15# mono leader. I don't ice fish with braid because I fish outside most of the time. Braid soaks up water and freezes.




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My buddy that has been schooling me on Lakers likes to use a 14lb with a 10lb leader.
Hey Benson, is that a mono or flouro?
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10lb seaguar fluorocarbon For ice or open water is what I recommend.
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Don I put some P-Line Flouro on last year believe it was 6 lbs and busted the line three times and one was a big fish at John. Maybe it was a bad spool but prior to that I was using 4 lbs Gama or Yo-zuri and the hook would straighten before the line would snap.
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The only fish I've ever broken off on the P-Line was operator error, and I can only think of one in the last 5 or 6 years. It occurred when a big fish just kept running and running and running and I erroneously concluded I must have my drag set too light, and cranked it down just a tad. Oops. I won't make that mistake again. But I haven't tried it in the 4# and 6# sizes, either.



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