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Old 03-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll finally have a dedicated topwater setup after the spring classic tomorrow. Should I go with 15lb mono or 50lb power pro? I'll continue using spinning tackle for small topwaters so I'm not concerned with that right now. For topwaters 1/2oz to 1oz I'll be using a 7ft MH with baitcaster. While I'll use some frogs on it, it probably won't be enough to justify a dedicated frog rod. I'm leaning towards mono for the best overall topwater setup & the best action, even though the occassional frogs won't hookset as nice. What do you think?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Braid tends to catch the hooks on some casts.
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MONO or COPOLY!!!
No braid for topwater unless its for frogs. Even then sometimes 60lb fx2 sunline gets wrapped around the hooks.
Stretch is also good in topwater situations most of the time. Lets the fish have the lure a tad longer, keep trebles in better, and more forgiving.
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mono is all i ues for top water, tried braid, nothing but trouble
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I use flouro!
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MONO or COPOLY!!!
No braid for topwater unless its for frogs. Even then sometimes 60lb fx2 sunline gets wrapped around the hooks.
Stretch is also good in topwater situations most of the time. Lets the fish have the lure a tad longer, keep trebles in better, and more forgiving.
I agree with boon.... but I found myself working braid with my topwaters a lot last year and I cant complain about it
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I use mono for everything. Used to use fluoro for lakers, but since switching to mono...haven't noticed the difference.
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MONO or COPOLY!!!
No braid for topwater unless its for frogs. Even then sometimes 60lb fx2 sunline gets wrapped around the hooks.
Stretch is also good in topwater situations most of the time. Lets the fish have the lure a tad longer, keep trebles in better, and more forgiving.
Braid for Frogs Rats or Wake Baits.
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