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Old 10-30-2005, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's better than a Saturday's fishing? Fishing all day Sunday. No rock bass no drum no carp but we had the rest of the scaley things covered. Wayward walleye wacked me right under my chair. I lost it trying to figure the grab out.
Guessing 17 in. Some hefty yellows and crappie being released to grease as I type I think. Nice breeze no overheating. Well hate to zip right through but supper is calling.



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Old 10-30-2005, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Soooooooo did he have dull teeth or did the new line work?
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Oh that power pro stuff? I got a pix I was going to send but I guess I could post in subscriber pix. My first double followed by an impressive single. I ought to state these were caught on 8 lb power pro not that heavy stuff Darth uses.





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LOL
So you use the stuff just like Darth does.
To pull in snags.
Nice fish holding stuff gone to save a 3 cent jig
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Oh no it was better than that...
I got a couple off there too. I couldn't believe 8 lb would drag them in. They'll be in 7 feet of water when lake refills.
I also picked up a nice Fat A or something today too.



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Old 10-30-2005, 07:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No doubt the stuff is strong.
I just don't like it when people use it shore fishing, get snagged, and then cut it(since they can't break it) and then there's 20 yards of the stuff hanging down the river.

Never lost a walleye that I think I would have caught if I had it for line instead of mono.
For pike, good stuff, for walleyes and me, not necessary.
If I was into a bunch of 5#+ eyes, yeah, but for here, nah.
Just my 2.
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I just don't like it when people use it shore fishing, get snagged, and then cut it(since they can't break it) and then there's 20 yards of the stuff hanging down the river.
Agreed

Monofilament snags far outnumber the occ. braid though in my experience.

But those are problems with the angler...not the line.


If you get ultra supersnagged you can wrap a branch,closed pocket knife,fishing pliers or what ever you can find several times with the line, then pull slow n' steady...most times you get your lure back. I don't really care about the jigs but when I'm throwing $10+ lures like LuckyCraft or musky lures....I want em BACK

For the applications we're talking about tho I use 2lb dia 10lb test..if I'm really really snagged the same trick usually pulls my hook straight n' I don't have to spook a fishole. If that doesn't work..instead of slow and steady pull back hard and quick(with the object NOT your rod!). The line does not stretch so somethings got to give.

Some guys try this without the stick by pointing the rod tip at the snag and just pulling straight back...the problem is this will cut the line deep into itself on the spool. Your next cast will prolly be your last with that rig while you untangle the mess :wink:

Just my .98 cents short of $1
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Monofilament snags far outnumber the occ. braid though in my experience.
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Um, think that has anything to do with more people using mono than braid?
Not that more choose it but it just stands to reason that if more shore anglers are using it then there's going to be more of it in the river.
Unfortunately braid or mono, most shore anglers have way to heavy line

As I said, for pike, yeas, but for 99.9% of the fishing done on the river the braid isn't a necessity.

Shoot, blu's probably using a 1/32 ounce jig at most right now and a braid IMO just isn't needed.
Can't be a sensitivity factor when he's using a float either.
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Ed,

no need to grumble, he's heard it all day
them trees he pulled up, he should have let lay
2 on 1 and 3 for 2, the fish were wondering just what to do
"Duck ate my big brother" the fishes did weep
"Now I have no tree in which to sleep"
P pro is good, for Darth and Blu it's fine
but the Duck can do the same with 6# FIRELINE



Ok enough Cat in the Hat Crap............. :wink:

No doubt the P-pro is strong stuff, but fireline would be my choice. blu had 8# (i think) and mine was six, his seemed thicker (obviously) but i thought it would be alot close to the same diameter. his seemed pretty much round and mine is more flat, excellent for cutting thru weed beds, but would have to use it to give a true user's opinion. not gonna happen......love my fireline.
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I'm with you HtD. Love the stuff!! Can feel every little bump, yet if using the thin stuff can still break off when needed. Only fish I loose with fireline are ones that came unhooked, not because the line got cut. Holds up well to abrasion. Perhaps not as well as the braided stuff, but also not as limber as the braided stuff. For me it is a happy medium between the braid and mono. No memory, lasts forever, still very castable.
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