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Old 06-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont mind answering your question at all Flukeyboy. Yes, I use a 6 ft untra lite spinning rod. Using Trilene extra 2lb. Love the stuff. Nailed a 15 incher with it last week, no problems dude.
Thanks for the followup answers...appreciate you going to the trouble...you mentioned Trilene extra...assume you mean XT(?). The few times I have experimented with XT I found it to have a much greater diameter than that of XL, which would lead me to believe it would have a much greater breaking strength than what is listed on the package in terms of # test. Regarding the rod, untra [sic] lite power....got it. What action?

Not sure if you made a report about your 15 incher or other limits of jumbos you have taken over the past week or so, but would love to see the pics if you have any and/or would be willing to share. We have not heard much this season from anyone regarding perch of the 15" variety.

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Tell you something about mono, the strenth rating is the weekest part of the line, most of it is much stronger.
Not quite sure what this means...but I think the concept here is that the line's strength really is limited to its weekest [sic] part. Makes sense to me.

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Haved fun with your braid son.
I will have fun with my braid. I'll also have fun with FC when jig or spinnerbait fishing clear water and with mono as well when cranking, fishing suspending jerkbaits or fishing topwater away from obstructions. IMO, any angler who does not take advantage of all varieties of available line today is really missing out. An irrational bias towards using exclusively mono is every bit as limiting as one towards braid.
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Remember the kooky angler who's signature line said something like, "I used to use mono, but I gave it all away to some poor people." lol
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Braid for Perch?

Why not use dynamite?
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Braid for Perch?

Why not use dynamite?
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Remember the kooky angler who's signature line said something like, "I used to use mono, but I gave it all away to some poor people." lol
Yeah the mook
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That would be awesome if someone used this site to actually talk about fishing because I've been thinking about making a perch combo and had all of these same questions.....if you feel like sharing I'm readin
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Braid for Perch?

Why not use dynamite?


Welcome back, Dennis
Dennis! Good to have you back. Everyone knows that imitation is the sincerest form....

Anyway....dynamite? I think I've heard of that...that is that new Berkley fishing line product...it got a lot of fanfare at this year's ICAST show...similar to their new Tracer Braid product. The marketing angle is that it will result in explosive strikes.
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Went fishing this aft/evening with ThePlunc...Moments of solid action then extreme lulls.

Between The Plunc and myself caught a solid limit of 11" plus fish. Plunc split leaving me with the bounty of twelve fish. He had given a few fish to some other fisherdudes as well.

Wasn't feeling inspired to clean so I gave them away to some lucky angler as part of Ms Courtney's Charitable Perch Foundation.

Then immediately tagged three more fish the largest just being over fourteen inches. Back into the front of the Lake michigan they all went.

I only fish with braid. I get some criticism from some of my fishing peeps because I fish for salmon and perch with braid.

My grandfather fished with mono. He's been dead for thirty years.

The strength of braid is a definite bonus...But the beauty lies in it's diameter.

I use 4lb fireline for throwing jigs...Diam less than one lb mono. No stretch you can feel everything...Every "tick" is magnified. No wind and want to toss a 1/16th jig?.....Hard to accomplish with mono.

I have snapped so many fish off on 4lb mono that I had to stop using it. Rocks, zebra mussels and pound plus perch are not a good combo when coupled with 4lb or less mono. one nick and gooooobye perchy.

Fireline rocks my world. 4lb for jigs, 6lb for shad raps...10 lb for salmon.

Use a flouro leader during perch season...No leader for salmon. attach line directly to spoons and cranks.

SupremeFluke...Errr Dennis, nice to see you back out here.

Courtney has left the building.

Peace.

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Don't want to take away from the mono vs. braid discussion, but just wanted to point out. Dennis was given a 1 week time out, but chose not to abide by that by coming back under a different username... Not smart... Both usernames are now permanently banned, including the IP and email addresses...


Now as for the topic at hand, I use both mono and braid for perch fishing. When using crappie rigs, I've got fireline on or when tossing cranks, again fireline. When using my ultralite setup I love, which is two mini-mite jigs rigged in tandem about 14" apart, I use 6# mono. I have on occasion broke off hauling up a fatso straight up, but the additional hook ups are worth it.

Now for a wrench in the works... I use a line here I am willing to bet no one else here does... One of my rods that I use to toss cranks with is set up with fireline and a flourocarbon leader... I bet many of you just went, "That's not secret, I've been doing that for awhile"... Ok, now here's my secret... I use a 3rd line in the same setup... Leadcore Yep, that heavy line used by the LM charters (where did I get this idea?) I've found the leadcore seems to snag much less if I get into some dicey bottom areas and also seem to not put quite as much slack between the splitshot that I used to use and the crank itself. I just seem to feel the hook ups much better! OK, there is my "secret" weapon, might want to try it some time....
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Dennis was given a 1 week time out, but chose not to abide by that by coming back under a different username... Not smart... Both usernames are now permanently banned, including the IP and email addresses...
Glad I guessed correctly this time.

I remember when that goofy Kurtkaboom appeared, I was convinced it was that JJ character playing games. Although annoyed with his postings, I sat back and showed discernment and restraint and behaved unlike those here who lack self-control and get banned. Had I blown up, the joke would really be on me. Courtney is more enjoyable.

I learned a lesson a long time ago as a young man about thinking things out and showing restraint. I was promised a job promotion, but saw that promotion go to a relatively new guy. So enraged, I was going to go into the boss's office and scream my head off at him, not caring what the repercussions would be. I sat on it and approached him calmly about it. Found out I didn't get the promotion, because an even bigger promotion was coming my way in a couple of weeks instead. I taught myself a lesson I never forgot.
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