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Icemanjay
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 12:30 pm


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Hey guys/gals we're headed to chilly willy's for our first ever nippising trip in march. Just wondering what size line you'd recommend for fishing up there? If anyone could weigh in on this I'd appreciate it! Also I didn't want to highjack anyone's gear thread so I posted a new one, I've been studying those as well though!
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Fishberg
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 12:36 pm


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Hey Icemanjay; I was just about to ask this same question so I'm glad you did! This is the last thing I need, best type and size of line to use up there. Looking forward to replies.

Also curious if anyone uses steel leaders up there or just 100% line to an interlocking snap swivel for ease of swapping lures?

Thank you!!

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Sneaky Pete
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 01:16 pm


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I've never used anything more than 8lb test mono connected to 18" of 6 lb fluorocarbon leader with an inline swivel. I think metal leaders are a thing of the past unless you're targeting big pike or muskies in the summer.

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FishinGuy
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 01:48 pm


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10lb braid (Power Pro Ice Tec or Suffix 832) with a crane swivel attaching 18" of fluorocarbon. If I am not tying directly to the lure I use a fastach clip.

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/79368/mustad...nt-fastach-clip

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/58988/powerp...ec-fishing-line

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/60301/sufix-...ce-fishing-line

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/28542/p-line...ar-fishing-line


Hope that helps?

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FishinGuy
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 01:49 pm


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Forgot the swivel

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FatRap
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 01:59 pm


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8 to 10 pound braid for me.

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Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 02:05 pm


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I use an 8 lb braid with a blood knot tied to 4 lb fluorocarbon Leader starts out at about 3 - 4 ft but I like to direct tie most times, should be using a swivel but I'm old and set in my ways.

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Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 04:08 pm


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for walleye I use 12-15 pound braid and a 10 and 12 pound floro leader.

for perch it's just floro 8 pound

steel leaders and large snaps will assure you less fish imo

hooks are razor sharp and size 8 and 10. again you want minnows active down there and no need to go bigger

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Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 04:57 pm


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With Nipissings stained water I really don't think a floro leader is needed. But if it gives you more confidence go for it. I really like the suffix ice braid 6 8 10 lb whatever's on sale, plus the orange color is easy to see. Never had a pike break off braid, no need for wire. imo.

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Spooling question... should the braided line be taped to the spool to prevent it from spinning once a monster is on the line?

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Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 05:42 pm


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6 lbs braid with a 30 inch fluorocarbon leader with swivel. Direct tie in the hut, snap swivel outside.

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John 59
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 05:47 pm


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I use mone first then tie the braid to stop the that problem

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Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 05:51 pm


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QUOTE (John 59 @ Feb 07, 2018 - 05:47 pm)
I use mone first then tie the braid to stop the that problem

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Icemanjay
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 08:25 pm


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Thanks for the replies everyone! I usually just fish with mono, just a preference thing, may just go with 6 or 8 lb. what do you guys think?

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Posted: Feb 07, 2018 - 08:31 pm


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If you plan on fishing outside the hut in cold temps, I would stay away from braid. Fireline does shed water the best but I would go straight mono or fluoro as it tends to shed the water the best and keep your frustration levels at the lowest. You shouldn’t need more than 8lbs test as long as your drag is set properly. Good luck!

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