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#11141302 - 10/02/15 10:40 AM Rigging for wacky rig
Dianabass Offline
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Registered: 08/21/15
Posts: 17
Loc: East Texas
Got a new spinning reel yest and went to neighbors pond this morning to try out throwing a wacky rig senko. Was catching lots of fish only problem was line broke a lot. I used 6lb h2o monofilament line. Is this just to light of line? A few fish wrapped me up around some timber laying down and broke. Them it broke couple other times as I was reeling in couple of bigger fish. Used both a palomar and clinch knot. Seemed as tho the palomar held better. Any thoughts?
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#11141313 - 10/02/15 10:46 AM Re: Rigging for wacky rig [Re: Dianabass]
MV Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 3818
Loc: richardson tx usa
change line

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#11141318 - 10/02/15 10:49 AM Re: Rigging for wacky rig [Re: Dianabass]
dandeeks Offline
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Registered: 04/06/14
Posts: 339
yes. go up to 10lb.

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#11141329 - 10/02/15 10:57 AM Re: Rigging for wacky rig [Re: Dianabass]
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Registered: 03/31/14
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Put 10lb braid on an tie a fluro leader to the braid, only way I'll use a spinning reel
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#11141374 - 10/02/15 11:21 AM Re: Rigging for wacky rig [Re: Dianabass]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I use 30#-40# superline which has the diameter of 8# mono on most of my spinning reels. I add about 3'-4' of 20# fluorocarbon line for weight to overcome the superline bouyancy.

My ultra light rigs have 20# superline which has a diameter of 6# mono.

There is zero reason to use sewing thread size superline as it has very little shock strength.
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#11141392 - 10/02/15 11:35 AM Re: Rigging for wacky rig [Re: Dianabass]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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It's that crappy H2O brand line, it's garbage. Buy some 8 or 10lb P Line CXX and never worry about it breaking.

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#11141407 - 10/02/15 11:44 AM Re: Rigging for wacky rig [Re: Dianabass]
Bass&More Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 8634
Loc: Jack County
Originally Posted By: Dianabass
Got a new spinning reel yest and went to neighbors pond this morning to try out throwing a wacky rig senko. Was catching lots of fish only problem was line broke a lot. I used 6lb h2o monofilament line. Is this just to light of line? A few fish wrapped me up around some timber laying down and broke. Them it broke couple other times as I was reeling in couple of bigger fish. Used both a palomar and clinch knot. Seemed as tho the palomar held better. Any thoughts?


Upgrade to a premium 10 - 12lb fluorocarbon should do the trick. welcome to the TFF peep

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