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#11218983 - 11/11/15 03:00 PM What pound test for umbrella rig
ftwfishing Offline
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Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 94
Loc: Fort Worth TX Eagle Mtn Lake
Thinking of buying an umbrella rig what pound test is recommended don't wanna break off that thing
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#11218986 - 11/11/15 03:01 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
20lb flouro minimum for open water stuff....if you are in cover I would switch to braid

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#11219007 - 11/11/15 03:13 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Depends on the baits you hang off it. A fully loaded A-rig can weigh upwards of 4-5 oz depending on the baits you choose. I throw it on 25# fluoro. You can also throw it on braid but it is a lot of weight. If you have a mid-air backlash, it will snap 50# braid like its nothing. If you want to be sure to not lose it, I would recommend 65# braid.

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#11219036 - 11/11/15 03:25 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: Ken A.]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Depends on the baits you hang off it. A fully loaded A-rig can weigh upwards of 4-5 oz depending on the baits you choose. I throw it on 25# fluoro. You can also throw it on braid but it is a lot of weight. If you have a mid-air backlash, it will snap 50# braid like its nothing. If you want to be sure to not lose it, I would recommend 65# braid.


True, but I like the fact that my Braid floats, so mid-air backlashes can still be recovered if enough line was let out before it snaps.
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#11219044 - 11/11/15 03:32 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
greenen Offline
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Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 776
Loc: Harker Heights
I use Invisx 20 lb.

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#11219149 - 11/11/15 04:29 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
I use 50-65 lb Power Pro Slick

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#11219158 - 11/11/15 04:34 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: greenen]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2061
I prefer 20 lb fluoro. I can cast it better than braid and I don't have to worry about it snapping off mid-cast from a loop catching like braid does from time to time.

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#11219165 - 11/11/15 04:39 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
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Loc: NC (Formerly TX)
20-25 lb mono or flouro will prevent casting off the bait due to backlash
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#11219208 - 11/11/15 04:58 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
Dubee Offline
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1513
Loc: Godley Tx
80lb braid, i have been throwing it for 3 or 4 yrs, never broke one off.

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#11219224 - 11/11/15 05:15 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
WAWI Offline
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 18898
Loc: Aledo
65 braid, I don't break them off but it tear them up.

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#11219267 - 11/11/15 05:37 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Loc: On the lam
20-30 pound mono or copoly
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#11219293 - 11/11/15 05:51 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
John175 ® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 65471
Loc: Realville
I throw an A-Rig on 20lb Invizex. I've experienced the braid snap like Ken A. mentioned and watched a good $35 lure fly farther and faster than I thought I could throw.
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#11219306 - 11/11/15 05:55 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
WAWI Offline
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 18898
Loc: Aledo
Y'all must be throwing it nowhere near anything. I would bust off with 20 or 25 in 5 casts.

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#11219315 - 11/11/15 05:58 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: WAWI]
John175 ® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
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Loc: Realville
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
Y'all must be throwing it nowhere near anything. I would bust off with 20 or 25 in 5 casts.
Try Invizx...I can use 20lb for an anchor line and I get better distance than with braid.
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#11219331 - 11/11/15 06:04 PM Re: What pound test for umbrella rig [Re: ftwfishing]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12853
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
65# braid minimum if you fish that thing on a lake with timber. Open water lake, no timber, you could use mono or fluoro.

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