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#11270755 - 12/08/15 06:09 PM Squaw Creek line question
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 818
Loc: Ft. Worth
Been using 15lb Big Game on Squaw. That is usually my meat and potatoes line selection. Busted off too many fish lately in the nasty trees there. Also having too many fish become unbuttoned at the boat. I am setting the hook pretty hard on these fish, but think since they may be hitting on the backside of tree limbs, i am not getting the leverage to drive the hook in. I am considering using my 50lb Spiderwire braid. I feel like this will help my hook setting ability while also giving me a better chance of wrestling them out of cover. I have not done this yet since I am concerned the clarity of the water may cost me many bites due to the visibility of the braid. You see my dilemma....maybe a few less bites vs. more bites with a lower fish landing ratio. Do you think braid will cost me a bunch of bites.

Not a floro guy so don't want to go that way.

Your thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

Tired of the low fish landing ratio....I am not used to losing fish like this.

Mark

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#11270791 - 12/08/15 06:26 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Granbury
If your flipping the middle of the trees braid won't hurt the bite. I use 20lb invisx and have lost fish but it was due to being lazy. Using 15lb has cost me this year fishing deep trees. I will stay with 20lb flouro and braid.

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#11270811 - 12/08/15 06:36 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
McCoys co-polymer is VERY tough, 17 lb. line should be like 25 lb. Flouro or braid and be very abrasion resistant
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#11270820 - 12/08/15 06:40 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1973
Loc: ft.worth
I use 20 & 25lb seagar, I never have been a big fan of braid but do use it time to time during the right application.
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#11270830 - 12/08/15 06:45 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
521Rangerman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
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Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I use Seaguar InvizX Fluorocarbon 20lb Line.You need to check your line after you catch a fish in the trees.
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#11270831 - 12/08/15 06:45 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
Dubee Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/11
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Loc: Godley Tx
I flip with 65 power pro at sqauw. Works fine

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#11270852 - 12/08/15 06:59 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
stratosman201 Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 818
Loc: Ft. Worth
Thanks for all of the input...Rangerman, I always check my line. Definitely re-tie on almost every fish. Think I will break out the braid on the McNasty trees.

Tight Lines,
Mark

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#11270855 - 12/08/15 07:01 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
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Registered: 10/25/07
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20-25lb seaguar fluorocarbon or 20-25lb big game


Edited by SKEETER_MAN_225 (12/08/15 07:01 PM)
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#11270861 - 12/08/15 07:05 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
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20lb flouro for me......BPS style.
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#11270973 - 12/08/15 07:48 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
Aggie34 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 187
Loc: Glen Rose
I've grown up on squaw and have fished most lines. I agree that 20lb fluro is a great choice but I usually use 30-40lb power pro. Plenty strong even for that stuff and will cast a mile
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#11271510 - 12/09/15 06:54 AM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
lunker777 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 346
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Love the InvizX Flouro in 20lb, used to flip braid in the trees and yes it helps with the hookset it seems to cut into the trees more and therefore seem to hang up more when the fish pull back, just my .02 cents. Good luck

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#11271569 - 12/09/15 07:33 AM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
Paul Jeffcoat Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 1668
Loc: Azle, Texas, USA
I use 17 - 20lb, Trilene 100% fluorocarbon. Not been an issue, but you do need to check the line occasionally.

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#11271800 - 12/09/15 09:03 AM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
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Registered: 11/13/08
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Loc: tx
15 lb. For me, but I would love some 17 lb, but it does get bit less the bigger u go, I promise. .. 15 works u will loose a few, but not many,... braid u will not get near as many bites... period
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#11272259 - 12/09/15 12:16 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
Skeeter man ZX225 Online   content
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Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 2663
20 lb P-line should fix your problem. and constantly keep checking your line for bad spots

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#11272364 - 12/09/15 01:29 PM Re: Squaw Creek line question [Re: stratosman201]
Jeremyworm Offline
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Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 921
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
17 or 20# P-line CXX Copolymer. Very tough line that is hard to break off when you are trying to break it. Memory is not that great but should solve your issue.

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