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#11508267 - 03/29/16 09:35 AM Top water line
young gun 12 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 394
Loc: Aubrey and Wylie Tx
Ive been using 30lb braid (power pro super slick) but find it cuts into itself on the reel when im using frogs or walking baits. two questions:

1) does anyone else have this problem? if so, how did you correct it?
2) would i be better off moving to mono or p-line?
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#11508272 - 03/29/16 09:38 AM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
Go up to 65# braid.
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#11508284 - 03/29/16 09:44 AM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
65 braid for frogs and 15 or 17 Big Game for walking baits like a Sammy or Spook.

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#11508289 - 03/29/16 09:44 AM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
Fish hunter 59 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Loc: Del Rio TX Transplant, TN at ...
I use 65# Power Pro but not the slick, I have no problems.
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#11508426 - 03/29/16 10:34 AM Re: Top water line [Re: Ken A.]
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2085
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
65 braid for frogs and 15 or 17 Big Game for walking baits like a Sammy or Spook.

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#11509785 - 03/29/16 08:16 PM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
Lucky Al Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 2393
Loc: Rio Grande Valley
65 braid for hollow frogs and 17 or 20# mono for other topwaters.

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#11509830 - 03/29/16 08:33 PM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
The slick is the problem. It wants to bury up. I throw my Custom Spooks along the edges. All I have ever used for 50 years is 25# Original Stren Mono. For Frogs in the slop, I like Stren Braid in 50#.
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#11509839 - 03/29/16 08:35 PM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
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Registered: 02/24/04
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Loc: Back at Palestine
50-65lb power pro for frogs, 15lb big game for spooks or yellow magics. Coach
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#11509896 - 03/29/16 08:51 PM Re: Top water line [Re: coachmas]
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Loc: Pot lickin your honey hole
Originally Posted By: coachmas
50-65lb power pro for frogs, 15lb big game for spooks or yellow magics. Coach


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#11510134 - 03/29/16 10:29 PM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
bholladay Offline
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Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 367
Loc: Post, TX
65# Power pro on all my top waters

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#11510216 - 03/29/16 11:18 PM Re: Top water line [Re: young gun 12]
Thad Rains Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
For poppers and walkers, I use 15 to 20# McCoys Mean Green, which floats because it is made with silicone. The line is VERY tuff and has a good amount of stretch and Great abrasion resistance. It also has a LOT less memory than most mono's. For throwing in the slop, I use 65# braid, I use the original Lynch Line, which is smaller and a LOT more limber than all the other braids, but it does have it's problems on windy days. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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