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#11508267 - 03/29/16 09:35 AM Top water line
LTC Realty Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 493
Loc: Oak Point, 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: LTC Realty]
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: LTC Realty]
Ken A. Offline
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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: LTC Realty]
Fish hunter 59 Offline
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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.]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2322
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: LTC Realty]
Lucky Al Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
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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: LTC Realty]
Donald Harper Offline
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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: LTC Realty]
coachmas Offline
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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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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: Fork
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: LTC Realty]
bholladay Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 374
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: LTC Realty]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3010
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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