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#11609639 - 05/18/16 06:27 AM Best Top Water Line ?
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Registered: 04/28/14
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Loc: Victoria Texas
What does everybody think about top water line. Mono or braid ? Going to be used on a baitcaster...

Thanks in advance...
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#11609673 - 05/18/16 07:05 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Registered: 08/23/06
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Loc: The Colony TX
Most of the time I use braid because I'm throwing it in the junk, now for a spook or popR in open water I use mono.

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#11609692 - 05/18/16 07:18 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Braid....as light as you can get away with. I like Samurai for the really thin stuff and Power Pro Super Slick 8 for 50lb and 65lb.

I like the Samurai because it ties to a leader better than the coated PPSS8. Most of the time, unless directly to a Topwater, I have a Fluorocarbon leader on the smaller stuff.

I am wanting to try some of the new mono lines out for a while....just haven't had a real reason to do so, yet. This windy spring has almost got my last nerve with braid line wrap on the guides and top water lure fouling. ....almost.
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#11609731 - 05/18/16 07:43 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Not sure how to tie a leader on to the braid... will mostly use buzz bait and yellow magic..
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#11609737 - 05/18/16 07:46 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Monofilament or braid.
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#11609740 - 05/18/16 07:47 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Can't go wrong with 15lb big game lol
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#11609748 - 05/18/16 07:53 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Loc: Midlothian, Tx
Braid and 15lb. big game
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#11609804 - 05/18/16 08:27 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Open water--McCoy's Mean Green copoly
Vegetation--braid
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#11610134 - 05/18/16 10:30 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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For walking baits like spook or KVD sexy Dawg. I also use this for Pop R's too. I like 30LB braided with a 15LB mono leader. I tie a FG knot to Connect the mono to my braid. Super strong knot. For frogs and horny toads buzz baits I throw straight 50LB braided line.
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#11610139 - 05/18/16 10:33 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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I went from braid and a 7 foot medium heavy rod to a 6 1/2 foot rod and 20 big game when fishing buzzbaits, I've been hooking a lot more fish.

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#11610192 - 05/18/16 10:50 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Other than for frogs, I prefer mono over braid for topwater, with one exception. Big topwaters like a Super Spook etc. require braid, imo. You're making longer casts and covering more water with a spook than say a Yellow Magic. Hook-up ratio is much higher on long casts when using braid.
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#11610282 - 05/18/16 11:28 AM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Berkley Trilene XL Monofilament

I use the Trilene XL Monofilament for 90% of my topwater usage. The "XL" stands for extra limp, and that really rings true with this line. I feel like this particular monofilament line cats the furthest. This line is super strong as well, and it has superior knot strength. You can get a 1,000 yard spool for only $19.99 or a 330 yard spool for $7.99! Can't beat those prices!
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#11610586 - 05/18/16 01:26 PM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: collincountytx]
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Open water--McCoy's Mean Green copoly
Vegetation--braid


I agree.

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#11610588 - 05/18/16 01:28 PM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Undertaker56
Not sure how to tie a leader on to the braid... will mostly use buzz bait and yellow magic..


Use a Double Uni or Alberto knot.

You can find them here.


http://netknots.com/fishing_knots

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#11610635 - 05/18/16 01:51 PM Re: Best Top Water Line ? [Re: Undertaker56]
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2377
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I use McCoys Mean Green, because it is made with silicone and floats, it really helps with the topwater presentation. For frogs, I use braid, 65# Lynch line, the original braided line. If I do not have braid on and want to fish frogs, the 20# McCoys copolymer works well on horny toads and Ribbits. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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