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#11794967 - 08/24/16 04:07 PM what size line to use for flipping willows
mikereils5er Offline
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does anyone have a preference? I had great success this weekend with 65lb braid, but I can see if the bass got pressured they would shut down. Does anyone have preference for line when flipping willow tree islands or buck brush?
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#11795004 - 08/24/16 04:22 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
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20lbs Floro
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#11795011 - 08/24/16 04:26 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: James Biggs]
lipjerk Offline
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
20lbs Floro


Yup

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#11795020 - 08/24/16 04:32 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
mikereils5er Offline
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what kind?
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#11795024 - 08/24/16 04:35 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
NjTexan Offline
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20 Lbs Big Game Mono.
Stuff is about indestructible and you can re spool as often as you want cause it's quite economical.

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#11795025 - 08/24/16 04:35 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
dreamweaver96 Offline
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Seaguar red label or their 20 lb flipping specific line. depends on your budget

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#11795028 - 08/24/16 04:39 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
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50-65lb braid mainline to 17lb Pline CXX leader. 17lb Pline CXX is incredibly strong and abrasion resistant (also much cheaper than fluoro)
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#11795046 - 08/24/16 04:48 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
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You get more bites with Fluoro and if you use braid with a leader then the knot will "catch" the limbs. "Typically" 20 will work but there are times you might need to try and find 25-30. (Like I had to do this past weekend. Broke off 3 times with 20 in the bushes.) One of the better Abrasion Resistant and tougest lines is the Vicious BUT it is not as small diameter as Seguar and it is stiffer. But it is very very tough!

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#11795053 - 08/24/16 04:52 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
mikereils5er Offline
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here is another issue I have, 20 takes so much space in the reel. are all the diamters the same for 20lb floro?
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#11795065 - 08/24/16 05:01 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
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Floro around wood and rock, braid around vegetation.
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#11795104 - 08/24/16 05:37 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
lodell23 Offline
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20 lb fluoro

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#11795137 - 08/24/16 06:20 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
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30lb Seaguar Flippin Flouro.
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#11795153 - 08/24/16 06:30 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
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#11795175 - 08/24/16 06:45 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: Ken A.]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Seems like he's really saying the use of braid is appropriate in most situations. He says he uses it to match cover and because he has his XH rod with a slow tip. I know I have watched him skip and flip jigs for hours using something that wasn't braid. He didn't say what type of line he was using, but he did say he was using a heavy/fast rod with a reel that had ceramic bearings and all the brakes off.

I guess it shows that guys like Greg now when and where to use what with what.
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#11795182 - 08/24/16 06:52 PM Re: what size line to use for flipping willows [Re: mikereils5er]
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His braid theory works because of the 1oz jig he's using. Pure reaction strike.
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