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#12553037 - 12/27/17 01:01 PM Best line for a jerk bait
Nitro27 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/14
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Loc: Atlanta, Texas
What are your thoughts? Fluorocarbon or mono? I went out yesterday, was throwing 15lb fluorocarbon, threw about 10 times and broke the line while working the bait. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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#12553047 - 12/27/17 01:12 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
T Bird Offline
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I use 12 lb. InvisX and have had no issues. Check your rod eyes for damage with a cotton Q tip. You may just had a weak spot in line from previous trips and/or removing back lashes.

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#12553054 - 12/27/17 01:17 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: T Bird]
M. Alexander Offline
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Originally Posted By: T Bird
I use 12 lb. InvisX and have had no issues. Check your rod eyes for damage with a cotton Q tip. You may just had a weak spot in line from previous trips and/or removing back lashes.


Ditto... 10 or 12 lb. InvizX
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#12553061 - 12/27/17 01:22 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
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Very subjective and lots of variables.

Tournament fishing or gin clear water—I’d go 6-8lb fluoro. Fluoro sinks, so you may have to alter the jerkbait bouyancy. Keep in mind, that as the water becomes cooler and more dense, the relative bouyancy of the jerkbait will increase (more prone to rise as the water cools)

If you don’t want the line to affect the bouyancy of the jerkbait, I’d choose a neutrally bouyant line (Yozuri hybrid, Pline CX, or fluoro coated hiseas copoly)

If you want to maximize casting distance on light line, 15lb braid mainline to leader.

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#12553078 - 12/27/17 01:36 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
JadensBasshole Offline
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Used to fish mono while jerkin. The line gets too weak and starts to stretch too much. I'd stick with floro. 10-14lb depending on cover
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#12553093 - 12/27/17 01:51 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
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10-12 flouro. Much easier on your wrists after a day of jerkbait fishing. Mono has to much stretch that makes you have to pop the rod tip harder to get the same effect.
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#12553106 - 12/27/17 02:03 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
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Line diameter makes a huge difference in the action of a jerkbait, go with as light of line as you can get away with. My preference is 10 lb flouro coated copolymer on a bait caster and 8 lb flouro coated copolymer on a spinning reel. If you plan on throwing the jerk all day its nice to have both style of reels rigged up so you can rest one arm for a while.
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#12553108 - 12/27/17 02:06 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
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The lighter the line the better the action.
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#12553154 - 12/27/17 02:47 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 203
Loc: CADDO LAKE
12 InvisX

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#12553177 - 12/27/17 03:09 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Hey jerk bait, why dontcha come up and see me sometime. Oh you mean fishing line, sorry.
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#12553198 - 12/27/17 03:23 PM Re: Best line for a jerk bait [Re: Nitro27]
Nitro27 Offline
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Thanks for the help.
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