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15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs #12313340
06/27/17 03:21 PM
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Wanted to see if anyone has used the line.


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Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Isaiah Bock] #12313359
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Yeah. Great line. Of course you have the stretch to deal with on the mono, but I use 15 big game for a lot of applications. Fishing around really heavy cover I throw them on 50 pound braid with a 20 pound flouro leader so I can get the fish to the top of the water as quickly as possible and pull them across the top.

Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: TwoLakes] #12313386
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Are you putting the fluro leader so the fish cant see the line?


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Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Isaiah Bock] #12313444
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Originally Posted By: Isaiah Bock
Are you putting the fluro leader so the fish cant see the line?


Normally I am moving the swim jig so fast I am not concerned about them seeing the line so I tie straight to the braid.

Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Ken A.] #12313481
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Well when i swim a jig i swim it drop it jig it shake it bounce it so thats my concern with braid. Right now I have 832 Sufix and it seems like rope.


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Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Ken A.] #12313556
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Isaiah Bock
Are you putting the fluro leader so the fish cant see the line?


Normally I am moving the swim jig so fast I am not concerned about them seeing the line so I tie straight to the braid.


I normally throw mine on braid as well. Swim jig has been most successful for me around vegetation (pads, grass, or reeds) and braid has advantages there.


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Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Ken A.] #12313562
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Isaiah Bock
Are you putting the fluro leader so the fish cant see the line?


Normally I am moving the swim jig so fast I am not concerned about them seeing the line so I tie straight to the braid.


I only use braid on a swim jig.


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Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Isaiah Bock] #12313606
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I've used straight braid before and I just don't seem to get the same amount of bites as I do with flouro. It could be my lack of confidence, not sure. I personally feel like the braid has a different sound when ripped through the water. Who Knows?? I do know it impacts my confidence. So, I tie the flouro leader for the smooth finish to help with noise and the clear color to help with visibility.

I also don't pitch with straight braid for the same reasons. I feel like the braid sliding over brush and slicing through grass has a different sound.

If I didn't have that perception, I think I would go straight 50 pound braid for everything but crankbaits just for the durability and strength of the line.

Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: TwoLakes] #12313738
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Originally Posted By: TwoLakes
I've used straight braid before and I just don't seem to get the same amount of bites as I do with flouro. It could be my lack of confidence, not sure. I personally feel like the braid has a different sound when ripped through the water. Who Knows?? I do know it impacts my confidence. So, I tie the flouro leader for the smooth finish to help with noise and the clear color to help with visibility.

I also don't pitch with straight braid for the same reasons. I feel like the braid sliding over brush and slicing through grass has a different sound.

If I didn't have that perception, I think I would go straight 50 pound braid for everything but crankbaits just for the durability and strength of the line.



You are overthinking it. I don't use it for everything but I have caught two DD's on a crankbait on 50# braid at Fork.

Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Isaiah Bock] #12313745
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I think it stained to dirty water I dont think it matters. I think it does if the water is super clear


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Re: 15-pound green Trilene Big Game for swim jigs [Re: Ken A.] #12314207
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Yes Ken, it's certainly possible that I'm over thinking it. But, what if you would have caught 4 DDs throwing the same crankbaits on Flouro?? smile

All about confidence I guess.

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