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What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? #12452419
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What pound test line do you use while fishing for sunfish? Feel free to tell why you use a certain line.

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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12452424
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Normally 6lb

But I go down to 4lb in clear water.


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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12452430
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I use 4 pound. Love the way it handles!

Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12452468
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Gotta be 4lb test for me at least 75% of the time. The places I tend to fish and like to fish tend to have clear water most of the year and the lowest visibility line I can get away with is a must. Also, the thinner the diameter the line, the farther I can cast tiny jigs and presentations, which is also a great asset when it comes to big panfish in clear water.


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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12452485
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Six pound. For me it's easier to work with. thumb




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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12452602
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I use 2-4lb flourocarbon mostly. I really like the 2lb Sunline Sniper FC. The 2lb gives me the best casting distance, invisability in clear water, and lure action for the ultralight stuff I love throwing.

Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12453201
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I use a 4 foot leader of 6 pound Stren Original tied on to 8 pound Nanofil or NanoBraid
with a double Uni-Knot. Very easy to tie, has small knot size, and will not slip.

I have better casting distance and sensitivity with this arrangement. Also, when I'm hung
up the leader will break off and not the main line. Sunfish are line shy to high vis lines.
Tying direct to Nanofil or NanoBraid would be a high vis situation.

I use the 6 lb leader because it is easier for me to see and tie with. I also like having
a little better abrasion resistance and the ability to handle the odd large fish that
bites on my sunfish offering. But if I was presented with crystal clear water I would
size down to 4 lb for less visibility.

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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12453394
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I have a rig with 2lb nanobraid right now. My previous favorite was 6 lb. flouro or regular mono.

Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12453507
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...6 lb stren fluorocarbon...cause u never know when a bigger bass or catfish will chomp...

Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12454364
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6 any smaller i spend half the day tryn to thread it through the hook eye


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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12454639
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Maxima Ultragreen 4lb.

Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12454685
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30 pound braid Alberto knot to 20 pound mono double uni knot to 10 pound fluro Palomar knot to 2lb maxima! This is the bass section right? hammer

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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Smurfs] #12454713
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Originally Posted By: Smurfs
30 pound braid Alberto knot to 20 pound mono double uni knot to 10 pound fluro Palomar knot to 2lb maxima! This is the bass section right? hammer



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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12456370
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I run 8 lbs line. I do a lot of trolling, drifting, and 4 lbs tangle too easily and breaks to easily when hanging up.

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Re: What pound Test Line Do You Use for Sunfish? [Re: banker-always fishing] #12456425
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Originally Posted By: Smurfs
30 pound braid Alberto knot to 20 pound mono double uni knot to 10 pound fluro Palomar knot to 2lb maxima! This is the bass section right? hammer



Got to love it. roflmao


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