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What Line? #13987398 05/06/21 12:43 AM
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What line are you using on big top water walking type baits? Braid, Flouro, Mono other?

Also on Swim baits. Soft plastic type.

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Re: What Line? [Re: Oldnitro] #13987433 05/06/21 01:00 AM
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Google Some of Rick Cluns youtube videos, he gives some great tips on baits and what type of line and what pound test works the best. Incredibly great information.

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Braid, since it floats.


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I use 12 pound mono on topwaters. I might go up to 14 or 15 if it was a big topwater. Braid should work too but I mainly just use it for frogs. As for swimbaits (like keitechs and other paddle tails), 12 pound fluorocarbon. If you are talking about big swimbaits, I would probably use around 20 pound.


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Walking floaters can tend to foul braid because the braid is so supple. I use a short leader of some other material (mono, copolymer) that's a bit stiffer so it avoids the fouling issue.

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I throw my big swimbaits on Pline Cxx.

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Braid for stuff coming through heavy cover (frog) or that I don't stop moving (like a buzz bait) mono for stuff I "work" across the top (popper, spook, etc). Not flouro, sinks.


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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Walking floaters can tend to foul braid because the braid is so supple. I use a short leader of some other material (mono, copolymer) that's a bit stiffer so it avoids the fouling issue.


Braid to a buoyant copoly leader like Pline CXX for big walking topwaters.
To keep things simple, I use the same for big swimbaits; but if you have confidence in fluoro (which I don't), there are strong arguments for using braid to fluoro, or just straight fluoro for swimbaits.


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I use 12 pound mono on topwaters. I might go up to 14 or 15 if it was a big topwater. Braid should work too but I mainly just use it for frogs. big game for the mono and power pro for the braid. swimbait can be flouro or mono


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Walking baits on 30-50 pound braid (depending on size) and swim baits 20-25lb mono or fluoro



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braid if fishing heavy cover but mono usualy


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[spoiler][/spoiler]Braid & Mono float..

Fluoro sinks..


Go big with mono unless you need braid. The reply about Rick Clun is correct, videos are very interesting. I liked the Popr, and square bill vids.

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Big top water walking baits like a Super Spook: 15 lb. MAXIMA Ultra Green. Small to medium plastic swim baits like a BASSTRIX: 10 lb SEAGUAR Invisx.

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Braid.

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Mono for topwater. #15 big game most of the time but will go down to #12 occasionally. For swim baits #10 to #15 fluoro depending on bait size and weight.


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