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Glide baits #14582413 01/01/23 09:10 AM
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What size line for throwing big glide baits


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Depends on how much the bait cost!! roflmao


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Originally Posted by HARD WORKN HAROLD
Depends on how much the bait cost!! roflmao


Now that's funny. grin

Interested in this thread for the simple fact I have seen a lot of lost fish (multiple species) on glide baits. Not due to line size but other factors - single hook/huge bait = more leverage for the fish; angler error; wrong tackle set up.

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I throw 15lb fluorocarbon. I checked the knot about every 15 minutes. Now I don't throw it much but my son does and 20lb fluorocarbon and he re-ties a lot.



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20 or 25# mono.
I like that it has some stretch so less lost fish and also floats, which has allowed me to retrieve at least one bait that broke the line during a massive lob cast.
But everyone has their own preference.


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20 lb is all I use

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I like a 20-25lb mono on bigger glides and swimbaits.

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Braid to leader...minimum PowerPro Maxquatro 50 lb braid...25 to 30 pound shock leader. Zero issues.

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20# mono

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Depends on what you are calling big?

The 7" 3:16 Workhorse is 3.25 oz. The 7" HInkle is 6.25 oz. There is a big difference between those two. You throw a 6 oz bait on 15# line you're asking for heartbreak.



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Originally Posted by 1bassdaddy
Braid to leader...minimum PowerPro Maxquatro 50 lb braid...25 to 30 pound shock leader. Zero issues.


This but I throw 65 lb for its increased diameter which tends to not backlash as much as the smaller diameter braids. The shock leader is a must!


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3 oz or less 15lb mono, 3-5 oz 20 lb mono, over 5oz and over 25 lb mono. It really doesn't matter, regardless the line size you're going to cast one off eventually and it will be because of a mechanics / mechanical issue not the lb test of your line.

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Good thread, I just ordered some s wavers to try and I planned on using 20 lb copoly.

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Originally Posted by Brent S
Good thread, I just ordered some s wavers to try and I planned on using 20 lb copoly.



My son really likes the S waver in bone color.



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Good thread, I just ordered some s wavers to try and I planned on using 20 lb copoly.



My son really likes the S waver in bone color.


The light trout s-waver has probably caught more fish than any other color and it doesn't matter if there are trout in your waters or not.

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