View Full Version : fishing line info?

02-19-2014, 12:00 AM
what line is good or best for jigging? trolling? just looking for new ideas.. something smooth, strong, limp, small dia.? braids?

drill instructor
02-19-2014, 12:27 AM
Mr Crappie camo line 6lb great for all types of crappie fishing.

02-19-2014, 12:37 AM
all the mr crappie line I have ever used has been bad, lots of twist and lots of memory..

02-19-2014, 01:09 PM
I use Academy Brand florescent green & Mr Crappie florescent green. 8# & 6# test
I don't find either a bad line but I re-spool 1 or 2x a yr & spray em both with line conditioner occasionally.

02-19-2014, 01:36 PM
all the mr crappie line I have ever used has been bad, lots of twist and lots of memory..

Sounds like you were using the "newer" version of Mr Crappie line ... made in Taiwan ??

I used to use Mr Crappie Super Hi-vis (USA made) in 4lb test, for casting jigs, and liked it fine. Switched over to 6lb test, recently, and am using Vicious Panfish hi-vis ... and like it better.

The day before I use my outfits, after they've been sitting for any length of time, I will take them outside & tie off the line ... walk off about 80ft ... pull & hold the line to stretch it out a few times ... untie the line and reel it back on the reel under finger/thumb tension. This usually takes the coils/twists out & relaxes the line, plus spools the line back onto the reel good & tight.

... cp :kewl

02-19-2014, 02:15 PM
something smooth, strong, limp, small dia.?

That's the definition of a braid, along with zero memory and zero stretch.

02-19-2014, 10:40 PM
thanks guys, I've used all kinds of line, just thought there might have been something new or I wasn't aware of out there..just checking to see what folks was putting on them poles now days..

02-20-2014, 01:18 AM
I don't fall in the line watcher category. Most of the time I'm using seaguar red label 4# fluorocarbon (2lb dia). I fish a sand pit that has 20'+ visibility and if you do not use fluorocarbon you won't get a bite, with a high quality rod you don't need to see a bite... you can feel a fish fart next to your jig.

Of course I'm throwing light jigs, not vertical jigging stumps or trolling with 8 rods. Totally different fishing style.

02-20-2014, 11:27 AM
Power Pro Super Slick 8 is hard to beat IMO.

02-20-2014, 05:12 PM
Get you a spool of BoneHead braid. All the reports I have seen on it are great.

02-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Get you a spool of BoneHead braid. All the reports I have seen on it are great.

I bought a spool of Bonehead to compare with the Power Pro SS8. The Power Pro is smoother, you can feel the difference and you can see the braid pattern easier on the Bonehead. I have both spooled on my two pole rods to see if there is a difference, but haven't fished enough yet to decide which one I like the best.

MoJo JoJo
02-20-2014, 09:10 PM
Mr. Crappie Hi-Viz 6 Lb. Test Line is what I use. I've had no issues with the "Made in China" spools so far.

02-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Does anyone have any experience with BPS Crappie Max 6lb in Camo or hi vis? (China) It has good reviews on BPS and is on sale dirt cheap. About $5 for 2040 yds.

02-22-2014, 08:27 AM
I like my Suffix 832 braid, but for jigging have pretty much switched over to 4# Tatsu, strong, tough, minimal stretch and waaaay underrated on strength