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Shad
06-07-2016, 04:21 PM
I want to use my 8 pulling crank bait rods for long lining jigs. Problem is that the crank bait rods have 10lb high viz mono on them? I have always used lighter 6lb hi viz mono for longlining. Problem is that I have limited space in my boat and want to have the option to either pull crankbaits or long line jigs but don't want to carry 16 long rods. Any one here use 10lb line for longlining jigs? Does 10lb mono work longlining jigs?

M R Dux
06-07-2016, 04:42 PM
I would rig 8 spinning reels with 6 pound mono and change them out when I wanted to pull jigs. I think 10 pound will be much too heavy for jigs less than 1/4 oz. I'm lucky to have a set of longline and a set of crankin rods and reels but have used the same rods for both several times in the past.

Crappiehabits
06-07-2016, 05:12 PM
We use the same rods and reels to pull jigs and cranks. They are spoiled with 10lb hi viz mono. We use 1/16 oz jigs most of the time. I'd like to use 6 lb for pullin jigs but it's just not in the budget to have seperate rods and reels for each method. I do feel like the drag from the 10 lb line causes the jigs to ride higher in the water column. I can't say if it affects our catch ratio cause I've never pulled jigs with smaller diameter line.

mac crappie
06-07-2016, 05:47 PM
I long line with 8# works great for me


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skeetbum
06-07-2016, 05:49 PM
I use 10lb braid to pull cranks and jigs with good success and less lost tackle. The smaller diameter works great when pulling cranks for the extra depth, albeit a little, that it gives. Not trolling jigs much with it because the cranking reels are bait casters and the jigs are on spinning. I don't have dedicated rods but I do switch reels. Storing the extra rods is more my issue than the expense. I still catch fish OK with whatever I drag em with.

arkansasbowhunter
06-18-2016, 09:31 PM
I use 10lb for both. Just keep a little note book on your running depths with the 10lb for long line. I like the heavier line in stump fields when long line.

trypman1
06-22-2016, 10:54 AM
I use spinning reels and rods 6/8' with 6# line to long line. Works great. trolling rods with line counters for all other.

Cane Pole
06-22-2016, 05:38 PM
Crimp on weight. God's little gift to us lazy old men.

Shad
06-22-2016, 06:42 PM
Crimp on weight. God's little gift to us lazy old men.

Good idea. I have to ask. Any idea how much weight to put on it to offset the 10lb line when using a 1/16 oz jig?

Cane Pole
06-22-2016, 09:08 PM
Good idea. I have to ask. Any idea how much weight to put on it to offset the 10lb line when using a 1/16 oz jig?

I use the biggest one in a bag from wal mart. One is enough for me. I usually run .8 to 1.2 mph pulling the jigs. I use my pulling poles with line counter reels. What the heck, the fish don't know it!!!

monkscrappie
06-23-2016, 07:13 AM
Pull (2) 1/16 oz jigs with 10 lb line.

Monk

fiveeyes
06-23-2016, 07:47 AM
you could try rubber-core sinkers

"G"
06-23-2016, 08:31 AM
I use 10 lb. high vis mono for everything....mono is a lot smaller dia. these days than it used to be

Cane Pole
06-23-2016, 08:43 AM
you could try rubber-core sinkers

I have tried these before . Not much luck. More rubber than core.

Mosquitopat
06-23-2016, 10:34 AM
can somebody explain the difference between long lining and trolling? aren't they both the same thing?

Crappiehabits
06-23-2016, 10:48 AM
can somebody explain the difference between long lining and trolling? aren't they both the same thing?

Long lining is also called pulling or long line trolling. Depends on who you ask. Spider rigging is also described as trolling, pushing, tight lining, or power trolling when done at faster speeds. It all gets confused because there are so many names for each technique. When I pull baits behind the boat, wether it be jigs or crankbaits, I call it long lining or pulling. When fishing off the front of the boat, I call it pushing or spider rigging. To answer your question, I think when most people refer to "trolling", they're talking about spider rigging.

Shad
06-23-2016, 10:51 AM
"When I pull baits behind the boat, wether it be jigs or crankbaits, I call it long lining or pulling. When fishing off the front of the boat, I call it pushing or spider rigging."

I AGREE WITH ABOVE

Mosquitopat
06-23-2016, 11:17 AM
thanks for the responses :ThumbsUp

CrappiePappy
06-23-2016, 05:11 PM
I look at it this way :

"Trolling" .... is the family name.
All the various methods (pushing, pulling, longlining, slowtrolling, drifting, spiderrigging, etc.) are the names of the individual members of that family.

Mosquitopat
06-24-2016, 01:51 PM
Roger Gant started the term (side) pulling when he would mount an electric motor on the starboard side of the boat and pull the lines from the port side. research his method.....
.....Roger Gant: "Pulling for Crappie"