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    Default 8lb vs 10lb line for pulling cranks

    Hi, I havenít been on here in a while. I sold my boat a few years ago and just recently purchased another one. Iíve been out of the game a minute and best I can remember I always used 10 lb test for pulling cranks but was wondering if anyone knows what difference it makes by using 8lb instead.

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    Do you use trolling depth curves? Like precision trolling? Most use 10lb xt diameter (same as 12lb big game), so you want to use that diameter line if you want to know exactly how deep your baits are running. If not, doesn't matter, use whatever you want. 8lb will make them dive deeper.

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    Not much- apple to apple.

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    Yeah, I didn’t think it would make much difference was just wondering if anyone knew how much difference. Either way I’ve been using 8lb and have been seeing pretty much the same results as I saw when I used 10lb. with the same amount of line out.

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    Yeah, I would think that it would also depend on the line diameter, as not all brands are equal in their diameter at the same pound test of other brands. BUT, you'd probably have to let out many, many feet of line to get even small inches in extra depth .... so it's likely to be an unnoticeable difference.
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    Have used both and could tell no difference .
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    On the reels I use for small mouth I have been using 6# for years with 1/4 oz jig heads. I'm tempted to try 4# sometimes.

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