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    Headed for Sardis next week and I went to pick up some Mr crappie line from local sporting goods store to spool some my rods up for my wife and I and only one they had left is 10lb. That seems like overkill but guess it would help for flinging fish on the boat or hang up rather than break off pull and bend hook lose. Is that line too big, too much, ect?

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    Thats all I use 10 lb. High vis yellow
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    OK right on thanks.

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    I regularly use 8 or 10 lb. line up here in my waters. Never know what I'll pull out. Could be a crappie, bluegill, bass or BIG catfish. If I get a hook in him I dang sure don't want the line to break. If I'm targeting Bass in the river itself I'll switch to poles with braid.

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    If you get into keeper size fish you will be glad you got the 10.
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    Cool I'm keeping it then. Gunna string up tonight.

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    Alot depends whether jigging , trolling or fishing live bait on line size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMROD View Post
    Alot depends whether jigging , trolling or fishing live bait on line size.
    Agreed.

    I use nothing heavier than 4#, but I'm always casting jigs, and jigs are cheap.

    If I were trolling crankbaits, I'd go heavier.
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    I tend to stay on the light side myself, fishing mainly 2# & 4# test braids with fluorocarbon leaders. We have very little in the way of snag infested water here though. And it's illegal to plant stake beds. Everything has to be natural cover only. I must say however, I've caught some big bass and northern pike on these light rigs. Never worried about loosing a fish.

    Try the 10# test. If you - or the fish - don't cotton to it, or it lessens your confidence, it's easy to change and go lighter. There are many outlets that offer the brand of line you seek, especially online.
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    10 lb braid, its like having on 20 lb mono

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