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    Looking at buying new line for trolling for crappie. Looking for suggestions. Was thinking about multicolored braided line. Never used that type of line before.

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    I use Viscous 10 lb. High Vis yellow mono
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    Braid would have less diameter therefore offer less resistance allowing cranks to dive deeper to a degree. That being said I troll very little. When I do I have used both braid and mono
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    The main trolling method I use is Pushing ... and my rods have a variety of lines on them, from 20lb mono to 30lb braid, but only as a main line. My leader lines are mostly (99%) mono in 6lb test, primarily used for jigs. The lines are either hi-vis lime colored, red, or silver ... so I can intermingle the rods in the holders & have it where no two rods are side by side with the same color of line. Most all of my leader lines are clear/blu. I have not noticed any particular main line color as being "more productive" overall ... but, I am beginning to suspect that the red line rod is not "as productive", and I may be changing that line out next year. I just really didn't get to fish as much as I normally do, this year, due to storms & high heat, so the red line gets a reprieve (for now).

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    I tried spider rigging with braid and didnít really care for it... I use 8lb slime line and I have really liked it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtydan13 View Post
    Looking at buying new line for trolling for crappie. Looking for suggestions. Was thinking about multicolored braided line. Never used that type of line before.
    When you say trolling what do you mean? Spider rigging off front of boat or pulling crankbaits or jigs from back of boat.
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    I like metered Fireline. It's pretty cheap on Ebay. Changes colors every 10ft and repeats the pattern every 50ft. It has a little more memory than braid but nothing like mono.

    I run straight mono on my line counters. 8lb vicious, but just about anything will work.

    I use a ~10ft mono leader tied with an alberto knot. It adds a little shock absorption and makes retying easier, I can spin a trilene knot in no time, braid knots are tougher for me.

    .ake sure you run a limber rod and set the drags really light when running braid.

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    I would be long lining. Pulling crank baits.

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    I use 20/8 braid in our waters. Let’s baits get a little deeper and helps get baits out of hang ups. If you don’t have line counter reels that multi colored brad or depth hunter as it’s called is best way to go.
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    I use what - G uses in Vicious 10#, a good line & reasonable.

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