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    Default Line size for bluegill

    What size line do you guys use in heavy cover for bluegill? and what kind of line

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    Quote Originally Posted by no luck View Post
    What size line do you guys use in heavy cover for bluegill? and what kind of line
    We're talking about a fish that, on a good day, will hit a pound. I don't see any need to go heavier than 4#, even in heavy cover. Most 4# lines test out closer to 6# anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no luck View Post
    ... and what kind of line
    Any kind will do.
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    4# and 10#,I get same amout of hits on both lines...just cheap line works fine for me

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    I usually spool with 4 pound omniflex. Even big walleyes will hit it so I don't see why bluegill wouldn't; and at 2 dollars for 700 yards I can respool every trip. If you want a really thin line though you might look at fire line.

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    The 2 pound test comes out at .003. That's pretty small line; it also costs 18 dollars for a box.
    Last edited by deathb4disco; 04-14-2014 at 08:59 AM.

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    6 LB. STREN ORIGINAL FLORECENT CLEAR BLUE .

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    I use Trilene XL 6-pound in low-vis green.

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    4lb BP Excel, I think its repackaged Stren.

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    I use 4# test Fireline Crystal with a 3' section of 4# test fluorocarbon. I also have a second rod with me filled with 2# test Trilene XL. Have landed quite a few big bluegill, crappie, yellow perch and even hatchery rainbows on both these rigs with no difficulty. It's amazing to me how strong that 2# mono is. With a good drag you can handle anything. However, in dense cover, no doubt I would use the Fireline rig.
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