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    line type/weight for different baits

    What line and weight do you like for these baits?

    1) Spinner/ Buzz bait

    2) Crank bait

    3) Creature/ Fluke
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    I could fish all those just fine on 12#

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    I use 17 for spinner/buzzbaits, 12 for crankbaits and flukes and 14 for creature baits texas rigged. I'm also one of the rare people that still use mono. I don't fish super clear water, and after trying several different kinds of flouro, haven't found any advantage to it for how I fish.

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    1) Spinner/ Buzz bait - 15#

    2) Crank bait - 12#

    3) Creature/ Fluke - 15#
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickerfish1 View Post
    I could fish all those just fine on 12#
    Yup!

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    #1-40lb Sufix 832
    #2-40lb Sufix 832 or 10lb CXX
    #3-Creature Baits I flip so 56-65lb Sufix 832, Flukes are 10-12lb CXX

    OR all 3 can be 12lb Trilene Big Game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickerfish1 View Post
    I could fish all those just fine on 12#
    12# of what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick D View Post
    1) Spinner/ Buzz bait - 15#

    2) Crank bait - 12#

    3) Creature/ Fluke - 15#
    what type line would these be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdeath View Post
    I use 17 for spinner/buzzbaits, 12 for crankbaits and flukes and 14 for creature baits texas rigged. I'm also one of the rare people that still use mono. I don't fish super clear water, and after trying several different kinds of flouro, haven't found any advantage to it for how I fish.
    what type line would these be?
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    What type of water and cover are you fishing?

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    Spinnerbait = 40 lb braid. I don't do that other stuff.
    Don't bother me, I'm screwing for virginity.

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    1) 12 or 14 #

    2) 10#

    3) 12 or 14#

    These would be my choices for most of my fishing but I might go heavier depending on cover. All three Berkley Trilene mono.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolltide16 View Post
    What type of water and cover are you fishing?
    slight stain, generally pretty clean but not clear. trees, brush, rocks both big and large along banks and channels, up to eighty foot deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassCat'99 View Post
    slight stain, generally pretty clean but not clear. trees, brush, rocks both big and large along banks and channels, up to eighty foot deep.
    If the water is stained and not very clear I would up my lb test. Especially fishing around wood and rocks. The fluorocarbon line diameter is so small nowadays allows you to go larger and it’s still smaller than what we fished years ago. A 20lb line 15 years ago looks like rope compared to the 20lb line of today.

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    Small diameter braid for all except with a fluorocarbon leader for the fluke. Good strike detection and hooksets at the start of the strike are essential.

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    1- 20 braid
    2- 12 floro for deep TOOOO 20 mono for squarebills no one size fits all
    3- fluke?
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    16# Sniper FC
    or braid of varying test 8-10-20-30-40

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    10# for pretty much all except for spinning but I only catch dinks.

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    16, 12, 16 for me. I'll step up to 16 when throwing a square bill shallow. Sniper on all three. #1 and #3 I'll commonly throw on 40-50lb braid to that 16 lb leader, cranks I always throw straight fluoro.
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