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one quick question again on lines for fast trolling

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Just a quick question on this - cause I believe its been posted before.

I have always fast trolled with mono when pulling larger lures for pike. I use 14 pound test cause i want to get deeper and I am afraid if I go higher test - the line will catch more water and I will lose some depth. However, I dont want too light either or I may lose some bigger fish. Does anyone troll with the newer superbraids and use like a 20 pound test but is made to be small dimater too - like say a 6 or 8 pound diameter.

Any feedback would be appreciated...

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10/4 Fireline always works awesome for me. Gets very deep vs Mono. Fireline is unique in that it has a flat profile, so it literally cuts through the water very easily. You may lose fish due to slashing gill covers or teeth, but never due to a fight or tension. Steel leaders are the only fool proof way to fish, but I'm usually catching walleyes and pike at the same time so rarely use them.

Yesterday I was on Mille Lacs with 10 lb Fireline and a uni uni know to 15 lb Berkley 100% Fluoro. I got a jig stuck in some rocks. Almost broke the pole trying to free it, but the Fluoro finally broke at the snap, even though it was rated for 50% more strength. I find the 10 lb rating to be extremely conservative.

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