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Who uses less than 2# test? (poll)

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I am just wondering how many of you uses line smaller than 2# test on your ice rods?
Please chime in.

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I fish in very clear lake and use only 4 lb get enough crappies and gills so dont have to go lighter and havent broke off on walleyes up to 18",but feel if you can see the line in the water you will miss some finicky fish

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I have been testing the new 8/1 PowerPro super braid this winter under the ice. So far I really like it for strength and ease of use in the cold. Very strong stuff, very thin, kinda hard to see. I guess that is a good thing?

I fish in the open a great deal without a shelter, hit and run fishing. So far I would say the PowerPro in the 8/1 has better overall manageability and less guide icing then most mono lines I have used.

I hate to admit I just may soon need bifocals to be able to see line that thin, I must be getting old?

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Thanks for the reply. Hey Backwater eddie, I was just about to buy 2 spools of the power pro 8/1 from cabelas. I am anxious to use it. To the other guy, some of the benefit of using light line is having jour jig fall faster or having more control with very small jigs. Thanks guys! Merry X-Mas!

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i use trilene ice 6# test on my crappie n sunnie rods, and even have a 8# test on one. is this crampin my fishin, i have had a ton of luck using these lines though. never broke off on anything except for my gf who over horsed a 10-12# northern at the hole when it wasn't tired yet, n broke the line. smile.gif

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I know I am kinda getting off your poll. But I am always ready to try something new so give me some reports on that 8/1 line after you guys use it. Usually fish pattern goes perch bite til sundown then walleyes and crappies. Never knowing what til I set the hook. Need the light touch for panfish but the power for the eyes.

FISH ARE BITING SO GO HAVE SOME FUN

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On my panfish rods I use 4# and on my walleye rods either 6 or 8#. On both cases, I don't think any more or less strength in line is needed. Just my opinion.

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2# for panfish and an extra spool with 1# just in case you need, which is very little! 4# for walleye jigs, 6# for walleye spoons, and 8# for jiggin raps!!

and a rod to match each pound test.

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wcmnwalleye I think you will like the 8/1 PowerPro. I personally think it is more like 12 breaking strength then 8, very strong stuff. It's as thin as frog fur too Eh.

I fish a lot in rivers so the thinner the better to limit resistance in the current.

The 0 stretch is nice, if anything looks at your bait you know it.


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I pretty much use 4 lb for panfish and 6 (maybe eight) for wall-dogs. I haven't change that philosophy for years, maybe I need to broaden my horizons. Sounds like the new lines work extremely good.

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I use 3 and 4 lb on noodle rods without bobbers. The hog crappies up at Red Lake are kind of hard on your line not to mention the occasional lunker northern and bonus eyes your line gets stretched and twisted pretty fast. I did pick up a small spool of 1-3/4 lb test black line at Fleet just to dink with but haven't used it yet.

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