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Fishing Line Favorites

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The time to respool my ice combos is rapidly approaching.  In the past, I have always just used the same line I use in the summer, but I am thinking about trying an ice-fishing specific line.

 

What are everyone's favorites and why?

 

Thanks!

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for panfish and eyes I am liking the trilene micro ice in clear steel. 3 lb and 6 lb. lottsa choices thats for sure. 

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I agree with eyeguy Trilene Micro ice clear. Smaller dia. more strength. Had braided spider wire for both summer and winter. UN-spooled ice rigs with the Trilene. Tangled mess when lines cross under ice, frays at eyelets needing to frequently cut 10' off end. Used the spider wire as thread on my wheelhouse flip out. Still use braided on rattle reels, 20# nice to have with 40" Northern's doing hand over hand.

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3lb suffix ice is nice, it all depends on what you are targeting. 

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how is the memory on the suffix  @Jim Uran . I might try it this winter.

 

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Thanks for the suggestions so far. 

 

I should add that most of the time I am going to be fishing with a six pound test targeting walleyes (and their neighbors) and my go to line in the summer has always been a Stren Lo-Vis green.  Nearly all of my fishing is in the stained waters of Rice County but in the winter the water clears up tremendously.  Thought that maybe I would try something new this year.

 

But I also have an ultra-light used for jigging panfish with an inline reel.  I don't remember what 3 lb test I currently have on it, but I know I don't like it.  Way too fragile and too much memory.   

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Suffix 4lb and 8 I have been using for the last 5 years. I do have an eye rod spooled up with 6lb braid suffix also.

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For panfish and trout, I like Berkley's ice fluoro line in 3# or 4# test.  Extremely tough and allows for good hooksets while being nearly invisible in the water.  For walleyes, pike, and lakers, I go with Berkley again and use Fireline Ice in #8 and smoke-colored.  Not a fan of the white "invisible" version.  Good luck breaking this line on anything!

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What he said. P-Line 2 & 3 pound Fluoro. I don't use anything else.

 

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Ive liked 2 lb northland fluorosilk for pannies, most 3lb ive tried has too much memory for the light jigs i usually fish, although fishing shallow it can work as a bite indicator, and can soften the jig motion.

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