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Cooter

1.5 lb line

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I tried 1lb last year and said no thanks, wanted it for a shallow and clear lake with finicky gills.  I see a few companies offer it, anyone tried it?

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  I use 2 lb.  My reason is because of the small/light jigs, add hair or plastics and the drop rate increases. I want the lure to drop down at a reasonable rate and would like any line memory gone.  I think of finicky as spitting out the lure sooner. If you can't detect the bite before that happens,  its like it never happened.

 

 

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That's just too thin for me. A different fish or unexpected hard jerk, and there goes your lure. I hate losing lures and tying new ones on.I notice as you get older the hole gets smaller and the line becomes invisible... :crazy:

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I used one pound test for one outing and was taken and replaced with 2 pound test. Make sure your rod is made for such light line other wise you will lose more jigs than you want. Also retie often. I fish a pressured lake and have caught my share big gills on it with light line while others struggle to get a bite. Some will disagree but I had the same set but with 4 pound test and the 2 pound out fished it 10 to 1. Another thing is to make sure you transducer out or I have been cutting another hole almost touching to keep my transducer in. I like using 2mm tungsten or even tiny weighted nymphs. With 2mm I would rip a waxie in half or use one euro or a cut off the tail off a maki poli. 

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I used some black HT line that was 1.7 or something like that, I'm not a fan of anything lighter than 3lbs now, too darn hard to tie when your fingers get cold. 3 is bad enough but the lighter lines are exponentially more limber.  

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I've used light line like that as well. There are extremely few situations where you need it that light. Finicky gills in shallow water comes to mind. Make sure you are set up with a rod that gives so you aren't breaking off constantly. You will still break-off.

 

2 lb will usually do the trick and 3 lb, for my tastes, is even better.

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I like 4lb higher but I usually fish where there lost of pike and bass very stained water. Worked fine for me over the years.

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3 pound micro ice clear steel has been good to me for about 4 years now.  2 is hard for these eyes to work with even with the readers on. panfish dont seem to mind 3 pound. 

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