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Rattle reel line? Go Wild?

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Last year we rented a fish house that had fly fishing "rubber" line (orange and pink and green) with a leader of floro tied on by the hook. That was so easy on the hands landing some good sized eyes I was thinking about using it in our new Wheelhouse this year. Any comments or ideas about that? The bright colors were easy to see in a tangle if a fish ran, it didn't knot up at all, I was impressed. It wasn't the dacron tip up line, for sure.

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Does anyone use their regular rod/reel with the line just free spooled a couple of wraps over the the rattle reel? Then when you need to, just unwrap it and reel in your fish on your regular rod.

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i saw a guy do that with a pike and it pulled the rod all the way up to the real and got stuck up there but me grabbed it and realed it in and then it broke the line in the hole

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the dacron regular tip up line can get wet and knots up terrible.

We use the " vinyl" coated tip up line. It is black, but easy to see and has never notted up on the floor. Fish House Supply carries it.

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Here is what I have found to be a great way to fish at night:

Have a rattle reel with about 6-8' of tip up line (dacron) on it. Tie a clothespin on the end of the line thru the middle loop of the spring. Have your normal ice fishing rod in a rod holder below. Open the bail. Pull line up to the rattle reel and clip your line in the clothespin. Have your line set with 4-6" or so of slack between the clothespin and bobber. Set the rattle reel so it will fall with any little pull. Go to sleep. Wake up when rattle reel goes off. Quickly open the clothespin. Grab your rod and close the bail. Reel up slack. Catch monster walleye. Stay up rest of the night and celebrate smile

We have caught numerous fish in our shacks doing this: crappies, walleyes and northerns(daytime nap). It doesn't seem to bother any of them that they have to pull on that clothespin.

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it's fly fishing line you can get floating or non floating we have been using it for years doesn't tangle put 8 or 10 feet of mono on it great stuff. Another good thing is planer board dacron line its orange cabelas sells it 150 pound strength tie cajun red advantige on it for a leader great stuff

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Another high visibility and easy to handle line option is Plainer Board line. Add a mono or fluorocarbon leeder on the end and it will adapt to whatever species your targeting.

Plainer Board line can also function as tip-up line, some heavy duty stuff.

It can be purchased in large spools at a reasonable coast.

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We stayed in a sleeper shack on Mille Lacs and they had fly-line on their rattle reels. It seemed to work nice. I pulled in a 34in pike and it was definately easy on the hands when it made a couple of runs.

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