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Best line for jigging walleye?

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Have a smattering of different lines what should a guy use and what should a guy stay away from in the winter?

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Depends on how you fish. If you fish outside, I hear poeple complain about fire line freezing up. I don't usually fish outside so I like to use fireline since it is very sensitive. I usually use a 2 foot flourocarbon leader like P-line.

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I like the trilene micro ice. It works pretty good inside the house and out. I hear good things about the P-line and gamma ice lines too. I didn't care for any kind of braided line ice fishing, execpt in the permanant in deep water.

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When temps permit I normally use the Powerpro Ice with a 2' flourocarbon leader. If the braid starts freezing up I just fall back on trusty old green Trilene XL 6 pound test.

I have been using it for years and haven't had any issues with it.

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I am using Gamma this year and so far have been very impressed with it... of course it has not been miserable cold yet either.

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I have snapped a couple of rods with overzealous hook sets using mono. That being said, I could never use braid unless I had a noodle rod because of its unforgiving nature. I use 4 or 6# Vanish.

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i use gamma cuz the thorne bros guys talked highly of it. ive tried alot of lines with memory problems - even with just a little on the spool. best line ive ever used for ice fishing. very low memory, doesent freeze up, sensitive enough......great stuff!

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6lb vanish has worked very well for me on the ice. As long as I treat it well it holds up good and gets me more stikes than other lines

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I usually use gamma or p-line, in 4-6 lb depending on water clarity and the size of the fish I expect to catch. And occasionally fireline crystal for jigging in dark water lakes like LOTW.

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My personal favorites are 1/8, 2/10, or 4/15 Power Pro Ice, and Gama ESP Polar Ice line in 6, 8, 10.

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Last year I did very well on trilene micro ice and trilene cold weather 6lbs.

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