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Chode2235

Favorite Line

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Getting my ice rods ready, and I need to go out and get some new line for my walleye rod. I have been using 4 or 6 lb mono for a while now, but am not completely happy with it.

What is your favorite line and why?

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Berkley Cold Weather (Blue), 4# - versatility, durability and minimal line freeze.

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crystal fireline in 3-8lb test love it!

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Gamma ESP and P-Line FlouroIce on most of my reels. Occasionally fireline crystal for darker water.

I think Gamma is great, is a copolymer with a lot of great qualities re: stretch, knot strength, line handling, etc. For Flouro I like the P-Line, knot strength and handling features seem as good as any I've tried.

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Is that P-Line FlouroIce really stiff? I used some Vanish last year and didn't really care for it. I used Gamma on my open water reel and liked it alot I might have to pick up some 4lb test, wish they had it in 3lb though

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I tried Vanish on a couple combos and was ready to throw the whole combos away so I didn't have to deal with the Vanish anymore. I really like the line handling qualities of P-Line.

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4 pound esp co-poly ice by Gamma have tried both pline and Gamma but Gamma to me is the superior line choice.

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I've gone back to 6 lb. Trilene xl. It's not a perfect ice-line, but I haven't yet found a line that performs significantly better, and it costs less than most.

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Is that P-Line FlouroIce really stiff? I used some Vanish last year and didn't really care for it. I used Gamma on my open water reel and liked it alot I might have to pick up some 4lb test, wish they had it in 3lb though

The fluoroice is my favorite line and no it is not stiff at all. I use 3lb on one of my rods but I can't find floroice anywhere this year and the Gamma doesn't make a 3lb as you've said so if anyone knows where I can find some floroice please let me know.

Joe

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gander mountain, red rock store, and thorne bros. all have 3 pound floroice.

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Not much so on the Gamma you can get the blue or clear. You can just see the blue easier to tie your knots.

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That Vanish (or another florocarbon) ran as a leader below the swivel does seem to increase strikes, especially in shallow water.

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I use the P-Line in a gray box in 4-6lb test. It works well.

If you want the best line out there and cost is not an issue, spool up with SEAGAR. It's spendy but it seems to be good stuff.

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