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Line size and type for icefishing eye's

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What line and size do you guy's recommend for Ice fishing walter's?

Thank you,

Mark

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I use gamma esp or p-line flourice on most of my reels. I have a few reels spooled up with fireline crystal but I don't use them that often, mostly in dark water or with a flouro leader. I'm usually using 4, 5, or 6 lb line for walleyes through the ice.

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Thanks guy's I think I will spool them up with 6lb P-line.

Mark

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4# Berkley Cold Weather with #6 Berkley Vanish leader or "snell".

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Same as TO 4lb Berkley Coldweather

I use most of my walleye rods for double duty as perch rods so I like the lighter line

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Is 4LB too light? Thats what I have on my reel right now but was thinking of bumping it up to 6 with a trip to Mille Lacs and LOW coming up

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You will be just fine with 4 or 6. I have 3# on one of my rigs for when they get really tough.

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6# power pro with a 6# Gama or Trilene XL leader.

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one w/4# crystal fireline (jigging),

one w/4# smoke fireline (jigging),

one w/4# copolymar (dead stick),

one w/4# smoke fireline (dead stick),

one w/2# seagar (jigging),

one w/2# copolymar (dead stick),

and

one broomhandle w/10# smoke fireline.

those are my everytrip set-ups neatly stored in two rod bags with easy access.

regards,

minnesotatuff

ps, also have an extra reel w/2# crystal fireline.

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All I've ever used is 4lb berkley micro ice. It works great for all applications. The only time I've had an eye break off is when I've tried horsing them in. If you try horsing an eye in on 6 or 8lb you will still have breaks. Just don't get to excited! grin

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For any stained lakes use 8lb fireline.

For clear lakes use 6lb quality mono and change often.

I think that the reel is the most important part of any ice fishing setup. I use the smallest plugar president on all of my ice rods and then take that reel off and use it for spare rods on the boat in the summer.

I also think that fireline has saved me more lures to offset the price alone plus its good for atleast 2 seasons.

The disadvantage of fireline is that you have noooo strech around the hole for fighting fish this is where the reel-drag is soo important.

Rember walleyes have teeth and can be 10 plus pounds don't use pan fish gear. stay away from 4lb line!!!

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On my jigging rod I like 8# power pro to a 6# mono leader. On my bobber/deadstick rod I run straight mono in 6#.

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I've used the 4lb fireline crystal micro ice this year for the first time and have been really impressed--but I haven't reeled up any walleyes over 20" with it so the only real test has been a 24" pike, I re-tied after noticing some pretty hefty "scuff/gouge" marks close to the jig after that one and it has still worked well since on the smaller 14-16" eyes. I like it's multi-purpose as the sunnies, crappies and perch are also easily felt with this line.

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I use 8lb Fireline.. I would have used 6lb but the store was out of 6lb when i went there at the start of the season.

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I fish very clear water and for that I like to use p-line floroice. 6# for jigging and 4# for my setline. For larger spoons and swimming jigs I use powerpro with a vanish leader.

Joe

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