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Saint Paul Dan

Line Choice for Wacky Fishing

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Since spring is coming, wacky rigged senko style baits are always a good option. This was illustrated in the "6 favorite baits in spring" thread. I always start the year with a spinning rod dedicated to this presentation. I guess spinning vs casting is a whole different debate. Anyways, last year I started using vanish transition for wacky fishing, but found it difficult to use because of how floro sinks in the water. I swithced to power pro mid year and will probably stick with that or fireline this year. What line preferences does everyone have for wacky fishing?

Its been a while since I made a post, so I figured I would start a new topic.

Dan

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8lb Copoly works best for me on spinning reels. Easy to manage doesnt sink like flouro or float like power pro

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dock skipping with spinning gear I use 20lb powerpro.

when I go with a baitcaster either 12lb fluoro or 14lb copoly, both gamma brand.

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Similar, but I use 14-17 pound flouro in heavier cover, and fireline by docks

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Use 6lb Gamma on the River, stuff tests out at over 8lbs though... thats copoly not floror. Also use 6-8lb Yozuri Hybrid but it has been harder and harder to find lately. I know lots of people use PowerPro for it, but the no stretch of braid really turns me off, especially since 90 percent of the time now I am using a circle hook and stretch is a good thing for the non hookset with those

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I used to use a lot of the PLine CXX, now i use 10lb Berkely 100% Flourocarbon unless i'm fishing around a lot of wood or rocks then i step up to 12 or 14 lb.

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i use trilene XL in 8lb test with a 8lb 3 foot fourocarbon leader around docks, rib rap, and other sparce structure

i will switch to 12-14 lb flourocarbon leaders and 14lb fireline when cover starts to get thick like pads or other weeds

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I like using a pink or white senko wacky rigged and thats for the sole purpose of sight fishig. When your shaking and twitching that bait back to the boat your rarely going to feel a strike, its more just seeing your worm swim sideways or dissapear all together and thats why I like power-pro. On long casts you can still get a good hook set with a spinning rod, and also being 30ft. or more under a dock when you cant see the bait your going to have a better chance of feeling a fish. And with no strecth you may even accidentally hook a good number of fish just by "working" the bait while its in the fishes mouth.

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I fish my wacky rigged stickbaits on light line with light gear. I use 6lb flouro, even around docks. I might bulk up to 8lb this season, but I really like to keep my line as invisible as possible when I'm in hand-to-hand combat at close range.

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