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So I went to buy some new line for my crappie rods today and was actually quite taken back by the overwhelming selection of different types of line that are now available...

I realized I have absolutely no idea what makes one better than the other or why one costs $9.99 and then another costs $1.49

So my confession is this..

Today I actually bought Ice Fishing Line for all 4 of my Crappie Rigs.. and the lines I bought were purchased based only on COLOR!! Nothing else.. just the fact that I thought the bright GREEN looked awesome! The ORANGE was unique! the RED is a classic! and the BLUE reminded me of larger waters grin

What have I become eek !!

After returning home I decided to attach a swivel to the end of each one and connect it to a 14" piece of Smoke colored Micro Ice. Not because it looked awesome. But because I figured I have used Micro Ice before with success so I may as well go with a sure thing.

Am I the only one who decided to go with something that looked cool? laugh

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grin sweeet! glad to know I am not alone! only reason I didnt get yellow was because they didnt have any in stock that was 2 lb test!

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Oh for sure Jack! YOU bought it cuz it looks awesome all rolled up in the box!

I BET! wink

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more than once I have bought based on color and how will contrast with the ice. 1-2 lb line is already hard enough to see when tying on a jig so I can use all the help I can get. I think Blue was the worst. trying to tie invisble line to a tiny jig was a loosing battle.

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more than once I have bought based on color and how will contrast with the ice. 1-2 lb line is already hard enough to see when tying on a jig so I can use all the help I can get. I think Blue was the worst. trying to tie invisble line to a tiny jig was a loosing battle.

I agree with this. I'm not a big fan of red line, but I spooled up my kid's rods with red lines so it was easier for him to see and manage the line. And it is MUCH easier for knot tying.

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I bought yellow ice fishing line 2lb test this summer when it was 50cents in the bargain bin;. Might use it, might not. But I like buying fishing stuff!

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where do you get orange? do they have it in 8lb? I run orange flybacker 30 lb on my tipups

The orange one is my favorite! grin

I had never seen it before.

It is Suffix Ice Line. Never used it before either. It was very inexpensive and yes, it was on the shelf up to 10lb.

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