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waskawood

Rattle Reel Line

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Finally bought a permanent house. My question is what line do you use on your rattle reels? I am looking for a line that won't cut your hands and something that won't tangle when you pull the line up and lay it on the floor. Has anyone used fly line and a leader? Thanks for any help.

Dave

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waskawood,

I have used rattle reels a few times and I have always used braided tipup line or musky line with a 4 ft mono leader(either 6 or 8 lb test). It doesnt tangle easily after you bring it in and it doesnt stretch much when you set the hook. I think that if you used fly line it would stretch to much and you might not get a solid hook set.

Bucktailsam

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I use flyline for the last 20 years, it works very well. it does not stretch and is nice to hand over hand to bring fish up, if you tie about 3 ft of mono you can fight a fish with out the line getting cut on the ice.

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Thanks for the replies. Hawkeye, do you use sinking fly line? What weight? Thanks again, guys.

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I've even tried plastic coated dacron on my reels, i had some left over after rigging tip ups. it is easier on the hands when fighting a big fish, and it doesn't tangle, but mostslip bobbers don't work well with it.

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Flyline and a mono leader is the way to go. I don't think it matters on sinking or floating.

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Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. It has been many years since I have looked forward to cold weather.

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