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Fluoro Users: What Lb Test Do You Prefer For Jigs?

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I'm looking to respool my reel. I have 12lb bps fluoro on it now that was taken off a reel with a lower capacity. I was thinking I should step it up a bit. I can get 15,17 or 20lb and was leaning towards the 17lb. 

 

It will either be invizx/abrazx or BPS XPS, leaning more toward Abrazx/BPS due to a rocky lake I fish about 25% of the time. I heard the invizx doesnt have much abrasion resistance but handles well. The other 75% of the time Im in grass, sand and lilly pads so I figure the added line strength will help when Im not using my braid reel. Ill have some left over for leader material for certain conditions also.

 

I've never used a line over 12lb in fluoro and 15lbs in mono, so Im not sure how fluoro handles in higher tests. I was testing a reel with 12lb YZ on my jig rod but the fluoro seems to give more feedback. Ill probably buy line later today with any recommendations, thanks.

 

 

Extent of my fluoro usage

 

red label 12lb---broke on the spool a few times as main line but works as leader

 

BPS XPS 12lb--Had a break off once on a 5+lb bass with a red eyed shad but I believe the knot slipped when putting my finger on the spool to stop the drag(my fault). No problems since. Works great at the rocky lake on jigs. I put it into good line category. 

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15 or 17# are the only two line sizes i use. abraxz is a good line. i like it in 17# due to the cover i fish.

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I never go over 15# for floro. Most of the time I am fishing jigs on 12#. You will loose some handling as the diameter gets larger. I fish rip-rap, rocks, weeds,# and wood and everything in between and don't have any problems.

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I think Invizx might be a bit too stretchy for jigs. It does handle extremely well though. I'd suggest some Abrazx in higher pound depending on what type of cover you fish.

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I am currently using 20lb abrazx fishing deep jigs and i love it.

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Depends on the cover you want to me. 15# is a little to unwieldy for me; and a real pain to break off when snagged.

 

P.S. http://seaguar.com/download/seaguar_catalog.pdf

Check out the top left part for comparisons.

 

P.P.S. San Diego Jam works well for me. I tested 12# Tatsu to break (at the knot) at close to 12# or over.

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Diggy, 14-16 should be fine...pretty standard for fishing moderate cover or rocks. Ive used AbrazX before, no problems with it.

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I am currently experimenting with three rigs:

 

Full spool Tatsu 20 lb

 

30 lb Kanzen with 20 lb Tatsu leader

 

20 lb Tuf-Line with 12 lb Tatsu leader

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12 or 15#  shooter or seaguar red label, i do like the shooter better tho. I fish in some pretty heavy cover and the 12# works good most of the time, i just think when you get up to using an 1/2 oz jig it feels better on 15# IMHO.

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12# Berkley Transition, I can't count how many times I've caught the slightest line tick or jump thanks to the color. Its also really thin and strong. Total confidence in this line for jigging.

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Finesse jigs 1/8 to 3/16 get 7 lb. Sufix Fluoro

Shakey heads 3/16 to 1/4 get 8 lb. Sufix Fluoro

Football heads 1/2 to 5/8 get 12 lb. Sufix Fluoro

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I use 10lbs InvizX on my swim jig rod and 12lbs InvizX on my jig rod. Fish around timber, grass and lily pads. If needed I will move up to 15lbs AbrazX but very rarely.

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Thanks, Ill hold off until weds from buying the line. Ill be near bass pro then, may have better choices than what I have now.

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Evaluate the line by the diameter. With the exception of Sunline, all the brands listed use larger diameters than the rated pound test. For example your Suffix line rated 12 lb test equals Sunline Shooter 14 lb test, same diameter. This means you are already using 14 lb test labeled 12 lb test.

There isn't any reason to go up in line strength unless you are breaking off fish or too many jigs. Unless your are fishing heavy cover. To prevent bass from breaking off adjust your drag properly and to prevent snagging don't let the jig settle down into the rocks.

I used 10 to 12 lb Sunline Shooter and now have changed over to Blackwater Solaroam Bas Hi-Class and fish rocky structure most of the time.

Tom

PS; you need to mail order Blackwater line.

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Man yall use some light line!!  I have 12lb mono on my deep cranking rod and other than that its 16lb+.  I use 20 or 25lb floro on my jigs.

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Man yall use some light line!! I have 12lb mono on my deep cranking rod and other than that its 16lb+. I use 20 or 25lb floro on my jigs.

The first priority is getting bite, then getting the bass in the boat. If you can get bite with 20-25 FC, then it's a lot easier to put them in the boat.

Fishing deep clear water structured lakes during the day time it often takes lighter line to get bite. It's also easier to feel what the jig is doing in deep water with lighter line and if the cover is light with little for the bass to wrap a line around, then the lighter line works very well. Heavy cover requires heavier line to get bass out and into the boat.

Tom

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"It's also easier to feel what the jig is doing in deep water with lighter line and if the cover is light with little for the bass to wrap a line around, then the lighter line works very well."

I get away with 10-12# sunline shooter. 14 # when flipping/pitching docks with T-rigged soft plastics.

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Im always fishing heavy cover, whether that is flipping or pitching around laydowns, grass, or cypress trees, or throwing a football jig on Toledo Bend in 30 fow in laydowns.  I get bit plenty, probably more than  most people I know, and I cannot tell a difference in bites with 16lb floro or 25 lb floro.

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12 and 16 for 3/8 and up

 

10 and 12 for 3/8 and down

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I went from 20# red label to 20# invisx and holy crap!. less stretch and much more sensitive

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15# and 20# Invisix.

 

 

Mike

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Can't vouch for fluoro with jigs but I use both invizX and abrazx. Live them both for the different applications I'm using. I will say if your worried about abrasion lol buy the abrazx. I use abrazx for cranking and invizX for drop shot, weight less plastics, swimbaits and flukes.

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Love them both* stupid auto correct.

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Heavier jigs or around cover, 20lb Abrazx need the abrasion resistance and strength to get fish out of cover. For lighter jigs and/or lighter cover 12lb Abrazx.

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