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Wich one is best for light crappie jigs say 1/16 oz.

Also what lb. test?

Thanks!

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Depends on the cover and what I'm doing. I use 4lb C21 most of the time but if you're in heavy cover I'd suggest a really light braid and use straight braid so you can straighten hooks when you get snagged, which happens a lot. 

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Red Label Fluoro is very thin and compared to mono, incredibly sensitive. Sensitivity helps tons with crappies

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I just got some 6lb. Red label for dropshotting and I'm very impressed w/ it.

Deffenetly gonna try it for crappie. :)

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4 or 6 LB sunline Sniper depending on reel size.  1500 size reel or smaller go with the 4.

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I use 6ib Uncle Bucks Crappie line never any complaints (mono)

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I've tried flouro in my ultralight rod and I like the invisibility. Don't go over 4lb test, though. I tried 6lb on a light action rod and casted it a max of 5 feet. If I were you I would go with mono because it's way easier to use and cheaper. I'm going to put some new mono on all my rods this year.

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I think mono manages better than fluoro, and braid better than mono.  I prefer braid and I always use leaders, for me I only use f/c leaders for some of my very line shy fish.  When I'm fishing light set up for smaller fish I'm using 1/8 oz. crappie type jig that I tie myself for mayans, crappies, peacocks and bass, this is some fun fishing.

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I had been using mono for many, many years (40 or more) for my crappie fishing. Then about a dozen years ago or so, I started using braid for some of my bass fishing. Now I use braid for just about everything! I now have 3 crappie rigs set up with braid as the main lines, along with fluorocarbon leaders. I would highly recommend that you try braid before going full spool fluoro or mono. You will not be disappointed!

 

You will be amazed at the sensitivity, strength and casting ability that the light pound test braids offer you with light, UL lures. Now, understand that my crappie fishing is done primarily in clear water reservoirs & ponds, with little interference from heavy cover. So this might not be your cup-o-tea if you live down south, or other places where heavy weeds & brush have to be accounted for. 

 

I've always been a fan of Fireline. So on these 3 crappie rigs I use as following:

 

1) 6'6" BPS Micro-Lite - 4# Crystal main line, with a 4' section of 4# test fluorocarbon. Mostly used for 1/8 oz. jigs with 2" & 3" plastics, or 1/8 oz. spoons.

 

2) 7' B n' M SHSS - 2# test Crystal main line, with a 4' section of 2# test fluorocarbon. Used with 1/16 oz. jigs and Roadrunners.

 

3) 9' B n' M SHSS - 2# test Crystal main line, with a 4' section of 2# test fluorocarbon. Used with 1/16 oz. jigs with 2" plastics or tubes.

 

This Fireline casts beautifully and is a lot stronger than 2# test! 99% of all break-offs occur at or near the jig. (Providing you use a good knot, like the Alberto, for the connection between the two.) And the fluorocarbon affords greater abrasion resistance, along with less visibility under the water. If you elect to try these light test braids, do yourself a BIG favor and avoid Nanofil. Went through a most painful season in 2013 trying to make this line work for me. It doesn't. Lost more fish to break offs than any other line I've ever used. Good Luck! :)

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Fireline is a very good option, but I felt that it frayed fairly easily. my recommendation would be to use P-Line floroclear in either 2, 3 or 4 lb test. It is sensitive, supple and invisible underwater. Good luck on your crappie adventures.

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Fireline is a very good option, but I felt that it frayed fairly easily. my recommendation would be to use P-Line floroclear in either 2, 3 or 4 lb test. It is sensitive, supple and invisible underwater. Good luck on your crappie adventures.

Back in the early 90's when Fireline first came out, in "smoke" color only, I noticed the fraying. I called Berkley and talked to a tech rep there. He convinced me that it was only the color coating that was "fraying" and it had no detrimental effect on the pound test rating. Since then I've fished Fireline a LOT....and have not noticed any line breakage, regardless of the test rating I've used. The other thing is that this slight amount of  -what appears to be - fraying, actually defuses the line in the water to lessen the outline - if that is of any consequence at all! :)

 

For me, Fireline is tried and true over many years of hard use. I'll never switch.

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That skinny line drives me crazy. I usually manage to break a lure off about 6 times while trying to clinch it. Just to heavy handed no doubt.

I really like 15 lb PP Slick 8 with a 6 lb  floro leader.  I`m usually fishing tidal  colored water. I don`t like floats, but sometime its the way to go.

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