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New Pixy On The Way... Line Choice?

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I couldn't resist the TW deal on the Daiwa PX Type-R.

 

It's a long way off 'till next fishing season, but I'm debating on which line to spool up the new finesse reel with.  My first inclination is 15 lb. Power Pro with a fluoro leader.  I'm also considering straight mono or fluoro in 6-8 lb. test.

 

I plan to use the reel on my new Kistler KLX Finesse Worm rod (6'9"MHF rated for 1/8-3/8 oz.) or KLX Specks, Reds, All-pupose (7' MF 1/8-3/4 oz)  for unweighted plastics, light T-rigging, light drop shotting and possibly light jerk baits or small topwater baits.  I'll have to experiment with these two rods to see which one is better suited to casting light baits.

 

In the limited amount of bass fishing I've done so far, I've become very happy with using braid and a fluorocarbon leader.  The Pixy will be my first "finesse" bait caster and I'm wondering if I'll be better off using something different.

 

I'd love to hear opinions from the finesse bait casting reel users out there....

 

 

Thanks,

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

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I would consider straight 6-8 floro for that reel and those applications.  I bounce between that and, believe it or not, 12 Sunline Supernatural Mono on mine.  I really like that mono.

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I use either 6 or 8-lb Yo-Zuri on my PX-R - usually the 8.

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So far I've been happy with 10lb power pro w/ fluoro leader.  This year I'm going to give straight fluoro a try again, but this time using kvd line conditioner.  I want see if the slack line sensitivity is better although I don't feel like I'm missing a thing with braid/fluoro leader.  We'll see...

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As a braid/fluoro leader guy, I've mostly converted to straight 6-8lb copolys and like that the best right now for finesse fishing.

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My take -----> 6 lb YoZuri Hybrid.

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I prefer 6-8 lb fluoro on my finesse casters.  Just play with different lines until you find what you like best.  

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I spooled mine with #6 yozuri hybrid when I first got it. I liked it but I found myself hitting the knot that I tied to the spool with. It only happened a handful of times but it made me worry about what might happen if I hook into a big fish during one of those casts and it makes a run on me. I switched to #15 power pro and I'm not even getting close now. I just always carry some #6 line for different leaders.

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I spooled mine with #6 yozuri hybrid when I first got it. I liked it but I found myself hitting the knot that I tied to the spool with. It only happened a handful of times but it made me worry about what might happen if I hook into a big fish during one of those casts and it makes a run on me. I switched to #15 power pro and I'm not even getting close now. I just always carry some #6 line for different leaders.

That's one of the reasons why I like braid...never an issue with capacity.

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Can't afford that type of reel (even on sale) so all my finesse reels hold a lot more line.  Currently using 6# mono on 3 reels used for lighter baits.  I like the idea of a lighter braid given that reel's meager capacity.

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One second thought Mabey 8 or 10

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For some time this summer I used 30# Smackdown w/8# Invisix as a leader. Now I just run straight 6# fluorocarbon.

Enjoy your pixy. They are a remarkable little reel!

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I use Sufix Siege in 6 or 8 lb test on my finesse casters.  

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Looks like a fairly even spread of mono, fluoro, co-poly and braid.   

 

I guess I'll have to pick up a spool or two of co-poly so I can try everything.  I have a decent selection of the other stuff.   Now all I need is for Spring to get here.  :-(

 

In the mean time, I'll have to settle for some yard fishing in the snow!

 

Happy Holidays,

Bob

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