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What is a good  over all line and pound strength to use for flipping? mono? fluorocarbon? braid?

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The only type of line I flip jigs with is braid, sometimes it 30lb. and sometimes it's heavier. I will, however, occasionally pitch a crank. I'm currently using Yo-Auri Hybrid Fluoro-Nylon which replaced Original Stren as my line of choice.

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Some like fluoro some like braid. It's all a personal preference thing. I like to use braid, because my flipping setup does double duty as a frog setup. I would not use mono. As for # test, I would use 65# for braid and 20# or 25# for fluoro.

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I go braid. 30lb or 50lb depending on the cover. I often use a fluoro leader as well (15-20lb), that also depends on the cover too.

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I agree on the #20 flouro. I am not a braid guy. I have one spinning rod with braid and have only used braid on my jig rod once. I do fine in tournaments on flouro but most guys use braid. If I was going to use braid and when i have used it i go with #50 give or take depending on cover.

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Flipping. .... as in using your left hand to feather out a length of line and then placing the lure in your next target without ever disengaging/ engaging the reel?

Braid. 65#.- at least.

I guess if your flipping super clear lakes up north with mild cover then I could see some of these lighter line suggestions. ....

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30 lb power pro braided line. I'm interested in flourocarbon line but don't know enough about it except that its expensive. If anybody has info on flourocarbon lines like knots to use and how to keep expense down post it.

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I use 65 but i flip in heavy vegitation.  I only use braid as I am in heavy cover so there is no reason for a leader.  The knot is also going to be a high failure point because your hook set with a heavy guage fliping hook is going to be massive.  Flipping and punching is heavy duty fishing, and reducing failure points is a hight priority for me.  Line choice may have you uping your choice like daiwa samuri braid is a lot thinner so most people run higher lb rated line.  I like sonic braid but any brand will work.

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I like a fluro line by me, natural clear lakes it's necessary. I would feel much more confident with braid but then I miss bites

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25-30 lb. fluorocarbon all the way. While braid is nice and it can double for throwing frogs as well I get a lot more bites using fluorocarbon. I did a test one day. I found a school of fish and I was whacking them. I decided to try to braid rig and the bite died. I picked up the fluoro and started whacking them again. I fish clear lakes so it is imperative I fish clear line. I do not like using a leader because there is just one more knot that could break or something could happen and you lose a big fish. Keep the setup simple either go full braid or fluoro. If your looking at cost fluoro  is cheaper then braid. I have had good luck with P-line out here in the Northwest.

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Where you gonna flip that bait?

 

Heavy cover and grass go with a 35# braid on a spinning rig.

 

Bank fishing with wood and rocks go with an six or eight pound fluorocarbon on a spinning rig.

 

Deep water to submerged cover go with a twelve pound fluorocarbon line on a baitcaster.

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15lb P-Line 100% Fluorocarbon gets the nod for trees and docks. If I'm flipping grass of any kind its with 50lb Suffix 832 braid at the min. sometimes stepping up to 65lb.

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15lb P-Line 100% Fluorocarbon gets the nod for trees and docks. If I'm flipping grass of any kind its with 50lb Suffix 832 braid at the min. sometimes stepping up to 65lb.

This is good stuff

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When it comes to braid to mono, it can really change how you manage your lures. If im using jigs with mono-I have to change my tactics etc. What is your contor like, if your flipping on a wooded rocky area, Fluro around 17-20 lbs would be good to go. If your Flippin to a foot of muck and weeds, then I like my braid. I tend to flip with mono in more Open-tinted waters. Then if its really Clear water, im back to Fluro. Im actually looking into this myself - http://www.mccoyfishingline.com/newsite/prod_line_xtreme.html

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I've been using 50 lb Power Pro the last few years and it's done just fine. I'm planning on running some 50 lb test Berkley Professional Braid when the water softens up in a few months.

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60# braid for punching

15# floro for moderate to scatterd grass

20# floro on dedicated jig rod regardless of cover

Mike

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70lb Daiwa Samurai Braid is my choice around grass.  Otherwise I like 20 lb sunline sniper.

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Heavy Vegetation -65# braid

 

Anything else-20# fluoro

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