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What Line Do You Use With Senko's?


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I like braid to a leader. The leader changes depending on the conditions.

Same.

 

For me on casting gear it's 20 or 30lb braid with 12,15,or 17lb fluoro leader. On spinning gear it's 10 or 20lb braid with 8,10 or 12lb fluoro leaders.

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i just spooled up some shooter 20lb ( usually run braid) verdicts still out on this vs the trusty old braid ,  at this point i think both have there positives and negatives. the biggest plus to the fluoro i noticed for  a bottom contact like senko is the lack of bow in the slack line it's great for feel not having that. coming off braid though i'm not quite used of the stretch yet and shooter is supposed to be low in that department i can't imagine fluoro that has high stretch must feel like straight up rubber band.

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I use Senkos for wacky rigging - with 10 pound Sufix 832 in Ghost color so I can see the line above the surface, and 8 lb fluoro leader about 4 feet long so the fish can't see it. Couldn't be happier with that set up - -

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17# Fireline (since I bought it Berkley replaced 17# with 20# at the same dia). No leader. I'm almost convinced using leaders around here is a complete waste of $$$ and time.

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On 6/18/2015 at 11:34 AM, chelboed said:

So as you can see...it doesn't seem to matter what line you use for Senko fishing. Everyone here uses everything there is.

I mostly use 6" Senkos with heavy action rods with 20- (7-6" rod) or 25-pound (7-10" rod) flouro. I pitch bushes where you normally would use a jig. Or in the holes in the grass.

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On 6/7/2015 at 10:24 PM, kickerfish1 said:

A lot of folks like braid or braid with a leader. However when fishing weightless plastics I prefer and do better personally with strait floro in 12#. The added slack line sensitivity and density of the line allows for better feel and fall rate. Your rod with 20# may be a bit stiff on the line size. I would try that or the spinning rod to start with.

*For casting ,  I would think #12 lb. straight FC on a M/F casting rod 7:1 reel would be in the ballpark for weightless and wacky jig head Senkos ?

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  • weightless t-rig, wacky, neko on spinning gear - 15lb braid to a long 8 pound fluoro leader
  • t-rig with a 1/16-3/8oz. pegged weight on casting gear - 12-17lb. fluoro or copoly depending on cover
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10 lbs Berkley 100% flouro.  It maybe heavier than what most people use but, I fish it a lot around cover.  When using the right hooks I like to give them a good crack on the hook set.  Land 98% of fish that hit it 

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On 6/7/2015 at 9:48 PM, Rhino68W said:

I am wanting to only take 1 out and do nothing but Senko fishing to build confidence in it. I have a 7' MH with 65# braid, a 6'9" MH with 20# floro, a 7' M-MH with 12# mono, and a M spinning reel with 20# braid. Which one do you think I should use? 

 

I’m using NRX 852s Stradic 2500 with 20 lb Smackdown and 8 lb Gold Label leader and works really well in limited cover. In cover an NRX 893c and 30lb Smackdown and 15lb Abrazx leader works great for me

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