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What Line Do You Use With Senko's?


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Well, you need to be able to see it because you won't really feel it on that setup like you would with straight fluorocarbon.

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1 hour ago, BayouSlide said:

 

I've considered doing the same. Would definitely be easier to see movement with hi-vis braid and leader instead of straight flouro.

It is.  Orders of magnitude.

 

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46 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Well, you need to be able to see it because you won't really feel it on that setup like you would with straight fluorocarbon.

Which set-up are you referencing?  Braid to a mono leader is much more sensitive to feel than straight fluorocarbon.

 

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Braid to mono or fluoro leader has zero sensitivity on a slack line, which is almost always the case with a senko. 

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Just now, J Francho said:

Braid to mono or fluoro leader has zero sensitivity on a slack line, which is almost always the case with a senko. 


Ditto

 

 

 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Braid to mono or fluoro leader has zero sensitivity on a slack line, which is almost always the case with a senko. 

The key to that is to take 99 percent of the slack out and then you can feel it. Agreed though that flouro is more slack line sensitive .

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9 hours ago, J Francho said:

Braid to mono or fluoro leader has zero sensitivity on a slack line, which is almost always the case with a senko. 

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I threw exactly that off and on all day today...

No slack line.

Maybe I'm doing it wrong. 😉

 

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10 hours ago, Further North said:

Maybe I'm doing it wrong. 😉

You're probably right.  This was my result, times around 75 last time out.  Oh yeah, I used a the tip heavy Victory rod with the grindy Shimano reel and stretchy fluoro.  Also use the wide gap finesse hook, notorious for poor hook ups.  Skewered my senkos like a savage, too.  Cos I'm made of money.

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

You're probably right.  This was my result, times around 75 last time out.  Oh yeah, I used a the tip heavy Victory rod with the grindy Shimano reel and stretchy fluoro.  Also use the wide gap finesse hook, notorious for poor hook ups.  Skewered my senkos like a savage, too.  Cos I'm made of money.

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If you want the ultimate "Senko" fun:  Introducing the Flenko:

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The key with these is to hold on to your line with your non-dominant hand so you can feel even the tiniest nudge.

😉

(The things on the right are Ned Flies.  I don't have a cute name for them yet, but they work great.)

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On 6/7/2015 at 8:48 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? 


30lb power pro braid with 15lb Invizx as a leader. 

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A couple questions

 

Obviously everybody uses everything but I’m stuck on the max 8lb like giving the senko magic.

Abrasion resistance aside and all about bites 


when fishing a clearer Canadian lake 
 

so, if that’s true, would you rather ? 
 

Straight 30lb braid low vis braid?

(Does the braid not sinking like floro impact it as much as a leader?30lb Brad is 8lb mono equal size. This way you lose the ability to sight fish the line too

 

30lb braid to a 20lb gold label leader ?


 

 

 

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As I have said in the past, I have never thrown a weightless Senko on anything other than a maximum of 8lb mono.  I control the fall by my hook size which is a gamakatsu ewg from 3.0-5.0.  Anything more than that line size and you have destroyed the unique action of a weightless Senko.

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3 hours ago, TOXIC said:

As I have said in the past, I have never thrown a weightless Senko on anything other than a maximum of 8lb mono.  I control the fall by my hook size which is a gamakatsu ewg from 3.0-5.0.  Anything more than that line size and you have destroyed the unique action of a weightless Senko.

So, 30lb braid is the same diameter as 8lb mono. Will that give the senko the same unique senko action ?

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44 minutes ago, Bandersnatch said:

So, 30lb braid is the same diameter as 8lb mono. Will that give the senko the same unique senko action ?

I use 50 lb Sufix 832 on wacky and Texas rig weightless senkos. It must not effect them as much as anybody thinks because I catch tons of big fish on them . My best is a 6-6 largemouth on a weightless trig Senko.

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On 7/13/2022 at 10:41 AM, J Francho said:

Braid to mono or fluoro leader has zero sensitivity on a slack line, which is almost always the case with a senko. 

Do you think 30lb straight braid preserves the unique senko action and do you think the fishing straight 30lb braid would be more productive than braid to a 15-20lb leader?

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7 minutes ago, Bandersnatch said:

Do you think 30lb straight braid preserves the unique senko action and do you think the fishing straight 30lb braid would be more production than braid to a 15-20lb leader?

If your fish it on spinning you can use 30 or 20.

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15 minutes ago, ike8120 said:

Braid to FC leader.

I’m stuck on this. What gives the best opportunity to catch fish between this two options 

 

30lb straight low vis braid (more senko action but braid connected to hook?)

 

30lb hi vis braid to 15-20lb gold label leader (less senko action but clear leader)

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