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Hey guys, been trying out the c rig lately and have been having GREAT success. However I find myself re tying a lot. This week have been using 12lb Sniper main line and 12lb Super Nat Mono. Both Sunline. Some of you guys know I left Seaguar for Sunline as my all around lines. But I think I may be better off with a different Main line for abrasion purposes and maybe Sufix siege for leader... What do you guys suggest.

Btw I'm using 3/4oz tungsten bullet, bead and barrel swivel on rig.

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Up here it's 20lb Abrazx main line with a mojo/phenix/cylinder weight, glass bead, Spro swivel, 17lb Seige leader. If you are fishing rocks/zebra mussels, 15-40ft, big winds... I've lost 3 rigs in 2 seasons with this set up and won several tournaments with it.

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I use basically the same thing as webertime.  20lb Tatsu mainline and 17lb Sufix Elite leader.  I have also used 50lb braid mainline with the Elite leader, it worked fine but I prefer the fluoro.

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Up here it's 20lb Abrazx main line with a mojo/phenix/cylinder weight, glass bead, Spro swivel, 17lb Seige leader. If you are fishing rocks/zebra mussels, 15-40ft, big winds... I've lost 3 rigs in 2 seasons with this set up and won several tournaments with it.

That's heavy! but yeah all sorts of cover, deep structure, rock piles, weed lines etc.

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I use basically the same thing as webertime. 20lb Tatsu mainline and 17lb Sufix Elite leader. I have also used 50lb braid mainline with the Elite leader, it worked fine but I prefer the fluoro.

Braid I don't like for it at all. Have you tried a co-poly. A buddy recommended pline co poly.

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Sunline Structure FC anyone?

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20lb sniper should be fine. I actually didn't mind 20lb super fc... management is a non issue when dealing with 1oz plus.

I use a Lamiglas Excel 2 735 which has the perfect action for big-rigging. I know you are a Dobyns guy... their 735 is pretty close (I have fished both).

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I've been using 20lb Big Game for my CRig.. why? I found a new spool of it floating in the lake a few weeks ago. I've never bought line that big but apparently the fish don't care. 20lb line + Pro-Jo/MOJO style weights = Less Reties.

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Braid I don't like for it at all. Have you tried a co-poly. A buddy recommended pline co poly.

I've used co-poly a lot but not for c-rigging, I mainly use fluoro for everything now.   FWIW, Pline CX is my favorite of the ones I've tried.

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I think 16 lb Sniper would work very well. I have used 14 with lighter weights, and even that stuff was crazy strong. Whenever I was too lazy to get my scissors out of my backpack, I would rub the line against a concrete sidewalk to cut it. It took around 5-10 seconds of rubbing to break it.

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I use 15# YZ hybrid ultrasoft. I also use it as the leader unless they're being super finicky.

Love it.

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My C-Rig  line setup : 15lb. Seaguar AbrazX mainline ; 12lb. Sufix mono leader

*You always want your leader to be a lower strength rated line than your main line - so you can break off if required and get your rig back !

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Mine...

30# braid main line with 12# Yo Zuri leader.

I rarely fish in or through rock and wood.

Mike

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Carolina rigging I use a quality 14 lb or bigger line . Years ago I used 15 lb Big Game but the lake has lost most of its deep brush and now I can get away with 14 lb Trilene xl .I like the fluorescent blue lines for any kind of deep  bottom bouncing lures .

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I use 30 to 50 lb powerpro with a 15lb trilene 100% leader. I used to use 15 lb big game as mainline, but switched to braid since I started throwing frogs and pitching jigs into cover with the same rod.

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I use 20lb sniper with 14-16lb sniper as a leader. Works well around here pulling some big girls from deep brush on Toledo Bend.

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I use a 20lb fluoro main line with a 14lb fluoro leader. Braid wouldn't be a bad idea for the main line either if you like it, and you could use mono on the leader and it wouldn't be a big deal. I just prefer fluoro for more sensitivity and abrasion resistance. You definitely don't want mono for the main line though. You're already making a long hookset most of the time so you don't want something stretching like mono. I also want the extra sensitivity and abrasion resistance of a fluoro or braid when I'm dragging bottom.

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Who tried braid as a C-Rig main line and didn't like it ? ...Reasons why you didn't like braid with a C-Rig ?

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I have always used 15lb flouro for my main line, never had issues with it (as far as break offs) to force me to go any higher. Just make sure u check your line every few casts to make sure it hasn't started to fray. If so, retie!

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Who tried braid as a C-Rig main line and didn't like it ? ...Reasons why you didn't like braid with a C-Rig ?

It frayed on the rocks and zebra mussels a lot more.

The other thing is that it would have a bow in it if you fished current. 50lb braid has a 12lb diameter, but... it has a much greater surface area. It seems that greater surface area would catch more water/current and create a bit of a bow.

I did a test with everything the same (Lamiglas 735, citica e, spro swivel, faceted glass bead, 17lb seige leader, 3/0 worm hook with a speed craw) except main line (50lb Fx2 and 20lb Abrazx) over the course of a week and the fluoro caught 5:1 over the braid. I felt all the same things, just missed more fish/bites with the braid. Just my observation and opinion... go with quality fluoro for rigs.

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It frayed on the rocks and zebra mussels a lot more.

The other thing is that it would have a bow in it if you fished current. 50lb braid has a 12lb diameter, but... it has a much greater surface area. It seems that greater surface area would catch more water/current and create a bit of a bow.

I did a test with everything the same (Lamiglas 735, citica e, spro swivel, faceted glass bead, 17lb seige leader, 3/0 worm hook with a speed craw) except main line (50lb Fx2 and 20lb Abrazx) over the course of a week and the fluoro caught 5:1 over the braid. I felt all the same things, just missed more fish/bites with the braid. Just my observation and opinion... go with quality fluoro for rigs.

Good insight - it appears many more people favor a C-Rig with 15lb. to 20lb. FC main line with a 12lb. to 15lb. mono or co-poly leader .

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It frayed on the rocks and zebra mussels a lot more.

The other thing is that it would have a bow in it if you fished current. 50lb braid has a 12lb diameter, but... it has a much greater surface area. It seems that greater surface area would catch more water/current and create a bit of a bow.

I did a test with everything the same (Lamiglas 735, citica e, spro swivel, faceted glass bead, 17lb seige leader, 3/0 worm hook with a speed craw) except main line (50lb Fx2 and 20lb Abrazx) over the course of a week and the fluoro caught 5:1 over the braid. I felt all the same things, just missed more fish/bites with the braid. Just my observation and opinion... go with quality fluoro for rigs.

Thanks. I was wondering the same thing. I've been on rivers this year and haven't fished a c-rig in a while. You felt better sensitivity with the flouro (that stretches) vs the braid? Any issues with abrasion resistance with the braid?

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Thanks. I was wondering the same thing. I've been on rivers this year and haven't fished a c-rig in a while. You felt better sensitivity with the flouro (that stretches) vs the braid? Any issues with abrasion resistance with the braid?

I do, and maybe it's in my head.  I know Braid needs tension to have sensitivity and Fluoro doesn't, so the "bow" may be hindering some of the sensitivity?  20lb Abrazx doesn't stretch a whole lot either. 

 

I lost only 3 rigs in the last season and a half with fluoro.  3 rigs a tournament used to be normal with braid. 

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Braid has no stretch so when you set the hook, you are putting all that pressure on your 2 ft mono leader. I like floro for many reasons, but a little stretch helps absorb some shock so heat the leader doesn't break.

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50 lb power pro super slick with either a uni knot or double san Diego jam


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