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Guys,

 

Just wanted to say thanks for the advice on switching to smaller baits and smaller line. I've been getting about 5 or 6 bass in a 2-3 hour period fishing mornings and evenings. The ticket was the lighter gear. I really like using heavy line, heavy weight, and big baits. It took not catching fish for a couple of outings to switch to a more simple finesse setup. Been having a blast moving a 4" senko in and around weeds and lily pads and having bass crush it.

 

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Steve

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glad you're having some luck! Hopefully I'm right behind you as I'm trying to get more into finesse fishing

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If your not already using it,switch to fluorocarbon.Its invisible and more sensitive.Won't stretch.It's amazing for finese fishing.

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Finesse is the way to go this time of year!

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If your not already using it,switch to fluorocarbon.Its invisible and more sensitive.Won't stretch.It's amazing for finese fishing.

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

I'll agree with the invisible part, but it does stretch quite a bit actually.

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If your not already using it,switch to fluorocarbon.Its invisible and more sensitive.Won't stretch.It's amazing for finese fishing.

 

 

-Steve

 

I was using flouro for a while, and when I broke off my leader, I just tied direct to my 8lb smoke colored fireline and still was catching them. Do you use a heavier flouro leader than your mainline? I only have 10, 12 , 15 lb seaguar leader material. I usually just tie on 10lb flouro.

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I'll agree with the invisible part, but it does stretch quite a bit actually.

 

Well i have learned something.Thanks MDBowhunter. I was just reading about the fluoro and the line manufacturers say it stretches more than mono.I did not know this.Never too old to learn something new.

I was using flouro for a while, and when I broke off my leader, I just tied direct to my 8lb smoke colored fireline and still was catching them. Do you use a heavier flouro leader than your mainline? I only have 10, 12 , 15 lb seaguar leader material. I usually just tie on 10lb flouro.

 

I have a couple rods set up just for  finese fishing and i use fluorocarbon for the main line.No leader.I keep 8 and 10 lb on them.

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Well i have learned something.Thanks MDBowhunter. I was just reading about the fluoro and the line manufacturers say it stretches more than mono.I did not know this.Never too old to learn something new.

I have a couple rods set up just for finese fishing and i use fluorocarbon for the main line.No leader.I keep 8 and 10 lb on them.

Glad to help. I use 8lb diameter PP braid, with a 6lb mono leader on my drop shot setup. I tried flouro but it twists wayyyy to much for me, since the switch I haven't had a single issue with line twist.

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Are there any benefits of using a thinner diameter main line and a thicker diameter leader?

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Are there any benefits of using a thinner diameter main line and a thicker diameter leader?

Only if the main line is braid.  I will only use FC as a leader.  The stuff is nasty to cast!  I know, my experience, my opinion, for what its worth.

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Just use straight FC Sniper 7# or 8# spooled properly on a spinning reel and be done with it. Spend your time fishing.

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Are there any benefits of using a thinner diameter main line and a thicker diameter leader?

I try to use close to the same diameter lines, it makes tying the two together much easier then using two different diameter lines.

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