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Anyone have any preferences for what type of line you use while throwing cranks and jigs. 

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I have been using 12 lb co polymer for cranks (p line flouro clear) and was very pleased with it, until this year. I've fished double the amount of times as I've fished the previous 3 years and the flouro clear seems to hold ALOT of line memory. 

Due to all of the fame that yo-zuri hybrid gets on this site, I've ordered a spool of that to try out. You may want to give it a shot as well.

As for jigs, t rigs etc. I use between 30-50 lb braid with or with out flouro leader. This seems to cover most situations I've been in. 

I wouldn't recommend throwing both cranks and jigs on the same setup, but that's just me. 

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22 minutes ago, stk44 said:

I have been using 12 lb co polymer for cranks (p line flouro clear) and was very pleased with it, until this year. I've fished double the amount of times as I've fished the previous 3 years and the flouro clear seems to hold ALOT of line memory. 

Due to all of the fame that yo-zuri hybrid gets on this site, I've ordered a spool of that to try out. You may want to give it a shot as well.

As for jigs, t rigs etc. I use between 30-50 lb braid with or with out flouro leader. This seems to cover most situations I've been in. 

I wouldn't recommend throwing both cranks and jigs on the same setup, but that's just me. 

Funny you mention that about the yo zuri line I was online and I came back to here and that's all people recommended and that was three years ago LOL

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Yeah lol . I'm sure some of it is just one person recommending it to another person and that person never trying anything else, but I've also never heard anything bad about it. I'm going to try it out on my casting outfit for Erie and I'll let you know if I like it. 

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Just now, stk44 said:

Yeah lol . I'm sure some of it is just one person recommending it to another person and that person never trying anything else, but I've also never heard anything bad about it. I'm going to try it out on my casting outfit for Erie and I'll let you know if I like it. 

Where at in Erie you gonna fish? The PI bay is heating up right now except water temps are still down in the high 40's and I'm assuming the 30 pound braid is the same as 8 pound mono right ?

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Yep, I'll be fishing PIB. Yeah, 30 lb braid has a similiar line diameter to 8 lb test mono. 

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i like 10 or 12 trilene xl mono on crankbaits

and 15-20 pound seaguar red label fluoro for jigs

sometimes 50 lb power pro braid

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thinner line will let the bait get to its max depth better

Jigs-12 to 15 flourocarbon

shallow divers- 8-12 pound

squarebill1 15 pound fluorocarbon or 20 lb braid

medium/deep- 12-20 pound flourocarbon

fluorocarbon is good in clear water, it well have good abrasion resistance and low memory

braid will last a long time and is thinner with no memory (stretch)

Hope this helps

Go PA

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With cranks, some stretch is preferable. With jigs, it's not.

Ideally, two distinctly different combos are used for these techniques.

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All my reels are lined with Suffix 832 braid.. Have no problems at all..

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BassThumb I have a 7'0 heavy which is what I was gonna throw my jigs and top waters on and than a medium heavy for my cranks and I have another medium with fast action for some Texas rigs 

am my olan is braid for the heavy rod and than fluro for the other two 

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Baitcaster

Single Hooks: Seaguar Tatsu #15,  AbrazX #12  or Smackdown #40 with a leader. As a less expensive option:  Yo-Zuri Hybrid #12.

Treble hooks:  Sunline Defier Armilo #10

Spinning

Single hooks: Seaguar Tatsu #8, InvizX #10.  Another option is Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6

I would consider the same options for lightweight treble hooks.

:fishing-026:

 

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I am trying out Yo zuri hybrid on all my gear and honestly from the first couple uses I like it a lot. Have it on spinning and casting.

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Here´s what my reels have spooled:

  • Berkley Trilene Big Game 10 - 15 lbs test ( most of my reels are spooled with Big Game ) 
  • Berkley Trilene XT 6 - 8 lbs test ( 1 reel and 1 reel spool )
  • YoZuri Hybrid 6 - 8 lbs test ( 2 reel spools )
  • P-Line CXX 17 lbs test ( 1 reel  )
  • Power Pro 30 lbs test ( 1 reel spool )

That´s what I use, I do use certain lines for very specific applications, for example the reel that has CXX is for swimbaits and jigs ( flipping/pitching or casting to tough huizache/cat nail brush, tules n´such ) but as an "all around" or "Jack of all trades" line is Big Game.

 

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I just ordered 12 pound yo zuri hybrid for my cranks and than use 8 pound for my spinning for drop shots and shakey heads, than 40 pound braid for jigs and maybe frogs depends , Texas rig rod idk if I wanna use the yo zuri hybrid or just 15 pound fluro

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My light cranking rod has 12# Yo Zuri....landed a 40# flathead with it on Saturday...I will continue to sing its praises.

I also recommend KVD line lube - especially helpful on spinning reel YZ

 

Jig rods have braid (20 on lighter jigs and 40 on flippin rods)

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