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I don't have the money to buy anymore poles. I have a 7 foot medium heavy baitcaster and a 6'6 light action spinning setup. I fish mostly large ponds (50 acres). I fish walking baits, frogs, buzz baits, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, jigs, and texas rig worms ect. Water is usually lightly stained. What line do your recommended for each pole? Thanks  

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Welcome aboard, Adam!

For the casting outfit, I'd use either 12# mono/copoly
or fluorocarbon, or I'd use 20-30# braid + leader.

For spinning, 10-15# braid mainline + a leader of 
various pound test for whatever you fish for.

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource

 I agree with Darren.'s response above.

A-Jay

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27 minutes ago, Darren. said:

Welcome aboard, Adam!

For the casting outfit, I'd use either 12# mono/copoly
or fluorocarbon, or I'd use 20-30# braid + leader.

For spinning, 10-15# braid mainline + a leader of 
various pound test for whatever you fish for.

Thank you. Which lures would you recommend for each pole? 

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32 minutes ago, Adam_66 said:

Thank you. Which lures would you recommend for each pole? 

i would say everything should be fished on the baitcaster except the light texas rigs and worms 

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23 hours ago, Adam_66 said:

One more question. If I was to use braid on both, which baits would I need a leader for?

 

It really depends on weather you think line visibility matters.  Some people swear that you have to have a leader to catch bass, others catch lots and even win tournaments on straight yellow braid.  Use one if you think it matters, if using a leader boosts your confidence, then by all means use one.  I personally base it on water clarity, how thick the cover is, and how fast i'm moving my bait.  I tend to use a leader on slower moving baits that aren't fished through much for cover, and use straight braid when using faster baits through heavier cover.  And if the water clarity is under two feet, I don't use a leader on anything.  But I have caught bass on jigs in open water with five to six feet of visibility, so I really don't know how much it matters.  I use them under some conditions (mostly to boost my confidence) but you will get a different answer from everybody so do whatever you think is best.

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Here is what i do on all of my baitcasters. I load 1/2 of the spool with backing made up of quality mono or copolymer line. make sure you get the arbor knot tight so it does not spin.  Now I add either 14 to 17 pound FloroClear which is a copolymer line with a floro coating in 14 pound test. If I I am fishing really clear water I use that, otherwise I use Power Pro braid in something like 30 pound which is the diameter of 8 pound mono. Now for frogging I like 65 pound PP.  On my spinning reels it is easy my wife and I fish 7 different combos and all but one have Berkley Fused Fireline (which is the same as FireLine Original). Again there is some mono behind it.  Now I always throw a leader made up of P Line CXX moss green in 10 pound test.  The only time I tie directly is if I am throwing frogs. I have one baitcaster with mono on it and it is my topwater rod. 

As for lures, I would throw texas rigged worms,tubes,and creature baits on either a sliding worm weight/hook or I would use Perfect worm hooks which have the weight attached. These are great with lots of plastics and my wife swears they are the best grub hook available. Also add some shakey head jigs to your arsenal. These are all baits for your spinning rod. No weight bigger than 3/8 ounce. One more bait to add is a thin wire hook and a floating worm or Senco.  All of the rest of the baits you mentioned should be fine on your baitcaster. Learn the Uni to Uni knot to attach the backing to braid or braid to leader connection.

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I would put 30-40lb Smackdown on the baitcaster, leader optional depending on your preference. 

I'd go with 10-12 lb Big Game on the spinning set up. I'd use this for topwater and plastics - and maybe some smaller jigs - and use the bc for pretty much everything else. 

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A quality mono-filament  for both .  

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