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What pound test do you use for topwater...especially larger topwaters like the Whopper Plopper 130 etc.?

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Big surface baits with big trebles on long casts - 

I'm using braid.

Mono has too much stretch for me - hook sets suffer.

A-Jay

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14lb mono for the Whopper Plopper and many others on a Carbonlite medium and they have a stiffer tip.  At least it has worked for me.

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11 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Big surface baits with big trebles on long casts - 

I'm using braid.

Mono has too much stretch for me - hook sets suffer.

A-Jay

That's what I currently use but I'm wondering if I should be using a leader or direct tie?

what about for smaller stuff like spooks, poppers etc.?

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If what you're currently using works for you then you're good.

I use a short (half rod length) stout mono leader.

A-Jay

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I use 30# Tuf-Line SuperCaster.  It's a coated, fused superline with a mono core.  It floats, has zero stretch, and it's as if it was designed for topwaters.

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8 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I use 30# Tuf-Line SuperCaster.  It's a coated, fused superline with a mono core.  It floats, has zero stretch, and it's as if it was designed for topwaters.

Interesting .... may have to look at switching out the mono.

Thanks for sharing.

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For the WP 90 I use 12 pound Berkley Big Game or XT Trilene mono. I tie it directly to the lure.

 

I have caught some toothy Pickerel in the 2 pound range and not had a problem. With the WP the treble hooks are crazy sharp. Fish basically hook themselves. I have to force myself not to immediately set the hook with this bait. The stretch of mono helps when my reflexes get the better of me and I set the hook to early.

 

If I had better control I might try braid.

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