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Finally got a dedicated jerkbait setup, suggest me a line, if you would.  Once this fizzles down a tad I'll evaluate opinions fully to best present my rips!  Thanks in advance!

 

The setup: Daiwa Fuego 6.3:1, 6'7" Medium Fast Rod(banned brand, ***, if anyone has any opinions on the rod please PM me.)

 

I've been jerking with the same geared Fuego with a 7' Medium Heavy Fast Daiwa Aird-X with 12# Berkley Vanish Fluoro, losing maybe 1 in 10 fish.

 

Help me catch number 10!

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I think most people will say 12# or heavier fluorocarbon, but I use 15# braid with about 6 feet of 8# fluoro leader,  and it works for me, at least with the mid-range jerk bait like the KVD 300. But then I use the same line with most of my bait casting rigs. I just like the castability and sensitivity of braid.

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Sometimes one just cannot get the sharp jerks/twitches that the bass want with mono or FC.  But braid, with its zero stretch, will do it.  Even with a leader.  The Gore fiber braids sink, as does FC.  Better hooks sets, too, IMO.

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Right now, I'm running 15lb line but I plan on getting a slightly shorter M/XF rod for jerkbaits and topwater and running 12lb Sufix Siege on it for next year.

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I use 20 lb braid with either 11 lb Defier Armilo or 10 lb Shooter FC as a leader. I know a lot of guys who aren't too crazy about Vanish, and although high end fluoro is expensive, a spool of Shooter will last me a season to a season and a half.

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I use 8# Vicious Ultimate Co-Poly. I enjoy the light line because I like the fight of light line vs just horsing the fish to me.

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On 10/25/2018 at 8:14 AM, MickD said:

Sometimes one just cannot get the sharp jerks/twitches that the bass want with mono or FC.  But braid, with its zero stretch, will do it.  Even with a leader.  The Gore fiber braids sink, as does FC.  Better hooks sets, too, IMO.

+1!

I don't claim to know what exacly happens at the end of 50' of line when I jerk.  But I just don't feel confident in the action unless I'm using braid.  The mushy feeling at my fingertips may not be the same at the lure, but I feel much better about things with braid or Gliss plus leader.

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2 hours ago, Choporoz said:

he mushy feeling at my fingertips may not be the same at the lure

I submit that it is the same.  The acceleration of the lure is different between braid and mono/FC.  Or put it this way, you can do all kinds of jerks with braid, but you cannot get the really quick twitches with mono/FC, especially with a soft tip rod.  With northern smb, they sometimes want it really quick.

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13 hours ago, anderb54 said:

I know a lot of guys who aren't too crazy about Vanish, and although high end fluoro is expensive, a spool of Shooter will last me a season to a season and a half.

I love Vanish.  Yeah, it's cheap, and yeah, it coils a bit.  I've landed my personal best bass on Vanish and with two fights with a pair of foul hooked 25ish pound carp, I have all the faith in the world in Berkley Vanish.  The PB was on 17#, and the two carp were drug in on 12#.

 

As for what everyone said, I'm going to try out copolymer and braid to fluoro.  I'll figure out which I like from there.

 

Thanks guys!

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I use daiwa j braid 20lb to 8-12lb sunline fluoro leader

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Have gone back from braid to ten and twelve pound mono.  I have felt I was being to sensitive and over reacting.  So far it has been good.  This winter will tell.

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I use 12 pound P-line tactical fluorocarbon for jerkbaits

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10lb Super Natural 

8lb Yo Zuri Hybrid

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I used to use 6 or 8lb diameter braid but last season i went back to your hybrid in 8lb for spinning rods and 10lb for casting and like the set up much better.  The braid seemed to get tangled up on the front hook of my trebles during more aggressive retrieves.  I also like to use jerk baits in super cold water and i am not a huge fan of braid in those situations.

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On 10/25/2018 at 10:14 AM, NHBull said:

and 30 lb Hitena pureline to ^ leader

Baitcast?  How about a short review on the Hitena Pureline.  I have some 21 #  (.006 in diameter) on a spin tube rod and it acts like about 10 # braid.  Just short time experience with it, but I'm impressed.

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1 hour ago, MickD said:

Baitcast?  How about a short review on the Hitena Pureline.  I have some 21 #  (.006 in diameter) on a spin tube rod and it acts like about 10 # braid.  Just short time experience with it, but I'm impressed.

I will start a separate thread on it.....it is my braid of choice including silky

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10-12# seaguar invisx or sunline super fc sniper! 

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Went against most suggestions after receiving my jerkbait rod in the mail, was worried about pulling trebles with the XF tip.  Went with Berkley Trilene XL monofilament, proceeded to catch quite a few bass on it and took it inshore yesterday.  Smoked a 17" seatrout and an 18", but weirdly, on the first cast I caught...

 

A d**n stingray.  Second one ever on artificial.

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Go to your nearest Dick's Sports and get some Seaguar Red Label. It's on sale for around $10 right now at most stores. It's awesome for the price.

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16 minutes ago, EGbassing said:

Go to your nearest Dick's Sports and get some Seaguar Red Label. It's on sale for around $10 right now at most stores. It's awesome for the price.

Throwing topwater on this rod as well, and I was getting subsurface spook action.  Didn't like it.

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