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Hello, new to fishing on lakes and I've discover this particular Jig to go fish with, but I'm unsure if is necessary to have the Trout Magnet SOS line 2lb or 4lb? Any experts on this particular lure?

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It's not necessary.

 

I fish Trout Magnet jigs on Stren, P-Line, Sufix Promix to Kastking Flourokote lines from 4lb - 6lb range.

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7 minutes ago, KraskiBass said:

Hello, new to fishing on lakes and I've discover this particular Jig to go fish with, but I'm unsure if is necessary to have the Trout Magnet SOS line 2lb or 4lb? Any experts on this particular lure?

First thing, it sounds like you may be relatively new to fishing so I would watch a bunch of the videos here to learn some good basics.  Also, when starting out I never recommend using line below 6 pound test and usually opt for 8 pound test so you have some forgiveness.  

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We've caught crappie on this jig. We use light spin rods and 4lb mono

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2 hours ago, JediAmoeba said:

Also, when starting out I never recommend using line below 6 pound test and usually opt for 8 pound test so you have some forgiveness.

Trout Magnets are 1/64 oz.  You have to drop to 4# line to cast them with any kind of distance.

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Are we talking about Trout magnet jig or trout magnet sos line? “ this particular jig” which one? What species are you targeting?

3 hours ago, KraskiBass said:

Hello, new to fishing on lakes and I've discover this particular Jig to go fish with, but I'm unsure if is necessary to have the Trout Magnet SOS line 2lb or 4lb? Any experts on this particular lure?

 

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5 minutes ago, JustJames said:

Are we talking about Trout magnet jig or trout magnet sos line? “ this particular jig” which one? What species are you targeting?

 

I'm talking about Trout Magnet Jig and the SOS Line which is made by the same company….

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I’m assuming you are referring to the tiny trout magnet jigs. I have used SOS in 2lb and it is very good line. I do not recommend using 4lb unless you are horsing larger than average fish out of cover. You get significantly better casting distance and line handling with the 2lb. You just need to be diligent about checking your knots and line for fraying.

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I use braid on everything both spinning and casting. I use leaders always unless i am fishing top water.. the use of leaders depends on the application but they are always beneficial to help my bait sink, and stay down especially with plastics. And also I can break off if I have to without cutting alot of braid. 

 

Also the casting distance cannot be beat IMO . Especially if you can't afford luxury lines. 

 

Also... The braid floats! So bite detection with weightless plastics on your spinning gear is much easier! I use hi-vis yellow with a floro leader. The braid floats and the floro sinks. It's a win-win. 

 

Some folks also believe the bass are line shy. Floro leader helps in this department as well. 

 

I'd go 15lb braid on my spinning gear to a 6lb floro leader. 

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I had my son using a trout magnet jighead with a piece of orange trout worm under a bobber on 4lb Mr. Crappie line Saturday to catch a whole bunch of bluegills and green sunfish. 

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If I were you I’d fish the Crappie Magnets. A bit larger, a bit heavier, I’d be willing to bet your success will be greater. Use their line. Why not. It’s just a label put on that package. Nothing special about it. There are tons of good mono and flouro out there. 

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I've went out and bought a Vicious Fishing Panfish 4LB Test Hi-VIS Yellow, it kind of work (still unsure if this is a good line or not) and use the Mini Mini Trout Magnet Jig with a bobber and I did fish 2 blue gills  yesterday...wooohooo!!! 

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