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Trilene Big Game 8lb for shakey heads?

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I use big game for most of my applications (10 cranks, 12 light worm and jig, 15 spinnerbaits, bigger jigs and worms) so could big game 8 lb work for shakey head fishing?  I have been using Seaguar Invisx in 8-10 lb but it keeps breaking off and not neccassarily at the knot every time.  I have never had a problem with big game breaking, but is the 8lb big game to visible in clear water?  What do you guys think?

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Nope, it 's not too visible and most times line visibility doesn 't matter, the only places I 've fished where line visibility is an issue is in a couple of lakes where the water is gin clear and you can see the bottom 30ft deep.

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Nope, it 's not too visible and most times line visibility doesn 't matter, the only places I 've fished where line visibility is an issue is in a couple of lakes where the water is gin clear and you can see the bottom 30ft deep.

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I used to fish tournaments on Missouri lakes like Table Rock, Bull Shoals, and Beaver back in the day...those are examples of lakes that fluorocarbon would give you a low-visibility advantage.  Other than gin clear water, I also don't think line visibility is an issue.  Granted braid is too far to the other extreme for me...a lot of anglers have success with it, but I just don't have confindence fishing highly visible sewing thread.  I fish fluorocarbon for the sensitivity advantage only, but still use a lot of Pline CXX.  I've contemplated going back to only CXX, but I haven't made up my mind.

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i use 10lb trilene xl on my shakey rig, and have no problems, big game has too much memory to use in finesse applications IMO

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Can't believe you are having problems w invizx??? This is by far the greatest line that I have ever used... I have pulled up 20lb. Pike on only 8# on numerous occasions. If you have to go to a stronger line, I would check out Trilene Maxx...Still stronger yet you aren't going w so much visibility...

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I used 15 lb Seaguar before with no problems, but had two break offs with the 8 lb test on my shakey head rig. I always retie and check my line for abrasion. I won't use Seaguar again for this application.

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