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This year I am going to go down to 6 lb.fluro. Last year I was fishing 8 lb. and I had a good year with 8lb. on the drop shot. But a good freind of mine who guides out west told me to go to 6 lb.! He says I will get bit alot more with the lighter line. I am alittle worried about this 6 lb. line. So I thought I would see what you guys say? ::D

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im currently using 8# p line in flouroclear. so far its working good overall. im not sure how much of a difference the line diameter is. im sure its very minimal but if  it is enough of a difference for the fish what would you do? haha i love the 6lb test . but if u get a big fish in any structure watch out! what i like to do is if im not getting a bite at all ill drop a size so if u get an 8 and a 6 u can experiment just buy using another spool hope this helps. :D

trav

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Use the line that best fits the situation.  In a general sense, 6" line on a spinning rod will serve you well.  I fished some ultra clear lakes last summer, and couldn't buy a bite without switching to 4# fluorocarbon.  Check you drag setting, and tie knots very carefully.  Check them as well.

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Light line is a blast, I plan on doing 8# and 6# Yo Zuri for my drop shot rig.

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i dont do a whole lot of drop shotting here in the south but when i do happen to pick it up i use 8lb p-line floroclear... seems like i get bit pretty well doing that :D

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If you are worried about breaking #6 line, then try Yo Zuri. It is rated higher than its' pound test. I think 6 is actually closer to 12. I use #8 pline floroclear on one and #6 Yo Zuri hybrid on my other. So far both have worked flawlessly.I plan to take the best one of the two and then compare it to Trilene 100% flouro.  Hopefully when the season is over I will have a favorite...haha

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I generally use 8lb P-Line 100% Fluorocarbon when fishing the dropshot when there is scattered vegetation and wood around.  For a more open water or just plain rock/sand I drop down to the 6lb.

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It depends on water clarity and cover.  If the water is clear and not real heavy cover I would use 6#.  If the water is dingy or heavier cover I would go with 8#.  I would imagine you have 2 spools for your reel...I would spool one up with 6 and the other with 8 so you can adjust to your conditions.

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ive been using 6# yo zuri US with 3/16oz weight.

im going to be trying berkley 100% fc soon if i can get it to behave on my spinning reel with kvd l&l

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It depends on water clarity and cover. If the water is clear and not real heavy cover I would use 6#. If the water is dingy or heavier cover I would go with 8#. I would imagine you have 2 spools for your reel...I would spool one up with 6 and the other with 8 so you can adjust to your conditions.

I think I will do that to be on the safe side! The lakes that I fish are very clear to a little greenish color but,nothing that is very dingy!

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6 pound Seaguar Invisx or Trilene 100%

It does the trick and your drag should be loose anyway because of the types of hooks you use while drop-shotting. So it evens out...

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