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Slack isn't bad, especially on days that there isn't much wind. Watch the line closely. Even with slack, when you get a strike, the line will jump... and you'll probably still feel the vibrations through the rod.

As far as solving the problem, I don't know if any of us can help you... its a feel thing. You just have to find the touch.

Good luck.

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Too much slack is bad, but a slight bow in the line is best.  When a fish picks up your bait, you don't want it to feel tension from your line because they are more apt to spit the lure.  So a bit of slack is actually benifitial.

When you absolutly DO NOT want any slack at all is when your fighting the fish.  If you put any slack into your line with a fish on the end, you drastically increase your chances of that fish throwing the bait.  

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The combination of a light weight & wind will cause slackness in your line; a small adjustment in weight will correct this problem. My personal preference is a 3/16 oz weight but if the wind is causing too much slack I'll move up to a 1/4 oz to solve the problem. As wind speed increases you weight needs to increase proportionally.

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I used to try to keep my line as taught as possible.  Now I prefer slack and get more bites with it in my line.  I think the slack gives you a bit more time because the fishy fishy does not feel resistence as quickly.  If the slack is really driving you nuts, you can always increase the weight of your bait.

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If the slack is really driving you nuts, you can always increase the weight of your bait.

I agree add weight if you dont want slack.  Some baits slack is good.  Others no.

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Agree with Catt, slightly heavier weight and experience is the answer you are looking for.

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