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i am going to be fishing in the boundary waters late june to early july, and was wondering what is the best fishing pole setup for jigging including pole action, reel size, line color and size and type. And good for deep crank diving.

i was thinking of getting a 6'6" ML spinning rod with a reel size that would hold about 145yds of 6lb. then i also looked at fishing line and was wondering if the color of the line makes a difference for invisibility and hit detection. There were colors like orange and red. possibly getting a flourocarbon or copolymer.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

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WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You might have a problem if you're looking for just  one set-up to jig with plus throw deep crank baits.

The 6'6" ML rod just won't cut it for throwing deep cranks.

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WELCOME! :)I would use a MH spinning rod. As for line i'd go with 15-20lb. power pro or tuff line with a fluorocarbon leader. Walleye have very good eye sight. I would use a size 2500 reel.

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No, No, don't go MH.  Get a 6'6 or 7' medium light.  You don't need a lot of line, go light in the BWCA (I use 6 or 8 and only spool up with about 100).  It helps a lot to only have the smaller spinning reel 2000 or even 1500.  Light and sensitive, those walleyes will almost suck on your bait, and its very hard to detect bites.  If you can get a 2 piece it will likely travel and portage a lot better.  Thats what I take, my 6'6 ML 2 piece Avid.

You want clear line, I recommend a florocarbon, as I like it.  But the water has a clear yet dark brown tint to it.  Not much algea so stay away from green lines etc.  You don't really need anything too heavy, I usually use 6 lb, but you have to remember you can't just flip them over and haul them to the top.  But it works well for me.

p.s.  most people fish too deep for the walleyes up there, you really wont need to throw a deep crank.  When theyre deeper during the day (15-20 ft that time of year, usually) you will have to jig them or lindy rig them.  In the evening when they come up shallow is the only time that I would really throw a crank for them, but at that time you'll be hiding from the mosquitos.   :)

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