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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by gumdokid, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. gumdokid

    gumdokid the karate kid

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    what is the best fishing line for multi purpose. doing a lot of steel head fishing right now. the in the warmer months i fish for bass, cat fish and some lake fishing. any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. sourdough44

    sourdough44

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    In general I try to use the lightest & thinnest line that will work. For light panfish I'm at 4 lbs usually, lighter yet would work. How about something in the 12 lb range? or even a little less? The steelhead with the current & all could be the most difficult. In calm water with the line in good shape(not all nicked up) & using the proper techniques one can 'play' the fish to get it in. I am a believer that thin 'invisible' line leads to more strikes.
     


  3. You line has to match your game ( the fish ) and the rod ( UL, Lite, heavy,etc...) and lastly the lure.

    I use 4lb for panfish with my ultralight but 6-8lb with my carbon rods for hunting bass and peacocks. I haven't found one line or rod that's good for ALL fishes. Since fishes are picky about tenstion, weight and assortment of other issues.
     
  4. ctaggart

    ctaggart

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    If you're fishing for steelhead up in the Erie tributaries you may want to tie on a fleurocarbon leader. The steelhead are pretty spooky and won't go near thicker lines that they can see. Try 4lb fleurocarbon for the steelies. Here's a link for the fishing reports. Here's a link to a good website for fishing conditions at Erie.

    http://www.fisherie.com/Reports.asp


    Have you thought about buying a couple spools for your reel and just putting some different lines on them?
     
  5. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Berkleys big game 20 lb line, I really like this line