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Old 06-18-2022, 07:38 AM   #1
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We fish some but not near enough. We are headed to Arkansas next month where we could potentially catch trout up to 15lb strippers. I want to replace the line on all our reels with something that might work well. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-18-2022, 07:45 AM   #2
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If your trout fishing, you’ll want something around 6# test.
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Old 06-18-2022, 07:52 AM   #3
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I'd personally try for one a lot bigger. 15 pounds is an awful small stripper. Not much to look at

But for fishing line that good and don't break the bank trilene. Big game or XL

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Old 06-18-2022, 07:56 AM   #4
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Tilene big game! 12 lb test with a 20 lb fluro leader for stripers and you can put a 6lb leader on for trout
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Old 06-18-2022, 08:02 AM   #5
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To be honest I wonít be trying specifically targeting strippers but by watching videos of bill shoals lake itís a possibility. When on the lake Iím hoping for a few of those 3-5lb white bass.
And in the river Iím just hoping the wife and kids can catch some trout.
Had not thought about the leader ideas. Iíve been practicing my fly casting so it should have triggered something in my brain.
I would love to catch a big stripper though
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Old 06-18-2022, 08:06 AM   #6
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Trilene Big Game is on just about every reel we own.
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Old 06-18-2022, 08:08 AM   #7
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Consensus is trilene, appreciate the input fellas
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Trilene Big Game is on just about every reel we own.
20Lb big game is on all my near shore snapper rigs
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Old 06-18-2022, 08:44 AM   #9
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Trilene big game will hold big strippers,little strippers and snappers
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:11 AM   #10
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I don't like big strippers. I hear the best line is, "hey baby, there are more hundreds where that one came from.

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Old 06-18-2022, 09:14 AM   #11
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So many mono guys. 20# braid will cover you for all situations, and adjust leader according to targeted species.
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:18 AM   #12
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I have Trilene Big Game on every single reel i own. I tried all the other hoopla out there and ran back to big game.
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:22 AM   #13
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So many mono guys. 20# braid will cover you for all situations, and adjust leader according to targeted species.
I use this on our spinning reels, with a fluro leader. But only because I can't, for the life of me EVER spool mono on a spinning reel without it wanting to "jump off".
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:23 AM   #14
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To be honest I wonít be trying specifically targeting strippersÖÖ
Iíd hope not if youíre intent is to fish and there are kids around. Now, if itís adults only, that sounds like one heck of a bachelor party!
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:48 AM   #15
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Iíd hope not if youíre intent is to fish and there are kids around. Now, if itís adults only, that sounds like one heck of a bachelor party!
Oh crap
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:54 AM   #16
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Oh crap
Dang, the gig is up. Thought this might stay entertaining for a while.

You can land bigger striper with lighter line. Just have your drag right, adjust it as needed, and plan on playing the fish a while. Of course, they might spool you out also.

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Old 06-18-2022, 09:58 AM   #17
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We run 20 lb fins wind tamer on every reel we own, except the zebcos


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Old 06-18-2022, 10:32 AM   #18
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We want pics of the strippers!!!!!

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Old 06-18-2022, 10:33 AM   #19
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Trilene Big Game is on just about every reel we own.

Same here. Pound test depends on the reel
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Old 06-18-2022, 10:51 AM   #20
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Old 06-18-2022, 11:10 AM   #21
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We want pics of the strippers!!!!!

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My wife is not going to like it much.
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Old 06-18-2022, 11:12 AM   #22
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I'd personally try for one a lot bigger. 15 pounds is an awful small stripper. Not much to look at



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Have to wear your bifocals !
If the stripper is Bi, it could get more interesting. And expensive

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Old 06-18-2022, 11:34 AM   #24
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Old 06-18-2022, 12:39 PM   #25
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Any Berkeley XT !
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Old 06-18-2022, 12:43 PM   #26
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I've got several "good lines", so to speak. But will refrain from posting them for fear of the mods misinterpreting my wording.
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Old 06-18-2022, 12:43 PM   #27
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Old 06-18-2022, 12:49 PM   #28
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Braid is absolutely terrible
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Old 06-18-2022, 01:08 PM   #29
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Braid is absolutely terrible

I guess it is if you donít like strength and sensitivity.
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Old 06-18-2022, 01:16 PM   #30
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So many mono guys. 20# braid will cover you for all situations, and adjust leader according to targeted species.
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Old 06-18-2022, 01:23 PM   #31
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Braid is absolutely terrible
If you donít know how to tie certain knots to join a mono or flouro leader to it, maybe. Otherwise, it outshines mono in many ways, including cast ability. Sensitivity, line capacity/lb, abrasion resistance, lifespan and more.
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I guess it is if you donít like strength and sensitivity.
It's been so long since you've caught a real fish you have no clue
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Old 06-18-2022, 03:04 PM   #33
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Kind of hard to have a all around line that can effectively go from clear water river trout to lake Striper.

After spending the money to get to the fishing hole, saving a $1 on line is my least concern.

I change my line regularly based off of what I'm going for and what I'm throwing. Mono on some rods, fluorocarbon on some as well as a few with braid. The are all different tools.

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Old 06-18-2022, 03:28 PM   #34
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Im moving to a 10 pound braid for most applications. Arkansas striper fishing I would go 20 pounds. Theyíve pulled 67 pounders out of the lake my brother lives next too.


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Old 06-18-2022, 04:31 PM   #35
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I'd personally try for one a lot bigger. 15 pounds is an awful small stripper. Not much to look at
That's exactly what I was thinking. I hate to admit it, but I once saw a 300 lb stripper in New Orleans! Don't ask me why!
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This thread has so much potential... to go south.
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Old 06-18-2022, 05:10 PM   #37
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That's exactly what I was thinking. I hate to admit it, but I once saw a 300 lb stripper in New Orleans! Don't ask me why!

Man that dang spell check really hosed me this time
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This is almost as good as the “Tiny Lama Boots” thread.
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Old 06-18-2022, 06:25 PM   #39
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I use this on our spinning reels, with a fluro leader. But only because I can't, for the life of me EVER spool mono on a spinning reel without it wanting to "jump off".
We used to throw nothing but big game but there is just way to much stretch on it for me. Try some flouro specially with as clear as Travis is right now. Much better on the cranks as well.

Now at the coast I'm throwing nothing but braid.
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We used to throw nothing but big game but there is just way to much stretch on it for me. Try some flouro specially with as clear as Travis is right now. Much better on the cranks as well.

Now at the coast I'm throwing nothing but braid.
Iíve got a few rigged with fluro. But only for ďsingle hookĒ stuff. Have never tried it for crankbaits, ect.
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That's exactly what I was thinking. I hate to admit it, but I once saw a 300 lb stripper in New Orleans! Don't ask me why!
Atleast you know she can fry chicken!
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Old 06-18-2022, 11:02 PM   #43
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I will never go back to mono after using braid, so much better.

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I recommend a sufix braid, 20 lb or less. If you want to get cute use a leader but in my experience even in clear water the trout don't require one.
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#20 tied with fluoro leader it’s all I use
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Old 06-19-2022, 08:02 AM   #47
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X1,000,000. I switched a couple poles over to big game. Fished about 5 minutes with it and picked a pole back up with braid. Mono is trash. Put you on some 15# braid and don't look back. More sensitive, almost 0 stretch, and last forever. Mono will stretch like a bungee cord when you set the hook.
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Old 06-19-2022, 08:02 AM   #48
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X1,000,000. Mono will stretch like a bungee cord when you set the hook.
Into what... tree stumps?
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Old 06-19-2022, 11:37 AM   #50
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Into what... tree stumps?
I don't always set the hook on a stump, but when I do I fish it for a few seconds. Fish with braid only for a few years then grab a pole with mono.
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