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best line for pike fishing
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John Fox
2008-01-06 11:56:27 UTC
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What is the best line for pike spinning.

Currently I use braid, its tough and flexible
but I am wondering if the obviously visible line could
be spooking the fish.



John Fox
Derek Moody
2008-01-08 07:38:21 UTC
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Post by John Fox
What is the best line for pike spinning.
Currently I use braid, its tough and flexible
but I am wondering if the obviously visible line could
be spooking the fish.
Unlikely - however you'd probably find that a few yards of mono between the
braid and the trace would be a useful shock absorber so you might as well use
clear mono if you're worried.

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Tana's Servant
2008-01-09 09:05:29 UTC
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Very doubtful ~ imho the conditions of the area that you are fishing
normally dictate your choice in line; for areas with underwater obstacles
and weed, braid is essential (I think <Fox recommend 35 lb for those areas).

From reading between the lines I'm guessing that you are having problems
with regards to the amount of bites that you are having;

Pike are finicky creatures at the best of times perhaps altering the lures
that you use, and/or the methods that you employ to use them with, would
increase the amount of takes that you have ?

At this time of year I find that the red head/white body lure works best
(with the blue/black Mackerel type a close second).

I have also found that high winds and excessive rainfall take pike off the
feed.

HTH

Lee
Post by John Fox
What is the best line for pike spinning.
Currently I use braid, its tough and flexible
but I am wondering if the obviously visible line could
be spooking the fish.
John Fox
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