What do you use for topwater line?

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What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Westbankcougar » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:21 am

I am wondering what line everyone uses for topwater poppers, and smaller walking plugs?

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by stevenhatchy » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:33 am

Sunline Defier Armilo, 17lb

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Westbankcougar » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:09 am

Thanks for reply

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by vinnieb729 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:06 am

I've Defier Armilo in the past but now use the regular (green) Defier Shooter. It's the best handling line I've ever used.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Westbankcougar » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:37 pm

Thanks will check it out

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:11 pm

vinnieb729 wrote:I've Defier Armilo in the past but now use the regular (green) Defier Shooter. It's the best handling line I've ever used.
This. I like 13 lb

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by BigG » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:13 pm

Sunline Shooter Deflier in 13# and 17#.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Jdmbiggie » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:28 pm

pp 30lb

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by TFOUR » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:38 pm

30 lb. braid

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Westbankcougar » Sun May 01, 2016 6:50 pm

thanks everyone

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Scattergun2570 » Tue May 03, 2016 4:36 pm

braid to a leader like everything else.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by toddmc » Wed May 04, 2016 12:33 am

The 30lb. braid with leader is the best for ultra-long distance casting/fast moving schooling fish where you want the bait working as quickly as possible after hitting the water a long distance away. The Defier Armilo is very hard and abrasion resistant with very little stretch. It is awesome for working your bait at the end of a long cast also, but it won't cast quite as far as 30lb. braid. The Defier Shooter is the best handling mono in my opinion and it is great for close quarters casting where a little more stretch can be a good thing.
I have been fishing the 15lb. Armilo for topwater the last two seasons and I really love the way that I can throw a 1/2oz Super Spook Jr. a long distance and have it walking perfectly immediately. It's the best compromise if you are going to fish your topwaters in all kinds of conditions and you don't want to have more than one topwater rod rigged up.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Jdmbiggie » Wed May 04, 2016 11:57 am

surf rod - pp maxcuatro 50lb w/ 20lb-30lb xxx izorline leader for big plugs 1-3oz
spinning rod - pp 20 lb for 3/8-1oz and sometimes uses a 12-15lb xxx izorline leader for prop baits and poppers
casting rod- pp 30 lb for 3/8-1 1/2 oz, pp maxcuatro 50lb for frogs

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by Westbankcougar » Sat May 07, 2016 9:08 pm

i mostly fish medium walking baits and medium poppers. rarely make long hard casts fishing topwater due to area we fish. i had been using luckycraft iron athlete topwater line but cant fine it anymore.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Post by cure-hb » Wed May 11, 2016 1:35 pm

sunline sniper fc 16lb

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