What do you use for topwater line?

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby cure-hb » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:01 am

braid line, 20-30 lb

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby dirtygeary » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:21 pm

Any mono. I tend to stick to p-line xxx

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby cure-hb » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:47 am

30LB powerpro + Sunline sniper 14lb leader.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby RB 77 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:01 am

Usually 12 lb. mono. I like Izorline.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby ayo8 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:34 pm

Scattergun2570 wrote:braid to a leader like everything else.


Same here. some fat mono ( 2' leader) at the end of braid does the trick for me.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby RazorCat » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:08 am

Sunline Super Natural. Smaller diameter than Trilene XL. Although XL is still hard to beat for mono. 14#

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby ayo8 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:56 am

Sun Shooter 12lb leader/ 20lb braid Super Slick 8

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby bronzefly » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:37 am

cure-hb wrote:sunline sniper fc 16lb


That's interesting! I'm not a fan of FC for top water baits myself :lol:

I have a love/hate relationship with braid (Daiwa Samurai being my personal favorite) and top water. Walking baits, especially on very, very long casts, I love it when it gets way out there and I get bit early and have no problem with a hook set or control of the fish. The bad part is when a little loop gets around the hook, or some other entanglement all too frequent with braid and lots of trebles which messes up the entire cast. That doesn't happen with either Sunline Shooter Defier Armilo or standard Defier, my other go to lines for top water baits.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby rgbtr196le » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:38 am

Braid for all my topwater baits

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby mark poulson » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:10 am

bronzefly wrote:
cure-hb wrote:sunline sniper fc 16lb


That's interesting! I'm not a fan of FC for top water baits myself :lol:

I have a love/hate relationship with braid (Daiwa Samurai being my personal favorite) and top water. Walking baits, especially on very, very long casts, I love it when it gets way out there and I get bit early and have no problem with a hook set or control of the fish. The bad part is when a little loop gets around the hook, or some other entanglement all too frequent with braid and lots of trebles which messes up the entire cast. That doesn't happen with either Sunline Shooter Defier Armilo or standard Defier, my other go to lines for top water baits.


I had an older guy suggest using bee's wax to dress the first three feet of braid, if I'm fishing it with no mono leader. I haven't tried that yet, but I did notice that coating the first four feet of my braid with a black sharpie on my punching setup seems to make it less limp.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby hoohoorjoo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:04 pm

I use 40# braid straight-up if I need distance, like in the ponds I fish from shore, or 17-20# sufix siege if distance isn't a concern. The 40# braid tangles way less frequently than the 30# test.
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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby SHRIMPER » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:56 am

Sunline Supernatural

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby mark poulson » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:20 am

I use either straight 17lb mono from Bass Pro, or 30-50lb braid with a mono leader, connected with an Albright knot.

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby papabassin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:14 am

Poppers: 10-14# Mono
Walking Baits: 30-40# Braid to a 1-2' Mono leader (14-17#)

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Re: What do you use for topwater line?

Postby Snyder Rods » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:15 pm

Berkley Ironsilk. It floats, casts farther, and lasts longer than regular mono.


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