best line and lb. test for topwater

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Fishing4Fun
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Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Postby Fishing4Fun » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:49 am

By topwater I would have to break it down a bit further...

Frogs - Braid usually 40# or heavier
Small 1/4 oz poppers - 8-10# mono or copoly
Normal sized hardbaits from 3/8-3/4 oz get 12# mono.

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Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Postby Johnny A » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:13 am

Bassmar wrote:Well, after losing a fat little piggy and a brand new "One's Bug", I think I'll be moving up to 22lb. Not a knot malfuction. No "pennant", just a pop.
I have to take a bit of responsibility, I was moving to get the net. Did I say she was a piggy? I would have reached down for her but the bait was not situated well. The bait had worked almost outside the mouth.
On the other hand. The MB IP79 worked perfectly. The drag was butter smooth. Retrieve was perfect, no hiccups. Piggy didn't make it to market but the considering I don't keep what I catch anyway, I got the fight, that's the best part.



Yes, I tell myself the same thing every time I loose a decent fish. BS. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Postby basscattrent » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:00 pm

Braid :big grin:

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Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Postby RB 77 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:37 am

I generally use mono or a co-poly in 12 or 15 pound test.

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Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Postby PINEKNOT » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:30 am

15# Big Game for hard baits and 50# Power Pro for frogs

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Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Postby Lafayette » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:37 am

Braid for frogs.

For other topwater lures :
Braid + leader on spinning gear or monoline on casting gear.

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Re: best line and lb. test for topwater

Postby papabassin » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Frogs: 40-55# Braid
Poppers/Propbaits: 10-15# Monofilament
Walking Hardbaits: 30# Braid to a 15-20# Monofilament Leader


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