line type for Wakebait (MB - I Jack)

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line type for Wakebait (MB - I Jack)

Postby Bigguy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:10 pm

I am looking to try throwing some wake baits this year. I picked up an I-Jack and a few others. What type of line are you throwing your wake baits on? Fluor (i.e. like a square bill) or mono / braid-mono (like a topwater). Thanks for the help.

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Re: line type for Wakebait (MB - I Jack)

Postby jerkbait22 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:44 pm

Definitely a floating line - either mono or braid (or braid to mono is fine too)

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Re: line type for Wakebait (MB - I Jack)

Postby Cal » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:54 pm

The I-Jack is kind of unique.

When I think wake baits, I generally throw Slammers, Rats, etc.. ... big baits and that usually calls for 20lb and up nylon mono.

I fish the I-Jack on fluoro... usually 12lb Tatsu. The I-Jack is much more subsurface than your typical wake bait, so the sinking tendencies of fluoro don't impact the bait that much and I like the increased resistance to abrasion compared to mono and the lower visibility compared to braid.
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Re: line type for Wakebait (MB - I Jack)

Postby Cristo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:44 pm

Really you can fish that with any line IMHO. I actually like fluorocarbon personally on that particular one as Cal said it's a little unique. I fish the similar to the Mikey from Jackall in regards to line choice you really can have your pic honestly in my opinion. One of my favorite topwater baits for sure I even get bit by a fishing with that thing so enjoy that I Jack :big grin:
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Re: line type for Wakebait (MB - I Jack)

Postby Bigguy » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:13 am

I did end up fishing it on Flouro. Not the right conditions - about 2' of visibility. But it's a super cool lure.

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Re: line type for Wakebait (MB - I Jack)

Postby goldrod » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:27 am

I love the I-Jack and the I-Loud
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