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Post by craigpix2000 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:45 am

so what thickness line would u recomend for pikeing i used to use 10lb (cant remmember name of t now) when i did a bit of lure fishing but im thinking if im deadbaiting i will need summat a bit stronger incase i finaly catch a monster of the deep
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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by Badger on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:10 am

I don't do a lot of Pike fishing (putting it mildly! lol! ) but when I do I use a lot stronger line than that. I use 30lb braid on my light lure rod and 60lb braid on my jerk-bait rod. When dead baiting I use 18lb and 20lb mono but like I said I don't go often. Hopefully we will be having a Pike social soon and you could come along and learn quite a bit like I did last year! Wink
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Post by noodle on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:35 am

Badger wrote:I don't do a lot of Pike fishing (putting it mildly! lol! ) but when I do I use a lot stronger line than that. I use 30lb braid on my light lure rod and 60lb braid on my jerk-bait rod. When dead baiting I use 18lb and 20lb mono but like I said I don't go often. Hopefully we will be having a Pike social soon and you could come along and learn quite a bit like I did last year! Wink

spot on 15lb mono providing the water isnt too snaggy will be fine, if it has big rocks ford escorts hiding under the surface though step the line up to 20lb mono for bait fishing, or get hold of some 50lb powerpro braid and use it for everything
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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by craigpix2000 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:41 am

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Badger wrote:I don't do a lot of Pike fishing (putting it mildly! lol! ) but when I do I use a lot stronger line than that. I use 30lb braid on my light lure rod and 60lb braid on my jerk-bait rod. When dead baiting I use 18lb and 20lb mono but like I said I don't go often. Hopefully we will be having a Pike social soon and you could come along and learn quite a bit like I did last year! Wink

spot on 15lb mono providing the water isnt too snaggy will be fine, if it has big rocks ford escorts hiding under the surface though step the line up to 20lb mono for bait fishing, or get hold of some 50lb powerpro braid and use it for everything

50lb id never be able to carry it lol any specific make mate i mite as well do it propperly if im gunna do it at all
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Post by Andy Macfarlane on Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:13 am

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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by noodle on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:16 pm

craigpix2000 wrote:
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Badger wrote:I don't do a lot of Pike fishing (putting it mildly! lol! ) but when I do I use a lot stronger line than that. I use 30lb braid on my light lure rod and 60lb braid on my jerk-bait rod. When dead baiting I use 18lb and 20lb mono but like I said I don't go often. Hopefully we will be having a Pike social soon and you could come along and learn quite a bit like I did last year! Wink

spot on 15lb mono providing the water isnt too snaggy will be fine, if it has big rocks ford escorts hiding under the surface though step the line up to 20lb mono for bait fishing, or get hold of some 50lb powerpro braid and use it for everything

50lb id never be able to carry it lol any specific make mate i mite as well do it propperly if im gunna do it at all

over the make its called power pro try ebay but 50lb works well even on little reels like 8000 sized baitrunners
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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by craigpix2000 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:52 pm

cheers mate il have a look in a min
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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by Woodchucker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:21 pm

The lads advice is spot on Craig, like Badger said we will be having a social locally soon and the more the merrier Cheers

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Post by NIDGE MAC on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:29 pm

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Post by Woodchucker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm

Here, Here Nidge Cheers

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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by Stotty on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:08 pm

There you go

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/power-pro-braid-carp-pike-tench-cod-300yd-red-bs-choice_W0QQitemZ250301759609QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250301759609&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A3%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I have used it for my long range carp fishing for 2 years now. It's still the same stuff on the spools and as good as the day it went on

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Post by Woodchucker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:14 pm

Its top stuff Twisted Evil

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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by craigpix2000 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:19 pm

cheers lads apreciated wish all forums was as helpfull as this credit to the cause u lot Party/socialize
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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by nixon on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:21 pm

Stotty wrote:There you go

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/power-pro-braid-carp-pike-tench-cod-300yd-red-bs-choice_W0QQitemZ250301759609QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250301759609&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A3%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I have used it for my long range carp fishing for 2 years now. It's still the same stuff on the spools and as good as the day it went on

Thats exactly the same guy I get all mine off to, delivers within 2 days. the best price your guaranteed to find for 300yd spools.

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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by Stotty on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:23 pm

Just be careful casting big heavy dead baits as if you catch your finger it will cut it down to the bone. And donít let it twist round the top of the rod as it will have that off as well. (This is a public health announcement on behalf of the 3 fingered fishing party geek )

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Post by ryan on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:37 pm

power pro is the best i can and have straightend the hooks on bull dawg lures with ease on the 50lb
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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by Woodchucker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:42 pm

I must admit that I am not looking forward to buying three new spools for the new reels and fitting them with braid pale pale about £120 me thinks pale pale

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Post by Stotty on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:47 pm

Woodchucker wrote:I must admit that I am not looking forward to buying three new spools for the new reels and fitting them with braid pale pale about £120 me thinks pale pale


The trick is back it and use the 300m spools thats what i did with my ones. the trick is put your 300 m of braid on your spool then put your backing on so you get it spot on to the brim then just take it of that spool onto your reel that way its spot on to the rim Wink and you have the full 300m on the spool. Wink

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Post by NIDGE MAC on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:11 pm

Cool Smoking Cheers
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Post by Woodchucker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:34 pm

Its still £120 :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post by Stotty on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:43 pm

Woodchucker wrote:Its still £120 :cry: :cry: :cry:

No £60 Wink

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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by Woodchucker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:48 pm

The spare spools are 30 each affraid

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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by noodle on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:56 pm

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Unless you do a lot of drifting or long range casting, there's no need for any more than 100 yards of braid on your reel. Back it up with 17lb Daiwa Sensor and you're laughing. I leave my rods set up with a Berkley Swivel/Cross-Lok, so I don't have to chop my braid every time I go fishing. I just check for any signs of wear and tear but it's rare for me to trim mine. Once you've had 2 years out of it, take it all off on a grassy field and swap it round for another 2 years use.
I use a uni-uni knot for joing my backing to my braid. I feel pretty comfortable knowing little will happen if I ever have a fish on while down at the knot.

mine arew only loaded with 150m of the stuff bar two which have 300, and 450 on em the 450 is on the 13 ft 3.5 drifter rod ive only ever emptied the spool once drifting and gad to give up as i lost sight of the float after a sneeze and couldnt see it again turned out the vane had come off

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Re: what thickness line for pikeing?

Post by Woodchucker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:46 pm

Braid is a must for my pike fishing, its improved my hook up rate no end, I will order the 3 new spare spools and braid for when I am back from holiday Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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