Best line for vertical jigging ???

1/29/17 @ 7:23 PM
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Fishing Hunter
Fishing Hunter
USER since 4/12/05

I usually use 6lb mono

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4/19/18 @ 12:29 PM
RODK
RODK
USER since 8/24/13

Still like Fire line best,then fluorocarbon ,have no problem catching fish

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4/15/18 @ 11:03 AM
Peterskeeter
Peterskeeter
USER since 2/6/11

Dedicated Jigging rods, it's old PP, PP-Slick 8, or Nanofil in 10# with 12"-24" 8# fluoro tied to a swivel. This is old line back-reeled onto a spool. Tried the 832 for about 3 or 4 hours and couldn't take the wind knots when casting. Ended up with way short line on the reel and lost all casting distance. Never touched the crap since (I don't get wind knots with PP, nanofil, or even spider wire). It's old line as I'm changing everything over to Sufix Nanobraid. I often use the same set up for jigging and casting 1/4oz and bigger jigs or Cleo's so castability is a must. The Nanobraid is the best superline I've ever used. For calm water jigging/casting 1/8oz and smaller jigs it's 8# Nanobraid with 8# Mono for a slower fall and abrasion resistance against muscles and rocks. If the water is gin clear I'll go with 8# fluoro, both tied direct to the braid.. Casting/jigging Crappies use same 8# Nanobraid and 6# mono/fluoro.

Edited on 4/15/18 11:07 AM
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3/13/17 @ 2:47 PM
Shellfish
Shellfish
USER since 7/19/03

For vertical and cast jigging I have tried many types and have found 8 lb nanofil line with fluorocarbon leader the most adaptable to most situations.   I found 832 did not cast as well as nanofil or fireline.  Nanofil takes a little more care when tying your knots but once mastered works very well.   Straight mono for slip bombers.  

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3/7/17 @ 9:19 AM
SJB
SJB
USER since 7/16/01

For jigging, I have been moving all my powerpro line to 832 hi viz.  Usually use a 3-4' floro leader. 

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3/6/17 @ 9:38 PM
walleyeguy007
walleyeguy007
USER since 1/1/06

10lb or 15lb Power Pro Slick 8 with a three foot 8lb or 10lb leader tied direct with a uni to uni knot. Sometimes straight Vanish 8lb floro for shallow with no current. 

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2/8/17 @ 6:02 AM
diver hunter 1987
diver hunter 1987
USER since 9/29/09

I'd give the nod to suffix as well.  I use 10lb hivis yellow.  It's softer feeling because the braid uses gore fibers.  So you can't really hear it go through the guides like you can power pro feels a lot smother/slippery to the touch.  Fireline is a fuzed line not a true braid I think of it as looking like duct tape where suffix and power pro are true braids which are round and look like rope.  I use a floro leader when in really clear water but even then it's more of a confidence thing usually in the river fish don't have much time to see the line.  I also use baitcasters for vertical jigging and don't use live bait anymore so I'm usually running heavier jigs and big plastics.  Running 2 rods is a lot easier with the baitcasters and the hi VI's line helps keep the tangles down when jigging 2 rods

Edited on 2/8/17 6:08 AM
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2/6/17 @ 10:15 PM
Brad
Brad
USER since 6/19/01

Hello Mr. Hook...

Is suffix 832 softer than fireline?  The reviews I've read claim it to be very abrasion resistant... Also better than fireline??



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2/4/17 @ 10:57 PM
fishhook
fishhook
USER since 9/16/01

Hey Brad,long time,....

All my reels on my walleye jigging sticks are spooled up with Sufix832.

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2/3/17 @ 10:46 PM
Brad
Brad
USER since 6/19/01

IMHO, the lighter the jig the better...  Since braid is thinner, it allows me to use a lighter jig than mono or floro.  I always add a two or three foot soft mono leader to tie the jig to as I seem to get a better hook up percent that way.  I always hold the line with my index finger so I can feel what is going on instead of having to see it.

The deeper the water, the more important using braid becomes.

Only another month or 6 weeks until the rivers open up!

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2/3/17 @ 12:28 PM
mvanhank222
mvanhank222
USER since 12/16/13

Fluorocarbon all the way I see alot of braid suggestions but only Fluoro will give you bite detection on slack line braid is great if you have tension on it but if you don't like on the fall you will never feel a bite. 

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