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Offline fishin_musician

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Comedy of Errors
« on: January 02, 2017, 11:31:40 AM »
I'm well known here for my tip up lovin' tendencies. Putting a jig rod in my hands can offer some entertainment for you and me too. Yesterday I had a small window to catch a few callico's I knew it was coming and waited it out. When the time came I was really prepared equipment wise anyway. lol  Two times I broke line on my jigs rods just pulling on it. I wondered why the line was so bad until I remembered that it's 2 pound test dummy. Normally fishing for walleyes or any of my usual targets I have 6 or 8 pound test. Even fishing for perch I use 4#. So when I would get line hooked on an ice chip I would just give it a tug expecting it to pop loose not break. The other issue was setting the hook, after the first line break I quickly switched rods to get back done to the action. I felt the light hit and set the hook >>> Zing went the drag. I quickly tightened the drag and miraculously still had the fish on, the best of the evening.
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« Last Edit: January 02, 2017, 01:29:27 PM by fishin_musician »
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Comedy of Errors
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Offline perchgypsy

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 11:44:37 AM »
Never seen a reason for 2lb test,if these fish become that inteligent I give up  :o
not to mention I can't see the stuff when it comes to tying
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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 12:15:04 PM »
Well at least you got out and got something!  Regarding the line, sometimes I think there should be 3 lb test available. 
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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 12:27:00 PM »
I use 3lb,ice line,,ive seen it make a difference.
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Offline Van_Cleaver

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 01:01:53 PM »
I usually have 2# on at least one rod; if you're fishing really small 4 will sometimes be over kill for your jig's action. It is hard to see especially floro, or the floro coated P-line which I tend to use. Thank goodness for the Palomar knot!

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 03:26:14 PM »
I use a lot of 2# test line. I like the Leland's trout SOS 2 and 4 # test. Doesn't get brittle and is strong!   Mark

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 06:39:18 PM »
Dave, ya gotta stop eating so much meat. Makes ya too strong for 2# test. LOL

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 12:31:49 AM »
I got 2 with 2lb and 1 with 4lb. The fish are smart enough to tell the difference I believe

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Offline zziipp

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 03:39:47 AM »
2lb and 4 lb can be a world of difference in hits on finicky pannies.I've used the same jig on two different poles with 2 and 4 and would have em tug once on 4 and drop it and leave it alone and dropped the 2lb down and would watch the fish on my vex go right back at it and pound it multiple times. Believe me I hate tying and working at night with the 2 lb but I had to surrender to it after watching my buddies kill me on some nights than I tried test out myself on them more finicky nights and would drop a Lil jig on 2 and 4 and seen a big difference some nights.now when the getting is good and there hitting one after another it don't matter. I've had nights where the lil pr!cks would nub one waxie but as soon as I sent 2 down they would attack it. Just like perch some days they wanna pursue the bait up a bit and wham. If you stop the jig to early they'll drop right back down and leave it.and a tiny jig gets way more action on it with lighter line.
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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 06:39:11 AM »
I had the same problems with 2# as you FM. I would catch fish but I would lose way too many jigs to make it worth it. I had switched from 4# down to 2#, then moved up to 3#. that seems to be just fine. I don't pop as many fish off and I just iced a nice 18" bass on it so it's plenty strong enough and right after I was reeling in fat slabs so the line is light enough to not scare fish too bad.
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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 06:52:53 PM »
Hmm I still never seen 3lb what brand is it in? I just ordered some of this transparent coats thread I read bout people using claim it's good stuff we will see

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2017, 07:06:37 PM »
I use Suffix Ice 3 pound in color orange, easy for me to see when tying , my eyes are shot also!! but it is a great line for the ice..

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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 07:52:02 PM »
Just ordered some Trilene 3lb clear fluorocarbon ice fishing line. 
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Re: Comedy of Errors
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 06:28:51 AM »
I use 3# Trilene micro ice.
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