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51Muskie
Posted 4/25/2023 11:18 AM (#1020243)
Subject: trolling reel line




Posts: 171


New to trolling I have a clicker reel that I want to put line on.
Any suggestions , floro or mono for muskie, what is a good diameter ?
Thanks in advance for any information
ToddM
Posted 4/25/2023 11:22 AM (#1020244 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line





Posts: 20142


Location: oswego, il
I use 80lb braid on most all my setups but I do have a couple reels with 40lb big game.
Kirby Budrow
Posted 4/25/2023 11:32 AM (#1020247 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line





Posts: 2233


Location: Chisholm, MN
Depends on a lot of things. Depth you want you lures is the main one. I use 100lb braid to keep my baits higher.
TheShow
Posted 4/25/2023 11:48 AM (#1020248 - in reply to #1020247)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




Posts: 346


Location: Vilas County, WI
I use 80# Power Pro because many trolling baits depth curves (Bucher, Mike's Trolling Secrets) are based off that line running 3 - 4 mph.
Masqui-ninja
Posted 4/26/2023 6:19 AM (#1020271 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line





Posts: 1164


Location: Walker, MN
You have to have some give when trolling for muskies imho.

A parabolic fiberglass rod, mono, a perfectly adjusted drag...pick two.

I run 80# Sufux 832 on fiberglass rods, and check my drags often.
Jeff Hanson
Posted 4/26/2023 8:34 AM (#1020277 - in reply to #1020271)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




Posts: 930


I use this Hi-Seas Blue water mono. Have for many years with no failures ever.-
https://www.stealthtackle.net/product/grand-slam-bluewater-line/
Jeff Hanson
madisonmuskyguide.com
North of 8
Posted 4/26/2023 9:55 AM (#1020285 - in reply to #1020277)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




The issue of drag settings is one that I watch as well. I had been told by experienced troller to have some give in the drag, so as not to rip hooks out but it also is important if you snag a lure. Had that happen last summer, where I was in 8 to 9 feet of water, running a lure about three feet down when I snagged a rock point that I had not seen before. Line was down almost to the backing before I got completely stopped. Had I not had some give in the drag, line, lure or rod would have snapped.
southern comfort
Posted 4/26/2023 12:37 PM (#1020288 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




Posts: 366


I still believe in having some give in my trolling set-ups so I really like 30-50 lb Berkley Big Game Mono.
chuckski
Posted 4/26/2023 1:19 PM (#1020291 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




Posts: 1091


Another vote for 50# Big Game Mono.
JKahler
Posted 4/26/2023 11:43 PM (#1020315 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




Posts: 1280


Location: WI
Powerpro depth hunter is metered with a white dot every 5’ and a different color every 25’. I’ve been using 80lb. Works great for me cuz I don’t use line counters for musky fishing.
muddymusky
Posted 4/27/2023 2:48 PM (#1020322 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




Posts: 557


80# tuff line or hi seas grand slam braid for me.
muskyhunter07
Posted 4/28/2023 11:11 AM (#1020348 - in reply to #1020243)
Subject: Re: trolling reel line




Location: Northern Illinois
+1 one for Hi-Seas Blue water mono. Awesome line.

I also run 80lb and 100lb Hi-Seas Grand Slam braid too. Great line have not had any issues. I use the Braid for my down and boat rods, Mono for my board rods.

both are available at https://www.stealthtackle.net/product-category/fishing-line/
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