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by wastehauler » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:33 pm
when your fishing a floating hi vis main line do you use a shot line and if so do you place the float above the swivel of the shot line on the main line or the shot line itself. If the float is placed on the main line and you have to fish a shallower run you cant move the float down past the swivel and would have to rety to place the float lower on the rig. D o I have this right?
by staffman » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:23 pm
I use Hi vis mainline and a low vis shot line to my leader. I use slip floats so my float is on my mainline and I can adjust my float to the run I'm fishing. People using fixed floats usually have their floats on their shot lines. They set the swivel about 2 feet higher than the deepest run they figure that they will encounter. They can then adjust their float up 2 ft or down according to the depth of the water. When using my slip floats I have float stops above and below my float to hold it in place. In the colder months my method may fail because the float can freeze in place , where as the swivel above the float may still function.
by Downtown » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:07 pm
I use Hi-Vis line and a shot line and leader. Instead of using a swivel between my main line and shot line, I use a blood knot which gives me lots more flexibility with float placement because I can move my float tubing above or below the knot depending on the depth I'm fishing. I do use a swivel between my shot line and leader. Just something else for you to consider. Not saying it's right but it is another approach especially if you are fishing areas with 2 -4 foot depth changes.
by Bow Buster » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:29 am
Gave up Hi-Viz line. Can't stand the stuff... needing a shot line and all... I have some Siglon if anyone is interested... A couple of 1000 yard spools in Pink and Orange/Yellow. I'm never gonna use the stuff. Send me a PM if you are interested.
Tried the Optimum line from Coleman... Hated that stuff too.... lost the largest fish of my trout fishing career this past november due to the line breaking between the spool and rod tip (happened many times that week). So I went back to Ande. Wonder why I ever switched lines since I always go back to Ande.
by GobyOneGnoby » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:21 pm
Tried and true for sure. I've asked myself that same question many times. Suffix ProMix seems to have broken my Ande dependence though. Handles a little better in the cold.
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