Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

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Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by Keepallthefish » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:23 pm

Rod is megabass destroyer 110 special
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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by BassFisher83 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:45 pm

Sunline Defier Armillo in 11lb.

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by JBcrankaddict » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:49 pm

I use 30lb braid to a fluoro or mono leader. Usually 14-18lb Shooter or 18-22lb Defier Armillo. Getting good action out of a rip bait is easy with no stretch braid.

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by poisonokie » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:43 pm

I second the 30# braid. You could go with a 10-12# fluoro leader or straight braid for jerkbaits and a mono leader or straight braid for topwater. If it's a walking bait, definitely use a mono leader of 14-16#, maybe more. No reason to go light on the leader for that.
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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by Cranky » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:48 am

20-30# braid with a fluoro leader is a good sweetspot for a reel like that.

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:18 pm

BassFisher83 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Sunline Defier Armillo in 11lb.
THIS 8-)

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by trevor60 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:45 am

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:49 pm
I use 30lb braid to a fluoro or mono leader. Usually 14-18lb Shooter or 18-22lb Defier Armillo. Getting good action out of a rip bait is easy with no stretch braid.
This is the ticket. ;)

I will only add check the dia of the braid. I look for 10lb mono equivalent so the lure runs near max listed depth. tried 30lb suffix 832 and found it to be too thick (for me). Went to Yozuri superbraid 20lb; based on Aquaholik braid testing

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:57 am

10lb braid to 10lb ultragreen or 12lb shooter.

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by NormanD » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:25 am

Another vote for braid to mono/flouro leader.

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by wilddog66 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:58 am

13lb Armilo for fall and early spring jerkbaits. Switch to 15lb Armilo starting with the spawn for 1.5 squarebills and thru the summer for smaller topwaters. For larger topwaters on a more powerful rod, I use 30lb braid to CXX leader.

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Re: Line recommendation for topwater/jerkbait combo

Post by Johnny A » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:08 pm

I was up to 22lb Armilo BUT Sunline 16 lb flouro for jerkbaits.

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