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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBoatingFun View Post
    I am using braid, then 100 feet of 8 pound to a swivel. Then with a dodger and crawler I use 6 pound for the leader. I am guessing its folk lore, but we troll 200-300 feet behind the boat toplining Tahoe. I am guessing its totally unnecessary, but with that distance the braid totally helps keep contact with the fish.


    My fishing buddies would get pissed at me for short lining them with 125 yards out.

    Not folk lore.

    https://www.gameandfishmag.com/edito...0109_02/194505

    Edited to clarify .... That's toplining with lures like rapalas.
    Last edited by hooks; 06-01-2019 at 12:41 PM.
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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnglingWes View Post
    All of the answers you seek are here:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/KelloggOutdoors
    Haha we can agree to disagree

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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    I am using braid, then 100 feet of 8 pound to a swivel. Then with a dodger and crawler I use 6 pound for the leader. I am guessing its folk lore, but we troll 200-300 feet behind the boat toplining Tahoe. I am guessing its totally unnecessary, but with that distance the braid totally helps keep contact with the fish.

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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    I use a 8 lb main line with 15 feet of 4 lb leader to my lure. I troll them "naked", no flasher or dodgers. Seems to work for me.
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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    Typically I use 8 or 10lb mono (Maxima, Sufix or Stren) to a snap for kokes and general trout trolling. Use the same line when tying leaders from a dodger or flasher.

    Depending on which flashers you are using, 6lb mainline might be on the light side for some flashers (big Dave Davis ones) due to their drag, especially if you get a good fish on.

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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Ed View Post
    I generally use a heavier main line on my reel and a lighter leader with my lure offerings.

    This will usually keep $$$ dodgers etc. from loss and just minimal $ loss with just a lure if
    things go bad.

    Quality 10 or 8 mono for kokanee and Braid for toplines with floro leaders.
    If using mono I check the first ten feet after every outing and re-spool every two years.

    I use new 2 & 4 pond tippets every year, due to their breaking strength and what they have to go through.
    You can go heavier if using $$$$$ hardware or the last lucky hand me down lure !!
    Mainline, 3 or 4 colors of leadcore line, swivel/duolock, flashers or dodger, lighter leader then lure or worm. Good ta go.....Jetspray
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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ldubs View Post
    I use 8# Maxima Ultra Green with a 6' or 7' fluoro leader & duo lock snap. I haven't used flashers in a real long time and these days seldom use dodgers. Target trout. With my record so far this year I probably ought to change things up.
    There is a bunch of water this year, adjustments are in order......Jetspray
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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    I generally use a heavier main line on my reel and a lighter leader with my lure offerings.

    This will usually keep $$$ dodgers etc. from loss and just minimal $ loss with just a lure if
    things go bad.

    Quality 10 or 8 mono for kokanee and Braid for toplines with floro leaders.
    If using mono I check the first ten feet after every outing and re-spool every two years.

    I use new 2 & 4 pond tippets every year, due to their breaking strength and what they have to go through.
    You can go heavier if using $$$$$ hardware or the last lucky hand me down lure !!

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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    I use 8# Maxima Ultra Green with a 6' or 7' fluoro leader & duo lock snap. I haven't used flashers in a real long time and these days seldom use dodgers. Target trout. With my record so far this year I probably ought to change things up.

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    Re: Your trolling set-up?

    All of the answers you seek are here:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/KelloggOutdoors

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