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What line to you like for Rattle Traps?

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Pat Dilling

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Or any lipless crank bait?  I am using Dobyns Fury 705CB Rod.  About ready to respool.  Fishing around weeds, wood and docks.  Sometimes making as long a cast as I can throw.  What do you like and why?

Thanks for ideas

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Pat I run 14# sniper on a 610 medium fast rod with a metanium20 reel mounted.  The shorter rod allows for a tad more accuracy yet I'm still able to launch 1/2oz lipless cranks 45-50yds easy...super easy.  Down wind 70-80 yd lobs are par for the course.  The rod is a 13 fishing muse black which comes with 7yr warranty.  Believe it or not it's one of the best if not the best medium action rods I've fished and I have plenty of high end premium rods, yet I seem to always reach for this muse black.

I don't go 12# fluoro because I fish lipless cranks aggressively...ripping hard out of grass etc...and 14# sniper has held up well for me and casts well due to the slight stretch it has and line diameter.  If I ran 12# it would be sunline assassin as I easily prefer it over sniper. 

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In Open Water I use Berkley Big Game Clear 12 - 15lb test.  If I'm fishing laydowns, grass, standing timber its Berkley Big Game Clear 20lb test
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I'm currently using 12 lb. Trilene 100% fluorocarbon. I'd go up if cover dictated it.

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If it's more Open Water I use 12 lb Flouro, but lately I've moved up to 15 lb due to the grass n stuff we fish in here in Florida.

I also love Sunline Assassin as well. But it's been hard for me to find lately
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I throw it on 12lb mono, or 30lb braid with 12lb leader.

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17 lb. mono for most uses. Floating Traps are 12 lb. mono.

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Thanks everyone!

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14-17lb fluoro carbon for more open water.

40-50lb braid with a fluoro leader if I'm ripping it through heavier weeds.
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The same line you use for small to medium cranks, rattle traps are one of the easiest cranks to throw, I often pitch them on spinning reels with 6lb mono line, had a few taken from me by Mr Bass.

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The short answer from me is that I use braid for everything except one particular cranking technique.

While I use the same braid, I use a softer action rod in open water and over rocks or clean bottoms, and a faster tip around grass so I can rip the bait free.

I know, I'm always the odd man out.

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