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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #30 on: Apr 14, 2009, 09:43 PM »
Boy... never gave maxima a thought. I would give it a shot. I have used it a long time drift fishing for steelies and salmon. Low stretch and abrasion resistant.
What equipment are you using ? 
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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #31 on: Apr 15, 2009, 08:20 AM »
I also use Maxima.  I use Maxima Chameleon, it is a dark brown/burgandy color.  I use 6lb. on my ultra-light and 12lb. on the rest.  I finally got a muskie rod and a big reel to match and am going to try the 18 lb. Maxima.

Previously I have used the 12 lb. and have caught 100's of pickerel, over a dozen tiger musky, half a dozen pike, a handful of walleye, and many 6lb bass including a 21.5" smallmouth. NEVER been bitten off.

I got a snag on a windy day on a bass boat and I anchored the boat with my 12lb. maxima.  We had to cut it off with a knife, it wouldn't break. 

It says on the package it is very abrasion resistant and boy is it right.  I have tried other lines because people have told me how great they are but in the end I always come back to maxima, I will not stray away from it again though.

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #32 on: Apr 22, 2009, 12:36 PM »
Had my 20# floro bitten off this winter so I am definitely going up to 40#-80# floro this season.  I am impressed with how the floro handles, I much prefer it to steel or titanium leaders.

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #33 on: Apr 22, 2009, 06:58 PM »
Had my 20# floro bitten off this winter so I am definitely going up to 40#-80# floro this season.  I am impressed with how the floro handles, I much prefer it to steel or titanium leaders.
You should just use 300# it can double as your anchor rope. Whats cool is the Fish..... they won't even see it. AMAZING !!!!
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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #34 on: Apr 22, 2009, 07:26 PM »
You should just use 300# it can double as your anchor rope. Whats cool is the Fish..... they won't even see it. AMAZING !!!!

If I can find a piece of 300lb, I will send it to you. ::) The rest of us mouth breathers will just stick to our 80.
     

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #35 on: Apr 22, 2009, 07:37 PM »
I braid three pieces of vanish 17# flouro.

I tie three pieces of line to a hook or swivel, braid it as tight as I can. Works great, hard to see, never broke off a fish.

Definately time consuming, but worth it for ice fishing and open water.
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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #36 on: Apr 22, 2009, 08:12 PM »
If I can find a piece of 300lb, I will send it to you. ::) The rest of us mouth breathers will just stick to our 80.

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #37 on: Mar 18, 2010, 01:05 PM »
After reading through all the posts I'm gonna try the fluorocarbon leader material this year and was wondering how long I should make the leader? Thanks

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #38 on: Mar 18, 2010, 04:45 PM »
About 24 inches is what I've got.
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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #39 on: Mar 26, 2011, 04:12 AM »
For whoever still reads this, I caught my 28lbs pike with a 20lbs p-line flouro leader this season ice fishing without a scratch on the line. Caught a ton of pike this season without a bite off with this setup.

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #40 on: Apr 07, 2011, 03:07 PM »
I like 12 pound trilene MAX  love the stuff with a braid leader only 7 to 8 inches, i dont break off.
cream ale is good, rolling rock is great, but land shark is king

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #41 on: Apr 19, 2011, 06:25 PM »
I like 12 pound trilene MAX  love the stuff with a braid leader only 7 to 8 inches, i dont break off.
None ,use Boa or any tieable titanium.

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Re: Good mono for pike?
« Reply #42 on: Apr 07, 2013, 03:25 PM »
12 pound Ultragreen by maxima.
I love pike.



 



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