8# or 10# for Pointer 78's? 8# or 10# for Pointer 78's?
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    8# or 10# for Pointer 78's?
from Red seal (207.243.224.169)  
2/2/2004 12:46:00 PM

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 I have 8# P-Line Floraclear on a reel for fishing Pointer 78's. Is this to small. I sure would hate to lose these baits because of using the wrong size line. Thank's for any input.


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   Good question from RyanC/LanierSpots  2/2/2004 12:59:00 PM
 I use different types of Jerkbaits on my trips including the Pointer 78. I like the action that the bait has with 8 pound test but just cant trust my clients with 8 pound line and a $15 bait. I have been using 10 with the 78's and 12 with the 100's and rouges. I also use the 10 with the Staycee.

If you use 8 pound test, you have to be careful. The pointer is a great casting bait and will really get out there. With the 8 pound line, you will need a very soft tip rod and a reel with a excellent drag system. Those long casts and 8 pound line can be dangerous. LOL.

I have also found that Berkely Sensation is a great line for jerbaits. Thin, strong and low stretch. Check it out.

Ryan

LanierSpots
Phone: 770-356-4136
Email: ryan@lanierspots.com

   Line for Pointers from Hawg Hunter (64.12.96.77)  2/2/2004 7:54:00 PM
 I've never used P-Line Fluorclear so I can't comment. I've been using 8lb. test Izorline Platinum for the past 3yrs. and I have yet to lose a fish with it. Ryan is right on about using a soft tip rod and a reel with an excellent drag.


   Why did you buy them...... from Paul (67.31.54.5)  2/3/2004 9:26:00 AM
 if you are afraid to lose them? If the bait isn't at a depth that will draw a strike then you truly have wasted the money and on top of that the time spent fishing w/out catching. If the 10lb gets it to the fish fine, if you are not deep enough or the heavier line detracts from the baits action drop down in diameter.

I'd rather have a rouge in the strike zone than a pointer running too high in the water column.


   Paul, you have to consider all from RyanC/LanierSpots  2/3/2004 7:39:00 PM
 the reasons for fishing them. I also like rattlin rouges and they are one of my favorite. The Lucky Craft baits cast much better. When you fish alot of open water, this is very important. Especially when you are dealing with clients.

Th foot or so difference in depth between 8 and 10 pound line is not an issue when fishing for roaming spotted bass in clear water. The open water fish will actually take baits from 2-10 feet deep most of the time. The action and retrieve speed are the most important factors.

LanierSpots
Phone: 770-356-4136
Email: ryan@lanierspots.com

   Ryan from Paul (67.31.7.237)  2/4/2004 8:57:00 AM
 I don't have to consider those factors at all. I don't guide and if I did I'd give em the bait that was going to catch the most fish cause any lost lures will be repaid in repeat business and word of mouth advertising. To me its a very short sigthed approach to not give an angler the best chance of having a great day. All your past and future clients are now wondering what other shortcuts you may have taken or will take in the future.

I never fished for spots, but here in the NE SMB and LMB are pretty finicky in 45-50F water. A foot or more in depth and a slight change in action may make all the difference. Then there is the confidence factor......Red Seal might do a better job fishing if he was fully confident he had the exact setup he wanted to fish.


   To be honest Paul from RyanC/LanierSpots  2/4/2004 12:30:00 PM
 I dont think you have one clue how my past and future clients feel. My rebook rate is very high so things must be working. Since you have decided to take a stab at my service, I have no more comments for you.

I was unable to email you but mine is always attached.

Good day

LanierSpots
Phone: 770-356-4136
Email: ryan@lanierspots.com

   Ryan from Paul (67.87.248.218)  2/4/2004 8:01:00 PM
 Sorry for coming on so strong. I think he should fish in the most effective method. It has little to do with what is prudent tackle for a guide to use with ordinary paying hacks. Please give RS some credit for being at least a competent angler. His question was well written with every pertinet detail included. Again, I apologize.


   Line for Pointer 78's! from California Kid (64.12.96.237)  2/6/2004 2:02:00 AM
 What's up Red Seal? P-Line makes very great line, but I would suggest using the P-Line CXX 8# or 10# test in green over the 8# Fluoroclear. The CXX is very strong and you won't have to worry about breaking any fish off with it. I mostly use the 10# test while fishing my Pointers. The CXX is stiffer than the Fluoroclear and it doesn't cast quite as well, but it is a lot more abrasion resistant. Also, if you are using a spinning reel; stick with the 8# CXX. 10 pound test CXX on a spinning reel is a little much. If you are using a baitcaster, any pound test will work. I hope this helps and good luck with your jerkbaiting. The Pointer 78 is my favorite jerkbait and even though I sometimes use others; it is by far my favorite.

Good Luck Bass'in!


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