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Fish about 10 times per year. My Trilene Big Game Lasted 3 years with no break offs. For $33 bucks you can get a big spool of 20lb. It’s strong, flexible, and knot friendly. Use it as backer as well. Great bang for the buck.


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I’ve been using bloodrun mono on my riggers for the last few years and I have been very happy with it. 

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I run about 30' of Gamma 30# fluoro Carbon at the end of my mono for my rigger poles.  I'm not sure what kind of mono I have though.  Captain Chucks spooled the reels for me.

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8 hours ago, Copilottruman said:

Fish about 10 times per year. My Trilene Big Game Lasted 3 years with no break offs. For $33 bucks you can get a big spool of 20lb. It’s strong, flexible, and knot friendly. Use it as backer as well. Great bang for the buck.


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Agree for the money on a fun fishing boat cant beat It. 

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I’ve been using bloodrun mono on my riggers for the last few years and I have been very happy with it. 
Do you run the Flea Flicker 30 lb bye bloodrun. I used it for the first time last season and I didn't have any brake offs or failures.

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Do you run the Flea Flicker 30 lb bye bloodrun. I used it for the first time last season and I didn't have any brake offs or failures.

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I'm on my 3rd season trolling on lake Michigan and Huron for Salmon and I'm
Trying too find out what the guy's who been in the game for a while have too say


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over three seasons on Blood Run Mono.

very happy with the performance.

 

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I’ve been fishing for 10 years. I wouldn’t over think this. 20lb is the standard and big game is a great choice. The bigger lines like blood run flea flicker is if you’re getting a lot of fleas as it’s designed to be thicker and has a coating on it. The problem is the thicker you go the less action you get. Hence why dan keating uses 12lb stealth set ups.


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Caught my first king in 1979 and have been running a boat since the late 80's before I had a driver's license.  Back when you had to register your VHF and have a call sign to begin a transmission.

20# Big Game on my rigger rods, except my bottom pounding for lakers / meat rig rods.  Those are 50# braid with a 25' top shot of 30# Ande.

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3 hours ago, FBD said:

Back when you had to register your VHF and have a call sign to begin a transmission.

WSA5561 something I'll never forget.

I have half big game and half bloodrun. Both are excelling with the blood run mono backing leading a little.(hi-vis color has not faded). no failures.

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  Back when you had to register your VHF and have a call sign to begin a transmission.


WSU6703 Seahorse back in the day.

Fish are getting bigger the last couple of years. Many 30+ pounders taken last year. Some guys I know upgraded from 20# to 25# or 30# mono. I went from 20 to 25. It can be helpful if you have rookies on board who may horse them a bit or try to adjust the drag.

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14 hours ago, Cadilac Grills said:

Do you run the Flea Flicker 30 lb bye bloodrun. I used it for the first time last season and I didn't have any brake offs or failures.

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I am using the bloodrun tournament mono, not the flea flicker.  One reason I like bloodrun is that is has a thinner diameter than many of the other mono lines I have seen at that weight.  Thinner line means less belly between the rod and release on the riggers. 

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Trilene Big Game is great. I wish their solar color was color fast. It fades after just a few trips. Still strong, however. 

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