Thanks for the opinion Piker. Spiderwire is very similar to the Fireline. 0 stretch and very durable. Do you have any trouble with it as far a casting goes. I've heard that it keeps its memory and spirals off the spool. Is that true?
Ya im going to have to try that line out sounds awsome you been catching those big tiger muskies on that line.
It's the ONLY line I've used for the past 5 years. Tigers, walleye, bass, whatever!! I swear by it. Everyone has their preferences though. I'd like to hear from more of the folks here on what they like to use.
My favorite is Berkley Fireline. 20lb strength with an 8 lb. diameter. I fish a lot of shoreline with rocks & stumps under the surface and this line holds up the best out of anything I've used. No stretch to it at all so you feel the lightest walleye nibble. When you set the hook using this line. you know you've set the hook hard. I use a Palomar knot with this type of line.
I lost my best Creek Chub to a monster Northern Pike. After he broke my line, he kept jumping for about 15 minutes till he finally shook it off. The weight of the leader & swivel made it sink before I could get to it again. I could only look on in dismay as it disappeared beneath the waves. I caught a bunch of fish on that ol plug and I never found one like it again. It even had a pike tooth imbedded in it from one that slammed it so hard. It stuck out about a quarter of an inch & I left it in and it brought me a lot of luck.
That would all depend on what you are wanting to spend on the reel. Are you going to use it a couple of times a year, or are you going to do a lot of fishing? Are you going to use it strictly for bass fishing or all-around fishing? You have to decide if you want a baitcaster, open-face spinning, or closed face spinning reel. As far as the rod, a 5.6 ft. UglyStik in Med. action is what I would recommend. It's a well built rod that can be used for all types of fishing. I would suggest that if you are right-handed, you get a left-hand retrieve reel. It makes is so much faster when casting lures. Cast with the right, retrieve with the left. I'm also partial to baitcaster reels. I use mine for everything from bass fishing to tiger musky fishing. Welcome to the site and good luck fishing.
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2005 18:42:48 GMT -5 by muskybob
Right on bob wheres those pictures of tiger pike ?i really like the one in your photo ablum you are holding up.;D ;D your gonna be the m.o.d in here ok?im going to set up mod functions for you. what is a mod functions well its basically giving you the power of add deleteing and createing new topics and a few other options.
I'll upload a couple of my favorites. I'm looking forward to the challange.