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Thread: Are Stripers line shy? Braid vs Fluorocarbon

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    Default Are Stripers line shy? Braid vs Fluorocarbon

    I'm thinking of fishing Silverwood for stripers from the shore or near shore.

    Are stripers line shy - does it matter if I use staight braid vs fluoro? I'm thinking about 6 lb fluoro and with braid - maybe 12 lbs.

    Thanks for any insight.

    UL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    I'm thinking of fishing Silverwood for stripers from the shore or near shore.

    Are stripers line shy - does it matter if I use staight braid vs fluoro? I'm thinking about 6 lb fluoro and with braid - maybe 12 lbs.

    Thanks for any insight.

    UL
    In our limited experience of fishing Stripers from shore at Lake Silverwood. The lighter line does seem to help! I know you didn't ask this question, but we found cut anchovies works best for bait if your going to bait fish.

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    Thank you! :)

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    Definitely use a fluorocarbon leader if you're still fishing for stripers...6 lb. should work fine.

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    Thanks. How long a leader would you recommend? Or just straight fluoro? I use Sunline Sniper and have 6 lbs.

    Thanks.

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    Straight fluoro certainly works, but a leader is cheaper. 18 inches to no more than 3 feet is plenty. Stripers have big eyes and they can be line shy.

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    Mr. Stripey has 2 modes. 1. chase and destroy. That means jerkbaits and topwaters etc. In which case straight braid works fine. And 2. scrounging for dead bait and stinky stuff. In this case at least a 36" leader or better yet straight 4 to 6 pound test flouro or mono .

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    Thanks!! Helpful.

    I can cast a whole lot further with braid (Gliss) which is why I asked.

    Grateful for all the comments.

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