I haven't fished Lower Twin before, but I would not be afraid of using 12 pound line, or even higher. If I'm trolling for big trout, the only thing that will make me want to use line less than 12 pounds is if the water is extremely clear and the fish get spooked very easily. However, in most cases, I'm using 12-20 pound flourocarbon. I have even used higher in areas with heavy snag and stained water. I've learned too many lessons from losing big fish on lighter line that I tend to lean toward the heavier side to be safe. _________________
Joined: 27 Dec 2005 Posts: 348 Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:27 pm Post subject:
Totally concur with Djangoninja. Don't be afraid to use a little heavier line than you'd use with little trout, after all, you're going after big guys, right??
One huge advantage of fluoro is its near invisible visibility in the water. The refractive index of fluorocarbon is very close to that of water. What that means to me is that I can use a heavier line with fluoro than if I were using straight mono. _________________ Mark-O
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Joined: 28 Sep 2008 Posts: 186 Location: Torrance, CA
Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:30 pm Post subject:
Hmmmm Go as heavy a line as you think you can get away with at twin lakes. I don't fish anything lighter than 12lb there. There are very big fish in both lakes and i'm sure if you search past posts Alan and other brown baggers have commented on this already.
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