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Light vs. Heavy Line
Last Post 18 Apr 2014 05:09 AM by penfishingrods. 1 Replies.
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20 Jul 2011 06:50 PM
    How do you guys feel about using a lighter line to have a little more fun and finesse the fish versus just strong-arming it with a heavier line? Any other disadvantages to either method?
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    18 Apr 2014 05:09 AM
    Being an inventor of the world's smallest fishing rods & reels I'm a strong advocate for light line. I love the fight on microlight tackle & once anyone has accomplished a feat like a 23lb fish on 4lb test line it's quite an achievement. I fight steelheads & brown trout on 4 & 6lb line in Ontario. I also noticed that finesse fishing does less damage to the jaw/lips on hard fighting fish because the fight is less violent, and more of a tug of war at a slower pace. It's more of a chess game of give & take. =)
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