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I searched the forum for this answer and couldn't find it. I will trout fishing Taneycomo from a boat with bait caster and spinning rods. I will not use fly instead will fish with floats. Most advice I see is to use light line 2-4 lbs. small weights and small hooks.

What type of line should be used, braid or mono? Can I use my 6 lb. braid? I think the diameter of braid is less than mono I think that braid floats too. Or does it not matter? I won't even ask about how much weight or what size hook.

Obviously I don't trout fish much.

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Yes, you can use your 6 lb braid. Tie a length of sacrificial leader with a thin diameter 4 lb mono, fluro or copoly. I use an Alberto knot, but a uni to uni works fine.

I have used 6 lb P Line CX Premium for trout fishing. I've used it over the last few years with Zig Jigs. I've had incredible results. Fish 2-4 lb line if you want to do so, but it is NOT necessary to do so.

This past year I've been using Power Pro 4/15 with a leader on one rod. This has helped me a lot on windy days. The last month or so, I've been fishing Berkley Nanofil. It's pretty freaking great. I've been using 8lb, but I bought a spool of 6 lb for trout fishing. It throws better than braid, no noise, and still no stretch.

Good Luck! Hope you catch a bunch.

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Depends on the speed of your presentation...if fishing slow, or sight fishing...go light...if you are fishing big stuff fast...you can use 10-12lb easy, because it does not seem to matter. You must have a leader if fishing braid to trout though. A 3 turn surgeons knot works well for attaching braid to a mono or flouro leader.....It is a good enough knot, and you can tie one in 30 seconds or less.

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If you're going to use floats you can just tie your main line (braid) to a swivel, and then tie your light mono or fluoro or whatever to it.

This is for Steelhead but the setup is the same:http://www.theoutdoorline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/low_water_floatfishing_steelhead.jpg

Some floats are harder to get to stay in place on really thin braid though.

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If you're fishing jigs: If throwing them no float you can get away with 4 lb mono or fluorocarbon unless you're throwing 1/32nd oz or less. If you're using a float, use 2 lb fluorocarbon. Conditions dictate. No wind and clear water lately. You'll catch a few stockers on the bigger line but if you want to catch numbers and older, wiser trout you'll need light line.

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Phil has years of experience on Taney. His experience and knowledge trumps all.

My experience a little further down the White and my ONE trip on Taney has been that I can use 6 lb mono with 1/16 to 1/8 oz jigs and can lots of trout.

Again, Good Luck and catch a ton.

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Nothing less than #4 for me thank you kindly.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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I keep 4 lb green maxima on at least three reels. It works for me. Were I to really focus on Taneycomo Trout, I would go to 2 lb. I have in the past and there are times it makes a difference. 2 lb Flourocarbon would only be so much the better.

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I have used 6 lb P Line CX Premium for trout fishing. I've used it over the last few years with Zig Jigs. I've had incredible results. Fish 2-4 lb line if you want to do so, but it is NOT necessary to do so.

Good Luck! Hope you catch a bunch.

Yes. CX is smaller than most and with it's flouro coating it has good abrasion resistance.

I do have to ask though, what separates the Zig jig from the decades old marabou jigs popular in the trout parks?

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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Wayne, The jighead design is different, the hook is much better than usual, lots more color options, and all feather no chennile.

That and I've caught literally thousands of trout on the Zig Jig at this point since I stated fishing it about 4 years ago. I'll catch 100's more before this year is up.

Yes, I could catch trout on other jigs, but I'm really happy with what I am using now.

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On Instagram @hamneedstofish

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