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How often you change line on crappie poles?


gillkillr's picture

By gillkillr - Posted on 10 February 2011

When I Bass fished I changed line probably 3 times a year but I figure the wear and tear on my crappiei poles is less so I change it maybe 1 time a year. So how often you guys change line on your crappie reels?

katfish76's picture

I will typically spool my spider poles with as much 12lb Cajun Red as they will hold. A couple times a year I will pull about 10 yards off and retie everything. The line down in the spool should be as good as new line. I have some that have not been restrung in 2 or 3 years. This same method will work for your vertical jig poles as well. Casting rods will reqiure more respooling every year. I will typically respool my casting rods 4 or 5 times a year depending on use. You should feel comfortable using them for about 4 or 5 hard days of casting.

Chris "Katfish" Johnson
Professional Fishing & Duck Hunting Guide
Tn River Guide Service

Ray's picture

Humm.. Not often enough usually get lazy and delay it longer than I should.
I would like the line changed:
3 times a year on hand poles with light 6 or 4 pound line
2 times a year on my trolling poles
1 time a year on my braided line poles

Ray

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Angling for Crappie is popular throughout much of North America. Methods vary, but among the most popular is called 'Spider Rigging', a method characterized by a fisherman in a boat with many long fishing rods pointing away from the angler at various angles like spokes from a wheel. Anglers who employ the Spider Rigging method may choose from among many popular baits. Some of the most popular are plastic jigs with lead jig heads, crankbaits or live minnows. Many anglers also chum or dump live bait into the water to attract the fish hoping the fish will bite their bait. Crappie are also regularly targeted and caught during the spawning period by fly fishermen, and can be taken from frozen ponds and lakes in winter by ice fishing.

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