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Old 07-15-2006, 09:34 PM
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Question Frog Hair Running Line

Interested in hearing any reports on the Frog Hair Running Line. I have their 58# and have found it a little difficult to keep it from slipping when final fwd cast is made. Seems to be pretty good about no tangles in the basket, especially in warm temps, and really flies when the cast is right, at least for me. Any comments from other users?

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:28 AM
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The difficulty with sliping out of your hand is due to the small diameter of .024. Their .030 line is closer to the regular running lines of .031 to .035.

The .024 that you have will llet a sinking head get deeper faster than the thicker line, but it's tougher to hold, as you've noticed.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:59 AM
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I think it is crap. The stuff has way to much stretch in it to hook fish at distance. Seems to cast well in optimal conditions but I was very dissapointed with how much stretch that stuff has. Glad it was cheap and actually the red stuff makes for good spey leader butts...

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Old 07-16-2006, 12:12 PM
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Frog Hair

I also noticed the elasticity but what fish I have hooked when using it have not had to have a real hard hookset ( read schoolies and snapper blu's) but would agree that with a lot of it out and a big fish would definitely cause some problems.
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Can't comment on hooking blue water species at distance, but for swinging flies for steelhead, I had good hook-up ratios using the 50lb stuff this past spring. It seems to shoot great and line managment issues and knots have not been an issue for me.
I really like this stuff so far but will probably experiment with other mono running lines in the future.
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I'd be curious to hear what people think of it in comparison to other mono/flat mono running lines. I have been using Rio Slickshooter 50# and think it's great for deep running shooting head fishing in deep fast saltwater rips. Feels stretchy in the hands but no problem getting the hook set for this particular approach probably because the thin profile has so little resistance in the current compared to real running line.
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