New Kurenai Lines

by Tucson, Az
(James)

It’s been some time since I fished my float rigs with my kurenai, mainly because it became to cumbersome to lob out. I now fish with flies primarily and use a 6lb hi-vis monofilament as my casting line. My leader is a section of 2lb vanish flourocarbon but the strength is somewhere between 6.5x and 7x tippet. I connect the two via tippet ring. I keep my casting line relatively short, at around 13-14 foot and use a 3 foot leader. This makes the line roughly 3-4 feet shorter than the kurenai (HM63R). It’s an extremely sensitive setup and works great for my still water presentations. I don’t fish bait much as it’s usually an out of the way drive to get it. Let me know if any of you fish different kurenai lines or would recommend I do something differently.

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Jun 06, 2019
Lots of options
by: Les Albjerg

James - I like your line! I have been using left over JDM spinning line from the Finesse website. I really like the 2.5 pound test troutist lines. My go to tippet is the 6.5x. I find that it handles the fish I catch, and seems to be invisible enough.

I also like using markers. At my age, all the help I can get seeing is a benefit. It is fun to experiment with different lines.

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