View Full Version : what is your choice of line.
April 14th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Let us know what your chose of line is. I use 15lb. for most stuff cat fishin I will use braided line 50lb.
April 14th, 2009, 05:01 PM
12 pound ande mono and 30 pound calcutta ultra braid...
April 14th, 2009, 05:49 PM
17 lb. P-Line
April 14th, 2009, 05:49 PM
trying suffix siege not impressed with the it came of the spool alot of twist
bps excel mono i've used for years 10-17lbs awsome line
braid strean power is the best hands down for me
berkley 100% florocarbon 12lbs jury is still out ????
April 14th, 2009, 06:52 PM
8 - 12 lbs bps excell cheap but great 1500 yards for less then $10.
30 - 50 lbs braided power line
trying 8 lbs P-line fluorocarbon this season
April 14th, 2009, 09:32 PM
"Back inda day" I tried ALOT of line. But always kept going back too plain ol clear/blue Stren because I liked the limpness/low memory of it. Then when braids started coming out in the early 90s I used Spiderwire on my worm/jig rods.
When Berkley bought Stren a few years ago I feared they change the original formula (I don't think they have but don't know) so I looked at the Suffix and used it a couple of seasons.
Lastyear I switched too ol clear BPS Excell mono. Size wise I vary it depending on the rig I'm putting it on. I buy the bulk spools in 10, 12, 14 and 17# sizes. I respooled them for the spring lastmonth and stayed with the Excell, I have no complaints with it.
I also decided to try Floruocarbon on several rigs and have several spools of the XPS Floro and again, NO complaints. 10, 12, 14 and 20# sizes on it. I've even replaced the braid with the 20# Floro for spring flipping because I feared the fish were seeing the braid.
I just CAN'T stand memory in line, that's why I liked braid for plastics/jigs. But so far the Floro has worked just as well. It's even more sensitive than I thought it would be compared too the incredible feel with the braid. I might go back to braid once the fish go deep after May.
April 14th, 2009, 09:41 PM
6-10 lb Pline flouro , 4-10 lbs. P-line mono on lakes
20lbP Line flouro, 65 Lb Power Pro and 12-20 Pline mono on the DElta
April 15th, 2009, 08:31 AM
Thanks guys looks like we are getting some good info here .again thanks
April 15th, 2009, 10:32 AM
#10 and #15 cx premium P Line, going to try Power Pro #50 braid soon.
April 15th, 2009, 10:42 AM
Stren braid in 30# and I will be spooling up Yozuri fluorocarbon this season in 10#
on several rods. Have never used it before always been a mono man.
I'l let you know what I think later.
May 3rd, 2009, 10:22 AM
p-line floroclear for me,i have it spooled on every reel except for my topwater stuff.i mite add that some of the pros are starting to use fluoro for topwater,i have not tried it but i plan too,i have read that if you hold you rod tip high it will work just fine.
May 3rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
started using the ande pink and I tell ya whut Im liking it alot. It wont replace my braided 60lb rope for froggin but I'd put it up against any line out there.
May 3rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
10# fluroclear, 14# fireline, 50# spectra. 20# Trilene for C-rig leader.
May 31st, 2009, 09:52 AM
Where i"m at I use the Red- Cajun Red Lightning line its easy to see, seems good and strong, abrasion resistant,(i drag it across lots of stumps and branches), and its supposed to disapeer after a couple feet. I like it so far.
June 7th, 2009, 02:01 PM
I have been using P-line Floroclear for the last 12 years. I used Berkley Trilene XL and XT before that. I also use Power Pro braid for throwing frogs and swimbaits.
June 7th, 2009, 10:58 PM
30# Gorilla Braid, 20# Remington braid, 8 & 10# Trilene XL.
XL goes on the spinning rigs and braid on the baitcasters.
June 7th, 2009, 11:05 PM
I keep trying different fishing lines. I don't like mono for the amount of stretch it has. I tested several different brands of mono and found between four and six feet of stretch in 14 pound test line before it broke! That amount of stretch reduces sensitivity and hooksets!
I've tried flourocarbon and while it is better than mono, it still has stretch and I don't like the spool memory and twist that the flouro's I've tested have.
So I'm back to braid. The best I've found is PowerPro. It is twist resistant and holds up well to the fishing I do. The lakes I fish have toothy critters (pike and muskie) and PowerPro seems to be more cut-resistant than mono, plus offers better sensitivity and hooksets.
I use 8 or 10 pound on my spinning tackle, 30, and 50 pound for bass fishing, 65, 80 and 100 for muskie fishing.
June 9th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Silver Thread Excalibur 12 and 20 lb. Silver Thread AN40 12 lb (cranking reel) and Sufix Braid 30 lb.
The Silver Thread is a co-poly line. Seems to give me the best of mono limpness and sensitivity of flouro with out the memory problems. Small diameter for it's strength and good abrasion resistance.
July 23rd, 2009, 12:28 AM
bass pro Excell mono for a while without any problems. A friend of mine let me respool a couple of my rods(crankin and topwater) with P-line flouroclear #20 it has been great. I've been really impressed with this stuff. For my flippin stick that would be 50# bass pro excell braid. I have used Berkley's 100% flourcarbon and its ok. only complaint I had on it was the line memory, better keep pleanty of REEL MAGIC around with that stuff
August 6th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Power Pro 20 Lb Moss Green. Awsome line, best that I have ever used. Great for fishing in Lake Erie.
August 7th, 2009, 07:42 AM
I've always liked Berkley Trilene XL in 10/17 lb
August 7th, 2009, 09:02 AM
17# P Line Flouroclear for spinnerbaits & most cranks. 12# P Line mono for top water. 65# Vicious braid for plastics jigs & frogs in da slop.
August 11th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Been using Stren lines for 25+ years. Right now I am useing Stren 100% Flourocarbon 15-25lb test, regular Stren mono for topwater except frogs. I throw 65lb Power Pro braid for frogs and punching and sometimes even heavier.
August 12th, 2009, 05:22 AM
P-Line 20lbtest CXXX for the most part like spinnerbaiting and wormin an jiggin. 12lb Izorline for cranking...its a copoly with a floro coating and of course 65lb Power Pro for froggin.
August 14th, 2009, 08:44 PM
17 and 20# berkley vanish, 50 and 80# power pro. the 80 is for my flipping stick. and 12, 14, and 17# trilene xt.
September 9th, 2009, 09:22 PM
I changed all but one reel over to fluoracarbon this spring, still have the mono for top water presentations. I have been fishing with the same guy for 4 years now every Sunday afternoon at his pond and have taken a beating all but maybe two times, until this year. We fish with the same kind/ color worm many times. The only difference is the line, he is still using mono and talking about "breaking my arms and making me fish with a cane pole". Gotta be the line. Seaguar 15 # and BPS XPS 17#
October 3rd, 2009, 10:02 PM
trilene 100 % flouro 4 everything but top water the vanish is good to
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