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Hey all! I was using regular 10lbs. mono line on my rod. Recently, I have been breaking lines and losing fish because the waters I have found have BIG fish. GREAT! However, I got new line today. It is the 20lbs. Trilene XL mono. The line feels MUCH thicker and it shows the clinch knot very well. Should I expect to throw some lures any differently because the line is heavier? Or should I just fine tune the adjustments on my Abu Garcia reel such as drag, brake, line speed? Thanks! - Joe

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Given that you are used to mono, switching to 20 pound fluoro is going to change your casting just a bit. I'd add some more brakes until you get used to tossing fluoro around. Back off as you see fit. 20 pound is probably overkill, unless you're flipping with it or tossing it into and around some nasty cover. KVD line and lure spray is almost a must with fluoro that heavy. Good luck and let us know how, it works out.

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I thought Trilene XL was a mono. Anyway, a little L&L should help things, a lot.

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I thought Trilene XL was a mono. Anyway, a little L&L should help things, a lot.

YES IT IS A MONO!!!!!!!!! Sorry, typo on my mistake. :-( It is green and 20lbs. MONO, Fluoro on my spinning rod. :-)

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XL is mono. Except you called it fluro in your post. I personally would switch to braid before I'd use 20 lb. mono or fluoro. Never used mono that heavy but imagine it will take some getting use to when it comes to casting it.

EDIT: You posted while I was typing. :)

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I actually just tried it out and it works great! Suprisingly it is smooth as silk and it is easy to see being that it is neon green. I likey. :-)

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Without being there I'd be willing to bet you're breaking due more to heavy cover than the fish itself, you may surprised how big a fish 10# mono can handle in open water. Outside forces cause lines to break, improper drag, abrasion, dragging in heavy vegetation along with the fish, poorly tied knots, the list goes on.

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