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Hey guys, I got some 15 lb Pline Copolymer line for free today and was wondering what you guys think of this line. Any and all comments and opinons welcomed. Thanks, matt

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I use 12 lb cx which is apparently getting hard to find around these parts. I like it.

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I actually like this line.  For the past 5 years I have used CX Premium  and the 100% Fluoro and never had any issues.   Great sensativity, decent price, okay abrasion resistance, excellent knot strength, good casting ability, sinks when surface tension is overcomed.  Would still be using it if I didn't fall in love with Sunline the last 3 months of the Minnesota fishing season.

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Does copoly float? Is YZ Hybrid a copoly?

To the OP, I don't have any experience with copoly and was just wondering about its flotation capabilities myself.

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It depends on the makeup.  Most of them float like mono.  A few like YoZuri Hybrid and P-Line CX Premium will start to sink (slowly) when the surface tension on the water is broke such as when using a T-rig worm or jig or any subsurface presentation.  It is still nowhere near what 100% fluorocarbon can do but it still has less bow in the water to the bait so you get a bit better sensativity.

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So generally, Copolymer is a more sensitive, strong, "better" line than mono???? How about the strech on a copolymer???? Also, what would be the ideal application, a jig, texas rig type or a top water type bait???? Thanks guys, keep the comments coming, Matt

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Again its all in the makeup of the specific brand.  I wouldn't neccessarily say most copolys are better than regular mono. The thing that makes Hybrid and CX different is the amount of fluorocarbon used.  Some copolys do not use fluorocarbon at all in there make up.  Trilene Sensation, Izorline come to mind as copolys that do not have fluorocarbon in it.  Hybrid fuzes the fluorocarbon with the nylon in the lind while CX uses a fluorocarbon sleeve over the nylon core.  Stretch is like any mono and fluoro.  Anywhere from 20-30% for most.  You want zero stretch stick to braid.  A few HIGH end fluorocarbons don't stretch much but they still have give. 

 

I used CX Premium for everything from crankbaits, jigs, softplastics, to topwater.  It is an excellent line that can do just about everything except flipping mats or topwater frogs which need braid.

 

Fishing lines are like tools.  Each has its strength and weaknesses and each work different to different people.  What you think is the cats meow is "junk" to another person. 

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So generally, Copolymer is a more sensitive, strong, "better" line than mono???? How about the strech on a copolymer???? Also, what would be the ideal application, a jig, texas rig type or a top water type bait???? Thanks guys, keep the comments coming, Matt

 

Big fan of copoly lines as leaders to braid mainline. My favorites are P-Line Floroclear and YZ-Hybrid. They will float until surface tension is broken, then slowly drift downward.

 

I use copoly leaders for all applications, pretty much, (including topwaters) unless I feel the situation calls for a pure fluorocarbon, which is rare.

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I too like p-line fluroclear in the tint green color. I fine it gas good abrasion resistance is strong and ismsignifancantly less expensive than pure flurocarbon. I use to use pure fluro (Seagar, trilene. Etc.) but I see no noticeable difference with the fluroclear

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I didn't like it. I tried the fluoroclear and found I lost sensitivity over straight FC or Braid with a FC leader.

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I have been using Yo Zuri for several years and it is without a doubt the best all around line I have ever used. I have never fished with the P Line so I can't help you there, but copoly lines are very good fishing lines in my opinion.

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I use Pline cxx for clear water flipping around docks and stuff in 17#.  Stuff will not break until at least 25# from most of the tests I've seen.  I've also conducted a few tests myself to see how much it stretches compared to Viscious and Trilene 100% Flouro and it stretches far less.  Nearly 2 inches less in 2ft, also its abrasion resistant as all hell. The stuff has memory and is stiff but it won't let you down.

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I like P-Line never had a problem, but because of all the great reviews I am going to try Yo Zuri for this first time this year. 

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If I never used copoly again I wouldn't be upset, I'm just as happy using trilene.

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I've used P-line ever since Gamma disappeared (bad move Gamma  :mad10: ) from shelves. Once CX started to fade out to C21 I used that. I like the C21 over the CX because it's clear.

 

I never had a problem with C21, It handles hawgs, tree branches, and it has been known to bend hooks. I've also had the same line on several rods with no line lube for a year now, just needs to get a few casts and it's like new.

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I have tried every kind of line out there and I keep going back to Silver Thread Xcalibur. I use braid for the thick stuff and flouro for drop shotting. Xcalibur for everything else. I fish rocks a lot and that is where this line shines. low memory, low stretch, and really abrasion resistent. the only down side is finding it. I have to order online. BPS no longer carries it.

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Tried yozuri 12lb. Was not overly thrilled with its memory and sensitivity that it offered. With that said it was a very strong and versatile line. I still use it today as backing but found out I much rather would use premium fluoro for everything sinking.

Not at all bitter about the line and at the time I did not have kvd l&l which would have helped with the memory and at the price of about $12 for 600 yards its hard to beat. I wouldnt hesitate recommending this line to someone on a budget. Also, with its strength to diameter ratings it wouldn't be a bad choice to put on spinning gear where you can get good strength out of smaller diameters.

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I have been using Yo Zuri for several years and it is without a doubt the best all around line I have ever used. I have never fished with the P Line so I can't help you there, but copoly lines are very good fishing lines in my opinion.

Does it have a lot of memory if any ?

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Most of my setups have Sufix ProMix copoly on it. It is my line of choice. I think i pay $5 for 300 yds. So its very affordable and i have never had a single problem with it. Knot strength is great, abrasion resistence is great, memory is great, castability is great. I use it for flipping, topwaters, cranks, jigs, swim jigs, and have thrown swimbaits on it as well. Even landed a 40 inch musky on 10 lb test and a 6-6 medium action bass rod. I can only find it at my local Farm n fleet, i know BPS and other online retailers dont sell it.

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