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Strongest Four Pound Test Line For Bass?

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  What is the strongest four pound test mono, fluorocarbon or copolymer line that can handle decent sized bass?  I'm talking about bass in open or mostly open water, not swamps or heavy junk.  

I was watching a fishing show, Jarrett Edwards, where he fishing in western states.  I have seen a couple of episodes where he's using four pound test line to catch bass.  I'm not sure what kind of line he uses though - mono or 

fluorocarbon or what brand.  

 

  So if you were going to one of the major bass lakes (to fish mostly open water, not heavy junk/weeds) in the country and had to use four pound test mono, fluorocarbon or copolymer line, what would you pick? 

 

 Thanks

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Most 4lb test is not 4lb test. Something like Berkley Trilene XT is among the strongest, but it actually breaks at more than 6lbs; they just put 4lb on the package and say "strongest 4lb line in its class." Japanese lines like Sunline the 4lb will actually be 4lb. It's much thinner and technically not as strong, but it is a much smaller diameter. I use 4lb Tatsu fluoro and haven't had an issue bringing in bass or even the occasional catfish or carp. If the drag is set properly, you can bring in pretty much anything; unless you're fishing near some snags (I wouldn't with 4lb anyway).

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There has been a Ultra Light Tackle Club operating over this side of the world, for many years. They are not allowed to use line with a breaking strain above 4 lb. It has to be IGFA rated too.

 

Most everyone uses MAXIMA line. I am sure they were originally a German company, but are now international, and have a US operation.

 

Try it if you want the best !!

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I had a period in which all I fished was 4# Trilene XL.  I wouldn't worry too much about which line is the strongest.  As already stated, most are stronger than their rating.  Pick out a brand you like and head for the water.  So what if you pick a line that actually breaks at 4#.  If you are too concerned about losing a fish, then don't use 4# line.  :teeth:  My largest fish on 4# was a 10# carp with the drag locked down.  Back reeled when I felt it was necessary.  Rod was fiberglass.

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#4 Yo-Zuri Hybrid has a diameter of .009" and a breaking strength of 8.5 lbs.

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Remember... the slightest nick, abrasion or poorly tied knot and suddenly you have a 2lb line.

 

 

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You don't need to worry about the which is the strongest. What you do need to be concerned about is the gear that you put it on. Make sure the drag is set right and your rod will help to absorb quick bursts.

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Simply do what the line manufacturers do; put some 10lb test line on a spool labeled 4, and you're good to go.

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Growing up I did a lot of trout fishing. I almost exclusively used Maxima or Trilene Mono in 4lbs test. Never had any issues and don't remember losing any fish to broken line.

 

WIGuide said it though, you need to consider using a rod that's got some give.

 

I have seen Jarrets show and I think he is nuts for fishing 2 or 4lbs test line for those big largemouth (:

 

It must work because he got on tour in 2006 and made three checks. Not too shabby.

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#4 Yo-Zuri Hybrid has a diameter of .009" and a breaking strength of 8.5 lbs.

I would use Yo-Zuri hybrid or Excaliber silver thread copolymer.

But why 4# test. My lighter lures run there best at 6# test. But 8# test has been my most successful so far.

I remember a time when the lure manufacturers recommended what line test to use for the best lure action.

I remember using Garcia river mist 4# test for trout in the old days. But when I first started bass fishing I lost more fish because of it

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Have taken this road with the four and six. Now that I'm older I don't want to overstress the fish. Especially if the water is warmer.

Have fun

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4 lb. P-line cxx is pretty darn tough stuff

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You know on my way home from my doctor visit lastyear and not getting out too much being sick I still had my trout setup in the car from the springtime. It has 4# and the rod is 5' ultra lite. I passed by one of my hot spots. I put on a mepps comet minnow and caught a nice bass on 4# test. It felt so good to be out fishing again.

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