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Best Fishing Line For Shore Fisherman?

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I had posted this in my MD Who's Who thread but I will get more answers here. Thanks!

I need some advice!

Went out to Linganore this evening, nothing biting, tried many different lures. Decided to try an old rubber minnow I had that was every bit of 7 years old, LOL. On about the 4th cast it got slammed! Got the fish to shore, and it had some great colors and was very fat and heavy, problem was I was on top of an 8' embankment with no way to lip the fish. Tried to lift it out but my line snapped along with my heart...

Soooo, I decided before the season I was going to use 12lb Fluoro. Last year I seemed to catch many more fish on Fluoro rather than braid. I also lost another large fish on Fluoro last year for the exact same reason. My question is which type of line should I use being a shore fisherman? I am pretty sure I am done with Fluoro despite catching more fish, it's just not worth the heartbreak of loosing the big fish...

I hope everyone enjoyed they're Easter weekend!

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The decision to use fluoro, mono or braid should not be determined by whether you are bank fishing or in a boat. instead, it should be made based on application and rod selection.Do you fish a lot or spooks or other top water lures with treble hooks? Braid is a no go. Fish a lot of jigs in the nastiness? Braid is essential. Fish a lot of clear water? Fluoro is a god send. Backlash more than the pros? Fluoro is a no good. The best all around would maybe be Yo Zuri hybrid. Another considerations braid with a substantial fluoro leader. An even further consideration is that not all fluoro is created equal, so I advise against waving off fluoro after a few bad experiences. It's one of the few things where you get what you pay for and just going to the store and grabbing a random line labeled fluoro is a recipe for disaster.

 

 I am pretty sure I am done with Fluoro despite catching more fish, it's just not worth the heartbreak of loosing the big fish...

 

You just have to be VERY mindful of nicks, pinches or cuts in the line. Get a nasty backlash with fluoro? May as well cut it off lest you risk it snapping anyways where it pinched.

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How often were you checking your line?  I fish some bodies of water which includes locks with several feet between me and the water.  In both cases 12 - 15lb has been fine.

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