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Looking for a new line for the spinnerbait/buzzbait/chatterbait setup.  Would 12lb yo-zuri hybrid be a good option?  Has a nearly 20lb breaking strength so was hoping to get away with the smaller line diameter.  Currently using 17lb trilene XL with no problems, but would like to get the line diameter down a bit.  Any experience/opinions appreciated.

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Yes, it will work just fine.  I've actually been using 10# (breaks at 16#) for the last 2 years and never had an issue.

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Any experience/opinions appreciated.

 

 

I think I have been fishing/ recommending the line for a decade or so...I like #6 for spinning tackle, too!

 

 

 

 

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I'm close to converting to Yo-Zuri 8-20 for just about everything but frogs in the pads.

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That's the exact line I have been using for a little while now for spinnerbaiting. I experimented with braid for a while, and now I am throwing Yozuri 12lb. Given the 2 options I will stay with the yozuri for spinnerbaiting. 

 

These have been my personal observations with the 2 lines. During the time that i threw spinnerbaits with braid, i caught plenty of fish however i noticed that I went through about 5-6 spinnerbaits of a particular brand within 6 months. My record was 2 SB in one day!!  The SB's were literally breaking in half. So i decided to switch to Yozuri to see if the pattern would continue. It hasn't. i have lost 0 SB's  of the same brand  i used with the braid. Granted, after a nice fish on a SB you have to bend and tune the bait again, but with copoly line I have not had any SB's  breaking. Utilizing both lines I have seen both pro's and con's but not losing baits,  especially while fighting a beautiful fish has lead me to stick with Yozuri. Hope this info helps. 

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All I know is that if a line breaks at 20#, then it's a 20# test line, no matter what the label on the box says. Yo-Zuri is a good line, as long as you're sure of the diameter you're using.

 

Take a look at the Pline PF original. I believe it is a better, but slightly pricier, alternative to the YZ hybrid. Better abrasion resistance and less stretch. It breaks close to the stated pound-test, so you might want to bump up a line size or two.

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Ive been useing 12# Yo Zuri on my spinner/chatter outfit for the last 2 years now and have no complaints.

I've been useing 15# Invizx on my crank outfit and even tho I like it I'm thinking about switching that one too.

Mike

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It's awesome line! It won't work on a Lews reel, just Shimano! Lol... ( I kid you )

I read your other post,

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Great choice if your spinning reel and rod can handle 12 pound test.

 

Don't forget to put braid on your spool first and then add the Yo-Zuri.

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Oops! Misread the spinnerbait.

 

Yes, great line for your baitcaster.

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Yo-Zori hybrid is 12# is .013 diameter, average for 12 lb hybrids, not a small diameter line.

Tom

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I use that exact line for spinnerbaits, swim jigs, small swimbaits. very good line, and very cost effective. I purchase two 600 yard spools from a vendor on an auction site for roughly 20 bucks.

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600 yard spools are currently on sale for $8.99.

 

 

 

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I'm close to converting to Yo-Zuri 8-20 for just about everything but frogs in the pads.

This is what I did. ..... ten years ago. Haven't looked back.

12# is great for spinnerbaits. Its on sale. Do it.

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solid line...12lb should be fine as the line Runs thick compared to other lines so it will break at 18lb or so...

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