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What kind of mono should I use for cranking? Looking for something with a bit of stretch.

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Berkley Big Game is strong and cheap and has good amount of stretch for shock absorbency. 

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I like Sunline Super Natural

 

 

 

 

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I have used Sufix Elite and Siege in the past and both worked well.  

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Berkley Trilene XT is a good option.  

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I have used Sufix Elite and Siege in the past and both worked well.  

 

If you want some stretch these would be my lines of choice, strong and very manageable. 

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suffix cant beat the price and the quality..

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Berkley Big Game is strong and cheap and has good amount of stretch for shock absorbency.

isn't the diameter fairly thick compared to most lines though?

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2 lines ive been using for a while is Lake Forks power silk and seaguar Senshi...

I love the power silk for cranks and SBs....Senshi has been solid for topwater..

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2 lines ive been using for a while is Lake Forks power silk and seaguar Senshi...

I love the power silk for cranks and SBs....Senshi has been solid for topwater..

I've been looking at senshi. Looks like a super soft line.

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I like Sunline Super Natural

 

 

 

 

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I'm a diehard sunline user, but I bought a spool of 12 lb and I've had a ton of breakage problems. 8 lb big game of the same diameter has been much stronger and abrasion resistant. However, I've used 6 lb super natural on spinning gear and its been pretty strong, so it may be that I got a bad spool idk.

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isn't the diameter fairly thick compared to most lines though?

BG is .012 inches in 10lb test

Senshi is .010 inches in 10lb

so it's a little thicker, whether that's an issue or not is up for you to determine. It's not for me, but our lakes are mostly shallow and dirty so a thicker line isn't an issue and can actually be a plus. 

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Chris, before you select your line may I suggest studying the areas you are going to go cranking regarding the water depth?

 

The lighter the line the faster the crankbait will enter your "strike zone" and stay there until you begin to lift the bait to you at the end of the retrieve.

 

Then you have to consider the structure you will be bringing your crankbait through as you may need a heavier more abrasive resistant line.

 

After reviewing the line test and bait weight limitations stamped on your crankbait rod you are ready to search for a good mono to spool on your baitcaster.

 

Remember to put some braid on your baitcaster first and then tie the mono to it and finish the spooling. This will keep the mono from slipping and also save you some line so you don't waste line.

 

As for brands, everyone has their own selection so you select which ever one you want based on its price and how pretty the packaging is to attract your attention plus the advertising claims on the package.

 

ANDE in the saltwater fishing section to Yo-Zuri to Stren to Trileen to store and other brands can all do well for you.

 

Just remember to balance your baitcaster with your crankbait setup; always check the knot; use a snap if you change crankbaits a lot; make sure your guides are not scratched or nicked; check your line after every three or four casts for nicks, abrasions, scratches, cuts, etc. and cut out the damaged line and retie; and have a few extra crankbaits of the same size and color so you can replace the ones you may lose.

 

Now go to the store and get some mono; rig up; and hit the water.

 

Living in Wisconsin gives you only two or three months of fishing weather!!!!!

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Chris, before you select your line may I suggest studying the areas you are going to go cranking regarding the water depth?

 

The lighter the line the faster the crankbait will enter your "strike zone" and stay there until you begin to lift the bait to you at the end of the retrieve.

 

Then you have to consider the structure you will be bringing your crankbait through as you may need a heavier more abrasive resistant line.

 

After reviewing the line test and bait weight limitations stamped on your crankbait rod you are ready to search for a good mono to spool on your baitcaster.

 

Remember to put some braid on your baitcaster first and then tie the mono to it and finish the spooling. This will keep the mono from slipping and also save you some line so you don't waste line.

 

As for brands, everyone has their own selection so you select which ever one you want based on its price and how pretty the packaging is to attract your attention plus the advertising claims on the package.

 

ANDE in the saltwater fishing section to Yo-Zuri to Stren to Trileen to store and other brands can all do well for you.

 

Just remember to balance your baitcaster with your crankbait setup; always check the knot; use a snap if you change crankbaits a lot; make sure your guides are not scratched or nicked; check your line after every three or four casts for nicks, abrasions, scratches, cuts, etc. and cut out the damaged line and retie; and have a few extra crankbaits of the same size and color so you can replace the ones you may lose.

 

Now go to the store and get some mono; rig up; and hit the water.

 

Living in Wisconsin gives you only two or three months of fishing weather!!!!!

Sam  did you mean to say lay mono first if using braid, cause if you put braid down first than mono it will slip.

 

My favorite cranking line is McCoy Mean Green lays down smooth, cast great and has good abrasion resistance.  Give it a try its awesome line.   

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South, have been putting braid down first and have not had any problems.

 

Will be very watchful to see if the mono slips, which it has not.

 

Do put mono down first and then braid all the time.

 

Thanks.

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I didn't know there was a mono that didn't have plenty of stretch.  I'm a fan of Sufix, but have used several different brands.  P-Line CX in 8# had a couple breaks down in the reel, but that may have been because it was the first line I used with my first baitcast reel.  I did like how it handled.  Even though Siege will have coils after setting awhile (as will any mono) it doesn't seem to cause me any problems whereas Big Game does until it gets good and wet.

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I've used a lot of monos and suffix siege is my favorite. BUT, I pretty much throw sunline sniper on all my cranking rods now. The baits run a little deeper and I can feel every vibration with floro. I like the 16lb sniper for most applications. I can hit bottom in 25 ft of water with a 10xd on 16lb sniper.

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Chris, before you select your line may I suggest studying the areas you are going to go cranking regarding the water depth?

The lighter the line the faster the crankbait will enter your "strike zone" and stay there until you begin to lift the bait to you at the end of the retrieve.

Then you have to consider the structure you will be bringing your crankbait through as you may need a heavier more abrasive resistant line.

After reviewing the line test and bait weight limitations stamped on your crankbait rod you are ready to search for a good mono to spool on your baitcaster.

Remember to put some braid on your baitcaster first and then tie the mono to it and finish the spooling. This will keep the mono from slipping and also save you some line so you don't waste line.

As for brands, everyone has their own selection so you select which ever one you want based on its price and how pretty the packaging is to attract your attention plus the advertising claims on the package.

ANDE in the saltwater fishing section to Yo-Zuri to Stren to Trileen to store and other brands can all do well for you.

Just remember to balance your baitcaster with your crankbait setup; always check the knot; use a snap if you change crankbaits a lot; make sure your guides are not scratched or nicked; check your line after every three or four casts for nicks, abrasions, scratches, cuts, etc. and cut out the damaged line and retie; and have a few extra crankbaits of the same size and color so you can replace the ones you may lose.

Now go to the store and get some mono; rig up; and hit the water.

Living in Wisconsin gives you only two or three months of fishing weather!!!!!

I bass fish from ice out to ice in so I have a bit of time.

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I like berkley big game, just bought new one with discount a week ago. However, I am using it for mostly backing my braid.

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Slightly thicker line diameter goes hand in hand with abbrasion resistance in most monos, this is one reason many anglers prefer flouro as it is thinner without sacrificing abbrasion resistance.  I still prefer mono in the summer and Original Stren and McCoy are my choices , I seem to re-tie more often with Trilene XT. I did try out Yo-Zuri Hybrid (the nylon/fluoro) at the end of the season and was impressed with the performance, but I didn't fish any rocky or timber filled water.

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 I did try out Yo-Zuri Hybrid (the nylon/fluoro) at the end of the season and was impressed with the performance, but I didn't fish any rocky or timber filled water.

 

The Tennessee River is mostly rock. I think you will be impressed.

 

 

 

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