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I have a mixture of lines which I use for my baitcasters right now.  I think it's more complicated than it needs to be.  One thing that I am considering is using a base line for most if not all setups.  

 

If you were to pick one line (type and lb. test) for all baitcasting setups what would that be?

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For most casting rod & reel techniques (except swim baits, frogs in the slop and flipping dense cover)

 

30 lb braid along with a small assortment of mono leaders from 12 - 20 lb test gets the job done.

 

If I had to pick one single line - I guess I'd go with 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen.

 

A-Jay

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I am in love with braid now because it is so controllable and strong.  Although I fish with no leader it would be much easier just to attach mono or flouro leaders when the spirit moves you.  That seems the most convenient and flexible to me.

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Sunline's Sniper FC would be my choice. But I belive you need one set up with mono(top water), flouro(stealth, finesse, etc) and then braid did your jigging baitcasters and some of your spinning gear.

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Can't decide between 12 or 14 pound Trilene.  Cheap, effective, and handles most situations I fish well. I would probably keep a spool of Braid on a flipping/frogging setup but that would be the one exception. 

 

I think mono has done a superb job for me so far and I haven't felt a need to switch to some other more expensive lines yet. To me it works so I am not messing with it. 

 

For spinning gear I would probably stick with 6-8lb mono or maybe even 10lb power pro. Don't using my spinning rods as much so I can't give you a definite answer on that one. 

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15lb Seagar Red Label.

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Baitcasting gear: #12 Yo-Zuri Hybrid (19.5 lb breaking strength)

 

Spinning tackle:  #6 Hybrid (11.9 lb breaking strength)

 

 

 

 

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Yozuri Hybrid # 10

If, I can only choose one for baitcasting...

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12 pound suffix Seige camo

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I would guess that I could get by with using just 17 lb FC but seriously I would be hesitant to throw a jig into a laydown or a matted grass with 17 lb line.  I love my 60 lb braid for those situations.  

 

My favorite setup so far is 20 to 30 lb braid with a 10 to 12 lb FC leader, strength and just enough bounce so that I don't rip hooks out or straighten them because I use smaller, light wire hooks, most of the time.

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Being down here in Fla with all the heavier cover. ... I'd have to say 15# yozuri hybrid.

And that's what I use on about 75% of my rigs.

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I've had power pro 30lb braid and have been fairly happy with it.  If I fish clear water then I'll go with a 12lb flouro leader. 

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I don't think you can effectively cover all techniques with one line. I'd say you need one froggin/flippin rod with braid and at least one spinning rod with light line. However you can cover a lot of techniques with a good co-poly or hybrid line in 12 or 15 pound.

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I don't think you can effectively cover all techniques with one line. I'd say you need one froggin/flippin rod with braid and at least one spinning rod with light line. However you can cover a lot of techniques with a good co-poly or hybrid line in 12 or 15 pound.

 

I think so, too. Although one line will "work", there are better options for some techniques.

 

 

 

 

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I currently use 40# braid on everything, I hardly ever lose fish on crankbaits no more than I do with mono. In fact I catch peacock bass (way more fighting and jumping) on braid with very small trebles again haven't lost a peacock ever accept for once with mono. I believe you can do well with any line you choose for almost any application if you know what you're doing. I would however say no to flouro and top water.

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You are using several different lines on several different bait casting rigs for several different techniques.  This is more complicated than it needs to be?  To agree with the previous two posters, I think that while you can use 1 line for everything, the question becomes - why would you?

 

People over think fishing gear issues all the time..    This is one instance where you are trying to under think and IMO isn't the best approach to the issue.  I go back to shop class where the instructor was all the time insisting - "use the right tool for the job."

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I mainly finesse fish with casting gear, but if I had to pick one line, it would be a toss up between yozuri hybrid, maxima ultragreen, and pline floroclear. All in the 6-8lb range...

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I have Suffix 832 (40 and 50 pound) on almost all of my baitcasting reels. I keep a spool of 10 lb. InvisX and 15 lb. AbrasX in my bag for a leader whenever needed. That is for all of my reaction baits, which is what I mostly fish (cranks, jerks, topwater, spinner/chatter baits). 

 

I use Sniper FC for all my plastics (12 to 17 pound).

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You are using several different lines on several different bait casting rigs for several different techniques.  This is more complicated than it needs to be?  To agree with the previous two posters, I think that while you can use 1 line for everything, the question becomes - why would you?

 

People over think fishing gear issues all the time..    This is one instance where you are trying to under think and IMO isn't the best approach to the issue.  I go back to shop class where the instructor was all the time insisting - "use the right tool for the job."

 

We could list a thousand examples. The first one that comes to mind that applies to me is fishing an A-Rig.

Am I going to risk $30 worth of lures where there is a VERY good chance of hooking up with a 20+ lb striper

or 10,000 ton boulder in strong current? I like #12 Hybrid, but it is the wrong choice for that situation.

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Obviously, there are compromises whenever you try to standardize or simplify. The level to which you can get away with standardizing your line choice depends on your specific circumstances. IMO 40# braid with leader where necessary is the most versatile line setup. 

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Yozuri Hybrid # 10

If, I can only choose one for baitcasting...

 

x2.  I've had a lot of success with this line, and if pressed into only being able to choose one line it would be this.

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I go through a ton if 12# CXX and 50# braid. For bait casting, those are my staples.

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