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I just bought a 300yard spool of 12lb floro and in a grand total of less then 10 casts i went threw the whole thing. I rarely ever get birds nests and when i do there easy to get out but this **** just unrolls itself! Also the line had small kinks and bends all the way threw the spool. Anyone know if this is just a bad spool or if its just the way the line is? It was only 9$ so its no big deal but i just hate having gear fail on me that quick 

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Perhaps try some KVD Line conditioner - it can't hurt and most often helps.

btw - you may have just set the record for Most Line Used with the Least Number of Casts.

Congrats

On a serious note - I'd recommend going with a solid 15 lb mono, like Big Game, and working on your casting skills a bit more.  Because it's probably not the line.

:)

A-Jay

 

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I've used fluoroclear and that stuff is trash. However, cxx is a great line in my opinion. I used 8lb for jerkbaits this spring in air temps down to 20 degrees and it performed flawlessly. 

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I thought it was just me. I also bought some of that cheap fluro and after the 3rd bird nest that I had to cut to get out. I stripped and re-spooled on the boat I might not be the greatest with a bait aster but I've never had that much trouble. I know only use fluro as a leader. I haveno issues with braid or mono except the occasional operator error

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Funny because I use and like Fluoroclear but really disliked my experience with CXX... memory of an elephant.

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I don't care for P-Line's FC. In the instances where I use flouro, I feel it's worth the extra money to buy a higher quality product (Tatsu).

As for other P-Line products, I've had pretty good results with the CX Premium - decent co-poly line for the price. I tried CXX and found it to be a little stiff with a lot of memory. 

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That's why I don't usually mess with cheap lines.  CXX is the only exception to that rule and I love it.  Once you learn to buy it by the diameter instead of the rating you stop having problems.  The lack of stretch and the clarity of the line I find to be a great balance between braid and most other clear lines and a joy to fish.  Others won't agree and hate it.  Such is life!  

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Oh, and maybe you want to ask for opinions before you buy stuff.............just sayin'

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Pline C21 is great cheap line. The Xtra strong is good too for moving baits. Not a fan of their fluorocarbon though.

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12 lb FC on a spinning reel is asking for trouble.

P-Line isn't a small diameter low memory line, 8 lb would be the maximum I would use on a spinning reel. You need line conditioner like KVD or Tangle Free with FC line to help keep it wet

Tom

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I didn't like any pline on spinning gear in any strength. If I had to chose a mono it'll be sufix elite or seige.

On casting gear it's OK. I exclusively use braid with leader for everything and cxx is the best leader for the money I've found. For more line shy/pressured fish, I like fluoroclear. 

 

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Thank for the feed back! And yeah next time ill buy the good stuff not the cheapest on the shelf. And like most people said ive never hada problem with baitcasters making birds nests till this line

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Just to clarify, Pline doesn't make a cheap fluoro.  Was it in a clearance bin or was it something else?   Exactly what line were you using?

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I use P-Line Braid ,  FC and C21 . I have no problems with any of them.

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Cxx is good tuff line and very affordable, 6# for spinning and 10# for casting is perfect just use some kvd on it.  C21 and p-line fluorocarbon are good lines as well to me, especially the c21.  I like CX premium in 8# and higher but anything smaller seems to be VERY coily to me.  I tried 4# CX premium for trout and it was irritating coiling off the spool and tangling up and I sprayed kvd on it prior to use.  Fluoroclear I didn't like it as a main line, it cast like a dream but seems to break easily so now I use what I have for leaders which it performs fine so far.

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7 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Perhaps try some KVD Line conditioner - it can't hurt and most often helps.

btw - you may have just set the record for Most Line Used with the Least Number of Casts.

Congrats

On a serious note - I'd recommend going with a solid 15 lb mono, like Big Game, and working on your casting skills a bit more.  Because it's probably not the line.

:)

A-Jay

 

LMAO!! 

7 hours ago, CNYfishing said:

I just bought a 300yard spool of 12lb floro and in a grand total of less then 10 casts i went threw the whole thing. I rarely ever get birds nests and when i do there easy to get out but this **** just unrolls itself! Also the line had small kinks and bends all the way threw the spool. Anyone know if this is just a bad spool or if its just the way the line is? It was only 9$ so its no big deal but i just hate having gear fail on me that quick 

Lol, omg, you guys are killing me tonight!

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I missed where the OP said he was using a spinning reel? If that's the case, any 12lb fluoro is going to jump off a spinning reel, it's just too heavy of line for a bass sized spinning reel. 8lb is the heaviest fluoro I'd put on a spinning reel, anything heavier is asking for trouble. 

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I am not a fan of P-line.  I quit using it years ago because I didn't like how it handled.   I won't even buy it when it is on Walmart close out.  I did once, ( buy it when it was on Walmart close out).   I gave the last 3 spools of it that I had away to an artist friend of mine, who uses it to make mobiles.  Apparently it works ok for that purpose.

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The only P-Line product I use is 20# Flouroclear spooled on an older BPS Extreme reel. No complaints.

 

Mike 

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c21 is no go for me, learn my lesson last week when I lost to a huge smallie and my 110.  Knot stregth no good.  Did couple snap test with it and snap like twigs.  This will be for backing line now

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I use P Line PF Original on every single one of my rods except my frog rod. I've found it excellent for everything from Ned rigs up to 8oz swimbaits. As to their other lines, I can't really comment but I love this one. 

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I've only tried cxx due to the good things I hear about it on this forum. I bought #12 and tried it for a few weeks. It did not fail in any way but I didn't like how it acted on me. That could be since I've used braid for so long though. I bought some #10 to try next. 

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15 lb CXX makes for an excellent small pike leader. 

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Also thew my p-line out after one day. The remainder of it will be used as backing now. 

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I really like the P-line Shinsei fluoro, I mostly use braid to fluoro and it's done good to me. I've had good experiences with the Halo and fluoro clear line in 4lb and 6lb and I like the cxx for mono. I've never really liked fluoro as a mainline above 8lb so not the best help there. 

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