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Need help. I have a new baitcaster coming and after reading some of the comments on here regarding Pline FC I'm now thinking I may need a different line. Any thoughts?

Keep in mind that I have never used a baitcaster before. I will be using it for soft plastics, crank baits, buzzbaits, Senkos, and the like. Not sure I want to bother with tying two different lines together like mono to braid but if that is what is recommended I will do it.

Thanks,

P.S. AJ please don't give me hours worth of reading again?

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I reccomend braid both for beginners and because I think it's great line for most applications. When you bird nest on braid it can normally be pulled right out where other lines will tend to knot up on bird nest and require cutting out

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Personally I prefer mono or co-polymer most of the time.  No way would I suggest a fluorocarbon line to a first time user.  Braid isn't a bad choice, and for certain applications it is my first choice.  I much prefer it for throwing into lily pads.

There are plenty of good lines to chose from.  If you go with a mono or co-polymer, I would suggest NOT getting lines such as CXX or Platinum.  Both are excellent lines with good abrasion resistance, but  they are stiffer and have more memory because of this property.

For learning either go with the braid or a soft mono such as Trilene XL, Sufix Elite or Sunline Super Natural to name a few.

Line strength for me depends on the rod power more than anything else.

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Yo-Zuri Hybrid 10 lb test, that's all you will need to fish 90% of the baits 90% of the time in 90% of the locations.

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I'm a pline fan but I do like yozuri as well. For the money stren original or super knot  is pretty good stuff. I don't not recommend trilene of any type, always given me the most memory problems

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Mono is the easiest to get untangled compared to braid. If you backlash braid it will knot up and break. 

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55 minutes ago, FrankN209 said:

Mono is the easiest to get untangled compared to braid. If you backlash braid it will knot up and break. 

I have had the opposite experiance. While mono isn't near as bad as fluro, braid pulls out easier than any other line

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4 hours ago, riverbasser said:

I reccomend braid both for beginners and because I think it's great line for most applications. When you bird nest on braid it can normally be pulled right out where other lines will tend to knot up on bird nest and require cutting out

^^^ I have the same recommendation.

1 hour ago, FrankN209 said:

Mono is the easiest to get untangled compared to braid. If you backlash braid it will knot up and break. 

Possibly on a very light test say 15lb or less but 25lb braid and up its no contest for me braid is way easier to straighten out.

5 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

I have had the opposite experiance. While mono isn't near as bad as fluro, braid pulls out easier than any other line

^^^ We must have had the same experience I agree 100%

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Thanks everybody, I went ahead and ordered the Yo Zuri Hybrid 10 pd test.

Thanks Raul

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I was using P-Line for quite some time. Great abrasion resistance. Then I was referred to Yo-zuri hybrid by forum members. I use 10lbs & 12lbs and I am all in! Love it, use line conditioner and have not had any issues with memory. Use 15lbs for heavy cover jig fishing or Texas rig fishing. The break strength is significantly higher than listed so 12lbs would probably do 

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Curious? What does line conditioner do, and how do you apply it?

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6 minutes ago, Buffdaddy54 said:

Curious? What does line conditioner do, and how do you apply it?

Lubricates and "softens" line making it more manageable, something important with certain lines ( like FC and Copoly ) in which coils last longer. How you apply it ? you just spray the spool and let it "soak" in.

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Yo-Zuri Hybrid 12 lb.

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Do yourself and get some line conditioner, but don't use reel magic.  Kvd line and lure is good stuff.

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I just picked up my first line conditioner (bps house brand) and it worked great on the sniper I just spooled. 

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2 hours ago, IDUTBass said:

I just picked up my first line conditioner (bps house brand) and it worked great on the sniper I just spooled. 

I found the BPS to work just fine, but its super oily compared to the KVD.  

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2 hours ago, cottny27 said:

I found the BPS to work just fine, but its super oily compared to the KVD.  

That's good to know. I was surprised at how oily it was. I went with the intention of getting the KVD but I guess they don't sell it or they were out at the Bass Pro in Vegas. 

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