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Reading on here and watching videos has got me wondering what kind of line is best for different situations. It seems like most of the time braid is used on topwaters and the other types are used for baits that are under the water. 

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In a simple way, you kinda got it right.  You might want to use braid in low visible waters also.  Flaurocarbon is used mainly because fish have a hard time seeing it, and for its sensitivity.  Mono has a bit of stretch to it.  Copolymer is the best of both worlds with flauro and mono...not sure is I'm spelling flauro correctly or not.  It also depends on what lures and rod and reel's you are using...

There are a few videos here at bassresource that Glen does, that can better explain it than I can.  You should look them up.  In a lot of these education and teaching video's, they will tell you what set up might be best.  Like rod and reel combo's to go along with the type of line and lure for a drop shot rig for instance.  Yeah, you should check them out.

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Any type of line can be used for any application, different lines perform better with certain applications.Although braid is recommended by pros for certain top water lures (frogs, buzzers, etc.), mono performs better with treble hook hard baits.  Braid really shines when strength and sensitivity are wanted (Jigs, worms, C-rigs, etc.)  Along with its floating characteristic, mono stretches which makes it easier for a fish to get your presentation in it's mouth and doubles as a shock absorber during the fight.  It's a good choice for most treble hook lures.  Fluoro is denser than mono and because of that is more sensitive than mono, is less visible and it sinks.  It's a great choice for presentations where sensitivity and stealth are needed.  Clear water and soft plastic presentations are when it really shines.  Unlike mono's stretch characteristic, think of a rubberband, fluoro will stretch initially, but does not recover to its original state.  Co-polymer lines are designed to give you the best characteristics of one type of line while reducing their shortcomings.  

Hope that helps clear it up a bit for you.  If you know how, you can move this topic to the rods, reels, line and knots forum.  If not, the mods will eventually do it.  You'll get more views and responses when posting in the applicable forum.

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I been using the copolymer Excaliber silver thread line for almost two decades now. It's less stretch over standard mono. No more lost fish due to line breakage.

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