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Whats the best all around line for spinnerbaits,chatterbaits, swim jigs etc?

 

I have used Berkley trilene Xl but i have switched to yo zuri hybrid on my ultra light set up and like it a lot.

Also i am not a fan of braided line at least for bass fishing. To visible, and just not a fan a but i do use braid in saltwater bottom fishing with a mono leader.

 

Tight lines

 

Josh

 

 

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I use either 10lb Invizx, or 14lb Sunline Reaction. I'll have more to say once I try out some of these new fishing lines.

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I use 12# Yo-Zuri and works well for me. 

 

Mike 

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I, too, use 15 lb Invizx.

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15lb Big Game or Pline Xtra Strong

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I will use some 17 or 20 lb mono., whatever is on sale at Walmart each January during the close outs.   Siege has worked ok for me in the past.   This year the Berkley trailer, when it stopped at Rogers in Liberty, MO had a deal on IRon Silk.   That is a very abrasion resistant line that works great for me for spinner baits - chatter baits and square bills.

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14lb Sufix siege or 16lb sniper FC

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I use braid for those but if I didn't it would be trilene big game

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I use 15 lb big game or trilene xt unless I'm fishing really heavy cover or at night. Then I use 40 lb braid

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The best line for these lures, IMHO, is braid.  You say you don't like braid because it is too visible, but many fisherment use it without a leader and do just fine.  I use a leader, and while you might consider this an inconvenience, it solves any concern with visibility.  

Every option has advantages and disadvantages and the finding the right tradeoffs is the key.  To me the far superior feel of braid, no stretch, and its far superior casting qualities on spinning gear (you can use higher pound test and still cast better than mono or FC) far outweigh the disadvantage of using a leader.  Additionally, braid will last a lot longer than the others minimizing the need to change lines.

I love feeling the blades and the thump of the strikes so much better with braid than with the others.

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Yozuri Hybrid in #12 is just about right for strength, abrasion resistance and not feeling so rubber bandlike while still offering good manageability and casting distance.

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I use 20# braid (power pro) for everything. No leaders. I even use a metal clip so I can easily change lures without re-tying knots. Catch tons of bass. I think we give fish way too much credit. They can't see the line, nor the clips. It's the best line for almost every application. If you switch to braid, use slightly less powered rods (one notch less for each application), you'll get the same feel and same hook sets. There is almost no need now for any other type of line. 

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14 minutes ago, Cardiologist said:

I use 20# braid (power pro) for everything. No leaders. I even use a metal clip so I can easily change lures without re-tying knots. Catch tons of bass. I think we give fish way too much credit. They can't see the line, nor the clips. It's the best line for almost every application. If you switch to braid, use slightly less powered rods (one notch less for each application), you'll get the same feel and same hook sets. There is almost no need now for any other type of line. 

Bass can definitely see line and hardware,whether or not it makes any difference is a subject that has no consensus.

 

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Your rod, reel and line all work together to create a system. There are a lot of other variables as well, water color, distance you're casting, cover you're fishing etc.    This makes it very difficult to provide a one line fits all answer and what you end up with is the person who is replying giving his preference based on his system and set of variables.   

Put the time in, do your own testing and determine what works best for you.

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I agree with Molay. It depends on what rod I'm throwing them on. My Dobyns 734 is kinda soft, so I make up for that with 30 pound power pro for spinnerbaits. If I want a little more give, I'll switch it out for 10 pound izorline.

I'll never be content with my line choice for each setup. Even when I'm mowing the lawn I think about switching out the izorline with flouro, or using 12 pound XL, or going to 832 instead of power pro. 

Half of the fun is playing around with your setups to make it all work well. You should tweak the line, drag, and rod to you what makes you fish more confidently.

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I tend to lean more towards braid with a flouro leader on almost everything now.  I like the castability and sensitivity of braid, if I'm in clearer water I'll tie on a leader even though it's probably more of a mental confidence thing with line visibility. 

I usually wait until I find a good deal on braid and buy 30lb in bulk if I can, it seems to be good all around for almost everything, and I'll throw on a leader when I see fit

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On 9/13/2016 at 5:54 PM, Mike L said:

I use 12# Yo-Zuri and works well for me. 

 

Mike 

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I have 3 rods that get the nod for those applications all depends on what the others are needed for.  They have 30, 40, & 55lb Daiwa Samurai braid on them.

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