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Might pick up a ci4 to pair with my loomis 852s today and was wondering what line you guys reccomend pairing it with. My main use is shakey head and occasional jigs. Thanks

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I like #6 Yo-Zuri Hybrid on spinning tackle.

 

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I, too, like Yo-Zuri.  I use 8# for most spinning applications.  But, for shakey heads and finesse jigs, I've gone to 12# Gliss and love it. 

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Thanks for the input guys I have some research to do. 🤔I liked the idea of braid but didn't want to tie on leader or anything.

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10 lb Braid, with FC leader

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I like 10lb braid with leader.

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Another vote for 10lb braid with leader.

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10lb Hi Vis Braid with FC Leader for me ..... black out first 10ft of braid.

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13 hours ago, Jeepin said:

Thanks for the input guys I have some research to do. 🤔I liked the idea of braid but didn't want to tie on leader or anything.

I think that's a common feeling.  I know that I resisted leaders for a long time.  But, IMO, now's the time to give it a try.  You just may find that it isn't as onerous as you think.  Pick a knot (I like  https://www.***.com/fishing_knots/alberto-knot , but there are other good ones that are popular with members here, blood, FG, surgeon, Uni/Uni, etc) and spend an hour or two this winter tying and retying.  It will become much easier than you imagine, and the improvement to your fishability, or at least flexibility will be very welcome.     You get over the objections (knot thru guides, extra point of failure, PITA, hard to do on water, etc.) pretty quick.  And what it give you in abrasion resistance, saving on braid, ability to break off a bad snag, etc.) are all very welcome.  Making that first cast with light braid after using other line on spinning gear will be awesome.

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1 hour ago, Choporoz said:

I think that's a common feeling.  I know that I resisted leaders for a long time.  But, IMO, now's the time to give it a try.  You just may find that it isn't as onerous as you think.  Pick a knot (I like  https://www.***.com/fishing_knots/alberto-knot , but there are other good ones that are popular with members here, blood, FG, surgeon, Uni/Uni, etc) and spend an hour or two this winter tying and retying.  It will become much easier than you imagine, and the improvement to your fishability, or at least flexibility will be very welcome.     You get over the objections (knot thru guides, extra point of failure, PITA, hard to do on water, etc.) pretty quick.  And what it give you in abrasion resistance, saving on braid, ability to break off a bad snag, etc.) are all very welcome.  Making that first cast with light braid after using other line on spinning gear will be awesome.

 

Thanks I may go ahead and give it a try. I was going to go with powerpro super slick for my braid and not sure what leader to use. Any recommendations? 

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Not really.  Check to see what you have already.

I used to use Yo-Zuri Hybrid for nearly everything.  So, I have spools of varying amounts laying around (6, 8, 10, 12 and 15#.), as well as some fluoro and P-Line.  So, I use YZ 98% of the time. 

   For 12# Gliss, I generally use 6" YZ.  For 15# Power Pro, I might use 8".  For 50#, I've used 12 and 15. 

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49 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Not really.  Check to see what you have already.

I used to use Yo-Zuri Hybrid for nearly everything.  So, I have spools of varying amounts laying around (6, 8, 10, 12 and 15#.), as well as some fluoro and P-Line.  So, I use YZ 98% of the time. 

   For 12# Gliss, I generally use 6" YZ.  For 15# Power Pro, I might use 8".  For 50#, I've used 12 and 15. 

Interesting, what weight you go on the gliss, I havnt heard of that stuff until you mentioned it.

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I use 12#.  It is thread-fine (equal to about 4# fluoro.)  It isn't perfect, by any means, but it is special.

 

Pros:

Very fine;

zero memory;

casts a mile - for me, probably twice as far as fluoro or mono;

no stretch - VERY sensitive

 

Cons:

-Some people have reported fraying, though I haven't had that problem

-I've used moss green, and depending on conditions, it is totally invisible, so line watching can be a challenge.  I'm trying chartreuse this year for first time

-It is so thin and wispy, that wind and light lures can be an issue -- a lot of slack on a cast and you can get a wrap on your rod tip, which if not caught quickly can be a nightmare

-Your leader knot tags have to be trimmed extremely carefully -- a sloppy tag of even a 16th of an inch will allow slack line to get caught on itself in wind

 

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22 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

I use 12#.  It is thread-fine (equal to about 4# fluoro.)  It isn't perfect, by any means, but it is special.

 

Pros:

Very fine;

zero memory;

casts a mile - for me, probably twice as far as fluoro or mono;

no stretch - VERY sensitive

 

Cons:

-Some people have reported fraying, though I haven't had that problem

-I've used moss green, and depending on conditions, it is totally invisible, so line watching can be a challenge.  I'm trying chartreuse this year for first time

-It is so thin and wispy, that wind and light lures can be an issue -- a lot of slack on a cast and you can get a wrap on your rod tip, which if not caught quickly can be a nightmare

-Your leader knot tags have to be trimmed extremely carefully -- a sloppy tag of even a 16th of an inch will allow slack line to get caught on itself in wind

 

Add Pro's: Your crankbaits will never get deeper.

Add Cons: How hard it is to tie a knot that doesn't slip under tension.

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2 hours ago, Choporoz said:

I use 12#.  It is thread-fine (equal to about 4# fluoro.)  It isn't perfect, by any means, but it is special.

 

Pros:

Very fine;

zero memory;

casts a mile - for me, probably twice as far as fluoro or mono;

no stretch - VERY sensitive

 

Cons:

-Some people have reported fraying, though I haven't had that problem

-I've used moss green, and depending on conditions, it is totally invisible, so line watching can be a challenge.  I'm trying chartreuse this year for first time

-It is so thin and wispy, that wind and light lures can be an issue -- a lot of slack on a cast and you can get a wrap on your rod tip, which if not caught quickly can be a nightmare

-Your leader knot tags have to be trimmed extremely carefully -- a sloppy tag of even a 16th of an inch will allow slack line to get caught on itself in wind

 

Thanks!

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