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What is your go-to most versatile line?

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Hey BR,

 

The time is coming soon when I will need to rebuy line. Now that I have some experience under my belt I’m curious to see what y’all say. 

 

I’ve got 1 rod 1 reel I’m going to be throwing everything on it (except for finesse stuff) from top water to Carolina rigging. I’m going to be throwing into all sorts of cover, brush, grass mats, lay downs you name it. 

 

What line are you going to spool up and why? 

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That’s asking a lot for one rod, but I’d probably opt for braid in the 40lb range.

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I always used 10 or 15 pound PowerPro on my spinning reels as that was what my dad used. When I got my first baitcaster I tried a Mono and really didn’t like it that much. May have been because it was a cheaper kind. After that I switched to a 40# PowerPro and use it for everything. Only been broken off twice both times it was a northern pike.😂

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@5by3 is right, you are asking an awful lot from a single line.  That being said, I would choose either Sufix 832 (it's braid and it's "neutrally buoyant") and be prepared to use a fluoro leader when appropriate OR, depending on where you fish, sacrifice some "feel" to get more abrasion resistance and spool it with Yo-Zuri hybrid (this gets you a clear line with excellent abrasion resistance and less stretch than mono).  I have only 7 setups myself and all but two have one of these on them (the others are mono and a different braid).  I also always have Seaguar fluoro leader with me.  

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50# power pro

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30lb power pro, for me.

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I would use Sufix Siege in 12 pound test. It will float for topwater baits. I have also used it for Texas rigged soft plastics before I switched to floro.

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I guess I am in the minority but I would throw 14-16# good quality mono if I was going to just use one rod/reel. That is about all I used in the 80's/90's, don't remember having any problem with it. I still used it on my top water and cranking rod.

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Another vote for 30lb or 40lb braid,  buy some spools of mono and flouro for leaders and you can cover a lot.

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Another vote for braid with leader! Other option could be Berkley Trilene Big Game, i´ve done almost everything with that line except fishing in super heavy vegetation, wich i don´t have in the lakes i fish, but i guess that with a heavy enough pound test line it could be done...

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30 - 60 lb. Powerpro braid.

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1 hour ago, BigAngus752 said:

@5by3 is right, you are asking an awful lot from a single line.  That being said, I would choose either Sufix 832 (it's braid and it's "neutrally buoyant") and be prepared to use a fluoro leader when appropriate OR, depending on where you fish, sacrifice some "feel" to get more abrasion resistance and spool it with Yo-Zuri hybrid (this gets you a clear line with excellent abrasion resistance and less stretch than mono).  I have only 7 setups myself and all but two have one of these on them (the others are mono and a different braid).  I also always have Seaguar fluoro leader with me.  

Yeah it is. For now though it will have to do lol. It’s cheaper to buy line than a 2nd rod/reel combo. 

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58 minutes ago, tander said:

I guess I am in the minority but I would throw 14-16# good quality mono if I was going to just use one rod/reel. That is about all I used in the 80's/90's, don't remember having any problem with it. I still used it on my top water and cranking rod.

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I think each line has its own place, but mono is the most versatile. 

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I'd go 30 lb Sufix 832 braid and use leaders to match the situation (if needed).

And if I 'had to' - with a 7 ft M/H  casting stick could be semi-effective throwing most anything most anywhere - except into or over very heavy cover & or the slop.

But whatever you do - do not tell this guy. 

As this is an extremely touchy subject with him.

Really.

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A-Jay

  

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What rod and reel is this all around line used with?

Tom

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All around for a baitcaster, 40 braid or 15 mono. For spinning 15-20 braid or 8-10 lb mono.

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One set up and you don’t want to mess with leaders ....I’m voting 12lb Yo Zuri Hybrid...will get everything done for you just fine. Just make sure you hit it with KVD line and lure conditioner night before and you’re good to go

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50 lb. Power Pro to Andes 20 lb mono leader, FG knot, next question.

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12 lb cxx or yo-zuri hybrid

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I've got a 3000 yard spool of 12# AN40 and also use a lot of 12# Siege.  Why?  Although each type of line has its advantages, I prefer a mono/co-polymer.  These are very good all-around lines.  If I could only use one line, maybe I would increase that to 15#.  This would be for a casting reel.  My choice would be totally different for a spinning reel.  Braid all the way as I don't like large spinning reels so my mono/co-polymer line choice for spinning reels is 8# or less.  I'd go with 15/20# braid for all-around use.

 

Why limit yourself to one line?  Buy a spare spool.  Carry braid one one and a mono/co-polymer on the other.

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9 hours ago, WRB said:

What rod and reel is this all around line used with?

Tom

It’s a 6’10 MH xf with a kast king assassin. 

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I like a co-polymer on my spinners either straight or with a lighter leader depending on uses... baitcasters I do prefer a braid, but you seem to do well with copolymer on them. My braid I almost always attach a leader- right now it's 10 lb Seaguar Red Label fluorocarbon. I like the invisibility of the FC with the sensitivity of the braid. Confidence thing, whatever... But yeah you can do all with a single rod so long as you're comfortable with it. Is it "proper"? Probably not... but not everyone can budget in a bunch of rods to do different things. Sometimes doing more with less equates to more experience. And catching that tricky fish with the "wrong set-up" is also a lot more rewarding personally lol.

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