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Anyone ever use cheapo mono on their baitcasters? If so what was your take on it vs fluorocarbon?

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I only use BPS Excel mono. Never had a problem with it.

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I have replaced most of my flourocarbon with High Seas Grand Slam flourocarbon coated copoly. It is cheap and in my opinion handles better than most flourocarbon.

Like flourocarbon it works better on baitcasters. A little too stiff for spinning reels.

it is stocked at Walmart and cost around $7.50 for a 300 yard spool.

 

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1 minute ago, volzfan59 said:

I only use BPS Excel mono. Never had a problem with it.

I got some in 10lb. May try it out. I feel like it doesn’t cast as far though. What you think?

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1 minute ago, Russ E said:

I have replaced most of my flourocarbon with High Seas Grand Slam flourocarbon coated copoly. It is cheap and in my opinion handles better than most flourocarbon.

Like flourocarbon it works better on baitcasters. A little too stiff for spinning reels.

it is stocked at Walmart and cost around $7.50 for a 300 yard spool.

 

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I have been using the cheapo p-line fluorocarbon. How’s this compare? I have seen it before but never tried. Too bad it don’t come in green. I may buy it and give it a try. Love my Walmart fishing section! 

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1 minute ago, Captain Hooked said:

I have been using the cheapo p-line fluorocarbon. How’s this compare? I have seen it before but never tried. Too bad it don’t come in green. I may buy it and give it a try. Love my Walmart fishing section! 

I don't use cheap flourocarbon. i had too many strange line break and knot fail issues.

the only pure flourocarbon lines I will use are sunline sniper, tatsu, and berkley 100% flourocarbon. all 3 are expensive.

I used the grand slam most of this year.

I have not lost a fish due to line breakage with the High seas. Can't say the same for most flourocarbons I have tried.

It has great knot strength and good abrasion resistance.

I don't think it comes in green because most flourocarbon is clear.

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2 hours ago, Russ E said:

I have replaced most of my flourocarbon with High Seas Grand Slam flourocarbon coated copoly. It is cheap and in my opinion handles better than most flourocarbon.

Like flourocarbon it works better on baitcasters. A little too stiff for spinning reels.

it is stocked at Walmart and cost around $7.50 for a 300 yard spool.

 

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I also use this line on a lot of my rods. It's supple enough to use on a spinning rod, (it's actually what I use for shakyheads), but strong enough and has enough abrasion resistance to use for jigs and T-rigs. The fact it that I can buy it at any Wal-Mart for less than $10 a spool is a huge bonus. 

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5 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I also use this line on a lot of my rods. It's supple enough to use on a spinning rod, (it's actually what I use for shakyheads), but strong enough and has enough abrasion resistance to use for jigs and T-rigs. The fact it that I can buy it at any Wal-Mart for less than $10 a spool is a huge bonus. 

it was a little too stiff for my liking on spinning reels. I do use it as a leader for braid on my shakyhead rod.

I have a spool of 8lb kastking flourokote coming tomorrow. we will see how it works on spinning reels.

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23 hours ago, Captain Hooked said:

I got some in 10lb. May try it out. I feel like it doesn’t cast as far though. What you think?

I don't know Captain Hooked, I've used Excel 10 lb on my BPS Pro Qualifier casting reels, on Crankin Sticks and on my CarbonLite spinning rods and reels for years. I feel like it cast as well and as far as any other mono I've tried. I'm not a huge floro fan, so I don't have a comparison.

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26 minutes ago, volzfan59 said:

I don't know Captain Hooked, I've used Excel 10 lb on my BPS Pro Qualifier casting reels, on Crankin Sticks and on my CarbonLite spinning rods and reels for years. I feel like it cast as well and as far as any other mono I've tried. I'm not a huge floro fan, so I don't have a comparison.

What about Berkley trilene xl smooth casting line?

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@volzfan59 like this. Academy has some in the blueish tint I wanna try. Easy to see above water. For $6 why not

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On 11/25/2018 at 9:42 PM, Tyler. said:

I got some in 10lb. May try it out. I feel like it doesn’t cast as far though. What you think?

I think if you aren't getting the distance you think you should be getting, then you should be looking elsewhere.  Highly doubt it is the line.

On 11/25/2018 at 9:44 PM, Tyler. said:

I have been using the cheapo p-line fluorocarbon. How’s this compare? I have seen it before but never tried. Too bad it don’t come in green. I may buy it and give it a try. Love my Walmart fishing section! 

Lucky you.  Mine sucks although it does carry some cheap line.  Don't remember what brands, but Trilene may be one.  I used nothing but XL on my spinning rods (only kind I had at the time) for a good many years.

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I really like Trilene sensation as far as mono/copoly goes. Lately I've been getting into Sunline flourocarbon, which can be found relatively inexpensive at certain places. I also like suffix siege and seaguar.

 

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Ive never used flouro/copoly. I used mono long time back and once I swapped to braid I've never looked back. I use powerpro and every reel I own.

 

But I have a reel that needs new line and so I think I might try the hi seas Grand slam. Thanks for info guys, wish me luck

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3 hours ago, NittyGrittyBoy said:

Ive never used flouro/copoly. I used mono long time back and once I swapped to braid I've never looked back. I use powerpro and every reel I own.

 

But I have a reel that needs new line and so I think I might try the hi seas Grand slam. Thanks for info guys, wish me luck

what type of leader do you use with the power pro? if you do use a leader what knot you tie the leader and braid together with?

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Berkley Trilene Big Game mono or Kastking Flourokote is what I have on my baitcasters.

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5 minutes ago, NYWayfarer said:

Berkley Trilene Big Game mono or Kastking Flourokote is what I have on my baitcasters.

what pound you using on the big game?

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4 minutes ago, Tyler. said:

what pound you using on the big game?

Usually 10# or sometimes 12#

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15 hours ago, Tyler. said:

@volzfan59 like this. Academy has some in the blueish tint I wanna try. Easy to see above water. For $6 why not

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The "blueish tint" means it's fluorescent, meaning if will glow under a black light. It's great for night fishing. I've never been a big night fishermen, so I stick with green or clear.

 

To your question, as of me resigning at BPS in June, Excel mono was being made by Pure Fishing. They are the parent company of both Trilene and Stern. Same stuff, cheaper price.

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46 minutes ago, volzfan59 said:

The "blueish tint" means it's fluorescent, meaning if will glow under a black light. It's great for night fishing. I've never been a big night fishermen, so I stick with green or clear.

 

To your question, as of me resigning at BPS in June, Excel mono was being made by Pure Fishing. They are the parent company of both Trilene and Stern. Same stuff, cheaper price.

Is it this that you are using?

 

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-excel-monofilament-line-jumbo-spool

 

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13 hours ago, Tyler. said:

what type of leader do you use with the power pro? if you do use a leader what knot you tie the leader and braid together with?

I don't use a leader. Straight braid for several years. I have a fishing buddy begging me to try flouro. So this looks like a cheap way to shut him up haha!

 

I live by the motto "fish with braid, fish with confidence"

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H2O XPRESS 12 lb - 1,220 yd Monofilament Fishing Line

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On 11/26/2018 at 10:09 PM, Tyler. said:

What about Berkley trilene xl smooth casting line?

It is a great casting line.  12-14 pound test is about as good as it gets for casting performance.  I've not yet tried Big Game, but will.

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I put this stuff in 10# on my baitcast reel to try it out in the backyard. Ummmm ya... this stuff is pretty thick and doesn’t spool very well. I guess I can’t complain because it was $2 at Walmart lol. 

 

 

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