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Which is better for treble hook swimbaits. Cxx seems to brought up a lot but I’ve read that it has a lot of memory. That’s why I’m leaning more towards Izorline xxx or Big game.

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Sunline Deifer Armillo Nylon line 25 lb test is all I use for swimbaits,

Check line diameter, memory is directly related to diameter and hardness, P-Line CXX, Big Game and Izor mono are larger diameter lines per lb test.

Tom

PS, I am not sure who makes Izor line? Russ Izor was the skipper of a west coast long range charter boat First String, named after Spectra line Russ pioneered the use of on his boats. 

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I've been using Izorline xxx for many years for all sorts of applications and I'm consistently surprised at how STRONG that line is. Flukemaster turned me onto it a while ago and it's been my go-to "all around line". Getting it off ebay (with coupons of course) is the way to go.

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cxx is a very good choice for larger swim baits 1 ounce and up that stuff wont break! 

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Memory really shouldn't be an issue if using cxx or big game in 20lb test with a 200 size or bigger reel for swimbaits. Especially if you use a little line conditioner. I have never used izorline so cannot comment on it. 

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Jmpo, I have used Izorline Platinum co-polymer for years.  It is about the same stiffness as CXX and about the same breaking strength.  Both are about equal in memory.  As a main line in various diameters I would give the edge to Big Game, which has a little less memory.  I don't use line conditioner except when spooling up new line.  

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Try out the McCoy copolymer. It's super limp and is a great problem free line.

Decent price too. I've use 6,12,15,17 and all have been great.

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3 hours ago, waymont said:

Try out the McCoy copolymer. It's super limp and is a great problem free line.

Decent price too. I've use 6,12,15,17 and all have been great.

This. Awesome line for the price. Been throwing 20lb on my arigs for B.A.S.S. and striper.

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I've never used Izorline, so I'm going to say Big Game.  I tried CXX a couple of years ago.  It was a strong line, but I felt like I was fishing with piano wire.

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I have done well using Berkeley Big Game mono for swimbait fishing.

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I use Berkley big game 20lb. I am far from an expert swimbait fisherman but it’s served me well and never had an issue other than some memory in cold weather 

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If memory is going to be an issue for you, then you really have no choice but to use braid for the most part. Memory is not a bad thing. I chuckle at all the memory weenies out there, lol. 

 

I’ve used all of these lines: izorline platinum, CXX, big game, xt. Everyone one of these lines is excellent and exceptional but in order to use them, you will have to accept that memory is a given with them and this line type. And to be honest, other than looking somewhat unsightly, memory shouldn’t be an issue nor affect performance with casting gear. 

 

WRB’s advice is solid and have also been my findings too. 

 

Of the single filament lines lines i have tried, I would have to say that sufix siege and elite seem to “resist” getting memory the longest, but they too will eventually acquire it. 

 

 

 

 

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