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I use and have used Berkley BigGame for ever, im wondering if there is anthing better that can beat their prices?

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As far as I can tell, no there is not.

 

 

I mean, depending on how you define "better", you can probably do better by paying more. but I'm not sure there's any other way.

 

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seaguar red label is pretty budget friendly and a very nice line 

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Kastking has pretty decent braid, not sure about their mono and fluorocarbon lines but good price points. 

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McCoy line is fantastic. Super limp and strong. I switched from Trilene XL 14lb to McCoy 15lb a few years ago.

I like XL but the McCoy is so much more limp and stronger that I stuck with it. I recommend it. It's way way  more easy to manage than Big Game.

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Budget wise, you will hard pressed to find a better line than Big Game.  I pay a little more and get Original Stren because it's my favorite. I've used Mccoy and XL, both really good limp lines. But Stren seems to be a good balance of limp yet really tough abrasion wise and knot strength. 

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People love Ande monofilament also

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49 minutes ago, Diggy said:

People love Ande monofilament also

Another vote for Ande monofilament line. It is a good fishing line but I prefer Berkeley Big Game Mono.

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Hard to beat Berkley Big Game in the budget line category.

 

Other budget lines I like:

 

Stren

Sufix Siege, Elite and Promix

Kastking Flourokote

Kastking Superpower braid

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Another vote for Mccoy Mean Green. I have had the same line without changing on spinning reels for multiple seasons. 

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One more vote for McCoy.  Handles so much better than Big game 

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For budget line that can beat their price? No. IMO, they are the clear cut leader in this category. With that being said, I use Izorline in that category. Cost about 60% more, but I feel the line handles much better to justify the cost. Both lines are relatively affordable to me considering I started fishing Sniper flouro heavily over the last few years.

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   I agree that there are lines out there that handle better than Big Game, and some of them aren't that much money. But the way I think is this: 99% of actually getting the fish in your hands is what happens after the hookset, not before. And that's where Big Game really shines. Timber, pike or musky, rocks and slop. Bring it all on! So yeah, I recognize that Big Game isn't perfect, but when it comes to reliability and utility PER DOLLAR SPENT, there ain't NOTHING that compares.    jj

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I can see not paying for name or hype but not scrimping on line after all that’s invested in rods, reels, boats and time. 

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38 minutes ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

I can see not paying for name or hype but not scrimping on line after all that’s invested in rods, reels, boats and time. 

+1

 

IMO, when people get “technique specific” the line might be the only thing you need to change. Stretch, sink/float, abrasion resistance, visibility & memory all matter more than it seems sometimes.

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I had good luck with Cajun red, but I mainly use big game. 

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People buy a $1,200 bow, $150 arrows, $200 sights, $125 rest, $100 stabilizer, and then ask "what's the cheapest good broadhead". Blows my mind.

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On 3/20/2019 at 11:52 PM, EWREX said:

seaguar red label is pretty budget friendly and a very nice line 

I buy Red Label off Amazon in big spools almost every year and love it.  By far my favorite "budget" line.

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I use Yo-Zuri hybrid for the performance, but the price point is nice as well.

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I have tried many many mono lines and out there and I ended up right back at Big Game. I was trying to fix something that wasn't broke. 

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I have used big game and Hi Seas mono. I bought a spool of Ande back country that I am going to try next

 

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