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I've been  throwing mine on 40 lb. Spiderwire stealth. The best,I don't know but it works for me.

 

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Welcome aboard!

 

"Best" is such a subjective term as it pertains to fishing gear.

One man's best is another man's worst. So...fwiw. When I 

throw a buzz bait, albeit rarely, I'm using a do-it-all baitcaster

(my Chronarch 90e) with 20# PowerPro, and I always use a

leader (don't have to, just how I roll). I've used 8 and 10#

leader when throwing buzzbaits (2 diff sizes) and caught on both.

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15lb big game

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50-65# braid so you can throw it anywhere and still get it back.

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I use 12# Sufix Siege Mono. That is what I use for at least 75% of my fishing.

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14 lb Stren mono clear fluorescent blue. It’s the only line bass in my lakes hits spinnerbaits with and with only 1 exception... ever. Lol

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30# Power Pro Braid. Small enough diameter to cast a mile yet large enough to stave off line biting in the spool on hook set. I don't want any stretch when I'm fishing a buzz bait. I want instant hook up. I let my rod keep the fish pinned. Fish hit a buzz bait fast and hard. You want to hit them immediately following the strike. 

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I use 12 lb McCoy’s Xtra clear Copoly

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12 hours ago, Big Rick said:

30# Power Pro Braid. Small enough diameter to cast a mile yet large enough to stave off line biting in the spool on hook set. I don't want any stretch when I'm fishing a buzz bait. I want instant hook up. I let my rod keep the fish pinned. Fish hit a buzz bait fast and hard. You want to hit them immediately following the strike. 

What he said here.

Plus, I like a faster reel. At least 7:1 gear ratio or more.  It's easier to keep a buzzbait on top. 

And the rod needs to be 7' or longer to help get those longer cast out and better hooksets.

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I am in the 30 pound braid club too.  Seems to be the perfect diameter for them...

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18 hours ago, CroakHunter said:

15lb big game

This. Works as good or better than most lines. Durable and priced right

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One must keep in mind the rod you are using when throwing braid or mono for buzz baits.  You can get away with a softer tipped rod when using braid.  

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Any mono you like slarting at around 12/14 lbs - up to a diameter that doesnt impact casting distance. I used yozuri hybrid in 12lb for years, but have a season w/19lb sunline defier & couldn't be happier w/its overall balance of strength/castability/abrasion resistance. It casts very well and has boated some big stripers in current , been wrapped  sawed around a hidden log, etc and has been excellent.

 

 That said....I hate using braid with buzzbaits...Between the wire, fishes mouth tissue, and zero stretch line- often something has to give - and it ain't gonna be that 50lb Powerpro. At best a good fish or two bends the wire much more quickly than mono & gets the lure out of tune, &  you bend it back with sucess. Often however, retuning a buzzbait is a crapshoot, and a lure will never be quite right. Braid exacerbates the problem. At worst, the lack of stretch causes a larger tear in the fish's mouth, and a very "tossable" lure due to the weight on the end gets sent flying into orbit.

 

I humbly say all this through the lense of consistently targeting big bass on them in my waters. Large bass will throw a buzzbait VERY quickly if you let them. The way to keep a fish from throwing a bait is constant downward pressure, zero slack and forcefully keeping that head down or full of water when they come up. On an exposed single hook lure with a fulcrum point to throw the bait, braid has no place for me.

 

 

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Berkley Big Game 12-15lb depending on cover your fishing around 

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