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For cheaper bulk mono, I typically use Berkley Big Game from about anywhere, or I have also used Suffix Tritanium.

 

Academy sports carries the Tritanium for about $10/spool. Amount varies by size. 17lb has about 900yds/spool and 12lb has 1200yds/spool.

 

I don't like either on my spinning and typically use Trilene XL on those with mono.

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I use this for backing.

As for low memory ~

I sort of forgot where I put it.

Not sure that counts though.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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All mono will eventually acquire memory. I am also a heavy mono user and I’ve tried most of the “standard” brands like stren, Berkley, ande, trilene, Shakespeare, sufix, etc. 

 

Of all of these lines, it has been my observation and experience that sufix siege and elite stave off memory the longest. They’ll eventually acquire memory, but nowhere near as quickly. Luckily for me, memory doesn’t bother me one bit, especially when you factor its cost. 
 

Therefore another vote for sufix elite or siege. 

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11 hours ago, LonnieP said:

McCoy Mean Green or Xtra Clear copoly. Very low memory and great casting line

I’ve been using mean green on most of my moving bait setups for years. 

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Heck... It's not uncommon for me to respool (on a backer) with Big Game a couple times a month on my most used reels. It's just too cheap not to use fresh line whenever needed. Not worth loosing a $5.00 lure for .50 of line.

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On 2/6/2024 at 6:42 PM, Sabo said:

I have always heard that yo zuri has horrible memory.  Is that not true?

This spring will be my third fourth I have been using YoZuri Hybrid on four spinning reels, two 4000 size (12lb) two 3000 size (10lb) and two Kast King baitcasting reels one with 17lb one with 20lb and I will say it had moderately more memory than the Trilene XL I used but it wasn't enough to be bothersome or a deal breaker, so I can not say it has no memory, but certainly nothing in my experience I would classify it as even approaching severe let alone horrible.

 

 I was at first concerned about using it as my sons don't always keep as close an eye on their spinning reel spools and pay attention not to reel in completely slack sections of twisted line as the should as I do, but as I said it proved to be very manageable 

 

I found it to have excellent abrasion resistance fishing around rocks and zebra muscle's (wat better then Trilene XL and equal to or better than Trilene XT) and I will not say I have never had a knot break, I will say it was very very rare. I have tried co-polymers from P-Line and Berkley and absolutely the Yo-Zuri was the best. And at $12 for 600yrds it is an excellent value. It has worked excellently on my baitcasters as well as Trilene Big Game. Only possible drawback is it tends to float and that will depend on how you use it if its a + or -.

At $8 for 275 yards you're not risking much to give it a try IMO.

Yo-Zuri has become my absolute favorite all around all purpose fishing line.

 

 

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First 61 years of my life (minus D-day to 6 years old) I only used spinning and XL.  I use a lot of Big Game and Siege on my baitcast reels.  Once wet, coils on both lines is minimal.  Although Siege coils a lot at first between the reel and first guide after setting for a period of time, it hasn't been loose on the spool so far.  Big Game is until a few casts have been made to wet the line good.  I pull the loose line out before retrieving.  That's been my experience.  Maybe others have a different experience.

 

I have Super Natural 10# on just one reel.  It's been a limp line even after the reel hasn't been used for a while.  Same for Elite.  Elite may have a slight advantage.  Not using XL ATM because I wanted to try different lines.

 

I like the little I've used Mean Green.  As previously stated more than once, use line diameter to determine which pound test to buy.  Lots of lines are under-rated.  12# may actually be equivalent to 14# or more.  Especially with Yo-Zuri Hybrid.

 

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1 hour ago, new2BC4bass said:

First 61 years of my life (minus D-day to 6 years old) I only used spinning and XL.  I use a lot of Big Game and Siege on my baitcast reels.  Once wet, coils on both lines is minimal.  Although Siege coils a lot at first between the reel and first guide after setting for a period of time, it hasn't been loose on the spool so far.  Big Game is until a few casts have been made to wet the line good.  I pull the loose line out before retrieving.  That's been my experience.  Maybe others have a different experience.

 

I have Super Natural 10# on just one reel.  It's been a limp line even after the reel hasn't been used for a while.  Same for Elite.  Elite may have a slight advantage.  Not using XL ATM because I wanted to try different lines.

 

I like the little I've used Mean Green.  As previously stated more than once, use line diameter to determine which pound test to buy.  Lots of lines are under-rated.  12# may actually be equivalent to 14# or more.  Especially with Yo-Zuri Hybrid.

 

 

I think you're probably right about Elite being a little softer than supernatural.  I don't have the same diameters spooled to compare, but I run 17 lb elite on one rod and 16 lb supernatural on another.  The elite 17 is about the diameter of 25 lb supernatural and I think the Elite 17 is just a touch softer than the 16 supernatural.

 

Elite is very big for is rating.  17 lb elite is 0.016".  25 lb supernatural is 0.016".  Supernatural 16 lb is 0.013".  The same size in Elite would be 11 lb.  Elite and Big game are the same size/rating.  Supernatural aligns size/rating with other japanese lines like shooter.

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On 2/7/2024 at 12:56 PM, FrnkNsteen said:

I have also used Suffix Tritanium.

 

Academy sports carries the Tritanium for about $10/spool. Amount varies by size. 17lb has about 900yds/spool and 12lb has 1200yds/spool.

 

I've been using this line in 14lb. for the last 2 years. It's a fantastic all around, good at everything line. I've tried a lot of mono/copolymer lines and this is by far my favorite. Cheap, strong, not a ton of stretch, a little memory but it comes out pretty quick in use, good abrasion resistance. I'm really not sure why this stuff is so under the radar.

 

Then again I'm generally a softer rod, braid guy so your mileage may very.

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