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I hear most people talk about cranking and they refer to fluorocarbon.  The point of this is not to find a lb. test but just what brand of line are you using from cranking.  I am looking for a good line to use strictly for cranking, that will stand up to some wood, rock, and weeds.  

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I use P-Line CXX.   Tough stuff but it has more memory than an elephant.   :-/

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I have already found that out. I bought some 15lb off of many recommendations and i was disappointed in the memory. It was all coiled up.

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Hmm...

For ALL baitcasting applications, Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #12 (19.5 lb test).

Virtually no memory in use, highly abrasion resistant, does not require any special knot, impervious to water and UV light (the line does not get "old").

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I have had good luck with BPS XPS Flourocarbon line 15# for cranks.  Not too wirey and a decent price.  I am going to try some of the Vicious Flourocarbon, been hearing lots of good reports on it.

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I don't think I have ever seen a favorable review of Vicious lines except from guys that are sponsored or employed by the company. Please be sure to follow-up with a review after fishing the line for awhile.

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I hear most people talk about cranking and they refer to fluorocarbon.

Not me dude, nylon luva here, Trilene Big Game 10-12 pound test.

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I use 10lb test for crankin, and tried out three this year, after using Trilene XL for ever. I tried Trilene XT, Vanish clear flouro and Sufix Elite.

Here's how I'd compare the four.

Handling; Xl is the limpest, easiest handling line, period. Sufix Elite was a close second. The other two were not close.

Visibility; Vanish Flouro was best, Elite a very close second, the other two were OK

Abrasion resistance; XT was the best, Vanish and Elite about the same, XL the worst.

Knots; I use the SD jam knot for cranks, and these lines all did just fine with that knot.

Sufix Elite is what's on my crank rods now. The qualities I want most in a crankbait line are easy handling for long casts, and no coiling on the pause; and low visibility.

Cheers,

GK

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I use a line you can't find anymore.

It's a co-polymer called Realine.  Low memory,  less stretch than normal mono's like XL or stren, decent abrasion resistance and the knot strength has been outstanding.  

A place called weber liquidators still has it in closeout.

email   capthank@rcn.com

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I have had good luck with BPS XPS Flourocarbon line 15# for cranks.  Not too wirey and a decent price.  I am going to try some of the Vicious Flourocarbon, been hearing lots of good reports on it.

Stay away from it(vicious line)....That stuff tends to split like a banana after a backlash....

I wish i could take a picture of what i'm talking about.I won't buy that line ever again.

I use BPS XPS as well but in 12# test...i really like it.

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