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Im going to spool this on my rigs this year but had a couple questions. Im going to be using 8lb for spinning and 12lb for casting. Do you just spool this straight onto the spool or use a backing? Also what knot do you use with this line?

Thanks,

Paul

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There's no need for backing, but if you want to save some line, that's always an option.  

I use a palomar knot for everything.

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My personal preference is to use backing with any line I'm using. Bass fishing just requires about 50-70 yards and I see no sense in spooling on 250 yards of line, then throwing it all away when you've used 50 yards just so you can spool on another 250 yards. The same principle applies whether it's Yo-Zuri, Stren, Trilene, or whatever.

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I have to say that I love this line. At first I never gave it a second thought until I was at the store one day and saw it on the racks. I said to myself "ohh this is the line that I keep hearing about" so I give it a second look and feel the sample lines. I couldnt believe how soft and limp the line was. Now its the line on my primary spinning reels. I love the stuff. I did notice that it works better when I stretch it a little before spooling.

But to your questions, I personally don't use backing and I tie it on the spool with al Arbor knot. For hooks I use a Palamor knot, treline or sd jam.

Vic

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Spooling with backing certainly saves money over time. Since we all like our reels "full", you definitely don't need more tha 80 yards of fresh line. I replace line only when needed, 80-100 yards at a time! With regard to knots, use what you like, no special knot is required. For the most part, my terminal knot is a Palomar, but occasionally a San Diego Jam, Trilene or Uni. Line to line: Blood Knot.  Line to spool: Arbor Knot.

8-)

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This is my suggestion for ALL lure classes and techniques:

Spinning tackle: Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #6 (.010" diameter, 8.5 lb test)

Baitcasting gear: Ultra Soft #12 (19.5 lb test)

8-)

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I try to use a little backing, maybe 1/16-1/8 of an inch.  I use the cheapest stuff I can find.  Once I get to a certain point of line damage or usage, I respool keeping the old backing on.  At the end of the year I strip the reel bare and store until next season.  The following year I will put new backing on and respool.

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This is my suggestion for ALL lure classes and techniques:

Spinning tackle: Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #6 (.010" diameter, 8.5 lb test)

Baitcasting gear: Ultra Soft #12 (19.5 lb test)

8-)

I'd love to see you throw a Huddleston on that 12 pound line. :-X

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It's not 12 lb test, it's 19.5, but I understand what you are saying.

If you fish "saltwater class" weights, you may need a special line.

::P

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6# on Scorpion & Curado 100's for daytime (Except in the timber)

15# on Curado 200's @ nite (Except for CB's)

6# handles about all I catch normally. (Knock wood)  And by the way, I'm getting rid of all the other crappy lines taking up space now!

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I am thinking of trying this line out this year so I have a question.. Should i get clear line or the green?   And really what about it makes a differance to the fish?  Thanks

BN

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Color doesn't matter, I fish both. I actually prefer "smoke" for original Hybrid, but Ultra Soft is not offered in that color. (Smoke looks cooler on my reels, it has nothing to do with the fish).

8-)

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 I've noticed that the Yo-zuri is becoming harder and harder to find. The Ultra soft I hardly ever see anymore.

 I might stock up.

Where are you guys buying the Ultra soft?

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Hey, RW, What diameter is the #12 ? I might give it a try this season.

Cancel that ! I just clicked on your link and "figured it out".

Tight lines

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It's not 12 lb test, it's 19.5, but I understand what you are saying.

If you fish "saltwater class" weights, you may need a special line.

::P

There is a difference between 'pound test' and 'break strength'.

http://www.yo-zuri.com/Products/ProdLine/HybridLineChart.htm

Even Yo-Zuri lists their lines according to the 'pound test'.

In my readings, it seems that 'pound test' refers to the maximum weight that can be applied to a line without stretching to the point of deformation/alteration.

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It's not 12 lb test, it's 19.5, but I understand what you are saying.

If you fish "saltwater class" weights, you may need a special line.

::P

There is a difference between 'pound test' and 'break strength'.

http://www.yo-zuri.com/Products/ProdLine/HybridLineChart.htm

Even Yo-Zuri lists their lines according to the 'pound test'.

In my readings, it seems that 'pound test' refers to the maximum weight that can be applied to a line without stretching to the point of deformation/alteration.

True.

Let me just say, I have NEVER been broken off by a fish using Yo-Zuri line,

but I can still break these lines when I need to (hung up).

For me, this is the Perfect Combination!

8-)

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