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Hey guys its been a looooong time since I have been on the site. I am out of touch on the recent posts, so I apologize if this is a repeat.  I recently bought a Bass Pro shops Nitro rod and reel combo.  I plan on using it to fish think weed mats and brush, I was wondering what you all suggested I use for line?

Thanks,

Anthony

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depends on what your rod can handle and how thick the stuff you're fishing really is.

I would say 40-50lbs braided line.

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i'd go braid or heavy co-poly, to me flouro has a lil too much stretch for close quarters, the Nitro reels are made specifically to handle braid as well, throw some 50lb suffix on that piece!

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50-65lb braid depending on the cover you're fishing. Very heavy weed mats, I'd go to 65, especially if there's trees and what not.

Only time I use heavy fluoro it's 20 sometimes 25lb fluoro, and it's for heavy pressured smaller reservoirs for flipping and pitching into tules. Doesn't cut through as nicely though.

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You dont think you lose bites with a high vis line?

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But if you do , use a black magic marker on the last 5 foot of the braid.

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