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After all the recommendations on this forum for Ultra Soft Hybrid, I bought two spools, a 12 # for bait casting and a 6# for vertical jigging and spooled two setups for my annual Canada walleye, pike, and perch trip.

Re bait casting-the line casts beautifully and runs through the guides silently.  For some kinds of bait casting, like maybe crankbaits, it probably is fine.  But having gotten used to the sensitivity of braid, I find the line too insensitive for jerking stickbaits and too stretchy for trolling.  Braid is much more in line with my requirements for those kinds of fishing.  Jerking stickbaits with it is a lot like pulling on a rubber band compared to braid.  I guess I'm stuck on braid for these two applications.

Re vertical jigging, the 6# worked very well.  I wanted to use it because the water is so clear where we fish that I didn't want the possibility of braid spooking the fish (even though I always use a 7-8 foot flouro leader, with drifting the line still may spook fish if it drags through their area-at least that was my theory).  The Ultra Soft stayed on the reel without looping off, had adequate sensitivity for vertical jigging, though with the long line out drifting, was a little insensitive.  It appeared to have good knot strength-lost only one fish to a bad knot and that was not the line's fault.  Of course it was smooth and silent through the guides.

Bottom line (no pun intended) I consider the line to be fine for certain applications, but it will never sell me over for jerking stickbaits or trolling.  As with so many things, it depends on what your particular priorities and preferences are.

MIck

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Don't use braid myself. I use the 6lb YZUS on my spinning rig and the 12lb YZUS on my baitcasters (REALLY like it!!!). Just a case of fishing differently :)...

                                 As Ever,

                                  skillet

BTW you can send any unused portion of those spools to an address I'll provide ;D

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I had heck with braided line maybe because I was using spiderwire.  after several different suggestions from members here I went with Yozuri Hybrid 10# test and love the heck out of it, so what you do not want and do not send to skillet you sure can send my way :-)

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6 lb. on baitcasting gear is excellent also, for weightless trickworms, flukes, senkos, and small mojo/splitshot rigs...... :)

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I hate that white cable- there is much better line out there

Try the green. It probably matches your water better.

8-)

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DanekM is right.

The line is terrible.

Send all of your Yo-Zuri Ultra soft line to me.

No matter the test or if it is just the green.

I will take it all off of your hands so you will not have to worry about it any longer and you can go out and get some of the great Berkley Trileen.  ;D

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Come on guys, read the post. I didn't say the line was terrible, I didn't say I didn't like it, I didn't say I was going to throw it in the trash, I said it has its positives and its negatives, like most things in life.  And its positives and negatives depend on your priorities and preferences.  I really value sensitivity, so I lean toward braid for most of my fishing.

I think it is a great line for cranks, and it works well for vertical jigging. I just prefer braid for a lot of other applications.

Simmer down!

Mick

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YZHUS is one of my favorite lines. I wish I could find the 6# and 8# more frequently...

For anyone who cares, I have found Maxima Perfexion to have fairly similar properties and is a little easier to find (at least in my area)

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