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Very impressed with Yozuri hybrid

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I tried this line years ago and didn't care for it. However, I gave it another run and absolutely loved the stuff! Fisherman are notoriously anal about different things and line is it for me. I try all sort of different lines and usually find faults with them.

However, I spooled my new BC with 10lb Camo green Yozuri Hybrid and thought it was great. It had very little memory, casts silky smooth, hauled a big gal out of some brush this weekend without a hitch, and seemed pretty abrasion resistant. The wind was 25 miles plus so I managed to fling more than a few jerkbaits into the buck brush. I didn't feel any nicks on the line.

Have I found my new line for '09? I have to give it more time but I'm impressed so far. :D

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Good to hear...............soon will you be "highly recomending" this line to any one who asks about any line of any type in any thread? ::D

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Treat it with KVD Line & Lure conditioner and you will like it even

more!

8-)

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Good to hear I picked up some this winter, hoping to use it for the first time soon. thanks for reassuring me that it was a good purchase.  :D

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Alright!  I like it, too.

Maybe we can form an Yo-Zuri Hybrid Posse!

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I love it, but I can't buy it locally anymore. For the last few years the local Cabela's, Gander Mountain, and Wal Mart all carried it. This year none of them have it. Is this becoming a trend?

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I ordered two spools of the line, got it in a week or so ago.  I spooled a reel today and went out to practice some casting.  I will say all those people who think the 12lb is stiff are just wrong.  They must of tried it a long time ago.  I was casting weights down the drive (paved) burning it back it, the pavement didn't nick the line at all, even the line tied to the bullet weights didn't break, I can't say that about the 15lb mono I was using as it broke where the weights were rubbing.  Can't wait til it is warm enough to go fishing.

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I've used 15lb for flipping. I didn't have a problem with it, but never had to throw it far.

BTW, I don't use Hybrid heavier than 12lb, now. 12lb Hybrid breaks at 19.5 lbs, and 15lb Hybrid breaks at 21.5. To me, 12lb was much more manageable than 15lb.

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You may have to look around to find the Yo-Zuri lines.

You may have to order the Ultra Soft from Cabella's.

Just what I have found in the Richmond, Virginia area.  :D

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Will I love the 15lb. camo green if I use a conditioner or is that just too heavy for yo-zuri....????

You can use #15 with heavier lures. I have it spooled on my jig rod,

big treble hook rig (Lamiglas SR705R) and the set-up I use for small

swimbaits (Mattlures Baby Bass) and Ledgebuster Single Willow Blade

spinnerbait. Otherwise, most people will find #12 to be the right size

for baitcasters.

8-)

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BassPro still has the 1/4 and 1/8 spools on sale, for 5.88 and 4.88.

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The problem I find is getting hold of the ultra soft.  It only seems to be available from a couple different places.

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I spooled my new BC with 10lb Camo green Yozuri Hybrid and thought it was great. It had very little memory, casts silky smooth

Hmm...  even #10 XT, or P-line cxx is "easy handling"    :D

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does this line float or sink?

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Floats

Technically, surface tension keeps most of the line on top of

the water, but it's not buoyant like a PFD. This has absolutely

no impact on fishing any class of lure.

8-)

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From reading many posts that R.W. has made on the subject, I bought 6 lb test and 12lb and tried the Ultra Soft. I loved it. I was fairly satisfied with the Cabelas Pro Line previously, but liked the strength and less stretch of Yozuri. I ended up buying bulk spools from Cabela's in 6, 10 and 12. A few squirts of KVD line conditioner make it extremely managable. I use pure floro only as leader material. I think Yozuri Ultra-Soft gives you many of the benefits of floro without the drawbacks like high price and casting difficulties of some pure floro lines. Glad I switched.

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I spooled my new BC with 10lb Camo green Yozuri Hybrid and thought it was great. It had very little memory, casts silky smooth

Hmm... even #10 XT, or P-line cxx is "easy handling" :D

Correct and I like Yozuri better which is why I started the thread.

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BassPro still has the 1/4 and 1/8 spools on sale, for 5.88 and 4.88.

Anyone considering Yo-Zuri Hybrid should take advantage of this sale.

8-)

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Thanks Roadwarrior,

I have to kill some time between 9 AM breakfast meeting at Panera Bread and an 11:30 AM lunch at Brio Tuscan so I may go by the BPS and check out the Yo-Zuri Sale.

The best thing about my meetings is that others will pay!!!  ;D

Better monetary investment in Yo-Zuri line than food anyway.  :D

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I tried the Ultra Soft last year and have not looked back.  It can be a little hard to find, but luckily our local Cabelas has it in stock.

Later, :D

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How does visibility of this line compare to mono or flurocarbon. I note in their website they mention strength/low memory. Assume line diameter comparable to mono ? :-?

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I spooled all my spinning reels with 8lb hybrid last season.....I loved it.

But I've been considering stepping up to a 100% Flouro for a few reasons.

Invisibility, sensitivity, and sinking line.

I'm torn though because of so many conflicting opinions on the various Flouro's. I'm debating just sticking with Yo-Zuri

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Bass Pro didn't have the 12lb spools but I got the 10lb in smoke and 20lb in green for the big bass lake I fish.

Is the diameter of this stuff more than mono? I keep hearing how the 12 is really 15 and so forth.

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I would have to double check but I want to say it was actually smaller than Trilene XL when comparing 8lb to 8lb

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