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Confused About What Line To Use

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All I fish with is spinning gear in medium. I have fished with mono and with braid. For mono I used Spiderwire xxx mono. For braid I used Sufix. I like the toughness of the braid but just don't like it. I just doesn't fell right to me. I liked fishing with the mono but it tangled about every cast. I think it was the wrong kind of mono.I also used Trilene XL but it broke on me to many times to trust it in 8lb.I started the topic Best Fluorocarbon For Spinning Gear. To be honest after reading what you guys said about it on spinning gear maybe I shouldn't go that route either. Then I read the Tackle Tour Fluorocarbon Showdown Iam thinking I shouldn't use it. To me Iam looking for,

Toughness,Castability,Sensitivity,.010 or smaller in Dia. Could you guys please help me pick a line. Mono,Copoly,Nylon or something else. Money is not a problem, I would spend $25.00 for a spool if it were all the things that Iam looking for. Thanks again for the help.    

Mike 8-)

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Well, we have about 250 pages of answers, but to keep it simple:

Spinning tackle: Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #6 (.010" diameter, 11.9 lb test)

Baitcasting gear: Hybrid or Hybrid Ultra Soft #12 (.013" diameter, 19.5 lb test)

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RW - I've read so many posts where you recommend yo-zuri that I had to place an order for some ultra soft (12# and 15#) for my new Curados.  Not sure if I'm going to need some KVD line conditioner with the line.  I'd prefer not to use anything unless I need it.  I've loved Trilene XL in the past but looking for a bit more sensitivity...

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I'm a braid man plain and simple for a number of reasons.  On the rarest of occasions that I use mono I soak the spool in warm tap water for 5-10 minutes before spooling.  I find it makes a favorable difference.  I thought I was a trendsetter til I moved to Florida where I discovered lots of people doing it that way for years.

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Well, we have about 250 pages of answers, but to keep it simple:

Trilene Big Game.

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For a medium bass spinning rod, I like either 20/6 Power Pro or 6/8 lb. BPS Excel Clear Monofilament.

If you're having problems with the braid maybe try spooling a little bit of mono first, then uni/uni knotting or bloodknot to your braid mainline. Or you use double sided scotch tape as an adhesive backing to the spinning spool. I've never had any handling issues with Power Pro on spinning or baitcasting gear.

As far as the monofilament, I would agree with Ron Burley as far as being mindful when spooling up and watching for twist. After starting spooling, check to make sure you're spooling the correct orientation with the bail/line guide and the line itself. I've seen folks fill an entire spool in the wrong direction with spinning reels and the entire spool is full of twisted line. Couple this with the inherently high memory of many monofilaments = ill-handling line.

I cannot say much about flouro. I have one spinning setup with fluoro and it is the 8-lb. XPS (Bass Pro Shops) line. It works pretty well but I've had to get accustomed to it. It is excellent for certain presentations. I like it for light spooning, silver buddies, drop shotting, light jigs, walleye work, etc. No matter how much you spend, fluorocarbon is never going to be as limp as monofilament.

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RW is always talkin'  YO!ZURI, but don't catch a record fish on it cuz IGFA won't allow it.   :)

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RW is always talkin' YO!ZURI, but don't catch a record fish on it cuz IGFA won't allow it. :)

Line records should be pursued using Ande lines which are IGFA certified.

Otherwise, line like Yo-Zuri and P-Line offer greater strength for any

given diameter. I think that is a very important feature, especially for

guys chasing the brown fish.

If I catch "The One" on the Tennessee River, it won't be a "line record"!

8-)

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