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I am an avid trout and salmon fisherman that has changed over to bass fishing in the last two years. Since I mainly fishing for trout and salmon most of my rods are spinning. I currently have two baitcasters, one with 20# braid, and the other that had 14# mono, but needs to be changed. I have one spinning rod, HMG with catalyst pti reel, that I use for both trout and bass fishing. I need a line that I can use for both, so it will have to be fairly light. I was thinking around 6-8#. My question is what type of line should I get? mono, co-poly or fluro? My main issue is that i have used many different lines in the past and have had trouble with memory. I have been reading about KVD line and lure and will definately try that. I still need a good line that I can fish for both species on a spinning reel. What do you guys think?

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Give Trilene XL (extra limp) a shot. It's been around forever because it works. Another one to consider is Sufix Elite mono.

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haha I know exactly what he going to say. But how does ultra soft work on spinning rods? I have heard that it can be stiff, which is not so good for spinning rods.

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haha I know exactly what he going to say. But how does ultra soft work on spinning rods? I have heard that it can be stiff, which is not so good for spinning rods.

Wait for it...

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Give Trilene XL (extra limp) a shot. It's been around forever because it works. Another one to consider is Sufix Elite mono.
XL is extra LIMP??? I thought the girl friend meant extra large. ;D ;D ;D ;D

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I use triline xl on all my spinnin reels, from 3lb to 12 lb test..no problems. It also helps to use KVD's line conditioner too.. ;)

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ive never had problems with trilene xl. i have that in 6lb on one reel and big game in 10lb on the other.

i plan on trying out sufix elite soon..

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You won't regret using Line and Lure....it is fantastic on light line flourocarbon with regard to memory.  Memory is death to light line as most know.

Look at using KVD line and lure on braid also, it will make it last longer by protecting the factory finish will should help reduce fraying.  

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I use P-Line CXX Xtra Strong 8lb and P-Line Floroclear 8lb also

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Just wait for Roadwarrior's reply.

Too predictable? I didn't change much over the weekend.   ;)

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)

8-)

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Memory or line twist? Do you manually close your bail?

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I have never had a problem with line twist, just memory itself. The awful coils of line that appear when their is slack in your line. (like a slinky) I always close my bail manually too. I have used Trilene xl in 8#, trilene xt in 14#, and Sufix siege in 12#. They have all had trouble with this. If I stay below 8#, the memory is tolerable, but anything above is awful within a week.

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x2 on what VTSpinnerb8t said with the KVD's Line & Lure

I have had great luck with Trilene Sensation on my spinning reels.  Just another one to try.  I feel like it has less memory than most and it is a copoly so has some of the characteristics of fluro (ie less stretch = better sensitivity).

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Odd. I've never had trouble with those having lots of memory. Even on Pflueger 8030's, which have smaller diameter spools and should create more memory in the line.

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Can anyone offer me some insight as to what exactly co-poly is? I realize its between mono and fluoro but what advantages does it have over either? I realize that fluoro sinks, is virtually invisible and stronger for its diameter than mono.

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Can anyone offer me some insight as to what exactly co-poly is? I realize its between mono and fluoro but what advantages does it have over either? I realize that fluoro sinks, is virtually invisible and stronger for its diameter than mono.

Well, you can Google a technical definition, but as it applies

to fishing line, co-polymer is a blend of different formulated

strings. Most co-polymers combine two or more nylons. Yo-

Zuri Hybrid is a bonded fluorocarbon/ nylon combination.

Generally, co-polymers are stronger for a given diameter of line.

They tend to be highly abrasion resistant and have high tensile

strength. Visibilty varies, but it is comparable to monofilament or

less.

Popular brands include P-Line CXX, Gamma and Yo-Zuri Hybrid,

but there are many others.

8-)

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