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St. Croix Legend Extreme's with Daiwa Steez 103L's

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I just received 2 new St. Croix Legend Extreme XC76MHMF (pitchin' sticks) and will pair them with the 2 new Steez 103L's that I got a couple months back.  I will use them for pitching sparse to medium cover with a 7-8 pound very rare.  I've been doing all my pitching this year with a LTBC76MHMF and a Steez, and will switch the Steez out on this rod with braid on a Zillion and convert it to a frog rod.  What line do you recommend for pitchin'?  I've been using 15 pound Yozuri Hybrid in Smoke (I fish stained water 95% of the time).

I really would like to take the sensitivity of these rods to another Extreme (pun intended) by using flourocarbon, but have had some very bad experiences in the past with line breaking on the hook set with 17 pound Berkley Transition.  Now I realize it was probably the line at that time, but just can not get myself to use flouro.

Help with new line, or should I stay with what has worked so far?

Thanks.

Steve

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If it ain 't broke why fix it ?

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I just received 2 new St. Croix Legend Extreme XC76MHMF (pitchin' sticks) and will pair them with the 2 new Steez 103L's that I got a couple months back. I will use them for pitching sparse to medium cover with a 7-8 pound very rare. I've been doing all my pitching this year with a LTBC76MHMF and a Steez, and will switch the Steez out on this rod with braid on a Zillion and convert it to a frog rod. What line do you recommend for pitchin'?

I use Sufix 50 lbs. Great couple of combos you got....congrats!!!!

Transition is junk

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for sensitivity, braid cannot be matched, very smooth for flipping and/or pitching, defiantly worth a shot. Good luck

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Braid is out as we have very rocky cover mixed in with the bushes, weeds and docks, and from my experience braid and rocks absolutely do not mix.

Anyone have any knots or strength issues with the Berkley 100% or has anyone tried the Sufix Flouro?

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I use and recommend Trilene 100% fluorocarbon....sensitive rods don't need braid unless you are cutting grass. However, I can't say using fluorocarbon on a very sensitive rod will 'take it to the next level'. I notice a difference, but it isn't dramatic. On another note, the recoil guides on your LE do make quite a bit of difference in sensitivity...it's noticeable on the BCR's (in addition to the faster actions).

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Braid is out as we have very rocky cover mixed in with the bushes, weeds and docks, and from my experience braid and rocks absolutely do not mix.

Anyone have any knots or strength issues with the Berkley 100% or has anyone tried the Sufix Flouro?

Braid to leader. I love using 50-65lb braid / 15-20lb P-Line CXX leader.

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