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Trilene XL is a great all purpose line that handles really well.  By far my favorite mono

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Trilene XL is a great all purpose line that handles really well. By far my favorite mono

x2.  That line is a very managable and far casting line.  Use KVD Line and Lure Conditioner when spooling to make cast even further.

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I have used alot of lines, including triline xl...then there's this guy on here named Road Warrior...lol

Anyhow, I have been using YoZuri Hybrid Ultrasoft for about the last month or so, and haven't switched brands yet, and I don't even spray it with KVD line conditioner.

Oh have used both 10 and 12 lb test, cast's a tad better with the 10 lb.

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On the suggestion of my fishing parter Bruce and .ghotti. I made the switch over to Trilene Xl and I am more than pleased.

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WOW thats funny, I just logged on to make this exact same question to you guys.

I had been using power pro 40# for a while and wanted to try a flouro, so I got some berkley vanish 20# and I think I should have gone with a 10-14# because I am having some problems casting it without getting a bunch of overrun on nearly every cast. I got the 20# because I get into a lot of thick stuff and I think this is part of my problem.

Does the thinner line retain less memory?

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Cracker-- Not sure about the memory in regards to diameter but i picked up some vanish on clearance at wally world last year in 12# and found it to be total garbage.  For flouro I prefer trilene 100% or BPS

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I agree with Chuck ive tried the Vanish and the Vanish Transition and in my opinion its horrible. Personally I use XPS flouro from BPS.

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Vanish is pretty much the worst line i've ever used

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I've become a big fan of Suffix elite in the past 2 years.

And I also spooled up some of the new stren sonic braid and it seems real good. Man, sometimes I think I could cast it a mile.

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I've gone back to 14# trilene XT.

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Okay guys, You pretty much made up my mind that it wasn't just me hating the line. At least I didnt pay too much for it. I was gonna give it a try for a bit and the try the BPS flouro if I coulndt get used to it, but now I think I am just going to switch asap.

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Yo-Zuri Hybrid or Hybrid Ultra Soft #12 (.013" diameter, 19.5 lb test).

8-)

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Has anyone used or tried P-line CXX?? I just spooled one of my baitcasters with it and took off the BPS XPS Flourocarbon, but I've only been out once so far with it. So far it felt pretty good, I should get a better feel this weekend. On my new baitcaster, I spooled it with PowerPro 50# braid and had a horrible experience on Sunday. Birds nest every other cast. It's the first time I tried braid on a baitcaster and I wasn't at all impressed so far. I have the same line on my spinning reel and love it. Plus the mono casted about 20-30' further than the braid on the casting reels. Has anyone else exprienced this with braid on their baitcasters? Might swap it out for mono if it doesn't improve.... :-/

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the thing with XL is you can move up a few pound test to get more abrasion resistance even though this line isnt known for this moving up makes a diff and you still get great handling/casting  :::ex:: 17 pound instead of 14  14 instead of 10  10 instead of 6 and so on

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I was using 40# power pro, and got tired of backlash on every 8-10 casts but it is strong as snot and that is why I used it. When it would birdnest the tangle usually just pulled right out without much fuss

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I use almost exclusively power pro, mostly 30lb, but I have rods with 15 all the way to 50lb test. if you're having an issue backlashing, its probably not the line, and I think you might continue to have the issue no matter what you use.

I've gone to flouro on my flipping rod (20lb) because I feel like the flouro slides through the weeds better,and is easier to handle when flipping... right now its vanish,but that will change after friday when I get some BPS flouro, I've broken off vanish a few times and I don't like it.

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Has anyone used or tried P-line CXX??  

The strongest, best nasty trash line on the market.  Almost too strong.  All I use in the summer.

 

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I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but I use Diamond Illusion line, 12# test. It is by far the best mono I've used on my baitcasters or spinning reels. It's super smooth, super tough and I can cast most baits a country mile. If you're looking for an excellent quality mono I highly recommend trying it. Only downfall is it can only be bought at Bass Pro Shops.

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