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I just made the jump into baitcasters and bought a Curado 200e7.  I'll be pairing it up with a 7'0" XHF Carrot Stix.   I am planning on using this rod for a bunch of applications.  Mainly jigging, worming, and frogging but also for heavier cranks and small swimbaits.  

I have only used Yo-Zuri Ultrasoft on my spinning reels (a great tip I got from these forums) but don't know what to use on a baitcaster.  Any recs would be appreciated.  My one buddy is suggesting to use Fireline.  I went to the store and had no clue which one to purchase (Crystal, Regular, etc).  I decided to hold off and see if you guys could help me.

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Hate to beat a dead horse, but I would go with 14# Trilene XL. It will make the transition to baitcasting gear much less frustrating. I would avoid 100% flouro or braid until you get the hang of the baitcaster or it could get pretty costly.  

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I tend to use 15-17lb seagar fluoro on mine, although I have spooled up 40lb power pro if i'm gonna be playing in heavy cover. I would definatley get a larger spool of 10-15lb mono to learn on as its easier to control and alot cheaper when ya get a larger nest that isnt going to clear otu without stripping off half the spool.

Another suggestion i would make, keep the brake up higher while your learning, you'll loose some distance but should cut down on backlashes substantially.

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Hate to beat a dead horse, but I would go with 14# Trilene XL. It will make the transition to baitcasting gear much less frustrating. I would avoid 100% flouro or braid until you get the hang of the baitcaster or it could get pretty costly.

That's funny because all I used in my saltwater days was Trilene on my old baitcasters. I haven't used a baitcaster in over 10 years and I see they have come a long, long way.

I am little worried about Yo-Zuri ultrasoft though in slop conditions especially when I am jigging and frogging.  I got some spools of regular Yo-Zuri Hybrid (not Ultrasoft), should I try that on the baitcaster as a learning line?

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Stren Original or P-line CXX until you get the hang of throwing a baitcaster then I would go to Stren Super or Sonic Braid. DON'T USE FIRELINE.

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Braid. 50lb P-Line Spectrex or Power Pro.

Easier to get out backlashes, less damaged to your line when you do backlash, and very manageable. Not to mention you're wanting to fish frogs and jigs.

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Braid, 20-30# Suffix. Casting is easier because the line is thinner and IMO i found it easy to learn a baitcaster on braid. Also for those applications braid is a good choice.

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Stren Original or P-line CXX until you get the hang of throwing a baitcaster then I would go to Stren Super or Sonic Braid. DON'T USE FIRELINE.

Go with the P-Line, you won't be disappointed. Stren in any form sucks. Sorry to rip on your brand, obviously based on your username your a fan of stren but their lines are junk IMO. The only stren line that's not completely terrible is their braid, and even then there are much better braids out there.

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