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That depends on type and ammount of cover and on bottom composition, from 6 lbs to 17.

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Excatly...I use yozuri, which is rated way lower, i.e. 10 lb is closer to 20 lb..so I go from 6 to 12 lb test.

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K.I.S.S.

Spinning tackle: Yo-Zuri Hybrid or 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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8 or 10# CXX for most treble hook baits.

12# CXX for spinnerbaits/buzzbaits.

50# PowerPro for medium jigs, frogs, t-rig.

65# PowerPro for the big jigs, t-rigs, frogs in pads.

15# PowerPro for drop shot, shaky, other finesse stuff.

6# CXX for dragging tubes.

Depending on the cover and structure, I will add a fluorocarbon leader to the braided setups, anything from 4# to 25#. I like Gamma and CFX leader.

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All baitcasters have 15# Big Game.

Spinning reel has 10# Big Game.

Ultralite has 4# Yo-Zuri Hybrid.

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Ultralight spinning rod 4#

Most other bass fishing that I do (all on spinning reels) 8#, lake and river, all cover and basically types of baits.

For what its worth, even steelhead fishing I use 12# line, I can't imagine using a line much thicker than that for any type of fishing, but that is just me.

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I've got 20lb XPS flourocarbon that I love on all my flipping and topwater stuff, 15-17lb Trilene mono on my crankbait and spinnerbait rods.

Can't find any that I like any better.

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I use mostly 6 - 14 pound test, mostly mono. Will go with heavier braid in heavy cover, and I do like braid for jerkbaits better than mono, it gives them a better action.

For senkos, flukes, tubes, and smaller worms I go with 6 - 10 pound test. Shallow or light cranks I use 6 - 8 pound mono, never going above 12 on cranks. Spinnerbaits I use 10 - 14, jigs 12 - 14, bigger plastics 10 - 14, topwaters besides buzzbaits and frogs I go 8 - 12, buzzbaits 10 - 14, and frogs a minimum of 20 pound braid.

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8 lb. PLine CX on two spinning reels

8 lb. PLine CXX on two crankbait rigs

12 lb. PLine CXX on two spinnerbait rigs

15 lb. Trilene 100% flouro or Stren 100% flouro fluorescent on two jig/worm rigs

20 lb. PLine CXX on the swimbait rig

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12lb Yozuri for most app.

20lb Yozuri frog.

Jigs 65lb braid.

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