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Anyone here ever used 12 lb yo-zuri ultra soft on spinning gear (shimano or daiwa, 2500-3000 size)? How does it cast/handle? Would you recommend it when some extra strength is needed? Any alternatives? Thanks.

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NO ONE here uses Yozuri.  Pretty much everyone rates it right there with the Banjow Minnow. :)

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I use yozuri US on all my reels..I wouldn't go as high as 12 lb on your 2500/300o spinn ing reel, 10 lb would be max..don't forget this line is strong..If you need 12 lb or stronger, get a bigger reel. just my 3 cents.

BTW, I use 6 and 8 lb on my 2500 spinning reels.

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I use 12lb Hybrid on my Energy PTi30 with no problems.  It's a big reel, same size as a Pflueger x6740...not sure how that relates to a shimano or daiwa but these are pretty large spools.  I just fill my spool up 90%, one spool will last over a year.

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yo zuri is all i use. on everything. well.... cept powerpro braid....

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OMHO

So far, I haven't been won over by YZ-US on BC gear, so I wouldn't even consider it on my Daiwa 2500's.  On the other hand, Gamma Copoly in #10 is fantastic on spinning reels (and also BC reels).  The only downside is the cost of Gamma.  Considering the number of lures I lose each outing, the higher price for Gamma is negligible.

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NO ONE here uses Yozuri. Pretty much everyone rates it right there with the Banjow Minnow. :)

No offense Bassn but In my opinion this is a very inaccurate statement. From what I've read on this site their are many members on the board ( me included ) who use Yo-zuri Ultrasoft. I cannot comment directly on 12lb for spinning as I don't use that high of a lb test so that could be a source of difference for the statement.

In my opinion lb test vs diameter has become somewhat of a joke for advertising. Yo-zuri's breaking spec's are quite a bit higher than the lb test they advertise so use that for a comparison when deciding lb strength and diameter. I use mainly 6 & 8# test & some 4. I love the stuff and at its price point rates very high in my book. One of the moderators posts about Yo-zuri ( smaller lb test I believe ) and he has some impressive smallmouth in his hands in his avatar.

Do a search on Yo-zuri its had lots of discussion pro and con but I've seen many a post about liking it. If you don't find something right away in the search keep trying as it has something to be desired as search tools go.

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I would not go any higher than 8# line on spinning gear.  If you think you need more strength, move to braid.  I like 15# Power Pro with a fluoro leader for my spinning gear.  This is a very strong set up.

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NO ONE here uses Yozuri. Pretty much everyone rates it right there with the Banjow Minnow. :)

No offense Bassn but In my opinion this is a very inaccurate statement. From what I've read on this site their are many members on the board ( me included ) who use Yo-zuri Ultrasoft. I cannot comment directly on 12lb for spinning as I don't use that high of a lb test so that could be a source of difference for the statement.

In my opinion lb test vs diameter has become somewhat of a joke for advertising. Yo-zuri's breaking spec's are quite a bit higher than the lb test they advertise so use that for a comparison when deciding lb strength and diameter. I use mainly 6 & 8# test & some 4. I love the stuff and at its price point rates very high in my book. One of the moderators posts about Yo-zuri ( smaller lb test I believe ) and he has some impressive smallmouth in his hands in his avatar.

Do a search on Yo-zuri its had lots of discussion pro and con but I've seen many a post about liking it. If you don't find something right away inn the search keep trying as it has something to be desired as search tools go.

No offense is taken here but look at the smiley face.  See him wink?  That means I'm joking.  I was more less bustin on RoadWarrior who sleeps with a spool under his pillow.

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I love Yo-Zuri, but my local stores BPS and Cabelas are either no longer carrying it or they are just taking their sweet time getting more in.  So in the mean time I am trying out some P-Line CXX X-tra and so far this line in my opinion is just as good as Yo-Zuri.  Only time will tell.

Later,

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If you are fishing a standard 2500 series spinning reel, #12 Ultra

Soft is too heavy. I recommend #6 (.010" diameter,  11.9 lb breaking

strength). For baitcasting gear, #12 is perfect (.013" diameter, 19.5 lb

breaking strength).

8-)

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[quote author=715240405D6C715F4557330 link=1246670722/8#8 date=1246816748

No offense is taken here but look at the smiley face. See him wink? That means I'm joking. I was more less bustin on RoadWarrior who sleeps with a spool under his pillow.

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If you are fishing a standard 2500 series spinning reel, #12 Ultra

Soft is too heavy. I recommend #6 (.010" diameter, 11.9 lb breaking

strength). For baitcasting gear, #12 is perfect (.013" diameter, 19.5 lb

breaking strength).

Ditto for me although I use 8lb on a 2500 series.  The 12 is perfect for a baitcaster.

8-)

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