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Backlash problems with P-Line CXX

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I just spooled my baitcaster with with aproximately 150 yds of 12 lb P-Line and took it out today. I had overruns on every single cast. The part that puzzled me is that I wasn't really getting birds nests, it wasn't knotting up and I was able to pull it out however it was going very deep into my spool. I was pulling out probably 40 feet of line before it would clear. I haven't experienced these problems with any of the other line I have used so I was curious if anyone had any similar experience or if anyone might know what could be causing this.

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Try putting less line on the spool and keeping tension on the line when filling the spool.

150 yards of line?  What kind of reel are you using?

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As strong and abrasive resistance as this stuff is....it sucks when it comes to manageability.It's like trying to cast steel wire.

I just use this stuff as leaders.

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As strong and abrasive resistance as this stuff is....it sucks when it comes to manageability.It's like trying to cast steel wire.

I just use this stuff as leaders.

12 lb. CXX is anything but 'steel wire'.  

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I had problems with it too....same issues.It is much stiffer than my normal 12# any line that I've tried.

I got so frustrated i stripped it off and put on Trilene XT...never had a single problem again.

I flat out don't like P-line CXX as a main line.I use them as leaders,simply because these zebra mussels can't chew through them like they do with braid.

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I use CXX from 8-20lb and really like it.  I have not had many managabilty issues with it in any size on baitcasting gear.  Any line will give you trouble if you over fill your spool.  

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I experienced the same problem the first time I fished with CXX, all I did was to increase the braking a little bit.

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