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Can anyone recommend a good type of line for my new spinning reel? I bought a shimano symetre 2500 and im fishing it on my shimano crucial 6'8" medium xfast. it says 6-12 lb line, im going to be fishing mainly shakey heads and worms and such on this rod. Im assuming my best bet would be some brand of fluorocarbon? Thanks for any help!

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Roadwarrior is going to recommend Yo Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft 6 lbs test.  ;)

I can recommend Yo Zuri Hybrid ( cuz apparently Cabela 's is the only danged vendor that has the Ultra Soft stuff !  >B)  ) in 6-8lb test ( general purpose ) or P-Line CXX 6-8 Lbs test ( for tuff abrassive cover and/or bottom composition ), also, Trilene XT 6-8 lbs test .

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Roadwarrior is going to recommend Yo Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft 6 lbs test. :)

I can recommend Yo Zuri Hybrid ( cuz apparently Cabela 's is the only danged vendor that has the Ultra Soft stuff ! >;) ) in 6-8lb test ( general purpose ) or P-Line CXX 6-8 Lbs test ( for tuff abrassive cover and/or bottom composition ), also, Trilene XT 6-8 lbs test .

;D ;D B) ;D ;D

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Forgot to add: RW is going to congratulate you on your reel purchase, Symetres are fine reels, also on your rod purchase, Crucials are fine rods, of course ....... they are Shimano !   B)

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Forgot to add: RW is going to congratulate you on your reel purchase, Symetres are fine reels, also on your rod purchase, Crucials are fine rods, of course ....... they are Shimano ! B)

Raul , I think you've got RW figured out.

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Yes I have seen numerous people on here say yo-zuri hybrid ultra soft is good.. is cabelas the only place to get it? My local bps or dicks wouldnt carry it?

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Fish307.com carries all Yo-Zuri products. Otherwise,

Cabela's is the only other place I know of to buy Ultra

Soft.

8-)

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For several decades I used "Trilene XL" and "Berkley Big Game" on all my spinning tackle (In saltwater I used Ande line).

However, once I gave braided polyethylene a shot, that sounded the death-knell for all my monofilament lines.

I probably have 20 to 30 bulk spools of mono, copolymer and fluoro. which are simply marking time in my tackle chest.

Advantages of Braid Over Mono  

Near-Zero Memory <> Braided line is totally limp with full-blown amnesia. Birdnests with spinning gear are a thing of the past.

Near-Zero Stretch <> Hooksets are a cinch even with large, dull hooks buried in soft-plastic (NEVER Texpose with braid)

Thin Diameter Line <> Thin diameter line creates less water resistance, which provides more natural delivery and less line-drag.

Superior Durability <> I only replace the line when it gets too far receded from the spool rim, long before any signs of wear.

Abrasion-Resistance <> This is the only imperfection of braid, which is largely due to its inherently fine-diameter.

                              Nonetheless, all premium braids are processed with a wear-resistant coating.

                              In addition, the fine diameter of braid makes a good weed-wacker and salad shooter ;-)

Roger

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Is there a huge difference between the ultra soft and the regular hybrid?

I would like to know this as well. what are the differences???

and why

Advantages of Braid Over Mono  

Near-Zero Stretch  <> Hooksets are a cinch even with large, dull hooks buried in soft-plastic (NEVER Texpose with braid)

Roger

i almost always texpose, curious as to why is this a problem??

I sometimes bury the tip after to make it weedless.

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i almost always texpose, curious as to why is this a problem??

A lot of ground was covered in that post, the least of which was T-rigging, Texposing & Texskinning.

By all means, feel free to Texpose your soft-plastics with braided line, but the point made is that it's totally unnecessary.

"Texposing" is intended for Boing-Boing lines such as nylon, fluorocarbon and combinations thereof,

better known as copolymer. Braided polyethylene is in a class of its own.

Roger

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Roadwarrior is going to recommend Yo Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft 6 lbs test. ;)

I can recommend Yo Zuri Hybrid ( cuz apparently Cabela 's is the only danged vendor that has the Ultra Soft stuff ! >B) ) in 6-8lb test ( general purpose ) or P-Line CXX 6-8 Lbs test ( for tuff abrassive cover and/or bottom composition ), also, Trilene XT 6-8 lbs test .

Well, if anyone needs to order yozuri US..I can pm you the online vendor, they are here in so. cali, and very dependable, I buy 99% of my stuff from them, and a couple of guys here have bought from them.

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Yo-Zuri Hybrid and Hybrid Ultra Soft are both copolymers. The

lines are a bonded, not coated, nylon/ fluorocarbon blend.

Ultra Soft has a higher percentage of nylon in the formula which

results in a line with less memory than any other copolymer I have

used. The breaking strength of Ultra Soft is about 1 lb less than

original Hybrid, e.g., #12 is about 18.5 vs 19.5.

The other noticeable difference is original Hybrid blends better in

water. In the smaller diameters, Hybrid is virtually invisible. In clear

water, green is a perfect match; smoke in stained water.

8-)

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I too, say go with the Yo-Zuri.  I've used it for a week now on my Sahara 4000, 12# and it seems great.  Good casting distance, knot tying is better than pure fulro and it's strong.  I don't have the ultra-soft but the standard is a perfect compromise for me and my type fishing.

PS  They FINALLY seem to be truning back on.  I got two last night after two weeks of skunk stink.

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