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Anyone ever use cxx on spinning gear? I picked up some 8# cxx for my BC setup that I use for moving baits but havn't gotten a chance to fish it yet. I was thinking about getting some 6# for my spinning setup. The diameter of 6# cxx is listed as less than 6# Yo-zuri hybrid US. I was wondering how it will handle and how its breaking strength and abrasion resistance will be in this diameter.

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Im beginning to think that 8# may be too thin/light for a BC. What do you guys think? Should I save the 8# for spinning and go to 10# or 12# for casting? I recall that the 10# felt significantly stiffer when I felt the two in the store. Will 8# be strong enough to handle baits in the 1/2 - 3/4 oz range on my casting setup?

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I use 6lb and 8lb at times on my spinning rigs. Works well. Don't go over 8lb though :)

I agree with The Natural on 8lb being the max on spinning gear. I use 6lb also on a one of my spinning rigs.

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Im beginning to think that 8# may be too thin/light for a BC. What do you guys think? Should I save the 8# for spinning and go to 10# or 12# for casting? I recall that the 10# felt significantly stiffer when I felt the two in the store. Will 8# be strong enough to handle baits in the 1/2 - 3/4 oz range on my casting setup?

Here's what I use

Spinning: 8-12lb P-Line Flouro-Clear/Yo-Zuri Hybrid. 6-8lb CXX would be more than sufficient for spinning as long as it's within reason, wouldn't fish a Hudd or a heavy jig in heavy cover.

Casting: 8-10lb CXX for cranks/topwater, 12lb CXX smaller bottom baits/spinnerbaits, 15lb CXX casting larger worms/jigs in sparce cover, 17-20lb swimbaits/flipping cover/carolina rig if I ever do it

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i had the 6lb on my abu 801 spinning reel. i did have it treated with ardent line butter (not sure how it compares to KVD L&L but it did work) and as soon as i didnt put any on it , it was like fishing with 26g speaker wire. while it was super strong i wouldnt use it for anything more than leader material. im not sure if i want to try the CX or not.

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A friend of mine reccomended I try it in 6lb on my spinning rigs. At first I thought the cxx would be more like a trilene XT (stiff, high abrasion resistance, strong etc). I even asked him twice, "are you sure you don't mean CX"? He assured me to "give it a chance", as he'd used it faithfully for years.

I have to say it has performed better than any line i'ved tried on my spinners. (hybrid,trilene XL, suffix elite, to name a few). It's not stretchy, handles great, and it is REALLY tough.

  For the record I throughly saturated all my reels with KVD L/L.

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Im beginning to think that 8# may be too thin/light for a BC.

Uhhh..... No.

Too light ? ---> man, you 've never fished with CXX.

Too thin ? well, if your reel has got lots of line capacity then yeah, it takes a truckload of line to fill the spool, but if you 've got a shallow spool reel then thin with aboslutely ridiculous tensile strength and abarassion resistance CXX is your baby.

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Ditto what Raul said...I can't think of a better line than 8# CXX for crankbaits.  The high strength combined with small diameter makes it perfect for loading up my two Sols with enough line for the long casts often required for cranking.

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does everyone use line conditioner with this line?

while it doesnt cast anywhere as smooth as the suffix seige i have on now , the strength it has is excellent.

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I use KVD L&L.

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does everyone use line conditioner with this line?

Nope, I don 't use line conditioner.

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CXX is plenty strong but it has a relatively soft surface finish.  I like a hard finish line for crankbaits, like XT or Izorline Premium because the line surface is slicker and it casts farther.

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Raul & J Franco,

The 8# cxx will be going on a curado E7. I always use a backing though so I will only be using 75-100 yards of cxx at a time. I will be throwing mostly spinnerbaits and some cranks, hard jerk baits, and topwater lures. Will this line handle spinnerbaits up to 3/4 oz? What about these other applications? Thanks guys.

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I use 10 and 12# for spinnerbaits, unless they are very light.  Then I'll use a rod with 8# spooled up.

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Have you noticed a significant difference in stiffness or performance between 10 and 12? The diameters are listed as being very close to one another (10# = .35mm and 12# = .37mm) What would be the benefit of choosing one over the other?

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By the way, all my spinnerbaits are 1/4 - 3/4 oz. Anything lighter and I will usually go to spinning gear.

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10# is a decent, do everything line.  12# and heavier is rope, LOL.  The difference is that the heavier lines keep the bait afloat in the water column and give you a bit more material when fishing in abrasive waters.  I9f you get hung up with 12# or heavier, good luck breaking off.

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i actually cut my hand trying to break off the 6lb cxx. now i always put a sleeve over my hand when trying to break the line. i wouldnt even bother pulling with the 12lb , just stretch and cut.

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Raul & J Franco,

The 8# cxx will be going on a curado E7. I always use a backing though so I will only be using 75-100 yards of cxx at a time. I will be throwing mostly spinnerbaits and some cranks, hard jerk baits, and topwater lures. Will this line handle spinnerbaits up to 3/4 oz? What about these other applications? Thanks guys.

8 lbs is fine for most applications

10 lbs is stiffer than 8 lbs but still manageable, almost all around.

12 lbs or more for uprooting stumps and sunken brush ( good for flipping to heavy cover of for fishing frogs above pads n 'stuff like that ).

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P-line CXX is my go to co-poly. I use the 10lb test without KVD L&L on my Curado E7.

All break offs with the 10lb have been my fault. When I do need to break off, its pretty dang hard. It stretches like 5ft, plus the knot strength is rock solid.

My favorite set up is 50lb braid with the 10lb P-line CXX leader. Makes break offs a whole lot easier.

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