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8 lb Trilene is just fine for bass fishing.

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IMO just like R/W said that line isn't bad. I've always used the green line as that seems to be more invisible than even the clear line.

You are giving up some abrasion resistance in both Trilene XL and XT. Both are pretty manageable though I've never used XT on a spinning real. It's not made for it either.

Flourocarbon lines sink faster, and IMO is the only advantage I feel is most important. And IMO it is most important on spinning outfits. Unfortunately it also twists and holds lots of memory on spinning outfits.

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If you want to save some money get Trilene Big Game. 8-12 lbs full spool, if I recall is1110 yard size at $ 7.99. IMHO this is better then XL and will save a young man like yourself some money.

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1258655050

One of our members is selling some at a great price.

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Throughout the years, I've used 8-lb Berkley Trilene XL more than any other line (w/ spinning gear).

If you're happy with nylon monofilament, I would stay put.

I'm not aware of any mono line that's limper, more castable or will offer any noticeable advantage.

On the other hand, if you're looking for a major shakeup in your spinning experience,

you might want to move up to "braided polyethylene" line, such as Fireline Braid, Sufix Braid or PowerPro.

With braided line you'll experience no line-twist (zero memory), and virtually zero-stretch

which provides wicked hooksets and the sensitivity of a higher modulus rod blank.

Personally, I'm done with mono.

Roger

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I tried Fireline and didn't like it.  It peformed "as advertised", but I couldn't see where it entered the water when wearing polarized glasses!  It drove me batty, as I'm a line watcher.

Asking "what's the best line" is like asking "what's the best car"; you're going to get all kinds of conflicting responses.  If you're looking to try out different lines, maybe you should ask "which line do you use and why?"  From the responses given, you could figure out a few different lines to try. 

Ultimately, line choice is a personal preference.  So try out a few and decide what suits you best.

Good luck!

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I wrote a long response to a similar question a few days ago.  In short Mono is all the recreational fisherman needs.  I know that I don't fish enough to warrant all the additional expense for superline, etc.  Anyway here is a link to the other thread.

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1258247048

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I would go with any type of fluorocarbon preferably (10lbs Vanish) over mono on a baitcast setup except for on a buzzbait or spinnerbait setup since those baits stay near the surface and you don't want the flourocarbon making it harder for them to stay up since flourocarbon sinks faster.  I use mono on spinning reels but would never go back to mono on baitcasters except for specific applications that are better suited for mono.  To me flouro is just alot easier to manage.  That's just my opinion.

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That line is great for general fishing.  But if you want a really strong line (get you out of snags) and something that is great for casting distance, try some power pro 20lb braid.  It is very sensitive and has no give so adjust your drag and hook-set.  Once you get use to it you will like the strength to limpness ratio.

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