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My husband is an avid fisherman, mostly bass and also trout.  I know he want some fluorocarbon line for Christmas but I'm unsure what poundage to buy.  Can someone recommend the correct weight to buy for bass/trout fishing?  Thanks!

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Ouch! Fishing is like golf -one club doesn't cover.

First, a question:

Will this be for spinning (rod has large line guides and a straight handle) or casting tackle (rod has small line guides and probably a finger trigger on the handle)?

If you aren't sure of the details of his fishing, I would suggest getting a spool of say 3 different lb tests:

Spinning: 6, 8, 10

Casting: 10, 12, 14

These would be useful for many applications. If you are on a budget, then maybe a spool of 8# for spinning, 12# for casting.

As to brands, I'd suggest Bass Pro Shops XPS. I would avoid 'Vanish', 'Transition', and 'Viscious' -three common and inexpensive brands with reputations.

I'm sure others will chime in with good ideas too.

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x2 on the XPS line.  If I were you, I'd get him a BPS gift card, though.

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x2 on the XPS line. If I were you, I'd get him a BPS gift card, though.

Duh!! Why didn't I think of that! Guess I'm here to talk fishing, not shopping.

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If I were you I would give him a BPS gift card.

Never ever my wife has purcahsed me any kind of fishing tackle I like/need/want. ( oh well, she got me a Helicopter Lure kit when we were dating many moons ago  :;) ..... haven 't had the heart/courage to trash it  :-/  ) .

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J Franco is right get him a gift card. Gift cards seem tacky to some people but most fisherman would prefer to buy a specific brand & weight when it comes to fishing line & tackle in general.

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The gift card is a good nobrainer, can't go wrong. If you still want to by him line, you could ask him specifically what he is looking for.

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A gift card is the best choice, but to address your

question:

Buy two spools of line: Yo-Zuri Hybrid #6 & #12.

#6 is for spinning tackle, #12 for baitcasting. He

can exchange the "wrong" spool and have two spools

of the "right" line.

Yo-Zuri Hybrid is inexpensive and available at

most major retailers. I suspect your husband

will be surprised that you chose an "exotic" line,

something much more interesting than common

Trilene.

8-)

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I think "common" Trilene XL in 8# for spinning and 12# for baitcast would be a good safe choice. ;) As others have said, unless I know what a fisherman uses I would not buy anything fishing related. Most of us are very picky about fishing tackle, i.e., brands, sizes, colors, etc. Some of us even take a strange pleasure in the process of looking for, and buying tackle. A gift card with the promise of a night/day out using it would make a fine gift IMHO. Good luck.

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Thanks for the info/tips.  I know a gift card would be easy and appreciated but how cool of a wife would I be if I got the gift right and he loved the line?  I think I'll go snooping through his tackle bags and see what he already has to get an idea.  I'm not sure if he has any fluorocarbon line yet so I don't know if he'd be really picky on the brand.  I just want to make sure it's good quality. 

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does your husband post on here regularly .the reason i was asking because not to long ago under the everything else heading .some asked ,what do you guys want for Christmas i was thinking maybe your husband was one of the guys who responded and spilled out his christmas wish list.otherwise like the others said ,we all like a bps gift card.

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