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How much farther would one be able to cast changing from Berkley Trilene XL (smooth casting) 14Lb to Berkley Trilene XT (extra tough) 8Lb? I'm using an open face.

Thanks in advance!

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I don't know about a number, but the distance would definitely be noticeable.  If I had to guess ........... anywhere from 10-20% :-/

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How much farther would one be able to cast changing from Berkley Trilene XL (smooth casting) 14Lb to Berkley Trilene XT (extra tough) 8Lb? I'm using an open face.

Thanks in advance!

You might not get as much extra distance as it would superficially seem. That's because XL is thinner-than-normal diameter, while XT is thicker than normal. I don't have actual diameters for XT, but it might be more like changing from 12# to 10# of the same line, not as much as 14 to 8 sounds like. Check those diameters; they're printed on the packaging.

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8 feet.

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How much farther would one be able to cast changing from Berkley Trilene XL (smooth casting) 14Lb to Berkley Trilene XT (extra tough) 8Lb? I'm using an open face.

Thanks in advance!

You might not get as much extra distance as it would superficially seem. That's because XL is thinner-than-normal diameter, while XT is thicker than normal. I don't have actual diameters for XT, but it might be more like changing from 12# to 10# of the same line, not as much as 14 to 8 sounds like. Check those diameters; they're printed on the packaging.

Your right! The XL 14LB is .014 where the XT 8LB is .012 I find myself fishing heavy cover lately and wouldn't want to loose a "keeper" due to insufficient line strength. Here is the 6Lb'r I caught on Monday with the 8lb XT.

Thanks for the info!

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How much farther would one be able to cast changing from Berkley Trilene XL (smooth casting) 14Lb to Berkley Trilene XT (extra tough) 8Lb? I'm using an open face.

Thanks in advance!

You might not get as much extra distance as it would superficially seem. That's because XL is thinner-than-normal diameter, while XT is thicker than normal. I don't have actual diameters for XT, but it might be more like changing from 12# to 10# of the same line, not as much as 14 to 8 sounds like. Check those diameters; they're printed on the packaging.

Your right! The XL 14LB is .014 where the XT 8LB is .012 I find myself fishing heavy cover lately and wouldn't want to loose a "keeper" due to insufficient line strength. Here is the 6Lb'r I caught on Monday with the 8lb XT.

Thanks for the info!

I have the XL on my main reel right now, but that's only becaue I couldn't get any Vanish.  I think the XL is ok, but the Vanish I think moves through the guides even better and seems to stay straight a little bit longer. Just MHO...

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I have used both and I dont feel there is enough difference in casting distance to justify not using the XT. I will take abrasion resistance over a few feet of distance any day.

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From personal experience using both, I use the XL in 10 and 14lb around here and on our Canada trip change to the same weight in the XT and casting distance is considerable shorter, but on a good note professional overruns are fewer.

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I have used both and I dont feel there is enough difference in casting distance to justify not using the XT. I will take abrasion resistance over a few feet of distance any day.

You may have misunderstood me; the XT @ 8lbs is .012" and the XL @14lbs is .014". I am not sure what the XL is @ 8lbs (I'm betting it is ~ .010 , but with smoother casting in adition to the smaller diameter) the old one I have isn't labled like the "new" ones. and I'm not sure if the micrometer I have would give an acurate reading (the old 8lb XL may have lost its' original size as it is a polomer and polomer bonds break down over time [and the 8lb XL line is old] exspecially when exposed to the "elements"), but I'll check it for you if you like just to see what it reads?

I'm gonna change from 8lb XT to 14lb XL or from .012 to .014 I get an extra 6 pounds strength but the toss-up is I gain .002" in diameter which theoretically will decrease casting distance and on the other hand since it is XL I may loose a bit of resistance through the guides (eyes) allowing for smoother casts I was just wondering (since I figured I'll be loosing some distance; how much will I loose...In my oppinion 10 ft could be the difference between fish or no fish ;)

I'm hoping it is only a few feet!

Thanks again for commenting!

YHIFB (Your Humble Internet Fishing Bud!)

Les!

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Copy that ghostrider....

Yeah, I misunderstood. For the cost of Trilene, you could probably take an extra spool of each and try them out side by side.

I honestly did not realize the line diameters were that close, yet the poundage was so far apart...good eye.

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Over the years I have been finding that line strength and handling ability outweigh all other considereations.  I HATE it when I break off a fish.  I would rather not get the bite than lose the fish to a line break.

I find that a lightweight smooth flowing baitcasting reel (I use Daiwa TD-Z's) connected to a quality rod with a responsive tip but good backbone for it's class will give me all the distance I need.

When I moved up from 8 lb to 12 I had fewer breakoffs, when I went from 12 to 14 I had fewer breakoffs still.  Now I fish 50# power pro.  Nothing breaks off ...ever.

The only time I get a break off is when for confidence reasons I tie a mono or fluoro leader.  But even then breakoffs are rare.  Usually because I wasn't careful to check that the loop on the palomer knot wasn't stuck between the edge of loop where the hook eye turns into the hook.

Oh, regardless of line toughness if you don't retie regularly breaks will happen.

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