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Favorite Line For Largemouth

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I'd also agree with different line for different tactics.

But if I could only choose one it would be Seaguar InvizX 15# flourocarbon line. (With casting gear of course, lower lb. test for spinning gear.

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I use the same line for both largemouth and smallmouth. The type of water, bottom, cover, etc., has more to do with what line I fish than whether I'm fishing largemouth or smallmouth. For example, I never fish braid without a stout fluoro leader in places where the line is likely to be dragged over and around rocks. When I'm jig fishing and want to feel every tic and tap, I'll fish braid. Most of the time it's fluoro, the lighter the better when practical to do so.

If I'm fishing in thick vegetation, six to eight pound fluoro is as light as I'll go. Clear open water with only a few hangs, I'll go as light as four pound test. Keep in mind that the four pound test of today is equivalent to the six or eight pound test of thirty or forty years ago. When I fished 0 or 1 Mepps spinners back in the day, I used two pound test since it was the only way to cast those lures more than ten feet.

After a forty plus year layoff from freshwater fishing I was amazed at the lines of today. Still am.

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Yo-zuri Hybrid and Big Game. Both in 15 pound.

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12 LBS Fluorocarbon on a casting rod is my favorite for crankin'.

30 Lbs with a 12 Lbs fluoro leader for carolina rigging.

8 Lbs Fluorocarbon with my spinning outfit.

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Braid 30/8

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Braid for everything, in different weights and colors for different techniques. If I'm worried about visibility I tie on a fluoro leader.

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most of my fishing is with 15lb flouro No viz from cabelas.

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Mono- Sunline Super Natural

Braid- Sufix 832

Higher test fluorocarbon- Toray Solaroam Upgrade

Lower test fluorocarbon- Seaguar Invizx when treble hooks are involved, Seaguar Tatsu when trebles aren't involved.

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The best all-purpose line IMO is P-Line CXX. You can do anything with that stuff.

BUT, I rather specific line for specific techniques. Ex: Braid for frogs, jigs, and C-Rigs. Mono for topwater and cranks. Floro for T-rig, swimbaits, spinnerbaits.

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Fireline and Samurai for braid.

CXX and Yo-Zuri for copoly.

10# CXX breaks at 22.7#. That's pretty impressive. Yes you get a lot of memory, but at 10# it's not too bad, especially when you use Line and Lure. Heck, you could confidently spool up a t-rig or light jig rod with 8# and have more than enough confidence in it. The stretch might become an issue at that small of a diameter, but CXX already is a stout line.

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Just wanted to add this to what I posted earlier...

You said, "for average sized largemouth". I wouldn't say that I really change line size according to the size bass I'm fishing for. I'm always fishing for the biggest possible and I just don't think the size spectrum is that big with largemouth except in extremes like 12-13lbs.+, but even then, they can be caught on very light lines. Line size is more about technique, conditions, and cover than anything else, in my opinion.

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Fireline and Samurai for braid.

CXX and Yo-Zuri for copoly.

10# CXX breaks at 22.7#. That's pretty impressive. Yes you get a lot of memory, but at 10# it's not too bad, especially when you use Line and Lure. Heck, you could confidently spool up a t-rig or light jig rod with 8# and have more than enough confidence in it. The stretch might become an issue at that small of a diameter, but CXX already is a stout line.

It consistently breaks at that???

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It consistently breaks at that???

Yeah! It's almost like braid! It's a really good line, especially in the lower pound tests. Anything above 12 will coil like crazy unless you throw KVD on it.

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Yo Zuri Hybrid in 6 and 12 lb tests for spinning and baitasting gear, respectively.

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65lb suffix braid :P (fluoro leader when needed.)

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Tatsu 8,12,15,20

Toray Bawo 10,14,16

SilverThread AN40 for Topwater/Jerks 10

Momoi Braid 50lb

832Braid 50lb

CXX 15lb

XPS Fluoro in everything from 6-20

Dollar for nickel, I'm finding the XPS to be as suitable as anything in terms of value. Tatsu is without a doubt the finest fluorocarbon I've fished. Bawo has excellent attributes, braid sucks and only use it for frogs and punching. So there.

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