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ive been on the hunt for new monofilament line and ive been having trouble to find a mid way between sensitivity and strength anyone have any lines they like i use primarly p line fluroclear but im looking for a line that has a little more sensitivity anyone have any lines they really like all tips and input would be great

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i really like the Trilene XL smooth casting in 12lb for mono. most anything else i use for mono is either big game or on occasion stren original

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Trilene Xl x2......

I went to it because a lot of old timers around me swore by it and I have never had an issue. It is my go to topwater but have used it in basically ever other application.

A former pro I know also swears by stren..... original stren....... and he was sponsored by P-line.

The good news is they are pretty cheap, so might be worth checking out a few and seeing what you prefer.

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I use 15lb andy line it tough

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The copoly type: P-Line CXX.

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has anyone tried out the new seagur mono line? but yeah right now i use trilene xl smooth casting its good and all but i want something that has a little more toughness cause i will use a lot of different lures on the same reel and rod like cranks topwater worms etc

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Trilene XL for spinning and Triple Fish for heavy baitcasting (i.e.: swimbaits).

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I think you'll find that "hard" monos have better knot strength, cast a little better, have less stretch and a bit more sensitivity than "soft" monos. Most brands offer a hard and soft variety, like Trilene XT (hard) vs Trilene XL (soft), with the soft line advertised for spinning applications. Personally, I like Izor Line Premium (a hard line) and Izor XXX (a soft line). They are less expensive than the highly advertised brands like Trilene but have all the quality (smoothness, knot strength, consistent diameter, etc). Izor in 1/4 lb spools is sold by several online stores. The downside of all hard monos is that they develop line memory more quickly than soft monos, which may be an issue in PA. I switch my baitcasters from hard to soft line during the cold months.

Of course, if sensitivity is really the priority, you should be fishing with fluorocarbon. Yeah, it costs more but it lasts much longer than nylon copolymer lines on the reel. Long enough that I think the increased cost is pretty much a wash versus its life expectancy. And it's definitely more sensitive.

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"Best" type for what ? XL is great but don´t fish it on wood or on rocks cuz it has very little abrassion resistante, XT is great for wood or rocks but it´s like fishing with wire, Big Game is somewhere in between both, I´ve been fishing with Big Game for more than two decades, if it wasn´t good I would not use it.

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I've been very happy with Sufix Elite. Best mono that I've used - and I've used many.

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i usually use trilene xl its easy to manage great sensitivity and cast-ability just put some 17lb on my silver max and it casts as good as 10-12lb line

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The best Mono I've used to date is Seaguar, older formula lines like Trilene and Stren are just that, old formulas. They might be the standby of years past, but there are much better lines out there for, in many cases, the same money or less. If I were given free Trilene XL for the rest of my life, I still wouldn't fish it. It has near zero abrasion resistance, is only marginally better than elastic in terms of stretch, and has quite low knot strength when compared to modern lines.

Now, if you want a very good line, of modern origin, Trilene XL Armored is a fine choice. Not a lot of money and it's still got some decent qualities.

I can't understand why, in so many cases, we'll go spend several hundred dollars on rod, more on reel, have thousands in gear, and the choice is still made to use an inferior product when it comes to one of the most important connections between us and the fish: The LINE!

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So your saying XL is inferior? If you get the "free for life XL deal" you should take it because even though you would never use it you could sell it to the thousands of guys who fish it day in and day out with any issue. Not saying this to be a jerk, but you seem to have a lot of inside info on the industry, so curious if I am missing the info on XL being a bad product.

And you have used the new armored?..... seeing it is brand new I do not know many who have used it so while the reviews on it were good in FLW and bassmaster...... I am more into experience than the hot new thing. If you have how is the stiffness, because the reviews said it was somewhere between Xl and Big Game...... and I find big game to be rather stiff.

I was also under the impression that (and this is according to the magazines) that armored is basically a copolomar and not a mono because of how it is made. While not wanting to be a stickler to detail..... but that is why armored did not even cross my mind.

The original poster is looking for all around ability with sensativity and toughness....... my answer would not be mono....... but he was looking this in mono..... so maybe we should ask why not something other than mono?? just a thought..

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Mono-filament = one strand. Fluoro, copoly, nylon are all "mono."

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BPS Excel 12# Lo Viz green and a lot of it.

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The best Mono I've used to date is Seaguar, older formula lines like Trilene and Stren are just that, old formulas. They might be the standby of years past, but there are much better lines out there for, in many cases, the same money or less. If I were given free Trilene XL for the rest of my life, I still wouldn't fish it. It has near zero abrasion resistance, is only marginally better than elastic in terms of stretch, and has quite low knot strength when compared to modern lines.

Now, if you want a very good line, of modern origin, Trilene XL Armored is a fine choice. Not a lot of money and it's still got some decent qualities.

I can't understand why, in so many cases, we'll go spend several hundred dollars on rod, more on reel, have thousands in gear, and the choice is still made to use an inferior product when it comes to one of the most important connections between us and the fish: The LINE!

old formulas just mean they have stood the test of time. ive been using trilene and stren for years and have one breakoff in the last 5 or 6 years and it was on 10lb stren. both of those lines have worked just fine for me that i would recommend them.

as far as costs of equipment goes, i'll be one of the first to detest high dollar rods, i dont see the differences as big enough to justify spending huge on a rod. i believe in quality reels, but even then i have my limits. but based on my personal track record with trilene and stren i wouldnt consider them inferior...

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It just means those "old formulas" are still good sellers. Doesn't make them better or worse. I used Trilene XL and XT for years with great success. I use other stuff now. Would I go back? No. Trilene sucks compared to what I use now, and doesn't match my fishing style anymore. New technology opens doors.

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yeah sorry for causing a huge fight i should have specified its for a spinning reel so far the two lines i used was p line fluroclear and trilene xl smooth casting i mainly fish farm ponds which are for the most part are in the spring and summer lots of slop and cat tails and the other one i fish in certain areas has a lot of brush and timber i also fish my creek which is a lot of lime stone rock but for the almost whole part its pond that either come down to pretty soft bottom with a lot of submerged vegatation or ones with a lot of timber and once again vegatation or the one is mainly in summer lots of top water slop so i used p line it was pretty good line but in certain cases i wanted to use a topwater frog but the line being "coated" wasnt such a good thing ive looked at both suffix and the new seagur but so far no one has had reviews on the seagur so im kinda curious about the suffix elite if anyone uses it and has any opionion on it

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Sounds like you might want to switch to 20-30# braid in those cover conditions.

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One of my new favorites for straight nylon mono. I bought a couple Okuma Cayennes last year and the place I bought them spooled them for free with Super Natural. I was so impressed after using it the rest of the year that I picked up a new spool of 14lb. Very supple, easy to cast, low memory (compared to XT and Yozuri Hybrid) and haven't seen many issues with abrasion after fishing around wood and rock thus far, though I tend to retie pretty often as it is. I also like Sufix Siege, for similar reasons. It probably has better abrasion resistance, but I think the Super Natural is a little more manageable. Both are around $10 for 330 yards, but Sufix is easier to find in stores.

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"Best" type for what ? XL is great but don´t fish it on wood or on rocks cuz it has very little abrassion resistante, XT is great for wood or rocks but it´s like fishing with wire, Big Game is somewhere in between both, I´ve been fishing with Big Game for more than two decades, if it wasn´t good I would not use it.

This guy knows his Trilene! I've tried others, but I always come back to Trilene.

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The copoly type: P-Line CXX.

Hey J Francho I think that is the strongest stuff out there but in cold weather it is a bear on a BC reel. 12lb. on my shallow crank rod but it would just explode on a hard cast , any secrets to this issue ?

By the way , not trying to hyjack thread , sorry

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KVD Line & Lure. Once it gets below 35 up here, I rarely go above 10# line.

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