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Fishing Line 25 Feb 2014 01:50 #1

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What brand and weight do you use for your fishing and why?
I am a Long Time fan of STREN clear blue/lo vis and Trilene XT & XL. I recently purchased a couple of spools of BassPro EXCEL 10# & 12# clear/lo vis, going to see how it works out.

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Fishing Line 25 Feb 2014 12:30 #2

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Power pro. Only fish in saltwater these days and with current and drift. I like the sensitivity and no stretch. You do need to use a swivel and leader.

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Fishing Line 03 Mar 2014 02:08 #3

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After fishing all this week with spinning and baitcast reels, the lines performed really well. Came off the reels very smoothly, knot strength and line stretch was impressive. I recommend this product to other member's

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Fishing Line 03 Mar 2014 02:20 #4

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All my level wind reels are either 80 or 100 lb te4st spectra, why mess around with a fish that breaks your line and dies with 50 ft of hook sinker and in t's mouth, catch that critter and eat it.
I do not find it sportsmanship to leave a fish with a hook leader and sinker to drag around and die, when I could eat it.

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Fishing Line 03 Mar 2014 03:09 #5

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Excel is a new line I'm trying....if you have one you have confidence in ...by all means use it and recommend it.. I've used STREN & TRILENE FOR YEARS. I've seen this line at Bass Pro and thought I'd try it. 10 & 12#

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Fishing Line 03 Mar 2014 16:16 #6

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I use the Power Pro 100# fishing for salmon and bottom fish (halibut mainly).
I use different colors white and green on one side and yellow/ green on the other side. That makes for easier untangles when four people are fishing. I am the main untangler :oops:
I like the knot strength and the no chaffing from the pole eyes, also fishing in current it has very little resistance or stretch.
I have used this line for 5 years now and it's still very good line. I have endo'd it on 2 reels and putting new on 2 reels this year.
Happy fishing to all :)
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Fishing Line 17 Mar 2014 15:58 #7

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I use Berkley Trilene 100% Flouro. On every rod I have. I fish the Great Lakes for walleye, lake trout, steelhead, coho, brown trout, and king salmon. It's dam near invisible in the water, therefor not spooking light hitting walleye. But it also has great feel to it. I've taken 40lb + king salmon using 14lb test. I've toyed around with other brands over the years, and always come back to what works.

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Fishing Line 19 Mar 2014 18:36 #8

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I cant name a brand, but I can tell you what I look for when I re-spool - at least for salmon fishing.

I do a lot of downrigger fishing, so I use the thinnest 20lb braid I can find. I like the braid because, when downrigger fishing, I do not want stretch.

I use 40lb clear mono leaders when tying my lures, it gives better action coming off of a flasher and the fish dont seem to care.

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Fishing Line 05 May 2014 03:26 #9

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Going to try STREN in a few days when the season opens. 8# going after pike. Had good results last year with Spider Wire low vis green 8# and 10#. New rod and reel to christen as well, Ugly GX2 with a Quantum snapshot reel.

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Fishing Line 24 May 2014 13:25 #10

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Strictly freshwater. Pike, Muskie, Bass. I like heavy line mainly for getting unstuck from tree trunks ect. For years used 15 lb mono. Just switched to 20 lb Spiderwire this season. So far so good and I like the fact that it is the size of 8lb mono. I got the green version. I will say it is anything but invisible like the green tinted mono. You can see it very clearly.

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Fishing Line 25 May 2014 01:56 #11

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I mostly fish for bass here in CA, lines #10 and #15 my top choice is Yo-Zuri hybrid. With so many casts being made I prefer the softer low memory lines, feels like silk. A bit harder to tie though, it helps to wet the line before knotting.

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Fishing Line 25 May 2014 05:10 #12

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Just got back from fishin Center Hill Lake in TN....The water clarity was fantastic....I used 8# Stren Clear Blue, 10# Trilene XL and The new EXCEL 10 & 12# clear blue all worked well. We caught 3 freshwater Drum that ALL went well over 15# on the EXCEL 12# it held up well.....did not even break a knot this week!

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