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OL_JR

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Favourite fishing line
« on: January 24, 2013, 08:16:49 PM »
           What is everyones favourite fishing line to use?  I've been a diehard Trilene XL fan since the munchkin years and have for the most part instinctively grabbed the stuff off the shelves.  I have tried a couple "super lines' but so far have ran back to the good old tried and true. Technology and manufacturing processes are improving all the time and it has been a while since I tried something new.
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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 08:20:15 PM »
Me too.  :)  Good ol Trilene XL or XT. 
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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 09:31:46 PM »
For me stren for mono.  Trilene gets to bridle to fast. Cost me a few big fish. Never again. Same for fluorocarbon   And power pro fro braid.  Never let me down.

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 11:56:54 PM »
I like the braided line, not fussy amount the brand, what ever is on sale when I need it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 08:02:39 AM »
I'm old shcool,, I stick with mono lines. Big fan of the Maxima Ultra Green. Have all my Salmon and Laker reels wound in 20# and 15# respectivly. My walleye reels are in 8# Ultra Green and my Pike tip ups are 12# Ultra Green.


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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 08:49:05 AM »
trilene xt!!!!!!!
tried many super lines and floros, etc. and they all suck. 8)
i stick with products until they let me down and trilene never let me down. all the so called super lines have.
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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 12:51:21 PM »
I recently bought a spool of 6lb fluorocarbon line and tied 20' of leader with it on all of my icefishing rods. Berkly vanish is supposed to be invisible in the water so I'm hoping it will improve my catch rate with line shy trout. I normally used a monofilament line like Trilene and never really bought into the ice fishing specific lines.

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 07:20:40 PM »
I've thought about this for a bit and I just want to say that my favorite fishing line is.........*drum roll*

A tight line...lol ;D

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 10:00:22 PM »
I've thought about this for a bit and I just want to say that my favorite fishing line is.........*drum roll*

A tight line...lol ;D

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 05:54:20 PM »
I've thought about this for a bit and I just want to say that my favorite fishing line is.........*drum roll*

A tight line...lol ;D

        Excellent delivery lol. 

       
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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 07:21:07 PM »
hey JustinC,
i have NOT had any issues with the XT.
a spool will last me multiple seasons. and im a stickler for checking my line each trip.
like i said i stick with a product that proves reliable!!!
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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013, 08:28:52 PM »
           To be more specific on the superlines I have tried Spiderwire braid (long time ago don't know if it has changed) but switched because even if it is a hair thinner it frayed like a bugger and you could see your line way out in the water.  Figured the fish could probably pick up on it to and I swear my catch rates went up when I switched back to mono and we are talking about throwing spinner baits at pike.

           I tried fireline for ice fishing and did notice a difference sensitivity wise but again could not get over the fact that it felt like I was throwing a rope into the water.  I might try it again with a leader but than there is the cost factor.  That stuff like any superline is expensive relative to mono.   The sensitivity is nice but didn't feel like it was a must have.

           How about comparing Mono's.  Is stren any different to trilene?  Maxima?
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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 02:07:09 PM »
Never been a fan of the braids for my spinning gear. I ran them for a while on my walleye gear a few years back when they first came out but gave it up, just didn't like the feel and what a pain to tie, you have to pack a set of snips to clean your knots off nice or to cut the line clean. With that said I do run braid on my Sturgeon rod and my Hali rods. I like the small diameter for the fact it has less resistance in current. Both important things when fishing in a river or in heavy tides in deep water makes it much easier to get to bottom

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 03:35:42 PM »
Gave up on the braided lines last stuff I had was made by Stren If I remember right it was 14 pound I lost several fish off planer boards with it.  And when jigging for Dollys what a pain hooking the bottom it felt like the rod would snap it was able to straighten 2/0 hooks or drag a tree up off the bottom.     
Regular bulk line from tackle store is good enough for me 

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 09:46:10 PM »
Years ago I liked super silver thread line but I don't think they make it anymore.


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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 12:46:29 PM »
power pro super slick! if you haven't tried this stuff yet its unreal!. and besides that i use p-line flouro i have no complaints.

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 04:31:34 PM »
power pro super slick! if you haven't tried this stuff yet its unreal!.

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It's definitely the best superline I've tried to date.  I'll have the option to use this on all my rods this year.  If superlines aren't part of your arsenal, you're really missing out IMHO.  The sensitivity and strength are vastly superior to mono.  The key is to switch to ML rods and back off your drag on reels with good drag systems.  A 5-8' fluorocarbon leader reduces line visibility and makes for easy lure changes.  I've been using Berkley 100% fluoro, but there are other good options out there.

I do like to keep spools of mono handy too, especially if fishing really shallow.  I generally use Sensation, I find it's a little stronger and thinner than XL.  PLine is good too.

Trolling rods for cranks I use Fireline 10/4 in Crystal.  Excellent visibility above the water to be able to read your lure, tough as nails, and gets you more depth with less line.  You do need longer and softer rods and a nice loose drag to make up for the lack of stretch.

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013, 04:56:40 PM »
Personely I don't ever seem to have a problem with line breaking,, thats what drag systems are for.. Like I said I have switched to the new lines on certain rods but not for the toughness per say but more for the diameter vs touhness..

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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013, 06:58:57 PM »
Personely I don't ever seem to have a problem with line breaking,, thats what drag systems are for.. Like I said I have switched to the new lines on certain rods but not for the toughness per say but more for the diameter vs touhness..

I made that same argument on the anal board lately and got a lot of flack about it.
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Re: Favourite fishing line
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2013, 05:02:41 AM »
I use fluorocarbon for my rigging leaders, and it makes a difference!  Northland fluorocarbon is good in 6 lb.  Spinners are all tied on 17lb Trilene XT.   

My bottom bouncing walleye rods have 14 lb Fireline, and my spinning rods are spooled with Nanofil from 6 to 10 lb.

And for mono, I have been using Northland Bionic in green camo color in 6,7, and 8 lb test. 

I also use their Panfish line in 2, 3, and 4lb test. 

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