View Full Version : favorite line?

03-14-2009, 06:18 PM
what are you favorite lines to use for general freshwater fishing (crappie, bluegills, bass, trout)? I have noticed some of the better ones i have used to be mccoy's mean green and berkley vanish flouro (the one in the blue/black package, not the gold package).

03-14-2009, 07:12 PM
P-Line CXX Hi Vis 6# for crappie and P-Line CXX Hi Vis 10# for Bass. I like the Mr. Crappie lines as well, but find CXX to be a bit stronger imo.

03-14-2009, 07:18 PM
4lb. Gama copolymer in hi-vis gold hands down.

03-14-2009, 07:27 PM
I stick with trilene XL it works for me and is smooth casting. I mostly cast jigs. I am building a spider rig so I may try another type.

03-14-2009, 07:38 PM
Casting jigs - Trilene XL
Spider rig - 20lb Spider stealth Yellow/8lb Vanish leader
Longlining - 6lb Suffix yellow

03-14-2009, 07:59 PM
I use to fish Stren xtra strength 6lb line. It casted great and you could just about pull a car with it, its that strong, however it is hard to find around here. I also use to use the Stren hi-vis gold, it was just as tough. Caught a 60 lb buffalo on it and many other big fish. I never use to like Trilene, i bought 2 spools last year at different places and had bluegill breaking my line, had to quit fishing and go buy more line. Tonight i decided to give it another try, i bought some of the Trilene XL. from the threads above, it looks like it might be pretty good.

03-14-2009, 08:33 PM
I started using the "super" lines when they first came out and won't use anything else except for leaders once in a while. Started with spiderwire then tried fireline, powerpro, cabela's, gorella, and some others. I prefer fireline once it is broken in. They seem to last forever, super thin, amazing sensitivity, and knots (on good snaps) that last most of the day/night.

03-14-2009, 11:01 PM
Tectan is the only line I use. Can only get it from Cabelas.

03-14-2009, 11:08 PM
you can not beat 6 lb mr. crappir high vis yellow for trolling.

03-14-2009, 11:50 PM
6 or 8 mono cajun red, cheep strong and you can see it . it sucks going blind, i have to use bigger hooks cause i cant see the eye's anymore.

Arkie John
03-15-2009, 12:18 AM
I'm usin' MR. Crappie hi-vis yellow, 6lb right now. If I can ever find some of that Gammo Co-polymer hi-vis, I'm gonna get me a couple of those reels. BPS and Cabella's don't stock the hi-vis right now. May have to order it online.


03-15-2009, 06:16 AM
Great site here! Looking forward to learning a lot and maybe sharing a few things along the way. As far as this thread goes, I must be missing something(?). I've never used anything heavier than 4# test mono (usually XL) on my 6' UL rod and 2# test on my 7' Sam's SuperSensitive. I mainly cast 1/16 - 1/32 oz. jigs with these rods and have caught a lot of crappie over the years. Some as much as 2 1/2 lbs.. I don't see the reason to go up in weight? Maybe some of you folks are fishing in heavy timber....I don't know? In any case, this works for me. :)

03-15-2009, 11:31 AM
My regular overall line is BPS Excel in 10 lb. test. For my Ultra-lite I've always used Berkley Trilene in 6 lb test. Now there's been a bunch of threads here on CC about different kinds of line and I've been watching them. Might even be convince to try some depending on costs.


03-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Vicious Panfish 6# Hi-vis for crappie, bream, etc...
P-line CXX moss green 10# for bass fishing.

03-15-2009, 12:07 PM
I use a Cabela's 12 or 14 lb. high vis line that I think is copolymer (sp?) in most of my fishing which is in oxbow lakes with stained water dropping down in a lot of heavy brush, fishing with a bobber and minnow. I use the 8 lb. same line if I'm fishing jigs.

03-15-2009, 04:58 PM
luckyslab has it right on.

PawPaw "gene"
03-15-2009, 05:03 PM
I've used any and all and they all have there good points and bad points. I recently bought some Vicious Panfish 4# line. I like it, it is strong and limp. The first fish I caught on it was a 7# bass. Now that was fun. I must say light line requires good tackle. You need a very smooth drag, eyes that are hard and smooth, a pole that is forgiving and a light touch from you. No horsing around. And you've gotta know how to tie a knot.



Doc Crappie
03-15-2009, 05:23 PM
6lb pound stren hi vis gold

03-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Been using BPS Exel 4 pound for years.

03-15-2009, 06:03 PM
Have to go with Budman, been using Excel 4&6# since Shakespeare quit making USA-1 line.

03-15-2009, 06:09 PM
I just strung up a couple of poles with Suffix 8 lb. test. To be used with slip bobbers and minnows in the brush.

03-15-2009, 07:54 PM
On my trolling rods I use Suffix Siege 8lb test with the green color. On my casting rods or vertical jigging rods I use Suffix Elite 8 or 6 lb test also the green color. I have had good luck with it so far. Used it about 3 years now I guess.