View Full Version : All purpose line?

02-10-2010, 10:39 AM
I just want to get your opinions on a good line to use for trolling or dipping or casting. Ijust got some silstar rods and want to string them. Any help?

Thanks Wilbur.

02-10-2010, 10:56 AM
i like the mr.crappie hi-vis line in 6lb test....but thats just me..u will get all kinds of opinions everyone likes different lines:D

02-10-2010, 11:07 AM
4/6# ande works for me. Never had a problem with it, its a strong soft mono, and its cheap enough that you dont mind replacing often.

02-10-2010, 11:22 AM
I like 6lb. Vicious line. You can buy a big spool for $9.99. Here is a link to it.

Crappie Chatt
02-10-2010, 11:47 AM
I hear this over and over again:( You search out and purchase the best pole and reel you can. Now you spent all your money and decide now whats the CHEAPEST line you can get away with. I done the same thing thinking I can replace it a lot since I got a 1000yds at a good price. I sure saved a LOT of money and headaches by spooling up with Power Pro line. I'm not sponsored by them!!! I use the 2lb size, 10lb test, in hi-vis yellow. Spool up a 1/2 spool of CHEAP mono and fill it will the Power Pro. It will last forever!!! May lose some color but just as strong as the day you bought it. It has saved me lots of money over the years not re-spooling and getting jigs back. ALL my clients love and switch over to it. Another thing is,,,, you will feel every lite bite. Buy a 150 yd spool of it. Put 50 yds on one of your reels. Fish with it. If ya don't like it,,,,, I'LL BUY :eek::eek: IT FROM YOU!!! Full:D:D price!! <*)}}}><

Papa Dawg
02-10-2010, 12:16 PM
Here's my choice and it may be good or may not. I troll and shoot docks with 6lb test, Pline, high vis yellow or green. I use these colors so I can see the line better. Maybe the fish do too.

02-10-2010, 12:40 PM
I don't think he's looking for the cheapest, just a good all around for all types of fishing or at least more than one.

Suffix Elite get the nod from me for all purpose. The Viscious is pretty good too and priced right. Stren original is good as well.


02-10-2010, 12:43 PM
Ande 2# test or trilene xl 2#

02-10-2010, 01:12 PM
Ya'll killing me man, I got tears coming out of my eyes. Seriously!

02-10-2010, 01:16 PM
Big Game Trilene 8-10 lb. Ive been using since it has come on the market and it has made a believer out of me. Bottombumper

02-10-2010, 01:22 PM
Back to the original question. I say Trilene XL 6lb Fluorescent. Can see it night fishing, can see it twitch when shooting docks, super limp, can spider rig or long line with it and see it good. Thin enough to not cause water resistance drag badly. Good line. Gamma is good but too expensive. Trilene is always running rebates.

02-10-2010, 01:32 PM
P-line, P-line, and P-line!

02-10-2010, 04:49 PM
I hope I wasn't the one that started the cheap line fight. If so, I apologize. I use loomis rods and I used to use stren, tried ande and never looked back.

02-10-2010, 06:29 PM
I was looking at power pro 10# cause its 2# dia. I thought I could use a swivel and put my weight above and tie a leader of trilene xl 6# to the swivel n my jig if i get hung i wouldnt lose the weight. but that power pro is 28.00 for 300 yd. IS there any strong line with smaller dia. that is cheaper.

02-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Are you talking about the clear blue flourescent. I use xl now only the clear.

02-10-2010, 06:41 PM
I'm staying away from Papa Dawg!!!!

02-10-2010, 06:52 PM
ya thats some funny stuff. i shoot deer and ducks but not what falls in between those 2 in the dictionary:eek::eek::confused::D

Mike Andrews
02-11-2010, 06:56 AM
8# P-Line CX is my default. I also use 10# Fireline, 10# CX, and 10# Ande Backcountry for specific applications.

02-11-2010, 07:30 AM
you'll should be ashamed. papa may be getting old like me and can't see what he's shooting anymore. maybe they need to take his license away?


02-11-2010, 08:09 AM
Wilbur, it is the clear blue I'm talking about. Currently I am switching to it from the clear. The clear is what I have used for years, however we are going to start this year night fishing after spider rigging in the late afternoon. I think with the clear blue we can do it all. A black light will make it look like whale rope to see the strikes at night. Dock shooting twitches can be seen readily. With Water Gremlin's clip on Bullshot weights we can switch from spider rigging to longlining to night fishing within a minute's notice. We fish alot of stained water, so it really doesn't affect the bite. My father's reels always carries clear blue Trilene XL and mine the clear Trilene XL. No real noticeable difference in our catch ratio. Just more all purpose. On a clear lake it might make a difference. Ya'll leave Papa alone, he's my fellow Mid GA crappie slayer.
I know he has officially super glued the (I ) key on his keyboard where it won't depress anymore. Thanks for being a good sport Papa, surprised I haven't made that typo goof myself. It was comical. Peace!

P.S. Wannabe's comment: Don't hurt me PAPA! Priceless

02-11-2010, 08:10 AM
I dont wanna be any where near PAPA DAWG when he is shooting.....just saying

02-11-2010, 09:57 AM
An honest answer for you is this ... buy what you have confidence in and stick with it. One of the main things to remember is that no matter what line or brand type you purchase, they all have to be rated to the pound test they do and from there, it is just a matter of preference. You may change quite a few times before finally settling in on one brand of line.