View Full Version : Trilene XL vs Vicious Panfish line

01-20-2012, 07:04 PM
Anybody had experience with both of these for comparison? My XL jumbo spools are running low and need to get some new line soon. Have heard good things about the vicious line but have not seen any or used any myself. I spider rig with 6 pound test and cast with 4 pound. Thanks.CF

01-20-2012, 07:17 PM
i like suffix and p-line better!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-20-2012, 07:23 PM
I have used both, and currently only using Vicious 4 and 6# mostly the high vis and totally satisfied. I have boated a 7# blue cat on 4# while spider rigging. My fishing partner switched to the same when we talked price. Check Grizzly Jig, you can get 4# 2960 yd or 6# 2360yds for $7.99 a spool.
Good Luck and Good fishing.

Slabs Inc
01-20-2012, 07:26 PM
If your a XL fan your prob not going to be happy if you decide to switch. I tried Vicious and was not happy at all. Berkley Micro Ice if your looking for a hi-Vis line that's going to be close to XL.

01-20-2012, 07:32 PM
6# hi vis gold is great stuff. Cajun red line is some stroooong stuff also.

01-20-2012, 08:09 PM
both are quality lines...i use both,(vicious for hi-viz)

01-20-2012, 08:23 PM
Suffix, Silver Thread AN-40.


01-20-2012, 08:31 PM
between the two asked about, Visious hi viz 6lb is MUCH better imo. It's all I use now.

01-20-2012, 11:23 PM
I've used stren hi vis for 3 years. Just spooled all my reels (@20) with vicious hi vis 6lb. .....7.99 for 2360 yds., good price.......w'ell see how it does.

01-20-2012, 11:38 PM
I have been using visious for the last year, and have been really happy with it compared to any number of lines used in the past. Use 4# hi vis for most fishing except spider rigging due to snags, use only 20#braid for that so can pull hooks loose.

01-21-2012, 12:17 AM
I use spider wire hi vis braid ten lb just my $0.02

01-21-2012, 12:17 AM
I say sufix as well.

01-21-2012, 01:01 PM
I use PLine Moss Green, use it in 8-10# FOR BASS AND 4# FOR CRAPPIE IT IS TOUGH LINE and our lake water is the same green. If you get hang up and hook don't bend or get loose it will cut your hand before it breaks.

01-21-2012, 01:14 PM
I tried the Vicious for te first time last month. Compared side by side 10# to 10# XL, the Vicious seemed to stretch less but did not cast nearly as well as the limper Trilene XL. I also had abrasion issues with the Vicious Panfish and felt like I had to retie more often. I also like the P-line CX and Sufix Siege mono lines for all around crappie applications that may include casting in addition to spider rigging or vertical jigging.