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chimneyman
04-28-2018, 07:49 AM
What is the difference between the original hi vis and the stren crappie hi vis or is it just a marketing ploy I can find both in 4 and 6 lb thanks


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catchNgrease
04-28-2018, 07:56 AM
Sorry for the hijack. Where can I find either of these? Thanks. My guess is marketing tho.

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chimneyman
04-28-2018, 08:11 AM
Ebay or amazon


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Tman53
04-28-2018, 08:32 AM
Got mine at Walmart.com


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scrat
04-28-2018, 08:43 AM
I think this is the company's finely seeing that the crappie fishing is getting just as big as bass fishing. They are starting to change some of the advertising to draw in the crappie fishermen.:twocents

FurFlyin
04-28-2018, 09:03 AM
My guess is that it's the same line. I hope so anyway. I got tired of paying $6 for 200 yards of Crappie Mono and just bought a 3300 yard spool of "Original" Stren Hi Vis Gold. It just came in yesterday, literally 5 minutes before I left to go fishing and I had just finished topping off 3 reels with the last spool of Crappie Mono that I had, so I haven't used it yet. It looks to be the same exact color. I'll report back Monday when I spool up a couple of reels with it.

deathb4disco
04-28-2018, 09:09 AM
It's not the same line. The difference is in the diameter. Stren Crappie Mono is thinner and closer to the "true" breaking strain of the line. For example, 4# Stren Crappie is .17mm:

Stren® Crappie Mono | Stren® (http://www.stren.com/stren-line-monofilament-stren-crappie/stren-crappie-mono/1347939.html)


... and Stren Original is .20mm:

Stren Original® | Stren® (http://www.stren.com/stren-line-monofilament-stren-original/stren-original/1347943.html)

I have been using the Stren Crappie 2# for a couple of years and like it.

Ketchn
04-29-2018, 06:18 AM
interesting info.

FurFlyin
04-29-2018, 09:57 AM
deathb4disco, that's good to know. Next time I will order by diameter instead of poundage. I bought the spool that I did to use on trolling rods so the added diameter will make the jigs run slightly more shallow so I'm glad that you posted your info.

skeetbum
04-29-2018, 06:09 PM
I too use the Stren Crappie in 2lb and like it fine. Been a Stren fan for a lot of years, seldom disappoints.

bogdipper_2
05-02-2018, 05:22 AM
Stren original, hi vis gold is the way to go. All of my casting and jigging poles are strung with 6 # stren original hi vis gold. Only poles that aren't are my spider rigging poles, they have 20# braid on them.

trypman1
05-02-2018, 10:45 AM
I love Stren line.....

TeeDee
05-05-2018, 07:43 AM
It's not the same line. The difference is in the diameter. Stren Crappie Mono is thinner and closer to the "true" breaking strain of the line. For example, 4# Stren Crappie is .17mm:

Stren® Crappie Mono | Stren® (http://www.stren.com/stren-line-monofilament-stren-crappie/stren-crappie-mono/1347939.html)


... and Stren Original is .20mm:

Stren Original® | Stren® (http://www.stren.com/stren-line-monofilament-stren-original/stren-original/1347943.html)

I have been using the Stren Crappie 2# for a couple of years and like it.

Just an FYI about diameters, I just received a 1/4 lb spool of Vicious 2 lb test hi-vis. On the label it says avg dia is .007. That is around .18-.19 for 2 lb test. Not what I was looking for but I went into it w/o complete data. I wanted something around Stren Crappie or SOS Magnet size line, but in hi-vis bulk spool. This 2 lb is pushing 4 lb size. The hi-vis part is for me, the 2 lb dia is for casting distance with light jigs. May just get the filler spools of the Stren Crappie gold and go on. Thanks to disco for the data.

TeeDee
05-10-2018, 08:34 AM
My guess is that it's the same line. I hope so anyway. I got tired of paying $6 for 200 yards of Crappie Mono and just bought a 3300 yard spool of "Original" Stren Hi Vis Gold. It just came in yesterday, literally 5 minutes before I left to go fishing and I had just finished topping off 3 reels with the last spool of Crappie Mono that I had, so I haven't used it yet. It looks to be the same exact color. I'll report back Monday when I spool up a couple of reels with it.

FYI I did just find Stren Crappie Gold for $3.55 per 200 yd spool if interested. I had already made a purchase tho.