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Buzz
05-08-2008, 03:09 PM
O.k., I've read here about so many people using this hi-vis line. I thought it was one of those things you read about that people blow out of proportion. So...I bought some to prove you all wrong.

So...You proved ME wrong. I bet I caught at least 6 fish that I never knew were biting my jig. The line would bounce up in the air and make slack at the reel or start moving in the water without even a nibble felt. This stuff is really works. This is just one small thing I've learned that will dramatically impact how many fish I can catch.

Thanks Again,
Buzz

hunt4crappie
05-08-2008, 03:30 PM
I have been planning on switching to the hi-vis also. Been looking at the Vicious panfish line. Only problem is it only comes in 330 yard spools. All their other lines you can buy in bulk except for their panfish line.

Buzz
05-08-2008, 03:37 PM
I got the stren 4lb hi-vis gold line. Man you can see this stuff from a mile away. Best thing I've done to improve my fish catching in probably over a year. This is crazy but I would compare it to my 997si and the results I'm getting from it.

Buzz

skiptomylu
05-08-2008, 03:55 PM
O.k., I've read here about so many people using this hi-vis line. I thought it was one of those things you read about that people blow out of proportion. So...I bought some to prove you all wrong.

So...You proved ME wrong. I bet I caught at least 6 fish that I never knew were biting my jig. The line would bounce up in the air and make slack at the reel or start moving in the water without even a nibble felt. This stuff is really works. This is just one small thing I've learned that will dramatically impact how many fish I can catch.

Thanks Again,
Buzz

Good for you! I have been using the Hi-Vis Yellow for a couple of years now and love the stuff. I also really like Power Pro Braid as you feel things you never feel with mono. However I use both mono and braid.

Skip

notime
05-08-2008, 04:02 PM
i used the power pro 10lb hi vis braid and loved it for a few trips on trip #4 it started breaking on the hookset I really like the feel you get with it but can't handle the lost fish. I stripped it all off and put back on the mono. What do you think was wrong with the line should it break that easily I would like to give the power pro another shot just need an excuse as to why it was breaking. It was new line couple months old and 4 trips.

skeetbum
05-08-2008, 04:21 PM
I don't mean to upset the economy by killin the big line companies sales, but here's what I found. I fished with a freind who used the yellow line, and he said he got his on big spools at BPS. I went and bought a spool of 4 and 6lb, I believe the label name is worldwide sportsman. Stuff is great and comes on 3300 yd spool for 4lb and like 2500 in 6lb. This is the good part. $5.50 a spool. After using it for several months I see no significant difference between this and the high dollar stuff. You make you're own choice. Just my input.

sac-a-lait
05-08-2008, 04:25 PM
if you like the hi vis mono try some hi vis BRAID by Sufix, Power Pro, etc.

jimmydee1
05-08-2008, 04:32 PM
On another threat they were talking about the Suffix Elite Hi Yellow. Anybody tried that? The Suffix Pro Mix and Mr. Crappie lines were also mentioned. I'm ready to try anything that will let me know better if somebody is down there messin with me!!!

sac-a-lait
05-08-2008, 04:48 PM
I'm in the process of switching everything over to braided line from hi-vis mono lines. I used both and for me braid wins hands down. If the fish even THINKS about your bait, the braid senses it. Straiten hooks out when you can't reach down to it with the pole tip. When I hook a big fish if I can see he's hooked good I just bring him in the boat. I still use a net BUT NOT NEARLY AS MUCH. You can see and feel the Thump at the same time when the fish are really hitting the bait. I love it. I'm using Sufix and Spider Wire but will not use spiderwire again unless I can get it in a hi-vis color.

J White
05-08-2008, 05:10 PM
i used the power pro 10lb hi vis braid and loved it for a few trips on trip #4 it started breaking on the hookset I really like the feel you get with it but can't handle the lost fish. I stripped it all off and put back on the mono. What do you think was wrong with the line should it break that easily I would like to give the power pro another shot just need an excuse as to why it was breaking. It was new line couple months old and 4 trips.

I'm a thinking, either - you got a freak bad spool of line - or

your knots are slipping (wouldn't think that would just start on 4th trip?) or

I'd like to watch your hookset :D Were it me, I'd tie some knots with it
and use something like a heavy glove and pull it till it broke, watching close
to try and see whats happening.

I use the 10lb too, usually with a 12lb floro leader, and the leader always
breaks first. Powerpro must be a LOT stronger than the rating.
And I've got some on reels that is so old, it's lost it's color and turned white,
and it seems to still be as strong as ever. I've been more worried about
breaking rods with it than the line breaking.

pstone
05-08-2008, 05:11 PM
I been using braid for 4-5 years now, and Love it for jigging. The regular old black braid shows up surprisingly well in our muddy water. I don't see a change in my near future. thanks for the tip though!

Slabo
05-08-2008, 05:18 PM
Hey BUZZ
put you on a pair of yellow shooting glasses and then look at your hi-vis line. The yellow glasses cut the glare and make that yellow line jump out at you!! I won't fish without them when jig fishing and you can buy the cheep ones at wally world for about $5

Miller
05-08-2008, 05:24 PM
I love the Hi-Vis line, with crappie that hit from below most of the time being able to see movement in your line is nice. I have a question about the braid though, do you rip out lips because of the no stretch? Does the braid screw up your rod tips? I would like to switch but I don't want to screw up alot of rods.

Buzz
05-08-2008, 05:24 PM
Hey Skeet,

I don't think it really matters what brand, the truth is there are probably only a couple of companies actually making line. I was just glad to find the hi-vis line to be so helpful when fishing.

Buzz


I don't mean to upset the economy by killin the big line companies sales, but here's what I found. I fished with a freind who used the yellow line, and he said he got his on big spools at BPS. I went and bought a spool of 4 and 6lb, I believe the label name is worldwide sportsman. Stuff is great and comes on 3300 yd spool for 4lb and like 2500 in 6lb. This is the good part. $5.50 a spool. After using it for several months I see no significant difference between this and the high dollar stuff. You make you're own choice. Just my input.

pstone
05-08-2008, 05:49 PM
A good quality rod, you don't have to worry about it.....And a rod with a sensitive tip, you don't have to worry about it ripping lips....

I love the Hi-Vis line, with crappie that hit from below most of the time being able to see movement in your line is nice. I have a question about the braid though, do you rip out lips because of the no stretch? Does the braid screw up your rod tips? I would like to switch but I don't want to screw up alot of rods.

Crappie George
05-08-2008, 05:55 PM
I am sold on Vicious it has little memory and is strong comes in Hi Vis Green and Yellow also just have to buy the saltwater line for bigger like 10 lb everything else in Panfish

minnowsoaker
05-08-2008, 08:58 PM
I started using powerpro a few years ago and had since switched all of my reels to it for the same reasons sac-a-lait stated plus no memory in the line. When I first started using it I was losing fish on the hook set. At first I thought the line was breaking. Turned out it was the knot slipping. I started tying uni knots and the problem stopped.

smoothlures
05-08-2008, 09:05 PM
i used the power pro 10lb hi vis braid and loved it for a few trips on trip #4 it started breaking on the hookset I really like the feel you get with it but can't handle the lost fish. I stripped it all off and put back on the mono. What do you think was wrong with the line should it break that easily I would like to give the power pro another shot just need an excuse as to why it was breaking. It was new line couple months old and 4 trips.
Either you got a bad batch (I've heard much more bad things about power pro than I have good, for 10 lb up to 65) or your knots are slipping. Knots slipping is pretty common with braid if you're tying a clinch knot or something similar.

smoothlures
05-08-2008, 09:07 PM
Also with braid if you don't have a very sensitive tip that won't give a good bit on the hook set, you should back your drag off. Braid has almost no stretch while mono gives a good bit. If I was going to make the switch to braid I would not use power pro...I've just heard too many bad things about it. I'd try Sufix.

Backcountry
05-08-2008, 09:08 PM
I'm using the Suffix elite hi vis in 4lb. Pretty good line so far, although not sure it really "performs" better than the Trilene xl I'm used to. Of course, the trilene was not hi vis.

Also been a power pro fan for many years. Started using it plugging jetties for stripers, blues and weaks on the east coast. The stuff is improved over the initial powerpro. Learn to tie a palomar knot if you're considering it. Super sensitive line, almost no stretch. You'll feel everything.

BC

Daplumber
05-08-2008, 09:55 PM
I use the Stren Gold and the Wally Marshal Hi Vis Green. I actually like the W.M. better than the Gold. You get a ton of line for about $7.00. I usually buy a roll of each 4,6,8,and 10 LB. I even got my brother in law using it for Trout fishing, his eyes aren't what they used to be.
John

joewildlife
05-08-2008, 10:29 PM
I'm convinced! I fish a TON more than a buddy I just went with, a guy who hasn't fished but once the last ten years. We were jigging with 10' poles with 1/80 oz jigs for 'gills. He had stren hi vis gold and I had regular clear line. He put the whippin on me, about 3 to 1. I subsequently came home and put the rods of mine with high vis line in the boat. His rod was maybe a bit better than mine I thought, but I got that covered now too. We are going back in a few days.

I use the Mr. Crappie yellow line, it is as good as any in 6 pound test. If it is not the yellow, I use the Bass Pro Excel or Cabelas Pro Line, both available in bulk spools for about $6. They are every bit as good as any other name brand mono, and probably made at the same factory.

I use nothing but Palomar knots, they are the best by far, and super easy to tie.

I bought some Suffix orange mono and it has way too much memory, it is just too stiff and wirey for fishing light gear, it went in the trash with all of it that I had spooled up.

I might try the braids some time. my little bit of experience has been it gets horribly wrapped around rod tips and all, and doesn't slide through the guides very well. can somebody tell me any different?

Joe