View Full Version : What Kind of line?

04-29-2009, 12:15 PM
I know everyone has there favorites, just getting ready to re spool a few reels and with so many to pick from, I was wondering what your putting on your reels this year..... Me, I usually just go with the Trilene 4lb clear....


04-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Trilene XL 6lb clear fluorescent, but been wanting to experience p-line with coated fluorocarbon. Have to get thru my 3,000yd spool first tho.

PawPaw "gene"
04-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Blocko, I've used Trilene XL 4# for years. It was a good line for me. I only recently changed to Vicious 4# clear blue and have no complaints yet. I got away from the Trilene and went to all braid, which I still have on some of my poles. Haven't decided yet if I hate the braid or not.


04-29-2009, 01:24 PM
XXXP-line 6# clear or green. Best line I've ever used. Very strong, limp and abraison

04-29-2009, 09:45 PM
Trilene XL 8lb Fluorescent Clear/Blue The best I have used.

04-29-2009, 09:59 PM
well i redid all of my ul to mr crappie #4 and have been very pleased with it so far. dont try the berkly vanish #6 it aint worth a darn. oh yeah i forgot to say i use the hi vis yellow were these old eyes can see it

04-29-2009, 11:17 PM
Vanish, worst line I have ever used.

I like Stren or Cabelas line #4. I like both and both are equal from my fishing results. I do like the 6# Cabelas line more than the Stren 6# though.

As for braids, I have Remington Braid on 3 poles and I love it. Extreme long distance casting, no digging in from a big fish and no gouging the eyes of my poles. Have some I have used for 6 years now.

Saddle Tramp
04-30-2009, 12:10 AM
I've been using 2 & 4 lb Fireline in smoke and flame green since it came out in the late 90's and then, when Fireline Crystal hit the market, I switched to that but recently, I've had some time to experiment with Stren "Microfuse" in 2 lb test. So far, it's performed as good or better than any of the Fireline I have used. It's got original Strens Flourescent color so it's very easy to see above the water but almost invisible below.
Also, it's tough as nails and while doing dead weight tests, I found it broke between 6.6 and 8.0 lbs depending on conditions.
Amazing line for tossing micro jigs with long rods ! Also nice for using unweighted floats where you'd normally need a weighted one to get the jig where you want. I casts a country mile and has no stretch !
Now the only question is if it will hold up as well as the Fireline after years of use !

04-30-2009, 12:25 AM
Berkley trilene XL clear(always always always XL, tried the XT stuff once, never again) anywhere from 2-10lb test, just depends on the required line.
About 2 years ago i bought a small pack of "vanish" that was clearanced about half price at a wal-mart, it was 4lb test, and was a brown color. I absolutley loved the stuff! it was limp, didnt jump off the reel like a P/Oed rattler, and was very strong. That was however awhile ago, and i noticed about 2 weeks after i bought it, vanished had a different label, and said"new grade" on the box, just wondering if anybody used it a few years ago and liked it. Myself, ive been afraid to try it since i have heard all the bad reports on it. Man i used to love floro...those were the days.


04-30-2009, 12:41 AM
trilene XL floursent blue for as far back as i can remember. Usually 6# on for flat fish.

04-30-2009, 01:33 AM
There is no better mono on the market now than Gamma copolymer, but the other coplolys are ok too. McCoy, Triple Fish, Vicious, Pline.

Ken Kinser
04-30-2009, 02:58 AM
I use Mr Crapppie in 4&6 lb test high vis and have had no problems with it

Mike Andrews
04-30-2009, 07:24 AM
There is no better mono on the market now than Gamma copolymer, but the other coplolys are ok too. McCoy, Triple Fish, Vicious, Pline.

Agreed! I like P Line CX and Gamma co-poly. The P Line in 10# on baitcasters for jigging timber and brush piles and on my trolling rods, the Gamma in 6# on all my spinning outfits.

04-30-2009, 10:57 AM
Stren, Stren, Stren, and more Stren, mono and braid.:D

04-30-2009, 01:30 PM
use fireline crystal 6# and love it.

04-30-2009, 01:39 PM
Power Pro Braid 2/10 for jigs or roadrunners and 10/30 for crankbaits.

04-30-2009, 01:43 PM
Mr. Crappie Hi-Vis 6 lb. Used it for years and love it. My 60 year old eyes need it too.

05-01-2009, 01:13 AM
Will be tryin a new line out this Spring--Power Pro Braid, 5#, Moss Green color!!!! Has had some pretty good reviews and looks like it will do the trick in heavy cover as well as for just plain ole jiggin purposes!!! Will let you know how it works out!!!

Brian P
05-02-2009, 08:04 AM
P-Line CX Premium 6# in Moss Green or Clear. Fluorocarbon coated. Hands down....most versatile, user friendly. The low memory is key when using small diameter spools that are typical for crappie. I love this stuff.

05-03-2009, 10:52 PM
Been using Trilene 4# clear forever. Never had a knot fail (been bit off)
or any problems. As a side note: I've caught 15# catfish, 14#northern,
5#smallies, 5#bigmouths, 12#musky and hooked a sturgeon once on a 1/32
jig, played with him for 1 hour and fifteen minutes just to really put stress
on the rod I had built as well as the trilene. Never saw the fish, but would guess she was in the 40-50 lb area. Trilene 4# FOREVER.


05-05-2009, 02:03 PM
Thanks for all the feedback.....guess I'll buy a couple this week and give them a shot.....thanks again.