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    I donít like leaders also....but love the ester line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodie View Post
    Hereís a spreadsheet I made with my own personal scoring system of the lines Iíve tried thus far on my JdM equipment... So far, the Suffix Nanobraid and Varivas Red Ajing Ester mono are my favorites, I think, though that when I get the 2lb Sunline BMS 2lb that I just ordered in, it will shoot up to the toward the top of not being the all around #1, I really dislike tying leader knots.... which is something youíll want to consider with that 6í3Ē Lunakia, it has the smallest guides as on any of my other rods... 2lb fluoro to the 2.3lb Ester with a 2 turn surgeons knot will sometimes click through those top guides enough to affect cast distance. If you want to stock with Nylon I canít recommend the Sunlime Troutist Wild 3lb that Chris sells enough, it is fantastic nylon mono, my wife uses it exclusively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    Nice workup. Crappie.com is fast becoming a site to scope out JDM info.

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    I still have a long way to go to catch up to what youíve contributed on this subject.

    I should have my rod summaries completed this month sometime and will publish them to Google Docs to share to the JDM rod thread.


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    Great chart, I use braid most of the year and see it has a high score in your observations. I do not use a leader, have no water clarity issues so visibility above the water of the yellow, pink, or white lines is the only factor I consider with braid. I have tried the Sunline Night Blue and like it as well, have it spooled up on the Daiwa Presso Ltd. 1003. I will be trying the Red Ester this winter when the Gills get back up in the creeks again. Fluorocarbon is not my cup of tea, not found any I like so far. I am saving the chart for future references.

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    I too, hasnít found any fluoros that I liked, had lots of management/twist issues, kinks, memory all that with the fluoro on the chart, except the BMS line, Iíve got three trips with it now and had none of the above issues, which I had from the word go with the others. Iíll keep updating the chart as I try new lines, it will get published with the rod summaries as well. Iíd be glad to make a section for this with Crappie.com user submissions for line ratings if anyone would like it? I can make a blank template of my chart for people to fill in their own information on lines they have tried.

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    +1 on Crappie.com. Very useful and great information. I’m really learning a lot, and look forward to being able to contribute to the conversation.
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    Going to try out unitika nightgame pe 3 lbs fluorescent yellow on my tenyru lunakia tomorrow.

    Switching from sunline fc sniper bms 3lbs flouro. Which I like.

    Need good visibility my eyes getting old JDM lines relating to panfish

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    Well caught lots of bream/crappie 4"-8" and 5"-9" largemouth. On 2 different rods. With 2 lbs flourocarbon leader- 12 inches.

    First rod tenyru lunakia, cast very easy and far. Was a bit windy today so line was all over the place. But it is sensitive and no line manageability issues. I did like the line a lot for ease of use, but was very hard to see in sunshine. I guess because braid is really thin and probably made for nightime use.

    2nd rod usa daiwa presso, easy to cast but not as easy as lunakia. I could feel sensitivity on line but reduced on this rod. I tried braid on this rod to really man handle the line. Performed well, didnt break off. I did have drag set loose but was lifting fish out of water without issues.

    Overall impression, varivas neon orange ester 2.3 lbs is my favorite for sensitivity and casting. But sunline fc sniper bms 3lbs flourocarbon is what I'll stick with for a while. For visibility ease and no tying leaders but with reduce sensitivity.

    I will keep testing unitika 3lbs braid to see how long it last or any other issues come up.

    One last thing, unitika nightgame has a marker every 25 meters, so you can put exactly 75 meters on each spool. Like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjaime View Post
    Well caught lots of bream/crappie 4"-8" and 5"-9" largemouth. On 2 different rods. With 2 lbs flourocarbon leader- 12 inches.

    First rod tenyru lunakia, cast very easy and far. Was a bit windy today so line was all over the place. But it is sensitive and no line manageability issues. I did like the line a lot for ease of use, but was very hard to see in sunshine. I guess because braid is really thin and probably made for nightime use.

    2nd rod usa daiwa presso, easy to cast but not as easy as lunakia. I could feel sensitivity on line but reduced on this rod. I tried braid on this rod to really man handle the line. Performed well, didnt break off. I did have drag set loose but was lifting fish out of water without issues.

    Overall impression, varivas neon orange ester 2.3 lbs is my favorite for sensitivity and casting. But sunline fc sniper bms 3lbs flourocarbon is what I'll stick with for a while. For visibility ease and no tying leaders but with reduce sensitivity.

    I will keep testing unitika 3lbs braid to see how long it last or any other issues come up.

    One last thing, unitika nightgame has a marker every 25 meters, so you can put exactly 75 meters on each spool. Like that!

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    I have put some serious time on the line using various techniques, cast/retrieve light jigs, vertical jigging deep brush, and casting small lures to schooling White Bass and Green Carp. The line has handled well, no wind knots or twisting issues, great sensitivity on UL to L action solid and tubular tipped JDM rods, and decent to good abrasion resistance. It is cheaper than US braids, and I have the peace of mind that it is rated for the rods I am pairing it with. If you look in the picture you may notice some of the line is off colored. It will stain from muddy waters and pick up a light brown to red color, the primary colors of our lake bottom soil. I use it tied straight to my lures , no leader as I have no issues with water clarity. I do re-tie in between trips and usually pull off a foot or so and make a fresh knot to start the day. Name:  IMG_5093.jpg
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    Latest catch on the line using Majorcraft Triple Cross Ajing rod and the Unitaka line. Great fight, just let the drag and rod do their job and enjoy the ride!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gjaime View Post

    One last thing, unitika nightgame has a marker every 25 meters, so you can put exactly 75 meters on each spool. Like that!

    If you know how much line your reel retrieves with each revolution of the handle you can calculate how many revolutions are needed for any desired amount of line. Just count the revolutions as you fill the spool.

    The stats for the reel should show how much line is retrieved with each revolution of the handle, but if you can't find the stats, you can measure yourself. As you begin to fill your spool (starting from an empty spool), make one full revolution of the reel handle, hold the line right at the reel, flip the bail, pull off all the line that came in and measure how much it was.
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