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Fishing line

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:37 pm
by big_country
From the time I've started bass fishing, or any fishing for that matter, I've always bought the cheapest line I could possibly find. Today myself and my brother inlaw spent all day bass fishing which I haven't done in some time. I decided on throwing a crank bait just to see if I could get them biting anything. Well almost every other cast I was bird nesting which is not like me to do hardly ever. Needless to say the crank bait rig got thrown in the bottom of the boat after about the 20th attempt. Later on in the day I picked up one of my brother in laws rigs with a crank bait and threw it flawlessly every cast. He is claiming it is the Berkley trilene I'm using. Thoughts anyone?


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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:12 pm
by Huck Finn
If the line was old and and had been pre fished I can see that happening . As far as the trilene. . Any new line would have probably work ad as well. .

H Finn

Re: Fishing line

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:03 pm
by big_country
Huck Finn wrote:If the line was old and and had been pre fished I can see that happening . As far as the trilene. . Any new line would have probably work ad as well. .

H Finn

It is probably the original line I spooled up after the reel was bought five to six years ago. I never remember fishing line ever going "bad." This is what has me puzzled. After looking around on the www I'm thinking this is my problem. Going to change everything I have tomorrow.


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Fishing line

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:37 pm
by GunShineState
Yeah the plastic lines can "go bad". My dad spooled up some old mono prob 8-10 years old and broke off the first two bites he had then quit using that rod for the day. As for Berkeley trilene I've always liked it. The pros say they change mono daily, floro every couple days, and braid every couple weeks.


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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:42 am
by Quackhead62
I like to use Power Pro braided line because I find that there isn't as much memory as mono. It also seems to last longer and doesn't have to be changed as often.


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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:43 pm
by Hernaja
Quackhead62 wrote:I like to use Power Pro braided line because I find that there isn't as much memory as mono. It also seems to last longer and doesn't have to be changed as often.


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I only use power pro mono on about the last 50 feet of line the rest is mono.

Re: Fishing line

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:18 pm
by brickgw
I've tried a few different lines like the spider wire braid and a few florocarbon lines and I've never been a fan. For me the Stren mono in lo vis green will always be what I use. Smooth casting, memory aint bad and it aint all that expensive. Seems plenty strong enough for me too.

Re: Fishing line

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:04 pm
by big_country
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Hernaja wrote:
Quackhead62 wrote:I like to use Power Pro braided line because I find that there isn't as much memory as mono. It also seems to last longer and doesn't have to be changed as often.


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I only use power pro mono on about the last 50 feet of line the rest is mono.
I thought about doing the same thing. Does that make me a Jew? And you just tie the mono to the good stuff?



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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:08 pm
by Quackhead62
big_country wrote:I
Hernaja wrote:
Quackhead62 wrote:I like to use Power Pro braided line because I find that there isn't as much memory as mono. It also seems to last longer and doesn't have to be changed as often.


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I only use power pro mono on about the last 50 feet of line the rest is mono.
I thought about doing the same thing. Does that make me a Jew? And you just tie the mono to the good stuff?



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Not at all. I myself put a mono backing on my reels before I string my power pro. To helps the brand not slip on the drum of a bait caster and adds a little more bite for a strong hook set. IMO.


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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:09 pm
by big_country
Quackhead62 wrote:
big_country wrote:I
Hernaja wrote:


I only use power pro mono on about the last 50 feet of line the rest is mono.
I thought about doing the same thing. Does that make me a Jew? And you just tie the mono to the good stuff?



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Not at all. I myself put a mono backing on my reels before I string my power pro. To helps the brand not slip on the drum of a bait caster and adds a little more bite for a strong hook set. IMO.


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Do you just put an African knot in it?


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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:11 pm
by Quackhead62
big_country wrote:
Quackhead62 wrote:
big_country wrote:I I thought about doing the same thing. Does that make me a Jew? And you just tie the mono to the good stuff?



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Not at all. I myself put a mono backing on my reels before I string my power pro. To helps the brand not slip on the drum of a bait caster and adds a little more bite for a strong hook set. IMO.


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Do you just put an African knot in it?


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No it's some knot my grand pa taught me when I was a little kid. I couldn't even begin to tell you what the hell its called.


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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:40 pm
by Old School
Double Uni knot works good on braid to mono.

Re: Fishing line

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:27 pm
by cheniermudder
I can honestly say that after fishing bass tournaments for better than 20 years I have probably tried every brand and type of line that was out there at the time. I found the Bass Pro Shop mono worked just as good as anything else. Low memory, nominal stretch, lasts a long time on the spool and was very economically priced. That being said, it really depends on what kind of fishing your doing. If I'm flipping, its straight braid. Dragging a carolina rig, braid main and mono leader. Everything else is mono. Never could justify the cost of flourocarbon.

Re: Fishing line

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:22 pm
by Will
I like regular old Berkeley Big Game myself for salt water and Powerpro for anything else. Like anything, you need to change it regularly though to keep it right.

Or my real favorite is Monkey Wire.

Re: Fishing line

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:33 pm
by Whodat88
big_country wrote:From the time I've started bass fishing, or any fishing for that matter, I've always bought the cheapest line I could possibly find. Today myself and my brother inlaw spent all day bass fishing which I haven't done in some time. I decided on throwing a crank bait just to see if I could get them biting anything. Well almost every other cast I was bird nesting which is not like me to do hardly ever. Needless to say the crank bait rig got thrown in the bottom of the boat after about the 20th attempt. Later on in the day I picked up one of my brother in laws rigs with a crank bait and threw it flawlessly every cast. He is claiming it is the Berkley trilene I'm using. Thoughts anyone?


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On an open face I use only braided line. Most of the time it is power pro. Sometimes I test others. I used to use the cheap stuff too but switched about 5 years ago. It's worth it then some. 20lbs braided line is about the size of cheap 10 lbs trilene and it holds like 30 lbs

Fishing line

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:30 pm
by big_country
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Re: Fishing line

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:21 pm
by Hernaja
Old School wrote:Double Uni knot works good on braid to mono.


That's what I use.

Only bad thing about braid is a gill plate will cute braid very easily if they come in contact.