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Old 03-09-2009, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This has all been covered before.............but I'd like up-to-date opinions.

I fish Power Pro on my baitcast............and am happy with it. But I'm thinking of putting Fireline Crystal on my spin rod with flouro leaders....instead of fishing mono. (though I will stick to 4 lb mono on my light trout rod)

QUESTION: Is Fireline Crystal worthy? Should I stick to my Power Pro? Better brands?

BTW............I was thinking crystal for less visibility and for my own good..........if it looks like mono I may not be as distacted by using it. I've really gotten use to mono on my spin reels................but last year I had to re-spool line 4 times............too much money and a pain in the butt.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've only used it on baitcast reels but i like it alot... doesn't look like mono at all though.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I go with Power Pro 10lb test on my spinning set up and 30lb on one of my baitcasters and 50lb test on the other. The 10lb is unbelievably strong and the diameter is the same as 2lb mono. Casts forever and sensitivity is ridiculous. And on the spinning there is no memory like the said associated mono. And occasionally I tie on a leader or Carolina rig...
I tried one spool of fireline on my bc before... as soon as I was finished fishing that day I threw all of it in the trash... even the unused portion. I will never go back to using it again. Left a mess all over my hands and was like casting striped leather...
But thats my 2c....
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Power Pro gets my vote.
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P-Line.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh yeah and stay way away from Yo-Zuri Hybrid on a spinning setup... More 'stuff' to stay away from if you ask me.
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Oh yeah and stay way away from Yo-Zuri Hybrid on a spinning setup... More 'stuff' to stay away from if you ask me.
Just curious, what problems have you had with Yo-Zuri? I only use it as leader but really like it, seems very strong.
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I've been running yo-zuri on one of my baitcasters and I'm very happy with it. But I can see why you wouldn't want it on a spin reel, it's to stiff. BTW Berkly max sucks on a spin reel too but is ok on a baitcaster. I used some fireline last year{regular not crystal} and it's ok but I don't think it has the best knot strength. If you go to fireline over mono I would up the pound test a little bit. Which will not effect spool capacity since it's small diameter.
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Power Pro w/p-line leaders! Fireline is too much like dental floss.

IMHO....Yo-Zuri hybrid has too much memory for spinning.
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crztal sucks!
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