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Old 03-17-2012, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting ready to head out to open water and need to do my start of season line change. Anyway I was at bps last weekend and looked at the selection for line and realized how undereducated on line I am. Please edumacate me on advantagess and disadvantages of different lines, colors, ect. And what you would recommend.

90% of my fishing is lures for trout in lakes. I usually don't use lure too much larger than 1/4 oz on either a light or med. light rod. Lately I've been going away from using swivels so line tie-ability will be a factor. And I do try to get high several times each summer (crystal clear high mountain lakes). The other 10% of my fishing is done for bass with tubes.

I have been fishing with the green trilene 6 lb line the last few years.
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6 lb Trilene XL clear or 6 lb Trilene Sensation clear.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I second the clear 6 lb. Trilene XL.....
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4 pound P-line cxx is what I would use if I was you...
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I think whatever line you like is fine for spinning rods. I would stay on the light side, and here is the kicker:

Change it more than once a year. Spinning reels are, in reality, an evil device designed by super-criminal masterminds as a torture device for fishing line. That is not an exaggeration.

Spinning reels DESTROY line like it was their job. Which, due to the way they twist line on recovery, it sort of is.

I would put 3/4 or 4/5 of a spool full of bright fluorescent line on it, and if you do not know how to tie a blood knot, learn it. Add whatever line you choose to fish with on top of the bright line, tied with a blood knot. What you are doing is top-shotting, that is just getting rid of the line that is damaged. This keeps you from spending a pile of money. The bright line is so you can tell where to stop when you are stripping the line.

I second P-Line CXX in four pound. If you are fishing for giants, then six pound P-Line CXX. In open water, there is not a fish in our state that can best that line.

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I think whatever line you like is fine for spinning rods. I would stay on the light side, and here is the kicker:

Change it more than once a year. Spinning reels are, in reality, an evil device designed by super-criminal masterminds as a torture device for fishing line. That is not an exaggeration.

Spinning reels DESTROY line like it was their job. Which, due to the way they twist line on recovery, it sort of is.

I would put 3/4 or 4/5 of a spool full of bright fluorescent line on it, and if you do not know how to tie a blood knot, learn it. Add whatever line you choose to fish with on top of the bright line, tied with a blood knot. What you are doing is top-shotting, that is just getting rid of the line that is damaged. This keeps you from spending a pile of money. The bright line is so you can tell where to stop when you are stripping the line.

I second P-Line CXX in four pound. If you are fishing for giants, then six pound P-Line CXX. In open water, there is not a fish in our state that can best that line.

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This dude turned me on to the CXX, and I now have bulk spools of it. The 11-pound rainbow I iced earlier this year was caught on 4 pound cxx.
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4 pound P-line cxx is what I would use if I was you...
x2 but 6lb.
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I swore by 6# p-line fluorocarbon for most of my fishing for years, but I have been fishing 8# Nanofil with a 6'-8' of p-line fluorocarbon leader and as of now I'm sold on the stuff. Berkely needs to make a green or translucent version, but the bright white is good for watching for hits as your jig drops.
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