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;) I use spider wire...i like it because it doesn't break as easily as some other lines do, or stretch like mono. But i use the 24 lb test or 30 lb test line too. I know, i know...i have been told you don't need that heavy of line in Colorado because you aren't going to catch anything here that big...( which i disagree, You never know what lurks out there in the water) :eek: but i really hate to loose a fish because my line breaks, and i like to fish for large channel cats, and wipers, and so far i have not lost one because my line broke.
 

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koni said:
but i really hate to loose a fish because my line breaks,
Thats why I think a good drag is more important than a good line. IMO

-Jay
 

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Ok, what is IMO ? I know what LMAO means, and LOL...as for "drag" i know you are right, and i have forgotten about setting the drag a time or two, when i have a fish on the line. I just started fishing again last year, after years of not fishing so i am having to re-learn a lot of things.
 

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koni said:
Ok, what is IMO ?
"In my opinion." Sometimes you will see IMHO--"in my humble opinion," but there probably aren't many of those when it comes to fishing. ;)

I generally use SensiThin or fluorocarbon for trout (usually 4-lb test). For warmwater fishing, I'll use any 8- to 10-lb test mono, and I have a spool loaded with Fireline. For Pacific salmon, I've used 20-lb XL with XT leaders.

-- Barry
 

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I'd also like to add that a good knot is important. Palomar or trileen knots. Old faithfull is good too, the improved clinch knot.


IMHO=I My Honest Opinion


-Jay
 

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I use trilene XL and XT and also use lead core for trolling. In the winter i have tried the various monofilaments that claim to be good for cold weather, not impressed with any of them. Any one have any luck with braided lines in the winter?
 

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I have fished with the good old Trilene XL for years. At the end of last year I did try the Cajun Red Cast and really liked it, it seems like it has a slippery coating of some kind on it which allowed for longer casts. I also like the Berkley Vanish fluorocarbon for leader material in clear water.
 

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I carry multiple spools for all my spinning reels. I use Berkley Sensation and P-Line Floroclear for mono.

I also carry Fireline on several spools in case it is windy. I use P-Line floro for leaders.

On my baitcasters I use 14 lb Sensation.
 

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I use Trilene XL in 6lb test for 98% of all my fishing.I go through about 1000 yds. per year.
 

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Most of my fishing the last 10 years has been in florida and rarely would ever use anything but 10 lbs. silver thread and taken fish up to 80 lbs on it. The drag is more important than line in my opinon. But I'm having to change tactics now for the colorado fish
 

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Berkley Trilene XL does the job for me. Especially on my extra light rod for panfish. I like Berkley Vanish too. I only use this type for my 4 to 6 pound test though.

For my bigger rod, I want to try switching to Berkley FireLine. Maybe 12 or 14 pound test for bottom fishing catfish and wiper.

Happy Fishing Everybody!! ;D
 
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