Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
mrklean

Tuf-Line

16 posts in this topic

How many of you guys use tuf-line, i got some today thinking it was cortland so im stuck with it now. Just want to know what i got myself into

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good line, but if you are used to cortland, the thinner diameter tuff line will take some getting used to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought some tuf-line this year after using Cortland the last few years. I think the line is great and seems to not flatten out as much so far...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used it for years...went away from it last year to see if I was missing out on something...and it's back on my reels again this year. Very manageable and hasn't failed me yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got tuf and cortland, really like them both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks guys, im feeling better about having it now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the thicker diameter because it doesn't bury as deep or cut itself during backlashes. A quality line that holds it's shape and color.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you picked up the regular tuf you'll want to remove it before the cold water season, that stuff retains so much water it's crazy. I put it on a reel and used it for an outing I was soaked, got home stripped it off and tossed it.

Hopefully your experience with it is better.

RU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you picked up the regular tuf you'll want to remove it before the cold water season, that stuff retains so much water it's crazy. I put it on a reel and used it for an outing I was soaked, got home stripped it off and tossed it.

Hopefully your experience with it is better.

RU

That depends on which tuf line you have, I believe they have a coated model which i've used and it doesn't bring much water in. (until the coating wears off like all the other line i have)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a couple of Tuf-lines that I'm aware of.

The line that has black specs in it holds the water. The black is Dacron.

Go to the pure white and it holds much less water which is really nice come fall.

It's been a great line. Only one I've used, but no issues and it's pretty good when I have to pick out backlashes, too.

DB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The TUF I was running was the white with black specs.

Up until this year it was Power Pro for me, this year I'm running Stren Super Braid, found a TON of it for a more then fair price, and all my reels needed line replacement any way.

RU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was a huge TUF-LINE fan for many years. Biggest drawback was the water retention issue. Couldn't stand to fish with it in the fall. Would make your hands freeze in a heartbeat. Last year was sold on Spiderwire Stealth and have it on all of my reels. To me the performance is just all around much better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its good line Ive used it for years but last year I spooled one with Masterbraid, this year I have 4 spooled with it including my wife's, she liked Tuff line because it cooled her hands in the summer but last week she was happy it wasn't Tuff line LOL.

Both are good but I'm really turning to Masterbraid Bronzeback.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use Tuff line. Had used the regular Tuff Line ...white with black specs.... for a few years and did like it other than the water retention. For the last 3 years have used the Tuff Line XP and really like that as it is a waxed line and don't carry the water in nearly as bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Well this warm winter should help out this coming year pretty well.
    • Well, today was both awesome and extremely disappointing. We hadn't been hunting my pintail, wigeon and mottled duck spot because I had heard it got beat up pretty bad over the weekend and I wanted to let it rest for a few days & build some birds back up. Got all set up & had enough pintails work to make it interesting, but the wigeon were pretty much a no-show. The majority of the pins (a couple thousand!) landed to the west about 1/2 mile away in an area I've never seen birds work. Buddy shot one, and we had a flock of 8 buzz us while we were picking dekes (as they always do). On the plus side, we were only 1 bird short of our pintail limit (2 hens didn't make the pic) and 2 of them shot their first pintail. One guy that has been hunting for 25 years shot 2 gorgeous pins that are wall bound, the other guy that shot his firsts got a drake and a hen. All had sprigs but some were pulled before the pic to save for mounting as we didn't want them to get broken during transport. Also not pictured are 2 drake shovelers and a drake and hen red. All in all a slow day but my buds were ecstatic. Tomorrow, we head to a lake that I've never hunted but has had a lot of cinnamon teal (as well as bwt, gwt, wigeon, gads, fulvous and whistling ducks, pins and mallards) shot out of it this year. Wish us luck!!  
    • Well they build a few bikes but not really the shows shtick!
    • The state’s deer herd is growing, the 2016 harvest suggests. http://www.startribune.com/based-on-2016-harvest-state-s-deer-herd-appears-to-be-growing/410595495/  
    • A site I came across that is a pretty good database for what is going on nationally   http://www.deerfriendly.com
    • I don't identify as Republican.   You identify as Libertarian, right?
    • When we fish portables we all have our own  
    • Special SE Minnesota deer hunt to expand after sixth CWD discovery   http://lacrossetribune.com/sports/local/special-se-minnesota-deer-hunt-to-expand-after-sixth-cwd/article_a99fda2a-244d-5def-b71a-0b7d0dffad05.html     https://sportingjournalradio.com/2017/01/17/cwd-in-mn-what-does-the-latest-positive-chronic-wasting-disease-test-results-mean/   Audio interview with Cornicelli
  • Our Sponsors