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Getting new line

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For my baitcaster. I do not like the fireline crystal I have on it, might just be too heavy of test. I usually use powerpro but was thinking about pline for plastics. Can anyone give me a review of pline and how it stacks up against powerpro? I don't mind trying new things just want to make an informed decision. also, what is the diameter or pfline? does it resemble braid or mono? I have heard about just using a pline flourocarbon leader but I suck at blood knots to attach to my powerpro.

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I'm not familiar with any PLine Braids, or if they even make one. You can't compare braid to mono really, so it's hard to compare Pline FC or Mono to what you have now.

For braid, I use PowerPro or Suffix. Suffix had a rebate deal last year (and this year) that makes it pretty affordable, so I gave it a shot. I was very happy with it. The closest thing to PowerPro I've found yet. I'd suggest giving that a try if you want to stick with braid and don't want to spend the $ on PowerPro.

For mono, I use PLine CXX-Xtra strong when I use lighter (<20 lb) mono. For 20 LB and over, I'm not real picky, I use several different brands. The CXX-Xtra strong is a large diameter than most other brands. So 12LB might be more like 14LB in other brands. The 12 lb is some strong stuff and I've been happy with it. A little more memory than some, but manageable for me. I have straightened out a buzzbait wire on 12LB when I was stuck on a log that I couldn't get to.

Fluro - Lots of opinions here as this is a hot topic now. But for me Seagaur seems to be the best bang for the buck. PLine was OK. Triple Fish and Cabela's pro (the cheaper one) I didn't not care for. Gamma was awesome, but pricey.

What type of line is really personal preference, but I only use braid when I absolutely have to. Some are opposite. I through it on Frogs/Toads, Swim Jigs (with a M action rod), and when I flip in to heavy vegetation like pads. Spinnerbaits is about the only thing I use Mono on any more, and the rest is Fluro.

Hope this helps. Only problem is only you will know what you like, and that will take some experimenting unfortnutaley. Alteast the opinions here might give you some starting points.

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Pline does have a braid but havnt heard of many people using it.

I have used Pline Floroclear, its a monofilament with a fluorocarbon coating it performed fine for me. I have also used Pline CX (mostly for walleyes). It has less memory and thinner diameter, than the other lines they make. CX also has a flourescent tint that makes it easier to watch your line. Not sure how well CX would be for bass unless your finesse fishing. CXX I have not used, It seems too stiff to me.

Ive heard good things about the new pline copolymer and Halo fluorcarbon but have yet to try them.

Also, for tying floro leaders to braid try back to back uni knots instead.

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ok I thought pline was all flourocarbon. I really wanted to try flouro and I had heard a lot about pline. so I put 2 and 2 together. Basically want to use it for plastics in and around slop but also for some deeper fishing. I only have 3 baitcaster set ups at the time, 1 is cranks only as it is on a medium power rod that has great give for using braid and cranks. my other baitcaster has powerpro on it and I use it as an all around rod, plastics, cranks, spinner baits, buzzbaits. So I want this one to be for plastics only. hence looking at flouro line b/c I have heard it is less visible for fish but still has good strength and abrasion resistance

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I've been a fan of either regular Tuff-line black/white in 35# or else Cortland Masterbraid Bronzeback in 30#. Both perform very well. The round braids are much better than the flat braids in my opinion. As far as mono/flouro lines I've been running Gamma in 12# for casting cranks and 17# for various plastic techniques. Braided has been my go-to though...

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i am a big fan of gamma flouro only problem with it is the price tag but if i had the coin i would buy only gamma, great durabilty and yet more supple than most. good stuff. ike

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What kind of presentation are you after???

That will help to determine what kind of line you ought to use.

PE lines for slop and structure

Floros for clear water

Mone/Copoly's for just about anything and everything else.

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well I ended up getting some seagaur...I am interested in seeing how it works. had gamma in my hand but since I was getting a new battery as well I couldn't justify it.

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I tried the Fireline Crystal last year to use on my plastics/jig rod because of all the hype and after all, aren't you"supposed" to use a braid with those presentations?

Man, I hate braid, or at least the fireline and spiderwire I've tried.

I like Suffix Siege. Strong enough for how I fish and super limp. Haven't had a problem with the odd over-run.

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I use Spiderwire Invisi-Braid, it's not a popular line in the midwest, but much better than the older Stealth, and stronger and smoother than Power Pro. The new Berkley 100% Fluoro is a great line also.

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14lb fireline on my senko rod

30lb fireline on my jig,rapala,buzz,spinnerbait rods (I fish pike,muskie infested waters)

I use 30lb steel leader on everythign but Jignpigs

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I have been using Pline 100% flurocarbon for the past few years and it has been pretty good so far.

Just moved here from Southern Cali, and most lakes there are very clear, therefor Flurocarbon is a must. Flurocarbon has less of a stretch, UV protection, and does not absorb water like mono do. Meaning it will last you much longer than mono eventhought the price may be higher.

I'm still using the same Pline from last season on my reels and they are still strong.

In open water with not too much cover, 8lbs Pline flurocarbon is perfect for plastic. Otherwise go with braided line in heavy cover.

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Where did u fish in southern ca?

I've fished lake Isabella, Kern River, Owens River, Silverwood, Lake Sucess, Castaic, Big Bear, etc......

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Fireline and power pro have been my favorites. I absolutely love power pro and have zero complaints about it(use the 20lb test usually) vanish has always been good to me and i like the transition due to its visibility above water.

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I have all but couple of rods on power pro, 6 lb to 40 lb. Love the stuff. Thin and strong. When wouldn't you want to use it?

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SledNeck,

Mostly down in the southern part. I just moved here from San Diego. Most lakes i fished down there are Lake Dixon, Poway, El Capitan, lake Barret, and Sutherland.

Favorite lake thought is Lake Barret.

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I primarily fish senko, tube, x-rap, spinner, topwater, and an occassional crank like the DT 10. For me the line that has worked great is the 6 or 8lb fireline crystal. For my baitcaster I use a line you can no longer get retail just online and that is Iron Silk.

On a side note I really think alot of the lines on the market are getting a bit on the pricey side.

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