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Scott Stein

Which Line?

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right now ive got Spiderwire 50lb? test not really sure,but during the last couple years of getting snags and retying lines,the lines gotten pretty short and im gunna replace it, what do you guys use? i seen some 80lb test at Wally World and it looked like nylon string it was so thick,im happy w/ the Spiderwire,just wondering what you guys use? any input is appreciated,thanks smile

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If you stick with a braid I would up the lb test to 65 or even 80 for flatheads. 20-30 for channels and 40 lb for flats if you go with mono.

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50-80 power pro or tuff line which I curently have spooled up as for mono berkly big game 20-30lbs

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The 30 lb. Berkely Big Game mono is very strong and I would trust it for a large Flathead.

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80 pound Berkely big game braid has pulled like a tank for me! I've got nothing bad to say about it..

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gorilla line 80# or tough line 80#, but I tried power pro and did seem to like it. Everything but the memory that is in the line.

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I'll agree with Jeff (Minnesnowta) ... the bbg mono for channels and powerpro braid in 65 or 80 lb for big ol' flatties!

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Lol no gander was selling it

Ok,I'll take a look for it there.

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Ya if you haven't looked a ganders selection yet. You should be pleasantly surprised.

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Well I was in town today and picked up some Spiderwire UltraCast Ultra Braid 65lb line. It was on sale for $11 regularly $30

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I'm going to try a new line of braid that I just sampled this weekend.

Its called Vicious. They have mono, fluor and braid.

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Hmm Harvey I haven't heard of Vicious before ... let us know what you think of it!

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I'm a big fan of gorilla line or tough line. They have never failed me. 80# braid!!

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I have heard mixed opinions on Spiderwire ... I have heard that it can do some nasty things to the eyelets, any thoughts on this?

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I use it on my eye rods and haven't had to many trouble's with it. I just really hate the memory that comes along with it when its in a heavier weight.

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Hmm, I'll definitely keep that in mind! Sounds like spiderwire is on sale, maybe I'll have to scoop up some 80#!

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Its a decent line, its just not for me. I'm a braided line guy. I would more then likely say that about most mono for that reason.

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I have heard that it can do some nasty things to the eyelets, any thoughts on this?

Any super line can damage lower quality guides. This usually occurs on the tiptop and the first guide.

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Originally Posted By: nsnutter
I have heard that it can do some nasty things to the eyelets, any thoughts on this?

Any super line can damage lower quality guides. This usually occurs on the tiptop and the first guide.

That is what I was hearing, usually tiptop and first as they are the two the line most frequently comes into contact with ... good to know

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