well i was at walmart pickin up my tackle for all species (bluegill,crappie,bass and catfish) and i have 3 reels i use and i noticed that my line is very old and stood there about 5 mins and coudnt figure the right kind of line to get wat kind of line would u prefer
i just rell spooled mine with mr. crappie 4lb. yeah i know its for crappie fishing but it works for both. and i havent had any problems with it at all. i have a new reel that i will be using for my cutom rod when it finally gets here and i strung that one with sufix performance braid 10lb which is equvalnt to 4lb momo. i have it on all my salt water stuff and it work like a char and very tough. ihavent lost a fish to th sufix yet.
You will get lots of different opinions on this topic.
I use d Trilene Xl for many years ,and is readily available.
I have since switched to Power Pro 8lb and have it in all colors. It doesn't affect my catching at all even in the clear water I fish.
I most enjoy using line from a bulk spool of Super Silver Thread 4 lb. when the water is clear enough of brush.
I even have one spool with 2 lb. on it and it is a joy to use. ole Mike
I have been using 2 lb. fireline crystal for bluegills and crappie. It is like using a spiderweb and extremely strong. I have landed bass up to 4 lb. on it, although not intentionally. I use an 8 ft. ultalight rod which allows me to cast a mile, even using jigs as light as 1/60th oz.
Trilene XL is a good "default" line. If you've never fished one of the new braids, start with caution. About half my reels now carry Fireline. Have used it from its debut, from the 2lb I just picked up, to 30lb for salt water. While more expensive, it lasts long enough to negate its purchase price. The new braids are stronger than they look ! Many rods have been broken or lost overboard. If you snag or hang up do not give the usual violent rearing back. Carefully pull with the rod pointed to the snag. If with caution, this doesn't work, find something like a pair of pliers to wrap line around to pull with, if you use your hand, you'll be sorry, its like cheese wire. Most tippet on a short length of mono to give it a managable weak spot. steve b
I am not sure wally world has this but P-Line is my favorite to use, it is. It is unusually strong, has little stretch, won't break on you when you are tightening a knot or twist up easily. 6lb is all you will ever need, I have caught 12lb drum on accident and not had to worry about the line breaking with the drag set properly. 4lb if you want extra casting distance is probably the toughest stuff you will find untill you get to braided superlines.
In the case of bluegill fishing, I would go for 6-4 pound test copolymer it is less visible than regular monofilament and has less memory than flurocarbon, so I can get away with the extra strength and still cast far. buyer beware though; copolymer is very variable by brand, so don't be cheap, you may get seriously ripped off. Also Walmart may not carry it, so try a good tackle store.
For me, I use good ole Berkely Trilene for my panfishing rods and reels. I go with either 4 or 6lb. test. I don't do that much pure bass fishing and catch a lot during panfishing trips by accident. Look on the rod blank just above the reel seat, and you should see the recommended line size. Look closely on the spinning reel spool, and it will also give you the recommended line weight. For bass and the many applications, I would go from 8 to 12lb. test line. Nick.
I like Trilene XL in low viz green for panfish on up. Seriously tuff stuff, so long as you keep it fresh and remove any line that has been nicked. Mono is strong, until it gets a nick or a scuff or something of the sort. Then...snap!
Might want co-polymer or braid if your gonna fish lots of weeds or trees. Flouro for rocks. Ive heard different thoughts on flouro on spinning set ups though.
Me? Im sticking with trilene for now. Cheap and works fine for me.