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LINE WARS

There’s a war going on out there and the battlefield is your own fishing budget or wallet. I was truly amazed when I turned the corner at my favorite wholesale outlet… the fishing aisles were completely made over. The areas were expanded more fishing rod selections etc including the line aisle… which really caught my eye!... so many consumer choices!!

This is the place to give your own personal reviews, studies, opinions on your favorite lines and applications. Remember its to the point now with so many variables and specifications some lines are better suited for different applications of fishing than other lines. However many people prefer to keep it simple and do it all with one line… Either way fish happy,  

The group is designed to inform ask questions and give reviews.

also any hints or tips pertaining to fishing lines... knots etc.

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Mono to braid 7 Replies

I typically use Berkley 4-6 lb test one my light spinning gear and I have bin wanting to try out some 8-10 lb braid and was wondering what brand to go for?I regularly go for power pro on my bass rods…Continue

Started by Jose mejia. Last reply by Allen Morgan 9 hours ago.

Nanofil 1 Reply

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Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 13, 2018.

GLISS 12 Replies

…a couple of weeks ago i obtained a spool of 8# GLISS and have used it on a couple trips so…Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 9, 2018.

Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon 10 Replies

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Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by John Sheehan Jul 21, 2018.

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Comment by Slip Sinker on November 10, 2018 at 8:38pm

Leo wind has traditionally been my worst adversary … I used to hate fishing in it… most times I stay at home… the reason? I like throwing the micro jigs … feathers in the wind.

I set out 20180613 to one of my favorite lakes on a determined plan … new moon and trophy gills… looking at the forecast prediction of high winds I proceeded anyways. Once at the launch I sat in my car watching people leave the lake with high winds and white caps on the small lake. I decided to fish any ways under the New Moon Major.Period

I couldn’t find any real protected water to fish the floats and casting the micro jigs was nearly futile. I decided to use the wind as an accomplice and position the boat upwards of my waypoints and let the jigs fly with the wind scoring big time with a trophy and many lunkers what a day!

Thin super lines fly with the wind! Go with it!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on November 10, 2018 at 12:14pm
I’ve been using some Stren 2# as tippet this year and it is horrible. It doesn’t hold knots well is the biggest problem.
Plus it’s prone to breakage. Most fish willing to take my flies are fairly big by many standards.
The Stren just doesn’t have the inherent strength to support the rest of the fly line system.
I find I can’t go below 4# reliably.
Comment by Kelly Peterson on November 9, 2018 at 4:32pm

I used .004 mono from Japan, like it a lot. Also tried 1# ice line, (.025) braided. It’s so thin and wispy that it is hard to thread thru the jig eyes sometimes. It worked well but did not catch any large predators on it, just perch, crappies and bluegills.

Also have 8# Gliss on a reel since last year and 2# Nonofil or Nanobraid(can’t remember which withou going to the shed to check the spools).

Most of these lines are either the white/clear or green color. Need to try the orange so I can see it better to tie on jigs.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on November 9, 2018 at 3:10pm

With the wind kicking up around here, I may be testing the line on how they handle holding the float tube in place in windy condition instead, since skunking is eminent. 

Comment by Slip Sinker on November 9, 2018 at 2:52pm

… favorable or negative comments on new products? anybody try anything new?

Comment by Slip Sinker on November 9, 2018 at 2:51pm

… any body make any improvements in line selections over the 2018 season?

Comment by carl hendrix on September 7, 2017 at 10:37pm

HAHAHAHAHA;; JEFF SOTO;;; NOW  YOUR ONLY BEGINNING  !!  TO UNDERSTAND;; LEO;S INTELLIGENCE LEVEL !  THERE IS A VERY GOOD REASON;; I CALL MY  LITLE BUDDY LEO;;;;; A ;; CYBORG !!  HOWEVER !!  LEO AND I HAVE TALKED ON THE PHONE;; MANY;; MANY TIMES !!  AND SOMEHOW;;; I ALWAYS HEAR HIM FALL OUT OF HIS CHAIR;; LAUGHING !!  WHEN LEO;; AT TIMES;; NEEDS A GOOD LAUGH;; HE CALLS ME UP !!  SOMETHING ABOUT;;; IM FULL OF IT !! HAHAHAHAHAHA

Comment by Jeff Soto on September 7, 2017 at 11:49am

Leo.. I think we should just call you "Professor Leo"!  You no doubt have some degrees in chemistry/science anyway..  I always enjoy your informative comments and replies.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on September 7, 2017 at 11:40am

LOL Love your simplistic moniker for the salt residue Jeff. Salt residue, or sodium chloride (NaCl), both at the ocean front and the lake front by itself does not harm the line nor alter the polymer's structural integrity under testing conditions. However, what occurs during the outing does:

  • Dry salt residue has a crystalline form with jagged edges under the microscope. The jagged edges lacerate the line integrity. Over time, durability of the line is reduced due to the breakdown of the polymer's smooth surfaces, which in term introduce
  • dry/wet rotting when stored improperly.
  • UV breaks down the polymer's ability to retain its elasticity from its and durability from the line's original form, and further enhance UV capacity to break down the polymer's molecular integrity due to the magnification of light through the crystal's body.
  • NaCl can react with chemicals used for cleaning the equipment, further destroy the polymer's bonding strength, such as simple hard water coming out of the faucet. Yep...think about what's in the water coming out of your faucet. Better yet, think about what's coming out of a can when you spray onto your reel's spool.

Funny how things get into more aggressive perspectives as we focus down further and further upon an issue. I can keep on going down this path, but everyone else probably goes, "Eeerrrr...shut up Leo!"

Comment by Jeff Soto on September 7, 2017 at 11:16am

Nothing here mentions the different lines and how SALTWATER use affects them.  I noticed,  as I am sure other fishermen who use their freshwater outfits in oceans and bays, that white powdery stuff that has formed on the line of the reel's spool.  You can easily remove it by fishing in freshwater or by winding the line thru a damp sponge or cloth.  But I just wonder if the build up of this substance weakens the strength and shortens the life of various lines.  I use only monofilament in very light lines (2 & 4 lb test) and often times I will go from fishing a local saltwater harbor, then a week later I'll use the same line in a lake with no line weakness noticed.  But what if I didn't use that line again for a few months?

 

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