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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 8 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 Brad Reid Jun 26, 2019.

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 Allen Morgan on July 30, 2017 at 4:58pm

Carl, don't get me started!

I went out this morning, to the same lake I fished last weekend.  The launch's parking lot was freaking full!  There were two trucks/trailers parked in the ditch!

Then, when the tourney was over, they all came back to the launch.  Over a dozen boats.  There was one other kayaker fishing in that area besides me.  A couple of these tourney fishers were polite enough to come back without a wake, but most of them came blasting back at W.O.T.  Unfortunately, no speed limits employed in the launch area.

Comment by Jeff Soto on July 29, 2017 at 11:26pm

I did go down to 1 lb test with a super ultralight rod and reel, but I did this mostly to see how it felt and also thinking it might allow longer casts and possibly give more action to my jigs.  The lake I fish used to be crystal clear, but in the past 10 years or so it has more of a green color and visibility is way down to about 6 to 8 feet.  (You can see panfish nests at about that depth if you have on Polaroid sunglasses.)  You could use 4 lb test mono or co-polymer, but your casting distance would be shorter than using 2 lb line.  Also with the 1 lb test line, you have to play out the larger Bluegills and drag-pulling Redears for a longer amount of time so they won't break your line, but this does put a lot of stress and lactic acid build up in the fish, making for a healthy release less likely.  Me and several other local panfishermen use nothing but 2 lb. test line and have not had any large Bluegill  actually break the line, unless of course there is a nick in the line.  Now when we hook into a large catfish or carp or even a good-sized Largemouth, that gets kind of scary.  But with lots of patience and a good reel with a smooth drag, even these big fighters can be landed..

Comment by carl hendrix on July 29, 2017 at 10:35pm

WELL;; IF ANY ONE KNOWS ME;; IM ADDICTADED TO A FLY ROD;;  3 WT;;;; AND I LOVE MY;; MR. CRAPPIE LINE AS A TIPPET WITH IT;;;; ONLY TIME I PICK UP A SPINNING ROD;; IS WHEN A PREADTOR FISH;; IS HARRASSING MY BELOVED BLUE GILL !  I HAVE CAUGHT SEVERAL;; 20 POUND PLUS; HYBIRDS STRIPE ON THAT LINE;; NOT TO MENTION SOME NICE BASS;; CATFISH;;;  IT DOES GET--- INTERESTING AT TIMES ON A FLY ROD !!

Comment by carl hendrix on July 29, 2017 at 10:30pm

LEO;;; ((( OH MY ACHING BACK !!!  ))  I FEEL YOUR PAIN BUDDY !!!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Comment by Leo Nguyen on July 29, 2017 at 10:09pm
Dang it. Phone's auto correction is driving me nuts. It was Sonny and not some Asian guy named "So".
Comment by Leo Nguyen on July 29, 2017 at 10:08pm
I believe So said he was using the Proline series for the 2lbs, and a few ice line series from Berkeley. I may be wrong. It's been a while, and tons of info being absorbed since then.

Ken brought up an interesting info for Gliss. Never got a chance to play with it. The lowest I've gone down to is 2lbs mono or flouro. I had to order the lines from online.

Carl, remember big guy, you can move forward with Gliss or the nano lines if you need to experiment. It'll be a wee while for me to fully settle in at the new location, but the fun is just starting.
Comment by carl hendrix on July 29, 2017 at 9:49pm

ALLEN;;  IN MY LOCAL AREA;; ARE SEVERAL;  (( HOME TOWN  ))  BASS PROS (( AT LEAST THEY THINK THEY ARE  ))  AND;; SADLY;; IVE HAD SEVERAL ; UN POLITE ENCOUNTERS WITH A FEW OF THEM;; NOT AL OF THEM ..... ON GIVEN DAYS;;   SOME; OF THEM;; CONSIDER THE  ENTIRE LAKE;; THEIRS;;;;; AND NO ONE ELSE IS SUPPOSE TO BE ON THE LAKE ;; TO ; THE ONE SWHO ARE RESPECTFULL;; IVE GIVEN INFORMATION;; LURES;  ANY TYPE OF HELP;; I CAN;; BU TTO THE OTHERS IVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH;; NOPE !!

Comment by carl hendrix on July 29, 2017 at 9:44pm

SLIP STINKER;; I ALSO STAND CORRECTED;; I COULD HAVE SWORN;; LEDHEAD  HAD MENTIONED HIM USING THE GLISS LINE;; ABOUT A YEAR OR SO AGO;; MY APPOLIGIES !

Comment by Slip Sinker on July 29, 2017 at 7:17am

Here in Michigan I find it nearly impossible to fish with monofilament down to 2# test. Mainly because of the weeds that infest the lakes …. The biggest problem is chara or musk grass that blankets the bottom of the lakes in thicknesses up to two feet thick. Set the hook into anything over a 8” b.gill they bury themselves thick into the grass that 8# line has a hard time pulling out.

Years ago when I moved up here to mid Michigan I used an outfit that had 2# ice line that could cast a tiny jig well… I used the set-up off the dock on my mother’s lake… hook a nice fish i had clear water to fight them. Up here not so much. If I wanted  to tag fish I had to fish around structure, lily pads, stickups, laydowns and bridge pillars. I was also breaking the 2# mono setting the hook into panfish! In order to cast the tiny jigs in my waters I had to fish thinner and stronger. I went from the thinnest spider-wire to ice braids and finally settling on GLISS at 8# test with a 2# mono diameter. Just a few days ago i pulled a 5# 22” LMB from 2 foot of musk grass with the Gliss… it would have been a heartbreak lost fish with the 2# mono or florocarbon. The 2 choices for me were to throw the light jigs out there with a bobber and stronger line or go thin and strong with GLISS, Nanofil or coated braids.

 

Comment by Allen Morgan on July 29, 2017 at 4:06am

Carl, I don't think it's just your area.  The Bass fishing industry is the driving economic force behind much of the inland US.  Up here in the north, you also start to see a lot of Walleye gear as well.  All those organized tournaments have a lot of funding available to lobby state and federal goobermints to get laws passed in their favor.  Many state's DNR / F&G try very hard to use good, sound, science to guide rules/reg's/laws pertaining to fishing (and hunting), but often cave to pressure from these groups.  This is but one of the reasons why I refuse to participate in these groups.

 

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