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I've pretty much used nothing but braid, for everything from Bluegill to Sturgeon, for the last 15 years. Granted, I'm sponsored by Western Filament, makers of the best braided line available ;)  > TUF-Line..... but even if I weren't sponsored, I'm so hooked on braid, I'd pay whatever I had to, to keep using using it.

 

I use 2/12 on my micro-lights, as it's thin enough to put about 200 yards on a 1000 series reel, + it's very well suited to a rod rated for 1-4, or 2-6 lb mono (with zero stretch, a soft, forgiving rod is a plus).

 

Of course my leaders can be anything from 4lb mono for Sunfish, up to 50 lb braid for Sturgeon.

 

Anyway, are you a braid fisherman ?

Just curious,

Fish

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I picked up some 6/2 Fireline Fused Crystal today to try it out. Haven't spooled it up yet, but my first comment is to wonder who's 2 lb. line they think it's the same diameter as? My 4 lb. mono looks thinner to me.

Spool it up Jonathan.....your really gonna like this line. I'm also a big fan of the 4/1 crystal......probably the best line for spooning on all fronts.

 

The 6/2 has an actual break strength of close to 10 lbs, and has never failed me.

Will do. I also just got my first-ever baitcasting reel (Abu-Garcia Black Max) and put Fireline on that, too. Practiced a little tonight, but it's hard to do in the dark as a baitcast n00b :-)

I almost got a Shakespeare EZ-Cast but a guy who makes fishing instruction videos on Youtube (he gave me his card and I said "Hey, I know you from YouTube!) said it would be  trashed after a few decent bass and recommended the Black Max instead. Seems like a good reel so far.

I have been using Power Pro 1/8 for years on my ultralites and love it.  I use a 4lb. test leader but only because the line is so strong, it is easier to break the leader if I get hung up and I am not constantly cutting back the actual line when changing lures.  The actual breaking strength is probably 12 lbs. or more.  The 1 lb. diameter line casts like a rocket - much further than 4lb. Trilene Excel.  I tried Fireline 1/4 Crystal once but got too many wind knots although their regular 2/6 is a sweet line.  Beats mono hands down and I frankly don't understand why more people don't use these lines.  The cost is high initially but the line lasts forever although the color might fade which means nothing.  I have been using some of my lines for at least 5 years or more with no degradation and I fish alot.  I use 2/10 Power Pro in saltwater and have caught redfish up to 12 lbs. with no trouble.  I think some of these bass fisherman get the outrageous higher test lines and end up not liking them leading to giving these lines a bad rap but in the lower tests, they can't be beat.

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