Baitcaster line

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by BigBenny, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. BigBenny

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    Hey folks, this is my first year back in the midwest being able to bass fish and I am sure there is a lot of new and improved gear I don't know about. What brand/kind of line are you using on your baitcasters, and how often do you change the line on them?
     
  2. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I'm old school. I use Excel mono 10-14, sometimes 17 for flipping/pitching heavy cover. I bought a spool of braid to try in Florida. That will be my first try of anything other than mono.
     
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  3. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    17 or 20 lb on all our baitcasters.
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  4. Meatstick

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    Always fluorocarbon
     
  5. FF/EMT516

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    I still use trilene mono 12-14lb and have never had any problems with it.
     
  6. Feedman

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    P line
     
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  7. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    Sunline Super FC Sniper Fluorocarbon....
    I use this on most everything since I fish a lot of bottom contact fishing at Ky and Barkley. I use Trilene mono on everything else. Use braid a little bit as well.
     
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  9. BigBenny

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    Thanks for the advice all, I’ve never put heavier than 12 pound on my baitcasters, I’ll be sure to get some heavier line and give it a shot.
     
  10. RLWEBB

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    If you want the best fluorocarbon, go straight for the Seaguar Tatsu. It’s dang expensive but it is the best no doubt. I’ve got it on two reels. It’s so supple and manageable compared to other fluorocarbons. I like PowerPro braid and use it on all my spinning rods with a leader via a double uni knot. For mono, I like Suffix.
     
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  11. CRFmxracer

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    this is a very loaded question. What application are you using this rod and reel for?
     
  12. luvtohunt

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    Flouro for any cranking/jerk bait rod I throw, Mono for top water, Braid on most of my flipping stuff. If I'm just looking for a general purpose line its probably going to be 10-12 pound mono. I like P line but have used a bit of everything.
     
  13. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    14lb mono for spinnerbaits mostly. 12lb if I'm texas rigging small worms. 17 to 20 if I'm using large worms or jigs.
    If I'm on Cherokee or any heavy rock areas I may use some braid or just re-tie allot if I'm using mono.
     
  14. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I bought braid instead of fluorocarbon for Florida because of rocks we fish around. Was told fluoro nicks and breaks easily in rocks.
     
  15. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    I wouldn’t say easily but just like anything else check your line frequently and retie as needed. I’d rather do that than risk not getting bites because of braids visibility. Also with braid if you’re flipping you can rip big holes in a mouth on a hookset
     

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