20# braided line

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by iluvcatfishin, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. iluvcatfishin

    iluvcatfishin New Member

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    Well, after doing alot of reading I see most peeps are using 50 to 80 LB braided. I am using 20 lb power pro and spider wire on my baitcasters. Looking for opinions here. Have I gone too small for braided?

    I mean, I would think if your drag is set right you should be able to pull in a hawg with 20 lb line. Was just wondering why I might need to go to a higher test braided line.

    Thanks
     
  2. ninrugger

    ninrugger New Member

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    it all depends on what size fish you're fishing for and the cover you're fishing in. a lot of guys, including myself, use the heavier line because we are fishing in or near snags or around rocks etc. if we get a big fish, we want to be able to turn that fish around and away from any thick cover it might want to get into. if you're fishing a pretty clear area and the fish you're going after don't get big enough to eat your dog.....20# should be fine.

    heck....i'm thinking about putting power pros downrigger replacement braid on one of my rods.....200# test.....mostly for the increased abrasion resistance....those zebra muscles do a number on fishing line. don't ask me how i'm going to get a snag out....i haven't figured that out yet :confused2::smile2:
     

  3. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I liked .008" 30 lb.braid for cutting water lillys,but it cut my hands without control of and feeling in them.

    I saw the post on Zebra mussels.I have wondered about them and line.The hard mono's were a saltwater favorite for shell.The drawbacks were they were stiff and large diameter for their breaking strength.The Yo-Zuri seemed to be a happy medium.

    Their ain't no perfect line that does everything!

    In my young,dumb and stronger days,I often used 360 lb.test nylon for trot lines as I had several cases bought cheap at a wreck salvage store.I will never forget the times I had when it hung up.Wow!!!

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  4. MSgtCatfish

    MSgtCatfish New Member

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    I really think people use the thicker line for snags and rocks etc. You are correct, if you have a good reel with a good drag and a good rod you could land a big fish on smaller pound test line.

    They've caught 500 pound marlins on 4 pound test - now they have a good reel that holds a few thousand feet of the line, they are out in the deep wide open ocean, and use the boat to help land it, so I think you could definitely land a big cat if there ain't much cover/structure/snags around.
     
  5. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Because your 20 pound line is the same thickness as 6 pound mono. Thats pretty thin.
     
  6. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    that must of been fun !!!!!!!!!!

    how long was the fight????
     
  7. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    MSgtCatfish are you talking about the stren ad a few years ago where they said they landed a 500lb marlin on 2lb test line? if so do you know the true story? if anybody wants to know i'll be happy to tell it.