berkley big game solor green

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by getthenet, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. getthenet

    getthenet New Member

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    berkley big game solor green. i just got 12 1/2lb spools of bbg 40lb test off ebay for 60.00 great deal it the solor green 40lb test same line i used for years its 13.95 per spool at catfish connection 750yds per spool it would have cost me 167.00 plus shipping saved alot of money
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    You did get a really good deal on it. I love the Big Game! I've used the Solar Green and liked it really well. I'm using the Electric Blue now. When I run out of it I'll be going back to the Solar Green. I usually use 30# & 40# test.
     

  3. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    If you don't mind me asking why would you switch from the electric blue back to the Solar green?
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Don't mind at all...:wink::smile2:
    Visibility is the main reason. I can put a black light under my poles and see the small bites with the Solar Green. I can't do it with the Electric Blue. The Blue looks really good with the black rods though. Now, as it is in the dark I pretty much have to rely on the clicker to let me know I'm getting a bite. It seems that a few of the cats I've caught this year have been light biters and have barely pulled the clicker. Not all of them but a few.
     
  5. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    also a big fan of the big game green,i use the 40lb now switched from 30 lb this summer:smile2:
     
  6. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    What a steal! I use the biggame and the 40lb big cat from berkley. I love it. I went back to mono about a mounth ago. If your fishing around rock ledges or heavy timber the mono is the only way to go!.......Kip
     
  7. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    What about during the daytime. How easy is the blue to see?
    Thanks
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    During the day the blue is really easy to see. I like to do a lot of night Flathead fishing and the blue is kinda hard to see. I guess I could use more light but a lot of the areas I fish aren't real deep and I try to keep light to a minimum so I don't cast shadows into the water. Don't get me wrong, I like the Blue really well. Its just the way the cats are biting this year that makes me want to switch back to a higher visibility line. Normal years I never had a problem. The cats are just acting strange this year.
     
  9. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Thanks John. I fish daytime about 95% and am always looking for a line that is tough and easy to see. I also have a cool looking Black and Blue Custom rod with some blue in the wraps that I think would look real good with some electric blue spooled on the Tekota.
     
  10. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    You're welcome! I'd say that it would look real good on there. You won't be disappointed in it, thats for sure! I wouldn't be wanting to switch back but I do a lot of night fishing. I'll probably do more day trips now that its getting cold but when its warm the majority of my fishing is at night.
    I wish you the Best of Luck with it!!!:wink:
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    John with all the bright colors of your line, poles, and reels it is going to look like you are carrying a lighted Christmas tree to the lake. I use solar green and love it. Never tried the blue. With my present eyesight I will stay with solar.
     
  12. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    I have been using a solar green/yellow line for years and love it. It is BPS Offshore Angler Tightline. I just thought the electric blue would look cool on the new custom rig. I had a stroke to the optic nerve in my left eye last spring so I need a line that I can see well.
     
  13. barboot1

    barboot1 New Member

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    I have been using the 30 lb big cat for about 2 years and I really like it. Great visibility at night, Great knot strength an overall great mono line for catfishing!