Choice of fishing line test

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by phatkat, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. phatkat

    phatkat New Member

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    If you had a choice of what line and test weight for night time fishing what would you use.
     
  2. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    for mono-big game #20
    for braid-power pro #30-#50
    hope this helps:big_smile:
     

  3. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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  4. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    50 or 60 lb. powerpro
     
  5. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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  6. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    I have 14 lb silver thread and 17 lb stren. I think the rod makes more of a difference than line, even though i have yet to fish for flatties near snags. Then i think a 20, 30 lb braid with no stretch would be more than enough to bring them catties out.

    Dru
     
  7. bank bouncer

    bank bouncer New Member

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    I think he fishes at night with a blacklight, now what line would you suggest. Phatcat I'm ready to get out.
     
  8. phatkat

    phatkat New Member

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    Yes bank bouncer with you bieng my fishing partner and you own the boat we use. You are correct I do use a blacklight and we use circle hooks would that make a differance in what line to use.
     
  9. CaTmAnDo55

    CaTmAnDo55 New Member

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    50lb cajun, i love it
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I like the green[actually it chartruse] ANDE TOURNEY in20# it shows up good at night
     
  11. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Right now, I have 10# Big Game on a Sedona reel, 14 lb Trilene XL on a Penn Captiva, 20 lb Big Game on a big Daiwa saltwater spinner not made anymore, 30 lb Stren on a 209, 30 lb Big Game on a 209, 20 lb Silver Thread on my 6500, 15 lb Big Game Electric Blue on my 5600C4, and 20 lb Bass Pro Excel on the new Shimano TR200 I just bought at BPS. That sounds like a lot of variety, but there were reasons for each decision having to do with qualities of the line on those particular reels and/or that's the line that the store loaded when I bought the reel. What I will say about each is they do the job. Big Game is tough to beat in 20lb and up weights. But, the Silver Thread casts better. The Stren in 30 lb is as good as Big Game, but stiffer and coils more. The 15 lb Electric Blue Big Game is a good line at that weight for that reel. The surprise of the bunch is the Bass Pro Excel, at least from a casting view. It casts great and doesn't appear to have much memory. But, it hasn't been fish tested yet...this weekend.

    To confuse matters more, I'm going to put 15 lb Sufix Seige on both my Penn Captiva and my 5600 abu. The new Shimano TR200 will get Siege 25 lb test in tangerine. Hey, Griz likes the Siege and he's a poor boy like me, so it must be economical in the long run, as well as good line. I do fish at night on a river, but don't find line color to be as important as being able to see the rod tip or hear the bait clicker.
     
  12. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    Mono 30# and 40# test in Berkley Big Game, P-Line, and Sufix Tritanium Plus
     
  13. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    If I lived in an area of the country which had a possibility of big fish, I'd probably try 3/4" wire rope, as I sure wouldn't want it to get off. However, living in Central Oklahoma, I use anywhere from 12 to 20 pound mono on my poles. Oh, crappie gets 6 lb test.
     
  14. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    20 # test line.
     
  15. shania

    shania New Member

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    I think that I would have to go with #25 pound test Stren High Vis Green.
    :confident:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil
     
  16. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    wallyworld el cheapo i lose to much line to zebra mussels to use hi dollar line.50lb. test on all 4 pen reels.
     
  17. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    I have found Ande to be very " stiff " with a lot of memory.
     
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I would use 30# Big Game Solar. With a blacklight at night it looks like you are useing a well rope. It lays on the reel good and has the performance to bring in the big ones.:lol: :big_smile:
     
  19. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    30 pound berkely Big Game, Solar Green.
     
  20. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Me too except mine is Electric Blue.