Favorite # Test?

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by CatfishHntr, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. CatfishHntr

    CatfishHntr New Member

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    Personally I Don't fish much River's! Wish I did! What's ya'lls Favorite # Line? I know it's a Pretty loaded Question! But, if you could only choose 1? I mainly fish a Resevoir so I can get away with a Lighter # Line. Personally I'll go with 17# Line P-Line; Berkley; Suffix running Line & Albright knot too 60# Stren High Impact. Mainly 4 casting Distance. Can chunk a lot bigger Bait with the heavier Line. The 17# Help's with the Distance! If you get EM too the Bank and grab the 60# Leader, He's Done; Flattie, Blue Or Channel ! Thank's in Advance. CatfishHntr
     
  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    On my tournament reels i run 65 lb. power pro. These reels are 3 shimano Calcutta B-CT400BSV's, 1 abu 6600 C4 and 3 abu 6500 C3's. With a little bit of 30 lb. mono for backing i can get 150 yards of 65 lb. power pro on them.

    I run 30 lb. premium salt water ande on all my other abu 6000 and 6500's. I use premium salt water ande from small diameter up to 50 lb. test. Is strong, abrasion resistant, and ties strong knots. Weather I'm tournament fishing or recreational fishing it's a line I can count on to get the job done.

    I run 40 lb. premium salt water ande on my abu 7000's and my abu 9000.

    I use 50 lb. clear premium salt water ande for all my leaders wether i'm tying it to the power pro or the mono main line.
     

  3. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Well on my open face reels I have atleast 150 yds of 50lb spider line. On my baitcaster I have bass pro shop 25lb test, trying to find the right line for this setup.
     
  4. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    i use at least 60lbs braid most of the time 80lb braid
     
  5. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    I use Eagle Claw 50 pound mono on all of my baitcasters that I catfish with. I have 3 Garcia 6000's, Penn 230 Gto, Penn 220 Gto. All of which handle the line well and the fish even better. rspd507
     
  6. Ruger 454

    Ruger 454 Member

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    I am spooled up with 30 lb power pro on 1 bait caster (bc) ,30 lb fire line on 1 bc ,50 lb power pro on 2 bc ,20 lb big game mono on 2 bc ,20 lb big game mono on 1 spinning reel and 30 lb big game mono on 1 spinning reel.
     
  7. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Usually 30lb test Berkley Big Game, or Bass Pro Brand which is suprisingly alot better than I thought it would be, and a 50lb mono Berkley Big Game leader
     
  8. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    For my situation I go 50/50. My main line is power pro #50 and my leader is a #50 mono for the rocks....This is for my spinning gear off the shore. On a boat trolling I don't mind using #20 mono but you still need a heavy leader after that.

    -Jim-
     
  9. Pfunk

    Pfunk New Member

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    50# Spider Wire. Ive lost too many big ones with 20# test line back when my drag was not working right.
    So I went to 50# Spider Wire, and i just stuck with that after i got my new rod and reel.
     
  10. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    80# PowerPro. Probably overkill, but I'm not in it for an all-day fight:wink: I want the fish in the boat quick so he's not stressed all to pieces, a quick pic, and back in the water.
     
  11. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    I use Suffix & Berkly big game 30 or 40#.




    J
     
  12. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    if i can only chose one.. berkely big game. 40lb. mono.. rollo
     
  13. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    If I had to choose one it would be Suffix 40#




    J
     
  14. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    I will say that it is 80lb. Power Pro hands down. This is a line that I can use on almost any water and still be fine. I also use a Lighter 50lb. PP for Lure fishing and 200lb. PP for Salt water applications. When using the 50lb. PP, I also use a 100lb. PP leader of 36in. to Help with those toothy fish!! Yet for all other situations, the 80lb. PP is the line of choice. JMHO!!!!!

    HOPPY4
     
  15. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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  16. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    my favorite is 20lb test berkely big game
     
  17. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I use the 20# cajun red line,its tuff as nails.Im thinking about trying some power pro one at least one this year to see if i like it or not,ive never used braided line before so will see what happens.
     
  18. CatfishHntr

    CatfishHntr New Member

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    Posted this with a Little Alky Fuel in Me :eek:oooh:! That's my saltwater set up. Super Heavy duty 4 Catfishin Though! If I could just choose 1, 20# Big Game On all my Reel's. CatfishHntr
     
  19. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    For river flatheads up to 70-lbs..20-lb test berkly big-game is all I need.
     
  20. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    I usually use 25 # Berkley Big Game.