+1threshershark said:I use about any 6 lb test mono. I find the 6 lb is ideal, because since you are fishing vertically, larger lines sometimes have memory and will coil slightly, causing slack. 6 lb mono has good feel and is light enough that ice flies and small jigs take up the slack nicely. For this type of fishing I haven't bothered much with expensive lines.
I have fished with Magnathin for at least 5 years, and have NEVER had a fish bust me off on it. That's fishing it at Strawberry 90% of the time too. I also brought a muskie to the hole at Pineview before he got off.Jeremy28 said:In talking about "magnathin", I was tempted to buy some a while back at Sportsmans Warehouse until i barely pulled the 6lb test apart with my hands and it broke. Its seriously one of the last lines I would buy. P-Line is much better
Thanks for the tip, sorry you lost some of our gear, nothing worse than watching your stuff fly off in the distance..LOAH said:Whatever you do, don't get "Vanish" fluorocarbon. That stuff sucks! I lost so much of my gear today on the first cast with it because of that junk.
Just a little FYI.
So how is that P line working for ya?LOAH said:I've actually got both P-Line and Vanish Fluoros
Maybe learn the palomar knot. You'd be surprised at the great reduction in break offs. I have not had a single fish break my line since I've been using it with 10 lb test. I have fought some big fish during that time.LOAH said:He gave you 3 spools of it? That's more than $30.00 worth of line. Nice of him. He needs to find his way over to this forum.
Anyhow, I had the line break all over the place; above the knot, at the knot, when I looked at it wrong...
My verdict: Sucks
I've been pleased with the Low-vis Green Stren 10lb shock absorbent mono, but sometimes I'd rather feel the fish playing with my junk.
I've heard good things about YoZuri. I may look into that brand in a bit.
I always end up buying 10lb, though. I've had break offs with 10lb line, but when I've got the drag set, I can land most fish with it. I guess 10lb is my comfort line.
I'd like to know where I can find a variety of the German made "D.A.M." lines. It's good stuff. It came with my wife's birthday rod/reel combo, but I had to take it back and replaced it with a different one.
I've seen the line at Cabela's, but I think it was a different type and I could only find that. I'd love to find some of their "Golden Finesse" line. I think it comes in 4kg test (about 9.5lbs).