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What is the type of fishing lines that yall use? I use Trilene and Yo-Zuri Hybrid. They range from 8lbs to 15lbs.
 

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I use AN40 for everything except for crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. For those I use Trilene XL. The reason why I do it that way is because I like the extra stretch XL gives. I feel it helps cushion so as to not rip the hooks out of the fish's mouth when he slams the bait or when I am fighting him back to the boat.
I love AN40 for slow moving bottom bouncing techniques for the exact opposite reason I like XL for fast moving baits. The lesser stretch of AN40 allows me to feel even the slightest "tic". However last year I started experimenting with braids again and have been using Power Pro and Strens braid. I love the sensitivity of it but the visibility (to the fish) in the water is something I question.
 

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I have been trying out Seguars Fluorocarbon for everything except flipping / pitching. So far I have had good success with it.

For flipping and pitching I have been useing Power Pro.
 

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I mostly use Spiderwire braid in clear to muddy water, but use Vanish for drop shotting and vertical jigging spoons in cold clear water. Trilene XL in 8 & 17# is spooled on two reels for crankbaits when bass are tight-lipped and maybe noticing braid. Normally they don't pay attention.

Jim
 

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I use different types of Trilene for different applications and presentations but it's basically:
4-8 for dropshotting
10-12 for plastics (open water or sparse cover)
14-17 for some flipping conditions or with a flu-go for big smallies, and for fishing smaller docks skipping and all.
and then i use power pro for flipping thick cover. Anywhere from 50 to 80 depending on clarity and thickness of cover. I also use slightly lighter power pro for fishing large docks that are everywhere on a lake. You need the strength for serious dock fishing
 

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Seeing we are talking lines . I've got a question. ( and this may need to be reposted in the ' Tips forum ' later )

On with my question with a little delay here........ I was talking to a guy about flippin / pitching with power pro . ( we are talking the green color.. just incase there is another color ) HE was telling me a tip he learned from someone, and that is to use a BLACK marker and color about 4 - 5 feet of the line at the end. He said that would prevent the bass from seeing the line.. ........ NOW, on to my question

Has anyone heard of this ? and what is yalls thoughts on this.. ?? ( and remember this is for flippen / pitching with green power pro )
 

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I have P-Line flourocarbon on EVERY SINGLE TOURNAMENT ROD in different pound tests, with the exception of two rods.... both of my topwater rods (flouro sinks ya know ;) )

I never used to fish this way until last year, I got the opportunity to spend 12 days on the water with Kotaro Kiriyama, Mike Iaconelli, Kenyon Hill, and Chris Beilert.. 3 of which are elite series pro's... I spoke with each of themabout the advantages of flourocarbon, and each one of them sold me. After I started using it i could see the difference was night and day... On my second practice with Kota, he was using fluro and i was using mono and we were tubing for smallies on Oneida lake, and he was outifshing me 3-1... he gave me one of his rods and we were catching fish back and forth.

Night and day... i love the stuff.
 

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I'm gonna have to talk to ya about fluoro sometime Mike. I haven't used it enough and i have some questions  :)
 

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awesome, i'll add that for sure so we can just talk fishin' in general :) I gotta download AIM again since my old comp crashed :-[
 

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Well, I have been doing some investigating on YO-ZURI HYBRID ( I noticed Tex said he uses that as well )

On there site ( YO-ZURI ) they have a chart that breaks down the line and its breaking strength. ( for example, a 6# test has a breaking strength of 11.9 # )

So, we went to BPS today and I picked up two spools of YO-ZURI HYBRID in 6 # and 12# in the clear color . Got to give it a try.

Heres the chart

http://www.yo-zuri.com/Products/ProdLine/HybridLineChart.htm
 

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hmmm the break strengths are pretty interesting. I wonder what the break strengths of other brands are. Looks like I need to look into it and perhaps try out some YoZuri too. :)
 

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By August I replaced Trilene lines with the Yo-Zuri Hybrid lineup after trying it on a partner's rod. I'm sold on it. I think it's easier to use than P-line, which if I remember right is stiffer and easier to tangle.
Jim
 

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Im definitely going to have to get some. I havent seen any other line yet that has a break strength, per lb test, as high as the YoZuri claims! Those are some very impressive numbers!
 

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Vicious 10 copolymer for crankbaits, Copolymer 12-15 for spinners, Copolymer 12 -15 topwater, fluoro 12 & 15 tubes and 15 or 20 Fluoro for Jigs. 8 fluoro for shakyhead and finesse.
 
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