Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Beaver 1, Dustin146, Joz520, mrzman17, Kpfisher
103997 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84235
hopalong 75956
Pilothawk 74228
JDavis7873® 67380
John175 ® 62203
FattyMcButterpants 60645
Tritonman 57323
Derek 57189
SkeeterRonnie 52714
LoneStarSon® 52589
facebook
Forum Stats
103997 Members
61 Forums
833284 Topics
11904188 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11696867 - 06/29/16 10:27 PM The Great Line Debate
Dakota22 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 150
Loc: Parker county
Question gentleman, what do yall use for hybrids and stripers on a slab? 20lb mono? Or can you get away with using braid so you can fit more line on these tiny spools?

Top
#11696974 - 06/30/16 12:58 AM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Cigga Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 268
Loc: Frisco, TX
I use 15 lb braid with 15-20lb mono leader.
_________________________

Top
#11696984 - 06/30/16 01:56 AM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3275
Loc: mckinney, tx
Mono all the way, I don't see any reason to use anything heavier than 12lb. Most of the fish won't be any bigger than 5-6lbs. I've landed 8-10lb hybrids and striper on 4 lb test.
_________________________

TCU class of 2019

Top
#11697260 - 06/30/16 08:16 AM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Tx Tree Grower Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 780
Loc: Palestine, TX
I use 15 or 20lb on my live bait rigs and 10lb or 12 lb on my slab/swim bait rigs. We also use our live bait rigs at the coast and 12lb is just to small for those big bull reds. As far as brand goes don't ever ever ever buy Suffix line. It is absolute junk. I guess it must be biodegradable because it starts deteriorating within a few weeks of putting it on. I'm back to using berkley big game mono on all my reels. Braid is ok I have just never seen a big need for it the way we fish.

Top
#11697349 - 06/30/16 08:49 AM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Green Epic Ross Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 52
I've been using nothing but braid for the last 15 years and would never even consider going back to mono. It has zero strech, crazy sensitive, no memory, last for years and if I hang up I can normally bend the hook to get free instead of breaking off. I use Stren and Fins brand, all 40lb test.

The only negative about it to me is if you get tangled with someone, it's best to just cut your lure off and retie.

For my live bait rigs, I do use fluorocarbon leaders but not any other time.


Edited by Green Epic Ross (06/30/16 10:34 AM)

Top
#11697426 - 06/30/16 09:23 AM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
G Love Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1700
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Both depending, 30lb Super Slick, 12lb Big Game. Live bait rigs is the same rigs I catch catfish on (Pro Angler M) so I just run the 25# Offshore Angler mono.
_________________________

Top
#11697716 - 06/30/16 11:43 AM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
big D Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/03/08
Posts: 186
Loc: Brookshire, TX
I use 20lb Berkley Big Game on my live bait rods with 20-30lb flouro leader.

I use 20-30lb Tuf-line XP Braid on my artificial rods with 20lb Berkley Vanish flouro leader tied on with a double uni knot. The Tuffline is much smoother than standard powerpro and I get allot of life out of it. It really makes a difference when you are deadsticking in the winter time - extra sensitive! I use 6 wraps with the braid and 3 wraps with the mono when tying the double uni knot.

http://tuf-line.com/product/tuf-line-xp/

Top
#11697809 - 06/30/16 12:23 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 896
Loc: Emory, TX
20LB big game on everything! Braid is a no no for me, no give = a lot of fish pulling the hook.
_________________________
www.mytawakoniguide.com


Top
#11697828 - 06/30/16 12:31 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
muscogeemike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 212
Loc: Athens, TX
I am also a lighter line man (12 lb test), but I can't seem to find the fish this year on CC.


Edited by muscogeemike (06/30/16 12:32 PM)

Top
#11698027 - 06/30/16 02:01 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
CypertJ Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 263
Loc: Canton, Tx
I was using 12lb flouro on my lighter slabs and tail spinners, and 20lb flouro on my heavy slabs and big spoons but I've slowly been switching everything over to the 12lb. Seaguar red label
_________________________
You can kill a fly with a sledgehammer,
But do you really need to son???

Top
#11698153 - 06/30/16 03:09 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
GoFishNow Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 1502
Loc: Coppell TX
Nothing but Berkley Trilene XL Smooth Casting 14 lb. low vis green for me on all my reels. I fish for white bass, hybrids and large-mouth bass.
_________________________

Top
#11698223 - 06/30/16 03:43 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Streetwalker Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4677
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
I've been slabbing with 8 lb mono on a 7' ML rod lately. Usually I use 20 lb braid for most everything.
_________________________
Semper Fi



This Veteran heavily medicated for your safety. Keep me fishing and all will be well.

Top
#11698346 - 06/30/16 05:34 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Mark C Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 3044
Loc: Fence Post Creek
No debate really. 10 or 12 lb Big Game is cheap and works just fine. Don't overthink it.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: TexasBlonde
You are not a good or nice person.






Top
#11698556 - 06/30/16 08:56 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
Dakota22 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 150
Loc: Parker county
Thanks guys!

Top
#11698647 - 06/30/16 09:46 PM Re: The Great Line Debate [Re: Dakota22]
sandbassassassin. Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 16
10 lb power pro on my light and ultralight rods and 30 lb super slick on my bigger spinning rods and baitcasters

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide