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#11696867 - 06/29/16 10:27 PM The Great Line Debate
Dakota22 Offline

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 130
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?

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

Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 262
Loc: Frisco, TX
I use 15 lb braid with 15-20lb mono leader.

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

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3219
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

#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: 775
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.

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

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)

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

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1664
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.

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

Registered: 04/03/08
Posts: 170
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.

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

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 794
Loc: Emory, TX
20LB big game on everything! Braid is a no no for me, no give = a lot of fish pulling the hook.

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

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 211
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)

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

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???

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

Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 1496
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.

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

Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4666
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.

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

Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 2982
Loc: Fence Post Creek
No debate really. 10 or 12 lb Big Game is cheap and works just fine. Don't overthink it.

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

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 130
Loc: Parker county
Thanks guys!

#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

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