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#12540373 - 12/16/17 10:05 AM Line recommendation for a friend
TX Rigged Senko Offline
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Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 159
Loc: McKinney, TX
I want to purchase some line to give to a fishing buddy as a gift. He doesn't have a specific line he likes. He won't use braid though I have tried to convince him, goes through a lot of line, and fishes spinning gear. Recommendations appreciated.

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#12540382 - 12/16/17 10:17 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
Scoundrel Offline
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 946
Loc: Bedrock.
Without knowing any other details for spinning gear get the green Trilene XL in 10 lb. or 2nd choice get the Cajun Red just make sure it is the XL for spinning.
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#12540414 - 12/16/17 11:14 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
Bigguy1 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 37
Loc: Soon to be Lake Conroe
8lb tatsu for sure

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#12540420 - 12/16/17 11:23 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Don't use P-Line CXX, terrible line twist on spinning gear
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#12540587 - 12/16/17 04:23 PM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14866
Loc: Dallas, TX
10lb coated copoly
Either
Hiseas fluoro coated copoly
Or
Yozuri Hybrid

Keep trying to change his mind on the braided line—makes fishing with spinning gear so much more enjoyable.
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#12541240 - 12/17/17 01:40 PM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
Marooned Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I was like your friend for many years. As braids improved, I tried braid again. I now use 30# P-line TCB (Teflon Coated Braid)with a copolymer leader, joined with a uni knot. The braid eliminates line twist, prevents stretch, and gives much better sensitivity. If this old timer is convinced, he will be, too. (And I'm talking about spinning gear).
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#12544754 - 12/20/17 08:28 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
Matt Newsom Offline
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Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 35
My two go to lines are Daiwa Samurai, and seagur Tatsu. I use Samurai for anything bottom contact and Tatsu for any reaction type bait.

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#12545018 - 12/20/17 11:24 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I use McCoys Mean Green copoly for almost all my situation, except for braid. GREAT forgiving line and has a good amount of stretch to it. VERY abrasion resistant and strong as an ox for what lb test you get. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12545386 - 12/20/17 04:06 PM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
Ken A. Online   content
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: TX Rigged Senko
I want to purchase some line to give to a fishing buddy as a gift. He doesn't have a specific line he likes. He won't use braid though I have tried to convince him, goes through a lot of line, and fishes spinning gear. Recommendations appreciated.


The reason he goes thru a lot of line is because he doesn't use braid. Tell him to try 15# braid with a fluoro leader. When the Good Lord invented braid He had spinning reels in mind!

Once he gets used to it he will never go back.


Edited by Ken A. (12/20/17 04:07 PM)

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#12546405 - 12/21/17 11:53 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
TexasTechBassAngler Offline
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Registered: 08/07/17
Posts: 123
8 lb seaguar invisx

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#12547162 - 12/21/17 09:48 PM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
texasAUtiger Online   content
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Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 286
Loc: Waco, TX
McCoy’s Mean Green sounds like a great option for him. I am a super slick power pro braid guy to a flouro leader on spinning set ups and straight flouro on baitcasters, but I just tried McCoy’s mean green on my bait caster and it is an interesting line. It is almost like a piece of string in the sense that it has no twist at all. Peel a bunch off your reel and it will lay down on the ground like rope. Maybe all copolymers do this but I find it unusual, but not necessarily in a bad way... just different. Seems like that would make it work great on spinning set ups.

The 10 lb test I have is very strong. I’d give it a try. It’s not as sensitive as flouro, but it does have some stretch and it is way cheaper.

As for flouro, I really like 12 lb invisx... the red box seagur is a waste of money IMO...


Edited by texasAUtiger (12/21/17 09:49 PM)

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#12548161 - 12/22/17 04:55 PM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TexasTechBassAngler]
Bill Durham Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Crowley
Originally Posted By: TexasTechBassAngler
8 lb seaguar invisx


^^^ This! next thing would be 10lb Seagaur INvisx.. but no bigger. I switched to 30lb braid and 12lb Invisx leader all my spinning rigs. Will never go back to non braid on my spinning rigs.

BD

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#12549674 - 12/24/17 03:31 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
DevinJoe Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 278
Loc: Lake Fork, TX
Get him a couple sleeves of pro v1's or a new putter or something

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#12549790 - 12/24/17 07:58 AM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
RANDYSGLIDE Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 1745
Loc: CORSICANA TX NAVARRO
Good info

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#12551593 - 12/25/17 11:07 PM Re: Line recommendation for a friend [Re: TX Rigged Senko]
dk2429 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 476
Loc: Pearland, TX
Best mono I've ever laid hands on is Sufix Superior #12 test
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