What line are you running on your spinning rods

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  1. On Target

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    I used to run 4lb trilene xl and for the most part had pretty good luck. A couple years ago I had 2 hog browns run into timber break me off, I didn't have any chance of slowing them down. I tried out a 6lb flouro, and had way to much twisting issue with it. I then went to 6lb xl, and feel like I have the power I need, but I don't seem to hook as many fish, and no big fish. I mainly throw spinners in small water and am curious what the veterans who seem to get numerous 20+ fish are using.

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  2. mondrella

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    6lb Trilene xl its all I use. I have tried Stren did not care for it. Did not seem to have that good of knot strength. I have tried Braid and find it don’t have enough stretch for big fish slashing at moving hardware. Had a lot of fish break the floru leader. Lure placement is way more critical than line size fishing hardware. You don’t want something that is to heavy to rob action however.
     
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  3. ESOX

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    10# Power Pro. Gets spinners and raps off logs well. :)
    Super, super thin.
     
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    Just put some Suffix Seige on a reel that I had to change out this past weekend. It's a dream even compared to the Trilene XL I have on all my other rods. Didn't have any twist issues with inline spinners directly tied. Cast nice and feels even smoother than XL. I will probably end up switching all of my trout rigs over as needed.
     
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    Raps and spinners I run a braid, usually 10 pound fireline. With the braids I use a quality ball bearing snap swivel. For worms 4 pound maxima, which is about ten pound anything else. If the water is low and clear I will use a floro leader.
     
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    10# fireline
     
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    4# maxima ultragreen for the worm dunker, 6lb ultragreen for the spinner thrower.
     
  8. -Axiom-

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    6-8lb nanofil with a 4lb fluorocarbon leader.
     
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    Depends on the water I'm fishing and the rod I'm using. 6lb Trilene XL mono for skinny water. 10lb Power Pro for bigger water. 20lb Power Pro if I'm giant hunting.

    I might have to try that Suffix Siege though if TK recommends it for mono. Plenty of 30"+ Steelhead have been landed on good ol 6lb Trilene XL though. Even with mono that's been on a spool for 10+ years...
     
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  10. On Target

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    What lb test TK?, and thanks everyone for all the suggestions.
    A braid just seems to visible to me for trout.

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    9.2 as we were big fish hunting when I had to respool. Looking change over to 6.9 for my ultralite that I usually fish. I am 98% a lure fisherman.

    Not sure if I will drop down to 5.5 lb for ultralite. Im going to test breaking strength when I find the time.
     
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    Maxima ultragreen all day long. I stick with 4lb for spinners.
     
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    6lb maxima or 6lb pline ccx... if I had to choose between the 2 it would prob be pline. I also use the same brand for salmon/steelhead just a tad heavier.
     
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    Pline main for steelhead is good stuff. A bit overrated but more supple than maxima imo. The pline flouro is my go to leader.
     
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