Ok Gang..this has probably come up before at some point, but I am gonna try it anyway.
I have always used Stren monofiliment line on my rods. This year I have decided to change to the newer type of lines to reduce strech and breaking, and to fish stronger line without the added diameter.
Problem is, I have no idea of what would work best for me. I use both Open-face spinning reels, and baitcasters. I target walley in spring, and mostly Bass the rest of the summer with the occasional pan-fish outing. Also want to do more perch fishing especially this spring.
Hey Lee, I've been using Iron Silk for a couple of years now. I'm pretty impressed with it. I picked a few new line counter reels from Cabela's over the winter and I think I'll hit the garage right now and spool them up........lol
I bought some Yozuri a few years ago,, it wasn't bad. I'm kinda partial to Trilene,,, I like the "clear" Sensithin Line. All I ever use is 4lb. test. I think I might bump up to 6 this year, for the soft water. The "colors" of the new lines, really bother me,,all the neon greens, red, blues and yellows.
For my long-line (trolling) needs (Walleyes) I stay with fireline, great stuff for this, no stretch, no UV degradation, etc. I normally go with the gray but I think I may give the high-vis green a shot. Usually run a Berkly Vanish leader off of it too. For jigging, where I'm usually no more than 20', I usually stay with Stren (have been a Stren guy for 25 years), but may put a flouro leader on if I'm in very clear water. MHO.
P.S. I tried the Fireline this past winter icefishing, it sucked. Sucked up water then tended to freeze up stiff.
Just realized, all My rods and reel (spinning - baitcasting) have Fireline on them, with the linecounters carrying Iron Silk. My Musky Rigs all have Whiplash, so I'd have to say I'm rather partial to "super lines" . Bob WC#253.
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