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Spinning Reel Line
01-11-2019, 02:56 PM,
#1
Spinning Reel Line
Yah, we've had this conversation before but its a new year and "progress" has been made?  Personally, my fave is still long casting Nanofil 6# for trout and 8# for warm water species.  There is a caveat for using Nanofil, one must be continually vigilant remedying line twist which causes weak spots at the kinks prone to fibers shredding.  Myself, after every retrieve I let the jig dangle and spin out as much of the twist as possible, and cut out any frayed sections usually on the front end near the jig.  Many disgruntled users ditched Nanofil in disgust after breakages in use but since becoming aware of maintenance don't remember any lost fish, in fact this year a 30# carp and 40# flathead were landed on 8# Nano from shore. The main reason I prefer Nanofil is significantly fewer wind knots compared to Power Pro and Sufix 832.  I really like how rounder 832 8 carrier braid doesn't kink twist so I'll continue to use it on my 10# test beef rig, but breaking the occasional hard small wind knots that are impossible to pick out eventually depletes the spool till a new refill is necessary.

Berkley has some newer microfibers out, Fireline Ultra 8 fused and Trilene Professional Grade Braid (8 carrier) so I'm wondering if anyone has found newer and better than same ol'?
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01-11-2019, 08:26 PM,
#2
RE: Spinning Reel Line
Although not a braid, I use Tatsu almost exclusively for finesse jigging. There are so many line choices available and soo many variations on braid, its hard to keep up with them all. I like Suffix but last couple years tried some Dyeema brand inexpensive and almost a good as suffix, very durable, thin and strong. One thing I find when fall fishing which is when I use Braid a fluoro leader is almost mandatory but it also provides a good place for a small high quality barrel swivel which has done wonders as far as line twist
Wishing all, Tight Lines and Bent wriggling rods!
KDog!
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01-12-2019, 11:46 AM,
#3
RE: Spinning Reel Line
Researched Tatsu, apparently the most expensive line available. Hard to dismiss the many negative reviews about handling, but like Nanofil user problems are likely due to failure to adjust from previous. Still it seems that Tatsu may be best for "finesse jigging" by experts able to adapt. Tho I use OLDER tuff Yozuri Hybrid leader my area doesn't seem to require fluoro and my bud Jon sometimes outfishes me with 17# Power Pro braid LEADER !

Imagine the confused frustration of getting 16-20" trout on 4# clear leader and your bud side by side getting 8-10#ers with 17# braid leader.
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01-12-2019, 11:48 AM,
#4
RE: Spinning Reel Line
Still using nano
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01-12-2019, 04:23 PM,
#5
RE: Spinning Reel Line
A friend, teamangler for Rapala, Sufix etc. supplied me with a sample spool of x8 Rapinova. Best braid ever. Casts like Nano but just as rugged and forgiving as any other braid. Not sure if they offer less than 0.1mm / 11lbs though.
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01-13-2019, 02:01 PM,
#6
RE: Spinning Reel Line
Strongest mono I've ever used was Gamma, but to much memory

Best all around mono I've used was Tectan - just sux'd on abrasion resistance in the rocky ledgy rivers I fish

Now using Mean Green 6# and 8# when I use mono (ok, flouro picky picky)

When fishing braid, best line I've used was Samurai - but very expensive

So when I can't find deals on the Samurai, I'll use 832 in 8 & 10 #
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01-14-2019, 12:43 PM,
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RE: Spinning Reel Line
Only time I use braid is when I'm bass fishing and use 832 as well. I mainly use mono and Tectan and Maxima are my top choices. My biggest Largemouth weighed 9.5 LBS. I caught it last February using a 3/32 black hair jig on 4lb Tectan mono. Fish was so fat I thought it was a carp at first. Think it was feeding on rainbow trout that they stock in that lake in the winter months.
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01-14-2019, 08:10 PM,
#8
RE: Spinning Reel Line
Admittedly tatsu is expensive, but is strong for its size and above average abrasion resistance. Handling isssues are mostly spooling issues IMO
Wishing all, Tight Lines and Bent wriggling rods!
KDog!
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