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General Bass Fishing Discussion => Rods, Reels and Fishing Line => Topic started by: Brian on September 21, 2003, 09:13:24 PM

Title: Fishing line ??????
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2003, 09:13:24 PM
Has anyone used Izorline or Sufix fishing lines?


Brian
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Post by: Mike Cork on September 22, 2003, 07:36:28 AM
No, I haven't used those lines but I am curious who makes them?
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Post by: gunter1309 on September 22, 2003, 10:29:00 AM
I have used Izorline 6lb test, they had a booth at the Classic in New Orleans when Kevin VanDam won.  They had a line tester and were challenging people to tie their best knot in their line and trilene then tested the strength.  The izorline would routinely break at 35 to 45% above test strength ie..6lb test would break at 9lb.  I bought some for drop shotting on spinning tackle and have been impressed, but have not found any locally.  hope this helps

steve
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Post by: Brian on September 22, 2003, 09:04:44 PM
They have it at Toledo Town and Cabelas also carries both. I think I will try both for the heck of it. I'll let ya know how it works after a few trips.
Brian
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Post by: Mike Cork on September 23, 2003, 11:15:50 AM
cool, looking forward to a report. I may try some my self and help you out with the tackle testing process......
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Post by: bass1cpr on December 26, 2004, 11:05:00 AM
 Suffix is a new compay. I've used some of the six pound test on a crappie rig. I was happy with it for that. I've got two spools to test in 14 lb. Clear and green, the waters a little right now need a hammer to maek a whole in it but it should thaw this week with the warmer temps they said were comming our way 50's. Ice in, Ice out. don't ya just love winter.
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Post by: Cobra0718 on December 27, 2004, 03:57:20 PM
Personally I would save the money on Suffix lines. I gave them a shot when I found out Realine was going out of Business.

I was very disappointed to say the least. I use 20 lb and 12 lb all the time. I was breaking off when setting the hook. It didn't matter what the water conditions were, cold or warm. I also, was checking for fray spots all the time, which I always do. It didn't matter if I was crankbait fishing or throwing a jig.

I switched back to Realine, and problem was solved. I have since started using Cajun fishing lines and I'm really impressed with it. My partner hasn't been happy with me using it, but that only because I've been tearing him up... Do I think it's the line, I don't know but I'm not changing now!  lo

Charlie
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Post by: Mike Cork on December 27, 2004, 04:43:42 PM
It's always interesting to me when two seperate folks have completely different results with a line. Take the Suffix line. Cobra0718 (welcome to the board by the way, glad to have you) says it breaks easily while bass1CPR has had good results with it. I have to wonder what the manufacturing process is to create to seperate results. A date stamp on line would be a great thing as well.

If you don't mind what kind of knot were you using?
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Post by: Cobra0718 on December 27, 2004, 07:24:16 PM
I use a few different knots, just depends on the application. Wish I knew the names then I'd tell you...lol
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Post by: Mike Cork on December 27, 2004, 09:45:33 PM
Cobra I only brought it up as it might be a difference between the two results. Not that anyone knot is better than another but we all have our favorite and I wonder if some lines don't react well to certain knots?
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Post by: bass1cpr on December 27, 2004, 10:16:03 PM
  Cobra nobody likes to change something they like. Especially Me. My #1 line is P-Line.The suffix was given to me to try out and tell them what I thought. I used the 6# on a spinning rod, I haven't tried the 14# yet. I use 8 and 10# for my crankbait rods, 12# on my worm rods, and 15# on my jig rod. I know that sounds light but I have confidence in my line. I can pull a 20 FT. boat around with 12# P-Line and I usually have to wrap it around a cleat and use the trolling motor to break it off.  I've been experimenting with Stren Florocarbon this year and I like some of the features of Florocarbon. But 12# P-Line is stronger than 17# Stren Florocarbon.
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Post by: crazybass on December 28, 2004, 05:54:07 AM
I used 12# and 14# Suffix line and loved it.  Last year Suffix had 2 different types of line one has less memory and one is better in tough conditions. I used the line with less memory. I understand they changed their packaging and names on the different lines this year.
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Post by: bass1cpr on December 28, 2004, 09:34:07 AM
  Your right there crazybass, There are three different colors also. Clear, Green, and Lime Green which is Hi Vis. DNA is the new name, Glad to hear you liked it.
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Post by: Worm Angler on January 27, 2005, 09:04:43 PM
I have been using silver thread line for 5 years and have never had a problem
It is easy to cast small diameter and strong
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Post by: Mike Cork on January 27, 2005, 09:07:56 PM
I have never tried silver thread but have heard good things about it. What part of the contry do you fish in there Worm Angler . Do you have a lot of cover? Just wondering if you fish it in mainly open waters or if you have used it in the thick stuff too?
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Post by: Worm Angler on January 27, 2005, 09:22:53 PM
I fish in mainly northen Indiana and southern Michigan using 8# silverthread with a lot of grass and rocks
It is very durable in all fishing situations
I have tried all the other lines and always end up using silver thread again
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Post by: Mike Cork on January 27, 2005, 09:29:25 PM
Rocks was a concern. So I am guessing it is pretty abrasion resistant? You say you have tried others, do the rocks cause abrasions in the other lines?
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Post by: Worm Angler on January 27, 2005, 09:36:32 PM
Rocks are always a bad thing, seagar floracarbon is well liked in this area for rocks but I prefer the silverthread as the most versitile for me
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Post by: Mike Cork on January 27, 2005, 09:45:20 PM
Cool, well I guess I will have to give it a shot. What do you think about memory? Does it have any? What pound test do you use?
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Post by: Lipripper on January 27, 2005, 11:10:54 PM
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Post by: shadow745 on January 28, 2005, 08:04:42 AM
 Have any of you guys tried Yo-Zuri's Hybrid line? It's awesome in every aspect (abrasion resistance, very low memory, excellent know strength, low visibility in the water, etc.). It's a blend of fluorocarbon and nylon to give you the best of both. Another favorite of mine is Berkley's Ironsilk. Neither of them are cheap, but I never put a price on line because it's the only link (not to mention the hook(s))  between you and the fish. Do any of you use the Cabela's and BPS brand of lines? Later!
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Post by: shadow745 on January 28, 2005, 01:13:29 PM
Another factor that must be considered regarding the performance of line is spool design. I'm sure it matters on a spinning reel, but I know it makes a difference on a baitcaster. For example, I notice a huge difference between both of my reels. My Calcutta 150 has a standard design Shimano spool, which is narrow, small in diameter and deep (small shaft). I've noticed that this spool design seems to give more memory when using certain types of line. My TD-X has the infamous long cast type spool, which is large in diameter, but has a V shape to it. Even though it doesn't hold alot of line the design does help with casting performance. If I try to use a really strong line such as P-Line's XXtra Strong I have a hard time using it with the Calcutta because of line memory, lots and lots of coiling. On the other hand, I can use it with the TD-X with no problems at all. This holds true for every line that I've tried on both reels. Later!
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Post by: casey3535 on January 28, 2005, 07:20:45 PM
I use power pro braided line, I use to be a straight stren person but i fished a tournament last year my non-boater was using power pro it felt great. I done some studying on it 20 pound test power pro has a equal diameter to most other 6 pound test. Plus the smallest bite feels like a lunker. Its great for fishing a jig, its tough but very sensitive. However it is expensive, but as my wife says'' why else would I work'' lol.
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Post by: BIG PAPA on February 01, 2005, 05:21:57 PM
I use power pro on my frog rods and 1 of my jig rods, but for everything else I have gone to Bagley's super silver thread. Great line.

papa 8)
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Post by: Way2slow on February 01, 2005, 06:07:44 PM
My 2 cents on a couple of ya'lls fovarite lines.  Iron silk, one of the few lines I've ever tried that broke pulling the knot down.  Didn't matter what kind of knot.   Tried the 10 lb and 14# in the green and the line would break like sewing thread.  Every hookset on a fair size fish and it would break.  Tried 10 and 14 for a grand total of a half day.  Didn't take long to get that off. 

Tried Stren Flro, a couple of different times but there's something about it that makes me keep going away from it.  Never have put my finger on that one.  I think the biggest thing is I fish a lot of top water and the stuff sinks like a rock, killing the action of the lure.

P-Line is tough but like fishing with wire, stuff develops a memory as soon as you spool it up.  Even though it and Stren Original is the two I use most.

I've heard good things about McCoy line and would like to try some but have never found anyone that sells it. 
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Post by: Richard Cooper on March 14, 2005, 12:17:24 AM
I have used both of these, and both of them are great in the abbrassion resistance category, but izorline has way too much memory, you will get kinks, but with sufix you will not experience this.  It is a great line, i made the switch to sufix about a year ago.
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Post by: bass1cpr on March 16, 2005, 09:06:16 PM
Richard which suffix lines did you use when you switched last year?
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Post by: Richard Cooper on March 17, 2005, 10:45:21 AM
Well the first time i started using sufix was because it was all i had in the boat, i really needed to re spool, and it was one of the older lines, before they came out with the elite or seige.  I started really using sufix exclusively with the seige line because one of my sponsors started carying it at a fishing show i was working at and we did a bunch of demonstrations with it putting it up againsts p line and others.  Then i started using the elite for my crankbaits and things such as that, i really love the line.  Are you an employee at sufix, or just a fan?
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Post by: bass1cpr on March 17, 2005, 11:09:08 AM
I'm just a fishing fanatic. I fish tournaments and use to fish the Redman before the BFL. I 've worked in the fishing business and the boat repair business. Dropped out of fishing the big circuits for a while because of work and health issues but may be getting back into doing some circuits again. I like to keep up with products and stay on top of changes so any info I can gather is helpful. I'm a P-line fan but have been given Suffix to try out. I still have some tanium plus and DNA. I just haven't tried the new Seige or Elite. I'm sure I will at some time this season. My first tournament of the year is this weekend at lake of the Ozarks.
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Post by: Richard Cooper on March 17, 2005, 03:28:21 PM
Oh ok i was hoping you had some kind of connection with them, i really want to start to work with them on a sponsorship deal, i do not really like to promote products unless i really believe in them, and i really believe in sufix.  I used to use all p line, so i know where you are coming from, it is a great line, really tough i just like sufix better because of the low memory.