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Re: What Brand of line to use?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2005, 01:58:59 PM »

I have always used 17# Original Stren in Lo-Vis Green for day use and at night I am most confident with 20# Lo-Vis Clear Blue. I try to get the Stren at Wal mart or Academy because they have the 330 yard spools, Bps only has 175 yard spools in the same packaging for the same price as the 330s at megalow mart (tricky they are). I use the P-line extra strong sometimes, it is very strong but has terrible memory characteristics. Now for braid I use 50# Stren Super Braid. It is smooth casting and extremely strong. I think you could drag a truck out of a mudhole with it.


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Re: What Brand of line to use?
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2005, 10:51:13 AM »

Well, I tried out Berkley Transitions this weekend. I put it to work. I fished Lake Seminole Saturday and fished a lake on Tyndall AFB, Florida. I have to honestly say this is the best line I have ever used. Sensitivity, abraision resistance, low memory and the color change in the sunlight are all best I have ever seen. I spooled up 5 Johnny Morris reels with it. 1-12lb 2-17lb and 2-20lb. With my crankbaits I could feel every wobble and even the smallest peice of grass. It was awesome. I also was throwing a carolina rig and I felt bites that I am not sure I would have felt with regular mono. The best thing about this line is the color change. I was throwing a texas rig junebug lizard. Close range (15-25ft). I have to be able to see my line when I am fishing this style, and boy could I! This line in the bright sun turns dark gold and stands out like nothing I have ever seen. But as you reel it in the line coming out of the water is crystal clear and then changes color once the sun hits it. I must say I have a new love in my fishing life and this line is it. Bass Pro is charging $14.99 for a spool and knowing what I know now. I would gladly spend $20.00 for it. Berkley Transition, if you haven't tried it, do yourself a favor and get 1 spool and give it a shot.


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Re: What Brand of line to use?
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2005, 04:16:59 PM »

To Scott's original question -

I use exactly what you use - Big Game on my baitcasters and Power Pro on my spinning reel.

I use 4lb. Triple Fish on my Zebco 202 when fishing from shore for blue gills and Crappie.  I've had no problems with any of these lines.

That's my 2 cents 8)



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Re: What Brand of line to use?
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2005, 05:22:39 PM »

Got to go with Scott here, used the Transition this weekend for the first time,I spooled it up earlier but didn't have the guts to use it until saturday, nice line, smooth, abrasion resistant, and the neat thing is it really does turn bright golden yellow and disapears under water. Its good line. Easy to find, unlike the Izor line I have been using, oh yeah and 30 lb braid isn't over kill, my jig rod holds 80 lb Izor braid, don't break to many fish off on it, but did last year at the BFL in morgan city about a 15lb red fish, but it snapped my rod in half too....

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Re: What Brand of line to use?
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2005, 05:59:15 PM »

Chris I seen in a couple post that you got to go fishing this weekend. I hit the wrong button today and everything is marked as read  :'( did you post your fishing report?
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