Where and how I fish dictate my line and lure choice. 10lb is just a number I don't use much. Generally 12lb is about as low as I go Bass fishing and that is cranking. I don't play games trying to up the % on fish lost so all my average catches are more entertaining. I try to catch fish, bigger fish, and get them in the boat period. There is way to much stuff in the water where and how I fish that would destroy a landing percentage using 10lb. line.
I just cant fathom your fish of a lifetime on the end of a decision to play with line that you know you did not have to use and losing it over your own poor choice. I work too hard to make sure everything I can control is correct and working properly just for that day I hook up on that girl. Ill be dammed if I will intentionally sabotage myself.
If the type of fishing dictates 10lb like trying to get a crankbait deeper or something like that I completely understand. Doing it for thrills nope not for me. I wont be
over a poor choice I made when my next pb and me hookup.