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Well I would like to hear what others are using. Ive been on Power Pro braid kick last year and so far this year. (50lb test, 12 dia.) Doubles as tow rope. :lol: Strong stuff for sure , but dont know if its spooking fish or what. Fishing for bass,pike ,crappie (whatever may bite!) Thank ya !


Thu May 14, 2009 4:57 am
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I use fireline for walleyes, with a P-Line leader.

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Thu May 14, 2009 11:03 am
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Location: somewhere slaying flipper!!!!!
What Rivers do you fish?: St. Clare river, Detroit river
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: where ever the walleye are hitting the best.
I use 10lb fireline for my jigging rods tied direct to the jig.

14lb sensation for all my other rods.

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Thu May 14, 2009 3:38 pm
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I usually just use 6 lb fluorocarbon for everything. Don't fish Pike to much.

If I am fishing heavy cover, I guess i'd probably use heavier line.

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Thu May 14, 2009 10:42 pm
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Location: Lowell
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What Rivers do you fish?: flowing ones
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: ones WITHOUT jetskiers and waterskiers!
Hunting Area: Farwell, Ionia, Carson City, Hubbardston, Lowell, lake Station/ Lake George,
On my pins I run Suffix Elite for mainline. Either 12 or 14lb.
Thinking about trying some of that hydra-float line out this summer tho.
My other rods don't get much use anymore but I run gander mountain brand on most of them.
I picked up a bunch of bulk spools of their line on clearance a few years back so I got lots of it.
It's good line. No complaints from me. Especially for what I paid for it :wink: .
Before that 'purchase' I ran maxima. Either the ultragreen or the Crystal Ivory I think it was.
I never cared for maxima chamelion as mainline for a spinning reel. Was to stiff in my opinion.
It makes great leader line tho. Very seldom will it get a wind knot.
Suffix also makes a good mainline for spinning reels.
I've run amnesia and liked it.
I've run McCoy line and had good luck with it.
I've never run braid on anything so I don't have an opinion of any of that type of line.
I'm not a fan of berkley or stren lines.
As far as florocarbon lines go I only run 1 kind.
Yo-zuri H2O 100% flourocarbon. It is amazing stuff. Way better than any of that seaguar crap.
That's my opinion on lines.
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Fri May 15, 2009 6:04 pm
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What Rivers do you fish?: All Michigan Rivers.
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: Lake St. Clair - Stoney Creek - Lake Huron
Hunting Area: Gwinn, Michigan, St. Clair County, MI
On my spinning rods I use 8 lb test Yo-zuri or Maxima Ultra-green.

I only use brainded or fireline "Whipin" for Walleyes and jiggin' for walleyes.

If I'm pulling largemouths out of thick weeds I use fireline too.

8 lb Test is fine for most fish as long as you have a good drag that the fish can pull out without breaking the line until they tire out...

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My spinning rods are set up with mostly 8 pound Yo-Zuri, but I have one reel each with 6 and 10 pound on.

All my trolling rods (line-counter level-winds) have about 750 yards of 15 pound Yo-Zuri as a main line, ending in a snap swivel. Since I primarily fish walleye on the Bay, I use about a 3 or 4 foot 10 pound leader which also ends in a snap swivel for easy lure changes. The few times I've fished salmon the past few years ( :( ), all I have to do is not use the leader and I'm all set- use the same poles and reels. :D


I've tried other lines and now firmly believe in Yo-Zuri. It's strong, abrasion resistant, low stretch, and nearly invisible in the water. I'm constantly tempted by the sales that are run on other brands, but whenever I've given in to the cheap price tag, I'm unhappy.

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Sat May 16, 2009 5:27 pm
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What Rivers do you fish?: The Mighty Mo, and a few other small steelhead factories
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: Rivers only
Hunting Area: Newaygo Michigan
Flippin sticks, grass rods 15-65 spiderwire stealth- Dock rods 25lb floro.
rat-horny toad rod- 15-65 spiderwire
spinning rods, smallmouth rods 8lb pline cxx, skipping rods 13lb sunline machinegun
centerpin- p line hydro float
plug rods 12lb p line cxx
flyrod- suffix

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Sun May 17, 2009 4:57 pm
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What Rivers do you fish?: S.E. Rivers Most of the time
N.W. Rivers maybe once or twice a year
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: Lakeville Lake
Stoney Creek Impoundment
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I have Berkely Trilene XT on two reels now. Both 6 or 8 lb test. Using for casting from shore for walleyes with jigs. Think I may change lines as I get a lot of twists and tangles at the reel. Looking for something still abrasion resistant but something that stays on the spool better without coming off in tangles.

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Mon May 18, 2009 12:00 pm
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What Rivers do you fish?: The Mighty Mo, and a few other small steelhead factories
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: Rivers only
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hey jnpcook, spool up your spinning reel with whatever line you want, have a buddy or kid or wife whatever grab your line walk off about 40 yards and strech your line, pull tight spray with silicone, reel magic or whatever you want and have the other person just let go... reel up the line and it should take care of all the line twists, works on all lines I neve have a problem with twist

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What Rivers do you fish?: S.E. Rivers Most of the time
N.W. Rivers maybe once or twice a year
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: Lakeville Lake
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Thanks bigdogx71. Might have to try that sometime.

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Location: grand rapids
What Rivers do you fish?: grand, mo, pm
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: all
Hunting Area: big rapids, yankee springs, grand rapids
trout- 4lb p-line halo with a 2lb flouro leader

bass- 20lb power pro with a 10lb fluoro leader

walleye (vert jig) 8lb hi vis fireline with a 6lb fluoro leader

pike- 30lb power pro no leader ( i hate steel!)

salmon 13lb suffix 10lb mono leader

steelhead 8lb suffix with 6-4lb leader depending on water

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also for the bass i throw alot of senkos and drop shots, so with the DS the leader is a must.... if i am throwing my senko in having cover or under docks i will take a black sharpie and color my line back ( i use hi vis line) this yeah i am trying somthing new but tieing a uni to uno knot with just the same streanth line but in moss green instead of hi vis

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What Rivers do you fish?: The Mighty Mo, and a few other small steelhead factories
What Bodies of Water do you fish?: Rivers only
Hunting Area: Newaygo Michigan
Just bought a couple spools of 16/65 spiderwire stealth, the stuff has a teflon coating on it and I just got done flipping a little area lake and i am very impressed with its strength and the way it slides ino the thickest crap i could find..(flipped a couple of small mats with a 1 and 1/4 ounce tungsten weights) caught several bass largest about 4 lbs, nothing huge just a bunch of nice solid fish.

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