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What pound test line? #16196 04/30/14 04:52 PM
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I'm very tight on my finances right now and only have 1 rod/reel. What would be the best all around pound line for bass, catfish, and bream? 8, 10, 12, 14?

Re: What pound test line? [Re: daddy2twins] #16197 04/30/14 04:53 PM
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I'll have an Ugly Stik GX2 with an Abu Garcia Cardinal STX.

Re: What pound test line? [Re: daddy2twins] #16198 04/30/14 06:36 PM
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I would go with the 10 lb. line


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Re: What pound test line? [Re: Bob Smith] #16199 04/30/14 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Smith
I would go with the 10 lb. line


thank ya sir.

Re: What pound test line? [Re: daddy2twins] #16200 04/30/14 09:42 PM
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I would go as light as possible, just to get the bites and take my chances. Catfish and bass will bite it all if they are hungry, but bream and crappie may shy away from heavier line.


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Being tight on finances the advice already given is right on the money, and you can get a spool of 8 or 10 lb trilene big game at wal-mart for about 8 bucks that will last you a long time.

Re: What pound test line? [Re: Wally] #16202 05/01/14 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Wally
I would go as light as possible, just to get the bites and take my chances. Catfish and bass will bite it all if they are hungry, but bream and crappie may shy away from heavier line.


When I was growing up, 14lb. line was considered sewing thread! lol and we caught brim no longer than your finger on it! Of course that was in South East Texas and clear water meant 4' visibility


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Re: What pound test line? [Re: daddy2twins] #16205 05/01/14 01:04 PM
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Bob you never grew up you just got older like me. Big game from Wal mart is a good deal in 10lb. Test

Re: What pound test line? [Re: swin] #16209 05/01/14 03:41 PM
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Wayne, I cannot argue with that! happy2


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Re: What pound test line? [Re: daddy2twins] #16210 05/01/14 05:40 PM
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I would not go with trilene big game with a spinning reel.
Maybe Berkley Trilene XL Monofilament for general use XL casts smoother and has less memory.
Berkley XT is tougher line, strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling.
I have found 20# braid to be my best choice. Braid has less backlast than monofilament.


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Re: What pound test line? [Re: daddy2twins] #16213 05/01/14 09:44 PM
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Thanks everyone. All of this wisdom is helpful.

Re: What pound test line? [Re: daddy2twins] #16214 05/02/14 01:34 AM
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Go with the 10 pound XL. It will handle easier on your spinning reel and is a good all around test.

It will also teach you the importance of proper drag tension! grin

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