I'm sure this subject has been talked over to death (hopefully not) but since I'm a newbie maybe I could get your opinions.
First off, I've been an avid fan of Stren MagnaThin for the past 5 years (8-lb. clear) for my spinning combo for finessing bass. Recently my Magnathin began to fail me. Switched to my other new spools, same trouble. NO knot strength at all!!! Speaking with a local tackle shop about the problem, they informed me that Stren hasn't produced Magnathin for something like 3 years and the trouble I way having was do to age??? Is this true?? It is still sold by BassPro and other major stores...hmmm. I ended up switching to a line that I saw reviewed here, Suffix DNA. Again I went with 8-lb. The line is good, strong, great knot strength, limited stretch, but its diameter is much larger than magnathin, which definitely limits my weightless worm casting. Any suggestions on a "thin" line similar to Magnathin but has the versatility of the DNA???
(Nice site/forum by the way... great info here.)
For most of the monofilament fishing I do, I use Trilene Big Game, Excaliber and Silverthread but mainly in 20 lb test and up. For my lighter lines, I have been using Trilene XL also, but here in the Amazon I don't find as much use for light lines as I did when living up in Texas or Alaska.
I prefer the superbraids and they are very thin in all weight catagories. I use mostly PowerPro in 50-80 lb test and they are thinner for comparable strength than many of the others. Have you tried a light superbraid? PowerPro's 10 lb test superbraid has the same diameter as 2 lb test mono. Superbraids have no line memory and cast really good. Abrasion resistance isn't as good as some of the new tougher monos or flourocarbons, but outside of rocks and coral they hold up well. Cost is about comparable to flourocarbon on most brands.
For spinning rigs, XL, Sensation, Perfexion, DNA are great lines. Stren i avoid like the plague, but that is just my experience. I have to agree with bitesize, try 6 lb line instead but go to a beefier line like P-line CXX, Izorline Platinum, sufix tritanium +, McCoy mean Grean, etc. The last 2 have a silicone coating for easier and longer casting.
I remember a guy in our club caught a 12lb Largemouth on 6 lb. P-line CXX. Photo below and no that is not me ....
http://www.southocbass.com/photo/images ... h1_jpg.jpg
The line was made for saltwater but Ivan at JNJ swear by the stuff. Unfortunately i have yet to use it. Casting around the house, I must say it is really limp, better than XL. I just don't know the strength and abrasion resistance.
Also i goofed... the 12lb is at .28mm, the 10lb is at .26. But the 12lb is the same diameter as 10lb XL and the 10lb is the same diameter 8LB XL.
Ok, I use Tuf-Line Plus, Western Filement, in 30lb as backing on all my fly reels, doubles my capacity over dacron. I never considered this type of line for a spinning reel. I spooled my light reel last year with Trilene Performance 4 lb. Liked it xcept for line twist would eventually create issues. Respooled with Perfexion 4 lb and had all kinds of knot strength problems. JIP in fact bought some of this and tested it and found no issues, so it looks like an anomaly, old line or a bad mix.MigueldaMata wrote:
PowerPro's 10 lb test superbraid has the same diameter as 2 lb test mono. Superbraids have no line memory and cast really good. Abrasion resistance isn't as good as some of the new tougher monos or flourocarbonsMike
So I've spooled up some XL. Of these three lines, the Perfexion is definately the casting distance champion by a good margin and also the thinnest, increasing capacity. So I'm wondering is anyone has tried any of the Super Braids with spinning gear. At 2 pound mono size with 10 lb rating and the super slick nature of this stuff it would seem that casting distance would be superb and capacity would be WOW.
I think I'll grab a chunk of this Tuf-Line and twist hell out of it and see how much it can take before getting knarly.
If your still interested eangler is getting the magnathin line I found it on Eangler.com's website.
http://www.eangler.com/eangler/proshop/ ... ept_id=152