Your Most Used Line Size

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Your Most Used Line Size

Post by goldrod » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:38 am

Wanted to know what your MOST used line size is?
Of all my setups, most of them have 12lb test of some sort, mono , floro and I don't really noticed until i started using sunline stickers that come with the line and pasting on the reels side... something I really love about sunline

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by Pen3 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:58 am

Our bass here arent that big, so 12lb is also the norm in flouro for baitcast. I tend to stick with 6-8 flouro for spinning.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by oops » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:14 pm

I prefer 10lb for small moving baits, 12lb for larger/heavier moving baits or regular bottom contact and 30-50 braid for bottom contact in serious cover.

These days that means that I use mostly 10lb.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:58 pm

I'm pretty sure I could use 30lb braid for absolutely everything and be pretty happy. I prefer to tie on an appropriate leader in most cases, but 30lb braid is thin enough and strong enough to work for most any application adequately.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by Randingo » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:18 am

I'm in NJ, so when I'm home, I don't often see anything bigger than six pounds. Still, I think most presentations have a line size that works best for that particular purpose, especially if you're using mono or fluoro main line. I'm trying to use braid in more situations this year, and don't use a huge range of sizes there, but the leader is still something I change according to the presentation and cover. I'm just not comfortable with a "one size fits all" approach to fishing line.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by Fishing4Fun » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:04 am

8# for spinning and 12# for casting if I was buying bulk spools for multiple reels.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by zodiak311 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:10 am

7-8lb Sunline Sniper. Love the 7lb on spinning. 8lb Sniper is on all of my Pixillas.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by Jdmbiggie » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:42 pm

30lb og pp braid- topwater casting
50lb maxcurtro pp braid- frogs casting
40lb og pp braid w/ 20-30lb xxx izorline - surf spinning (striper/wiper/ hybrids)
6-8 lb fc sniper on spinning (crappie n pan fish)
20lb og pp braid w/ 7lb fc sniper leader- spinning (bass)

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by SmallSmallie » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:27 pm

15# Braid for spinning
12# Mono for treble
50# Braid for frog
14# Fluoro for other baitcasting needs (Texas/Jig/Spinnerbait)

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by rangerjoe188 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:03 am

15 lb Flouro
12 lb Mono
20 lb braid for spinning reels with 8lb leader

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by RB 77 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:52 am

For Largemouth Bass fishing it probably split right about down the middle between 10 and 12 lb. test. These two line weights encompass 90% + of my bass fishing needs. The few exceptions are going down in weight for some fineness needs (D-Shot, etc.) or up in weight for some power needs (A-Rigs, etc.).
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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by dirtygeary » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:36 pm

12lb floro is my most used.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by SteveSchmelzle » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:04 am

IlliniDawg01 wrote:I'm pretty sure I could use 30lb braid for absolutely everything and be pretty happy. I prefer to tie on an appropriate leader in most cases, but 30lb braid is thin enough and strong enough to work for most any application adequately.

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I buy 30lbs braid in 3000 yard bulk spools...

owning almost 50 combo's, and fishing for 10+ species, I bet 30lbs braid is on 40 of those 50 combo's....

only thing I change is the strength of the flouro leader.

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by cure-hb » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:23 pm

14lb sunline sniper

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Re: Your Most Used Line Size

Post by Johnny A » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:05 pm

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