50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

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50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby Rodster14 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:18 pm

Which is best for throwing hollow bodied frogs(not super thick grass)? This setup also doubles as my Carolina rig.
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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sufix FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby drewlesch » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:35 pm

You mean Sunline FX2? I have both 50 and 60lb... I bought what was on sale at the time. I don't think you can go wrong with either, it's pretty granular to get into ~85% lb strength differences. I just pulled them both out and you can "see" the difference in diameter (especially with the 80lb I have!). I would say that depending upon what characteristics you're looking for go with one or the other (expect the 60 to catch wind and float a bit and expect the 50 to cut wind and dig a bit)...

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby toddmc » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:48 am

50 for sparse vegetation and the 60 for heavy vegetation is the rule that most follow.

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby papabassin » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:37 am

Of the options you presented, I would choose the 50#. But either should work fine..

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby Randingo » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:22 pm

I'd say 60 in general, especially if you're planning to use it as a main line for c-rigs: you'll want the thicker diameter when you're scraping it across rocks.

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby Fishinfanatic115 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:00 pm

I had no problem frogging with the 50lb in even decently thick vegetation. As far as abrasion resistance goes, I never tested it to the fullest extent, since I fished it exclusively in grass.

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby accodn2ryan » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:31 am

50 pound should be good enough for what you're fishing in regularly, but if you plan on fishing other lakes in the future with a little heavier vegetation, I'd just get 60 pound. My buddy goes as high as 80 pound for flipping into the really heavy stuff.

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby klondike1024 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:56 am

I love Sunline FX2 for frogging. It is an awesome product. It sounds like steel cable going through the guides until you break it in. I found treating the line when it is fresh will reduce the noise and allow the braid to go through the guides a little smoother reducing the noise. I have a spool filled with each of the 50# and the 60#. I started with the 50# and have not had to use the 60# yet. If the line starts to get more than a little frayed I will re-tie. I don't have issues with dig in and the smaller diameter 50# will cast a little farther.

I don't throw a Carolina rig so your mileage may vary.

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby Finnz922 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:17 am

60lb for frogging and 80lb for punching
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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby BigG » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:32 am

60 lb. on Guntersville.

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby Giqqo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:39 am

60lb is all i throw in this line with frogs. Good stuff

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Re: 50 or 60 lb Sunline FX2 Froggin' braid

Postby jmd_143 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:07 am

I prefer the 50lb here up north. I think it’s perfect for casting distance, especially needed for clearer water and sparser vegetation


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