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#41 Steve Burke

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:39 PM

Steve - if you ever change your mind just let me know and I'll be glad to send a spool across the pond.


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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:48 AM

X-line in 15lb the only choice


But why? and what else have you tried? how much have you used these lines?
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:35 PM

My 12lb X line has come to the end of its days, its become brittle and snaps easily. I can't trust it. I don't really want to buy some new x line as its quite expensive and it didn't seem to last for long, 16-18 months ? Maybe that is an acceptable time for line to last , approx 40 sessions ?
I have tried braid in the past and I did not really take to it.

Whats the best mono or Flouro main line that you have used regardless of price ?

Is it X line,GT80, sensor,soft steel, ESP ?


I'm using ultima power-plus mono, 10lb for the winter months as it's a slightly smaller diameter and 15lb for summer. It sinks well, is pretty resiliant and not overly stretchy.

Was tempted by the flouro until I realised the price difference for decent line. *ouch*

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:20 PM

I'm using ultima power-plus mono, 10lb for the winter months as it's a slightly smaller diameter and 15lb for summer. It sinks well, is pretty resiliant and not overly stretchy.

Was tempted by the flouro until I realised the price difference for decent line. *ouch*



Flouro is expensive compared to most mono, I have spooled up with GT80 15LB line, its diameter seems quite thick though, so it should be strong. I read a magazine a couple of days ago, probably 18 months old, where they tested mono and braid with a delkim and tested bites detected. Braid won easily on all the tests. The lead was lifted 6 feet in the air with mono , no bite registered on a tight line, how will we ever know if we have a bite/run with mono.

I just worry about hook pulls etc when using braid. My rods are 2.5 lb tc so maybe I'll be ok if I used braid, its just scary when you get a fish the other end of braid ? :unsure:
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:53 PM

Flouro is expensive compared to most mono, I have spooled up with GT80 15LB line, its diameter seems quite thick though, so it should be strong. I read a magazine a couple of days ago, probably 18 months old, where they tested mono and braid with a delkim and tested bites detected. Braid won easily on all the tests. The lead was lifted 6 feet in the air with mono , no bite registered on a tight line, how will we ever know if we have a bite/run with mono.

I just worry about hook pulls etc when using braid. My rods are 2.5 lb tc so maybe I'll be ok if I used braid, its just scary when you get a fish the other end of braid ? :unsure:


I've only used braid as my hook-length, and have to agree I got better bite indication than using mono.

I'm not confident enough setting up my own hair rigs using braid yet, so I still tend to use mono unless I can get a prepacked rig.

2.5lb TC seems a bit heavy, what fish are you regularly pulling out?