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Your preferred mono for UL stream setup 4lb?

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SO, whats your favorite quality 4lb mono for stream fishing trout, sunnies, creek chubs, and the occassional smallmouth.  

 

 

Background:

Its time to respool 2 of our ultralight rigs.   Looking for a mono with low memory, low stretch, low visibility.

 

Son 2 has been using sunline supernatural 6lb and I have been using trilene XL 6lb.   No qualms with either, but its not truly ultralight and we wanted to try to downsize a little.   

 

I am curious as to what others are using and why.

 

(I am not adverse to braid and employ a lot of fireline, BUT not for these 2 rigs.)

 

 

(more info:  the rods are all 5' ultralights of varying brands, rather soft/slow with plenty of give.  reels are a trion 30, president 30, and sahara 1000 (or some other older shimno) .  the trion 30 will likely be replaced with a 25 soon.  So, none are microsized.  

 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Spider wire EZ mono, I find it to be tougher but still casts well. I use it for finesse senkos and perch fishing on a clear lake when I go to Maine.

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1 hour ago, vce12342000 said:

yellow stren 

At least when the misses say's he can go!

I used Berkley fluro 2 or 4 lb.  Same as I use for my tippets now.

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Well, for all I know you're still fishing, and just not reporting, like me. I'd be out now except for the ongoing thunderstorm!

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I like 4 lb trilene xl for stream fishing. I change it after 4 or 5 trips but I only strip off 35 yds or so and fill over old line. Good luck fishing

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I only have one UL spinning set up; Pflueger Trion TRI-25 Spinning Reel spooled with 110 yards of 4 lbs. clear, Trilene XL monofilament line - has worked fine to this point.  OH

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I'm still using original Stren for your application.  Have always liked it (since mid-sixties), and it still seems fine to me.  Recently did a search on this topic because I hadn't bought any in a while, and was going to do as you are; re-spooling a light spinning reel.  Original Stren scored high.  Good enough for me.

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Original stren for over 40 years last 2 have been using the stren 6# mega thin by far best i ever used for trout . 

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I really like sufix elite and siege. I generally use siege for bass fishing and elite for trout fishing. I always impressed with how much force it takes to break it

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I'm running seaguar for clearwater fishing in Florida.  I've never had a problem with it for steelheading either.  I used the original seaguar now I'm using red label.  Its effective but I'm not sure if its the best line.  I just stick with what I know works.

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When I use mono, I usually use Berkley- I've been using it for years. Red label for all spinning, blue or green label for convench.  I have 6lb. P-Line on an old Diawa spinning reel and a lightish rod for clear water smallies.  I was never crazy about Stren. 

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