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I have been using 30&50lb.Power pro on my Mag 525.

I have found that is tough on the thumb.

Thinking about switching to mono.In Ron Arra's book ,he said mono is better for conventional use.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

 

Joe

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Sufix Tritanium Plus, in 20-25 lb. test. You need no other line! Hands down the best casting mono line, not a bad fishing line either, fairly abrasion resistant. Can order from Bass Pro Shops.

 

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Joe

 

Try Hi-Seas Quatro in 25lb test. I'm personally not up on the latest "exotic" lines; mainly because if something is working well for me I feel...why switch?

 

This is a tough line that is widely used in offshore fishing.

 

If you try it, PM me one day and let me know what you thoughtwink.gif

 

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Give the Sufix a try I think you will like it. I use 20 on my 525MAG though it is test driving P-Line in 17 lb test(which I'm very impressed with).

 

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I stick with the traditional Ande 20# seems to work well from open beach and jettys.

 

I like Ande mono, but try plugging with it all afternoon. After repeated casts, the pink line will turn milky and weaken. Ande is only good for one afternoon (for repeated long plugging casts) on a conventional IMO. Fine for chunking, but change the line after every few trips.

 

-FWW

 

 

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Stick with the braid , change the reel. Get a levelwind and use Spectron.

 

I use Cortland Spectron for bottom fishing from a boat.

 

But for casting?

 

Two things I don't like about Spectron...

 

1) Diameter is large relative to other braids of same lb. test.

 

2) IMO it scores fairly easy. One backlash, however minor, and you have a perforated line that will break off with the next cast. That seems to be my experience on a conventional reel, either dunking bait or throwing heavy jigs.

 

-FWW

 

 

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Try Hi-Seas Quatro in 25lb test. I'm personally not up on the latest "exotic" lines; mainly because if something is working well for me I feel...why switch?

This is a tough line that is widely used in offshore fishing.

If you try it, PM me one day and let me know what you thoughtwink.gif

 

Nice line, but if you're talking about the multicolored line, might want to consider a long fluorocarbon leader with it. Also, tie off the RED tag end onto the end of your terminal tackle (I dunno, guess it looks black in the depths and a little harder for the fish to see). I like to use the heavy stuff as leader material when chunking off a boat over rocky bottoms structure for bass.

 

-Line Wee Wee

 

 

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