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i use 15lb test line and cast well with it and like it. but should i try going up to 25lb test line. or just keep it at what i like. i have never tried anything more than 15 on Casting.

thanks. just asking.
 

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Crupi Wannabe
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Your answer depends on many factors. What are you fishing for? Will the rig be used primarily for pitching into heavy cover?

I primarily fish rivers and target smallmouth. I prefer 10-12 pound test. 25 would be way more than I need and I feel like I may lose action on my baits, and I prefer my line diameter to be as small as I can have.

Cat and muskie fishermen may go to the higher class. Some guys that bass fish heavy rods into heavy cover will use 50#...

Based on your posts and fishing reports, I think you could actually downsize to 10 or 12...

Why did you consider increasing your pound test instead of decreasing?

i use 15lb test line and cast well with it and like it. but should i try going up to 25lb test line. or just keep it at what i like. i have never tried anything more than 15 on Casting.

thanks. just asking.
 

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Ohio Hawg Hunter
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Bubba, from the style of fishing that you seem to do the most I think that 12 to 15lb monofilament will do just fine.

I know you like to throw a worm a lot. You may want to experiment with Fluorocarbon when using the worm. It will help it sink faster and has a little less stretch on your hooksets. P-Line is a great brand, but a little pricey.
 

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i will stay with 15. just wanted to hear what you guys thought. im with you Ultra about action and all that.
 

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MOD SQUAD
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agreed.10 to 15/17# is plenty for most applications except heavy cover situations.
this is based,as mike said, on the type fishing you seem to do.
 

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State record bass or bust
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I use 17lb Bass Pro shop tournament mono on my Abu 5001 and can like it. If im using smaller lures I just have to use my spinning rods.
 
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