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# Test 8 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 0
What pound test do u guys prfer?
 
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Re:# Test 8 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 14
I most always use 50 lb. powerpro braid(moss green) as a mainline and various hooklink or leader materials from 15 lb. flourocarbon to 45 lb. coated braid...Each situation is different but 95% of the time its braid for me.
 
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Re:# Test 8 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 0
Thanks for the info.
 
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Re:# Test 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 2
I use 16lb test Hi Seas Black Widow mainline. It's about the same diameter as most companies 12lb test. I use 12lb diameter 50lb test Spiderwire Stealth for the snell/hooklink.
 
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Re:# Test 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 1
It all depends upon the fishing cicumstances to which breaking strain or type of line i use. For many years back in the UK braided mainline was not even an option so it was monofilliament all the way. Now you guys may be surprised by this but my general rule used to be an 11 lb line for general fishing dropping to 7 lb line for long distance work & stepping up to 15 lb for snag fishing. For the most part this seemed to be adequate. I still like to fish a mono mainline as it gives you that extra shock absorbancy for those hard lunges that carp can make, but for certain snag fishing, long distance & floater fishing i prefur a braided line. Still you have to be way more carefull playing the fish as braid is far less forgiving & you may suffer from more hookpulls if not carefull. The advantages are that braid has a far smaller diameter than mono so higher breaking strains can be used. Also it generaly has more abraision resistance & also no memory. Winter time can benefit from braided use turning a single beep into a positive pickup. In general now i use a 15 lb mono & a 30 lb braid.
footnote; In times gone by i used to fish with a light float rod & 4 lb line for added sport. I wouldnt advise this approach for bottom fishing but the exhillaration of float fishing this way is just about as exciting as carp fishing gets.
 
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