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Fishing Line

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Saw this topic on another board and would like to hear what the A.I. fishermen have to say. What line do you prefer for surf fishing?

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I like mono better simply because the braid doesn't seem to hold up when it rubs against the surf bottom. Shells and braid don't mix. Mono stretches too, which it good.

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I like mono 17lb and 20lb suf tritanium,,,never tried braid.

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30 lb power pro on my 10' rods and switched to 50 lb on my 12' after recently losing a big fish that spooled me.

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Thanks for the feeedback guys. I currently use mono but have heard alot of fishermen say they like Power Pro with a leader. I have heard that you don't want to use it where abrasion is a issue but have heard you can get more distance with it (even though I think distance is overrated at AI) and it is more sensitive. I might put some on one of my reels this spring to see how it does.

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30 lb power pro on my 10' rods and switched to 50 lb on my 12' after recently losing a big fish that spooled me.

If he spooled ya, why did you go with a stronger line? I would think you would have less line with a higher lb test. There are some monsters out there! I have one reel with over a mile on it. I use 1500 yards of 60 lb PP with a few hundred yards of 50 lb mono.

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The heavier line on my 12' extraheavy will allow me to turn a bigger fish hence preventing a good spooling. When I get said fish in it won't be so worn out that I have to keep it. 8)

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I use Ande line. The guy I bought my squidders from said it was one of the best for the surf. Seemed to hold up just fine for me. I did use some braid but I don't like it in the surf. I have braid on all my muskie reels in freshwater. As long as your not around rocks/gravel/sand, braid is terrific line.

A question on the braid for you guys. I won't even think of going muskie fishing with anything less than 65 pound power pro, a lot of guys use 80 or 100 pound line. Why do so many use 30 or 50 in the surf? Seems light to me.

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Don't need much line with this one...

If you hook onto something that breaks this, you wouldn't want to beach it anyway!

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But for the smaller stuff, like blues, I like Ande 30#.

The sharks swin through the braid and cut it all too often.

I have 65 & 85# braid on a couple of Daiwas.

Most expensive mistake I made last year.

From now on, Ande green mono 30# for regular feesh.

For toothy critters, see above post or 3000 yards of 60# Ande on a P115.

Was just at Bass Pro Shop in Arundel today drooling on everything.

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Steve, 30# mono?,,,Sounds a little heavy for regular surf fishing.

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For Stripers, large blues and Drum: 17-20# Mono

For anything smaller 10-12# Mono

For Sharks: 40-60# Mono/Braid Combo

This is my line in general.

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Yeah, the 30 was put on for the FL fishes, Cuda and such, I use it on my close-in tosser at AI I have Ande 17 for regular stuff and heavers.

I have everything from 6# to 80# loaded on reels.

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