Who uses the Gamakatsu G-power(thanks for listing it), which i use in 6lb test for all of my light work(ALL bass species & Bait catching), 12lb G-power for carp and med. cat work.
Other than that its Berkley Big Game supreme in tests 17-25 lbs for cats on the Ohio r. (30lb test for leader making) and lastly Mason braided dacron line in 50 & 80lb tests for flatheads locally!
Let's see -- Silver Thread Excalibur has always been one of my favorites. I use the 25 lb for cats, 12 lb for carp, 6 lb on my ultralight. Berkley fills all my other needs -- 30 lb big game for flatheads, 15 lb big game for channel cats and carp, 8 lb XT for my bass/eye rods.
I voted for Silver Thread because that Is what I have on most reels (bass gear). However, I'm still looking for the best catfish line, and will be trying Big Game, Sufix, and Ironsilk this year. Also, Whiplash was the best braid ever made for surf casting, but I only have a few spools left and will be trying Tuf Line as a replacement.
I just finished off a 3200 yd spool of 8# silverthread I've had for years. I use it on all my small reels. It's a thinner diameter than say BPS Excell or Trilene for the same test strength. I use 20, 25 and 30# BPS Excell for catfishing. I'm experimenting with some 36# Mason braid on one reel, seems okay.
For my striper fishing only 14# Spiderwire Fusion. I like it so well, I think I have at least 4ea 2500 yd spools, and actually maybe 5 of them- ghost green.
I like to have bulk quanities of line, that way there's never any hesitation to change line when there is any wear.
Have heard good things about Power Pro, and plan to try some, still haven't found the right deal on it yet.
A lot of guys use power pro down in FL. Seems like half like it the other half stick with mono. I'm about finished with my big spool of 20lb. Silver Thread. I use it on my Abu 6500's, 4500BTR and 6500SS. I have yet to half any problems with Silver Thread, I try to find something better but am unable to find. This season I will be Silver Thread on all rigs.
I have some 36lb. Cortland Braid, two bulk spools of it. Haven't used any yet, I did let another guy put some on his 700CT.
I used Excalibur by Silver Thread for years..as i prefer co-polymers over reg. mono lines, but after i found a stronger, thinner co-polymer i switched and havent looked back..maybe if they stopped making G-power, id go back to Silver Thread..but not until then
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