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What pond test line do you use for trout? Is it Monofilament, fluorocarbon, or braid?

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  • #16
    I use monofilament I think mine is a 6 pound test.

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    • #17
      4 pound mono on an ultralight rod and reel.

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      • #18
        yea 4-8 pounds mono

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        • #19
          I use 4lb Trilene Sensation.

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          • #20
            Stren mono blue. If the stream is running deep and dark I use 4lb, if low and clear 2lb.

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            • #21
              i use a mono 8lbs test line. i caught 5trout in 2 days and all were 15+ inches. one was also 27.5inches!!!!

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              • #22
                I use 4lb mono

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                • #23
                  I used to stream spin fish for trout exclusively with 4# mono. Moved to ultralight about 40 yrs ago using clear 2# Garcia Platyl line on an Alcedo Micron. Still have a couple spools of 3/4# (that's three quarter pound!!) test Platyl!! Been searching for a replacement ever since they stopped making Platyl. Fished several years with green Maxima, then used clear Andre for many, many years -- all 2# test. When fluoro came out, used 2# test Vanish and liked it until I began having trouble seeing my line. Tried Vanish Transition gold, but didn't see much difference. Would like to try Vanish Transition red, but appears they don't make it in 2#. Will be trying some 2# P-line CX Premium, clear flourescent, but don't hold a lot of hope of increased visibility to me because I think the visibilty advantage of the flourescent is with a black light. Might have to go back to a more colored line in 2# -- either mono, fluoro, or fluoro coated, but would like to stay away from too much color because I don't like to use a leader.

                  If I begin to lose a lot of fish or fish a river where 16 to 18 inchers are regularly expected, I move up to 4#, still using ultralight rod and reel. I've gotten me some 4# Vanish Transition red to try.

                  For big, fast water canyon fishing, where fish up to 5 lbs or more are expected, I gone to 8# flouro (Cabela's No-Vis) Used to use 8# Magnathin. Have picked up some 8# Vanish Transition red to try on my next trip.

                  I think I do have more tangles since going to fluoro, but not sure how much is due to fluoro and how much to the reel. Most of my mono fishing was done with the old style, short, unskirted spool reels while most of my fluoro has been with the longer, skirted spool reels. Most of my tangles are when the line loops back and wraps in the area between the rotating bail mechanism and the body. The rotating bail cup a short unskirted spool is in, prevents the line from doing this. I have less tangle problems involving the line coming off the spool and looping with the unskirted spool reels whether mono or fluoro.

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                  • #24
                    I Have used monofiliment and braid and through my experiences I prefer braid because it is three times as strong.Dont mistake mono braid spiderwire with regular braid spiderwire.

                    Spider wire rocks. It tangles less,its stronger and is less visible to the fish.

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                    • #25
                      The smaller diameter the more fish you will catch. Lighter line is harder to see and the bait or lure acts more natural. I go with 6 lb mono

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                      • #26
                        I generaly prefer to use monofillament, but do not count out braided line. i generaly use 10-12ib. mono. The trout bit hard-the only problem for me is hooking them!

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                        • #27
                          The lighter the line the better because it is less easier for the fish to see it, but if you go too light, the fish can break off. The line I use is 6-10 lb mono, depending on the size of fish I am going for.

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                          • #28
                            I like 10 lb braid with a 4 lb flouro leader 6'6 light rod ultra light Mitchell reel trout magnet your good to go

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                            • #29
                              i am a huge fan of 4 pound floro on an ultra light rig, i got into a big old brown the last time i was in the stream that was a fun fight!

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