Copolymer Line?

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OCbassman
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Copolymer Line?

Postby OCbassman » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:55 pm

Im new to the bigger swimbaits. I just purchased a Dobyns Fury FR 795SB. I will be throwing 168 swavers, hud 68 and 8" magdrafts with it to start.

My question is.
Would I be better starting with a Copolymer Line?


Thanx for any input.

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Gary Dobyns
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Re: Copolymer Line?

Postby Gary Dobyns » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:21 am

Lots of guys will have a different answer here. With the baits you mentioned I stay in the 15-20lb test range. Lighter and I bust a few off and heavier I don't think I get as many bites. Might be my confidence. I either throw a good Floro or P-Line CXX. I love CXX as it's strong, abrasion resistant, and low stretch. My 2 cents. All are great baits too.

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Re: Copolymer Line?

Postby OCbassman » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:45 am

Gary Dobyns wrote:Lots of guys will have a different answer here. With the baits you mentioned I stay in the 15-20lb test range. Lighter and I bust a few off and heavier I don't think I get as many bites. Might be my confidence. I either throw a good Floro or P-Line CXX. I love CXX as it's strong, abrasion resistant, and low stretch. My 2 cents. All are great baits too.



Thanx Gary.

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Re: Copolymer Line?

Postby WRB » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:52 am

When I 1st started using larger swimbaits like the original wooden Ken Huddleston Castaic lures I used 20 lb Big Game and 20 lb CXX both around .018D. I soon discovered the reel spool diameter and width must be capable of holding at least 150 yds of line. The memory issues of .018 diameter copolymers or monofilament line are horrible on smaller spool reels. I was using a Calcutta 250 reel.
Changed to 20 lb Sunline Shooter slightly smaller at .017D and like it until random knot failures started to plague me, still a excellent FC. Tried braid and that was a nightmare regarding occasion backlashes in the wind.
About 5 years ago started using 25 lb Sunline Deifer Armillo Nylon line .016 D and now use it for all my swimbaits and wake baits without any issues.
Tom


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