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Old 10-27-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default Best all-round 6lb mono?

It seems that 99% of the time I am using 6 lb mono,leaders for fly fishing,furled leaders for bigger fish,ultralight rods,kids rods,even baitcasting reels.
I would like to buy one large spool of quality line, what are your opinions?

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Old 10-27-2010, 11:57 AM
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For many years my choice has been Maxima Ultragreen...you can trust it. Here's a review...-Mike

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I'm on board with Mike,

I use Maxima for both level and tapered leaders and have been since it came on the market.
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Yes sir UTG all the way, sometimes I'll use some Seagaur Fluro but its mostly Maxima.
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I have tried Maxima a few times over the years. I always had something about it that I didn't like. I have not used Maxima Ultragreen so I don't know how it works. The problems with the other Maxima lines was its memory/stiffness and the diameter. Maxima use to claim higher breaking strengths for a given size line which was true but it was also larger in diameter than the other lines. I don't know how the latest lines from Maxima work.

The problem with buying a big spool of one type of mono is you are stuck with the features of that line. Sometimes you want a very limp line and other times you want moderate limpness or a stiff mono. For tippet material I want the most limp line I can find with no memory. For a full length leader I may want less limpness to assist with the roll over of the leader. In a different application I might want a fairly stiff mono. It is hard to find one mono for all applications. Then you are faced with the problem with the mono aging. If you get too large of a roll it will age over time and may become brittle or loose strength.

If I was going to buy mono in a bulk spool I would look for the one that made the best leaders. Then I would buy tippet material separately. Your particular types of fishing may influence your choice.

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I have tried Maxima a few times over the years. I always had something about it that I didn't like. I have not used Maxima Ultragreen so I don't know how it works. The problems with the other Maxima lines was its memory/stiffness and the diameter. Maxima use to claim higher breaking strengths for a given size line which was true but it was also larger in diameter than the other lines. I don't know how the latest lines from Maxima work.

The problem with buying a big spool of one type of mono is you are stuck with the features of that line. Sometimes you want a very limp line and other times you want moderate limpness or a stiff mono. For tippet material I want the most limp line I can find with no memory. For a full length leader I may want less limpness to assist with the roll over of the leader. In a different application I might want a fairly stiff mono. It is hard to find one mono for all applications. Then you are faced with the problem with the mono aging. If you get too large of a roll it will age over time and may become brittle or loose strength.

If I was going to buy mono in a bulk spool I would look for the one that made the best leaders. Then I would buy tippet material separately. Your particular types of fishing may influence your choice.

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Max'ies always 'over rated' vis a vis braking strength. Want '6?' buy 4 or 5. Less diameter, works a treat and more on point. As a 'leader/main line,' this stuff is 'bullet proof.'

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I like and use P Line. Straight flouro. Not flourocarbon coated.
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I used to use that brown colored Maxima instead of the clear. The brown was very limp and had a lot of stretch. You could also straighten it out real easy just by stretching it.

Like Mojo, I just used fluoro now.

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Max'ies always 'over rated' vis a vis braking strength. Want '6?' buy 4 or 5. Less diameter, works a treat and more on point. As a 'leader/main line,' this stuff is 'bullet proof.'

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