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fishing line
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 15, 2019 06:43PM
we go fishing this weekend. I have a couple of older rods, reels, hooks. I think the fishing lines I have are old, very old. I don't know if they even can hold their rated weight. I plan to order some from Amazon or go to the local sports good. Any recommendations on materials? plastic? multi-filament (braided?) line?

I don't expect to catch anything larger than 1 lb, so a fishing line that holds 10 lb should be more than enough. I think.


EDIT: here is what Amazon has listed

[www.amazon.com]



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Re: fishing line
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 15, 2019 07:30PM
Any 10lb test monofilament line should be more than fine. Hop over to Walmart, or even Target may have it. It's pretty much all the same stuff.
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Re: fishing line
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 15, 2019 07:41PM
Just go to Walmart or maybe a pawn shop.
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Re: fishing line
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 15, 2019 07:46PM
....dental floss.....



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Re: fishing line
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 15, 2019 08:31PM
or go to the local sports good
.this
If you have an independent shop, support them. This is an example of how
'big box' can't give you personalized service the way a local merchant can.
I'm sure there's a few within driving distance from your home.



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Re: fishing line
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 15, 2019 08:33PM
well, and you can ask the local shop about tackle and licenses too. Many have a power winder that will spool your line for free if purchased there. In decades past, I used a place that had massive bulk spools, and sold it wound on your reel by the yard.



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Re: fishing line
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 15, 2019 10:15PM
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Racer X
well, and you can ask the local shop about tackle and licenses too. Many have a power winder that will spool your line for free if purchased there. In decades past, I used a place that had massive bulk spools, and sold it wound on your reel by the yard.

I have not bem in a Dicks Sporting Good or in a Sports Authority in years. I would be shocked if they did this.
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Re: fishing line
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 15, 2019 10:27PM
.....what D**cks.....???



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Re: fishing line
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 15, 2019 10:40PM
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Racer X
well, and you can ask the local shop about tackle and licenses too. Many have a power winder that will spool your line for free if purchased there. In decades past, I used a place that had massive bulk spools, and sold it wound on your reel by the yard.

I have not bem in a Dicks Sporting Good or in a Sports Authority in years. I would be shocked if they did this.

Sorry. I live in Seattle. Lots of local independent fishing/hunting stores inside/outside Seattle. One 2 location outfit heavily supports our Sportsmans' Club, and we support them. I know they wind line, and mount/boresight in scopes and rings purchased there too.
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Re: fishing line
Posted by: michaelb
Date: May 15, 2019 10:55PM
It really depends on what you are fishing for and what kind of reel you are using, spinning or casting. But for 10 lb test or lighter and you want a specific suggestion, how about Sufix Elite in 10lb test. I also like P-line CX premium. I don't think you need Sufix Siege or Pline CXX although I like those too in heavy test and for abrasion resistance over rocks/mussels. Yo-Zuri hybrid is in the same general class of lines (as copolymer hybrids) and gets great reviews too, but I haven't used it (yet).

I don't know what you are catching that is around 1lb, but if that is really true, I would probably go with 8lb test if you are on spinning gear. Dicks may have Sufix in stock (either Elite or Siege) but I don't think they have Pline CX anymore; just the CXX. Dicks may also wind the line on your reel for you, but I have never asked or done that.



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Re: fishing line
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 16, 2019 02:22AM
s-t, like Racer X noted, not Dicks or SA but a local, independent shop.
NJ has loads of them, easy to find on a map-app.

...anything larger than 1 lb...
Sounds like you're doing pan fishing. 8# on light spinning is good.
I have a "fun rig" ultra-light spinner with 4# & 5ft rod but my main F/W rigs
are baitcasters with 20# braid, 6 to 8ft rods.

smiley-signs003 (remember, it's fishing not catching!)



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Re: fishing line
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 17, 2019 10:13PM
or as I like to call it, drinking with a premise
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