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The endeavor to use different kinds of lines and actually find the one that meets one's criteria.  First is foremost is line strength or rather line break strength.  Now in reality one ties a knot onto their line, so figuring out what the line's break strength in application to one's fishing practice.

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Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line

Well it was some late spring fishing.  I was actually trying to target some white bass.  I really wanted to get a feel for how this line would perform.   Again it was only the 6# test listed and spooled on the Shimano Twinpower 1000D spinning reel.  The rod was the Shimano Poison Adrena 6'10" UL/M spinning rod extra fast action.  Most of the lures I used was just the 1/8th oz Kastmaster, 1/8th oz Bluefox Flash spinner, and a small 1/8th Rebel teeny popper.     The line performed as exp

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Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line

My first field test of the Sufix 131 G-Core Braided line in 6# spooled onto Shimano Twin Power 1000FD spinning reel paired onto Thorne Bros Perch Sweetheart 32" cutom.  This would be one of the most expensive set up, both in reel and line.  I was really trying to test it out on crappies, but it just happen to be walleyes that were hooked up today.  While hooked up with fish, the combination was very high performance, it seem a bit too easy.  The one piece handle has a solid transfer of power and

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Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line

Sufix 131 G-Core Braided Line   This line is smooth, very smooth, as smooth as a baby's butt.   Well not, but being a 12 strand weave around a GORE Performance Fiber core line, it's by far the smoothest line I've held in my possession.  It is also one of the most expensive line I've purchased at just shy of $40 retail for 150 yards.  I purchased two spools, the 6# and the 10# spools.  According to Sufix listed diameters the 6# is at .14 mm and the 10# is at .20 mm.  These match up with

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YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8

It really was my first open water test of YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8 and it was on both spinning and casting reels.  On the spinning reel is 14# label spooled onto the Shimano Sustain 1000FE mounted on a Shimano Zodias 7' Light power rod.  There is a short leader of Stroft GTM 5X 5.28# test of about 18 inches in length connected by an FG knot.  On the casting reel is 25# label spooled onto a Shimano Bantam MGLXG model mounted on a Shimano Poison Adrena 6'11" Medium+ power rod.  There is about a 5 fe

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FG Knot - Diawa J-Braid x8

It was just about two years ago when I decided to venture into a different braid line.  Sufix Advance 832 braid was a preference of mine.  So after receiving the Diawa braids, I gave it the good old line break test rundown on the knot to swivel.  There were good results.    Diawa J-Braid x8 .06 mm 6# knot break 8# 4 oz Diawa J-Braid x8 .13 mm 8# knot break 11# 9 oz Diawa J-Braid x8 .15 mm 10# knot break 13# Diawa J-Braid Grand x8 .06mm 6# knot break 6# 4 oz Diawa J-Braid Gra

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YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8

So onto a little experiment with the FG knot testing of the YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8 and I crudely  tied it onto some Fluorocarbon leader of either 30 or 40 lb test.  I only did that one section and went to tie off the other end to a swivel like I normally would do so.  For the results the FG knot would not break and held throughout my test. I tried a variation of knots this time and use a different choice of line to act as a buffer for the knot. Line upon itself yield a result of 5# 9 o

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YGK G-Soul Upgrade X-8 & SS112 Sinking Braid

It's been awhile since I purchased any new braided lines.  The last batch of lines was a bunch of Diawa J-Braid x8 and J-Braid Grand x8, a couple of Fireline Ultra 8, and Nanofil lines.  On my list would be YGK G-Soul Upgrade X8 line and YGK G-Soul SS112 Sinking Braid line.  Well, shopping cart, submitted.  Well I ordered a few lines but I stayed with the small diameters again and keeping them under .200 mm for the most part.  This will put it in the same frame as most of the other lines I've us

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