30/40 # mono help

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by freegaff2, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Cortland mono? Craig I didn’t know they made mono for our use. I’ve used their
    C-16 Hollow Spectra for inserted topshots, the 80 lb and the 100 lb with zero failures. What led you to their mono and where the heck did you get it?

    Welcome back, I understand you caught a fish. ;)
     
  2. freegaff2

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    son in law picked it up for me at Bass Pro in SAC...I told him Big Game, they were out, and he didn't understand the difference...had no choice but to try it...:(
     
  3. albacore11

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    Really surprised that no one has mentioned Maxima!
     
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    Izorrope.
    It’s strong, strong , strong.
    No other option
     
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    really like Maxima green in Baja waters...I also like Big Game and Ande but for cow fishing I like Momoi, Jinkai and Soft Steel....
     
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    Izor XXX all day long. I picked up an 186lb fish on 80lb Izor XXX in July, after that I am sold for life:)
     
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  7. T.O.T.W.

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    Izorline has been a long-time favorite. Lately, I’ve also been using Sufix Superior in smoke blue. It’s not a brand you hear about much on the west coast, but it’s been impressive.
     
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  8. Bill W

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    Lots of things can happen to mono after manufacturing. Just being old on the shelf can be one thing. Heat is another. I like your thinking. Soft Steel is made by Asso in Italy. Izor is made in Taiwan. Suffix Superior is a brand that comes up a lot in reviews, as Big Game and Ande. For our particular Long Range group Izor is chosen, but it 's diameter is larger. 60# Izor breaks at 92# and there is no magic formula, except diameter.
     
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  9. Steve K

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    Using long 50 lb topshots for YoYo iron as well as Wahoo gear, I grabbed a sale priced spool of Suffix a few years ago at the L.B. Fred. Working out so far.
     
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    DannyNoonan Smarter than I look...

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    Izor XXX for bait, P-line CXX for surface iron, Seaguar blue or orange (JDM) for fluoro...
     
  11. FishRock

    FishRock I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Kind of surprising all the guff (not from Steve K.) I got asking about possibly trying a new type of Dyneema line and seeing all these comments from people using mono that is over a year old. Pretty much the only line failures I have had have been using mono that is over a year old. I stopped doing that a long time ago. Only reason I would buy a bulk spool of mono today is if I were spooling a bunch of reels. Even then I would probably just have the crew spool me up on the boat since they will certainly have good quality and fresh line to do it with.

    I do like Izor and Ande.
     
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    I have spools of Izor and Andi that are several years old and the line is cherry. Heat and light are what I've been told break it down and my stuff is stored in a cool dark place.
    I haven't had any issues with line breakage in a very long time. I also re tie often and strip down if my line has rubbed or been compromised.

    I like 50 lb mono on the yo yo, it's just easier on my hands. I also like a 1/3 of a spool of 40 or 50 on the long rod although I go back and forth to straight spectra too. It's just so hard on my hands and the cuts just bother me a lot more these days.

    Keep those bulk spools cool and in a bag or closet and they will stay nice.
     
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    50# mono and under. I use berkley trilene big game. Color clear. Berkley line has been great to me with quality control and I know it's limits. Been using it forever so that makes me comfortable with lower diameter line.

    50# mono and under. No access to berkley big game. Then Izor.

    60# mono and over, Izor.

    Flouro, seaguar

    I asked a great deck hand why he prefers izorline. His answer was (because I like to land what I hook)

    I store all line in a black duffel bag. Stored in a cool dark dry place
     
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    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I keep my bulk spools of Izorline in a refrigerator. I have had spools of 40 and 50 for several years and it is just like new.

    I don't fish mono very often. I have a couple of jig reels that I use it on for local yoyo/dropper loop fishing. Ande and Izor have always been my only 2 choices.
     
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    3658F1BA-5FF1-4541-8F14-926160ACE0CC.jpeg Got this stuff at close out price at Sav-On tackle. Who makes it, who knows... Has the diameter displayed on spool. Would not hesitate on buying it again as hanging a jig on the bottom was almost impossible to break. Darn... forgot to bring it on last trip.

    Yep... 14 bucks for 1 pound. Put the Penn name on it.
     
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    Izorline xxx
     
  18. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Ande
    Berkeley Big Game
     
  19. InDeepShip

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    I have to do a project for properties of materials Lab and im planning on testing fishing line strength. Ill post later this school semester about the actual data.
     
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    I use an Izor mono topshot on almost all my reels, but I do have a 100 lb Soft Steel top shot that I used on a dropper loop last year at the Lupe. I was able to pull up several 45+ lb yellowtail and an estimated 150 lb black sea bass (of course safely released) without getting rocked.
     
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