Whats your favorite running/shooting line?

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    that's not what I said.
     
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    Well of course not, no one ever says it exactly like that. They say things like, I fish 'x' way because let's face it even a poor fisherman can catch fish 'y' way.
     
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    40# Berkeley big game for winter. I bought a giant spool for $10 it shoots and handles amazing. Super durable, high knot strength, can be repaired/replaced river side in minutes. High visibility (it literally glows) and did I mention it was cheap???

    Can't imagine ever buying an off the shelf running line again.
     
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    What select situations do you use mono over the spectra? Just curious.
     
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    I like mono for trout in fast water. I hate carrying a loop (for a lot of different reasons), so I fish with the line tight to the reel. Even with an almost-freewheelin' drag, I lose a lot of fish on the take when fishing with spectra, and I can only assume it is the zero-stretch thingy. Switched back to mono last year and my grab/fight ratio went way up.
     
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    I've found that brand matters little and line speed matters much more because if you don't have enough line speed then your running line will tangle. That being said I personally use the Rio cold water shooting line, it's blue and I forgot the diameter and test, but it works well enough for some reasonable heroic casts but will still tangle if I do not generate enough line speed.
     
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    airflo ridge orange. used cortland polypro (oval) , but it's very stiff , I even cut my finger to the blood with it