Many times it comes down to whatyoulike. You'll be surprised the noticeable difference in the same design line by different manufacturers. Slick surface and stiff or subtle come to my mind. Once I find a line wt I like I will try as many different lines as I can get my hands on and then choose. Don't forget to try different reel weights for balance once you make a line mfg choice. Even after I have made my choice I will try new lines when I have a chance, you never know when you might find a new favorite.