Berkley® Trilene XL® Smooth Casting™ Line - 660 Yards
- Resists twists and kinks
- Sensitive to feel structure and strikes
- Incredible strength for confidence and control
- Ideal for wide variety of baits and techniques
- 660 yard bulk spool
Berkley's Trilene XL® Smooth Casting™ Line is an excellent all-purpose mono line that combines incredible handling with exceptional strength for trouble-free fishing. Famous for its super limpness, low memory, sensitivity and toughness, this easy casting Trilene XL Line's unique formula also ensures less line twisting, fewer kinks, minimal backlashes and superior abrasion resistance. Trilene XL Smooth Casting Line is versatile enough to use with a variety of baits and techniques.
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1 out of 5 by Basser4Life Not Good At All
I was in a bind one day and decided to get this line from K-Mart as it was the only line they had available. I figured it was close to Stren which is what I normally use. I was wrong. Just run your finger down the line, you can feel all the inconsistencies. Bad Memory, Doesn't knot well, and doesn't stand up to abrasion very well. I could tell not much of a difference in casting difference though. I'll stick with my Stren Original.
June 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldarmy1 Trilene vs. Stren
I haven't done any in depth garage tests on Stren vs. Trilene but Trilene has MUCH less memory and spools off the reel for longer casts. It is my favorite line for all things top water.
BTW - side note. Stren fluorocarbon is horrible. It casts ok and the memory isn't bad. However it frays on any contact with structure and breaks. XPS fluorocarbon is by far its superior.
June 2, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tytlyns Inferior to Stren
I recently obtained a spool of this line in 12 pound test because it came in low vis green and I fish a lake that is typically in the grip of a green algae bloom, figuring it would make my mono less visible.
Since I have been using Stren brand for over 50 years, I needed to build my confidence in this new line by testing it up against the Stren mono, which I now use in the Magna Thin version. I attached one end of each line to a box swivel and the other end of each line to a 5/0 hook. I placed one hook in the hole of a metal bookshelf in my garage and the other hook in the closed end of a box end wrench, then put increasing pressure on the hooks until one broke off. I began matching the Trilene against the 16 pound Stren Magna Thin since they both had the same diameter: the Stren won out. Then I pitted the Trilene against the 12 pound Stren Magna Thin since they both had the same pound test: again, the Stren won out. In the final match up, when I matched the 10 pound Stren Magna Thin against the 12 pound Trilene, surprisingly enough the result was still the same: the Stren won out.
The bottom line is that the Trilene XL line is inferior to the Stren Magna Thin line regardless of whether or not you match it diameter against diameter or pound test against pound test, so I will not be using the Berkley line.
May 11, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by oakies2007 Ordinary
It's nothing special just a decent line for spinning reels
May 6, 2011
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