Berkley Trilene XL Smooth Casting Line - Filler Spools
My Favorite Mono
This is my absolute favorite mono... here's why:
THE GOOD: This line has been around for some time. It is very manageable, it has low memory - and I know everyone SAYS that about their product, but this is for real - and it is pretty strong. I have found it to be very reliable, I get great knot strength with it, and have no problem tying fluorocarbon leaders direct with back-to-back uni knots.
THE BAD: It's not as strong as other lines of the same pound test, which is probably due to the smaller diameter - but that smaller diameter results in lower line memory, so it's a trade off.
If you spool up properly you won't have any issues.
THE VERDICT: Even though we are barraged by new superlines that "do everything", there are still many reasons to use mono in a lot of fishing situations. Trilene XL is an inexpensive, exceptional product that has given me consistent results for years. Walleye or bass, spinning or baitcast - when I buy mono, this is it. Period.
July 25, 2013
I was sitting at a dock, unspooling my 8 pound line and putting on fresh trilene 10 pound line, clear color. About 5 minutes after a 4.2 pound bass attacked my nightcrawler and i fought the fish for about 5 minutes. Of course my drag had a huge part in landing the LMB, but the line felt strong the entire fight. It casts very far too which is what i liked the most. A+ grade from me
July 3, 2014
Very controll use in reel
I've used this line for many years and it has never let me down. Memory is great.
January 25, 2015
My number 1 always
this is the only line I buy. tried allot of different fishing lines in the past. this is my number 1. I love the way it casts, caught allot of trophy size fish with this line. It's tough also, fishing around trees, grass, rocks. I will never buy any other line. Trilene XL (x-tra limp) for smooth casting and less twist. I fish at least 3 to 4 times a week. I usually put new line on my reels each yr. but, with this line if you should forget, like I have. You don't have to worry, it will hold up for at least 2yrs. I know from experience.
February 9, 2014