Built to deliver the super strength and durability needed when fishing around rocky ledges, heavy weeds, docks and rough brush piles, this abrasion resistant Trilene XT monofilament line excels in heavy cover. An excellent high-performing, low-memory line that casts very well and won’t put a large dent in your wallet, this mono line is designed to allow you to get away with some incredibly dicey casts.
Rated 5 out of 5 by emax19 hands down...best mono
i've been at this for 35 yrs. it's just the best all-around mono you can get. with all of the other stuff i need to be concerned with while fishing...my line should not be one of them! i use 6 and 8 lb test for my clear water lake and have found that the low-vis green just 'disappears' in the water!! very important ! great stuff !!
January 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chockpish1 Tough!!!
This line is tough! I use it for striped bass. It does the job well! It is a bit stiff, doesn't cast that far, but that's just me! It does have a bit of memory, but it is abrasion resistant, Not much for saltwater use. That's why I went to Trileen Big Game.
January 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by treyw14 best brand
i have always used berkley brand line anytime i go fishing. we went to a lake down the road from our house caught a 6 and half pound largemouth using XT. If we would have been using my suffix brand we would of lost him because it is not durable
October 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by FTMBassHunter A "go to" line.
I've been a big fan of Trilene XL for years but decided to give XT a try on my spinning rod as I was hunting smallies in the rocks. I bought 8 lb test and spooled up and headed out to one of my favorite spots which unfortunately has a "lure eating tree". Sure enough I got my brand new finesse jig caught and thanks to this line, I was not only able to get it back but I also pulled out a bird's nest of line, fluke, and small rapala crankbait (score!). I never would've thought a mono could handle that kind of abuse.
This line is thin in diameter, limp, casts very well, & transmits vibrations very nicely. I haven't had the memory problem some guys have complained about but if you make sure your bail is winding the line on the spool in the same direction the line is coming of its coil, that can help eliminate line twist. Also use firm but not tight tension on the line when you spool up.
September 28, 2011
I tried the XT a few years ago and I didn't like it. The XL is very limp, casts great, and is an all around nice line. The XT is way too stiff and I didn't find it to be any more abrasion resistant. If you are looking for a really tough and durable line that is still easy to work with, try Maxima Ultragreen. It costs a little more but you get what you pay for. Be aware that Maxima is not as limp as the XL when you first spool it, but it will relax a little with use. It is however, ten times tougher than the Trilene XL. I hope you find this helpful. Good luck and happy fishing!
The problem with the color red is that while it does filter out in about 3 feet of water, it leaves the line looking grey and not invisible at all. I tried to like Cajun Red Line but for my money, Trilene anything in low-vis green is the way to go unless it's gin-clear water. There's a school of thought that says clear/blue flourescent is the way to go in super clear conditions.
i believe the red line's " low vis " is mostly in a saline situation . as far as prismatic visability in fresh water ? i have used it , have i caught more fish due to that ? i truly do not know , but i have used red braid line in fresh water and will say it might have put off a few bass in the shallow's . i repeated same trail with mono and had several catches with same lures . my belief is i think if its there and its hungry a reaction bite will occur either way ?
I think red is not a good color for a line. Of course you'll catch fish on it. but it will be more visible to fish. In muddy water it's not that important, but in clear water, during the day it will be more visible. At night or in lowlight red is the first color to "disappear" and we (and fish) see it as black or a dark color, so, it will be more visible. The best colors for line are clear and green. I prefer green because it doesn't reflect much light, so it will be less visible. Also most lakes have green weeds and green algae, so the line virtually disappears. And even ultra clear water has a green taint to it, so green is always a good option. An even better option is camouflaged line (with sections of different colors). If you can find a line you like in camouflage, then buy it!