Berkley Trilene XT Extra Tough Line - Filler Spools
Decent Line in a Pinch
This is a decent line in a pinch, here's why:
THE GOOD: The line is strong and abrasion resistant. I have had no real issues when tying on fluorocarbon leaders with back-to-back uni-knots, or knot strength in general.
THE BAD: The line has a thick diameter, probably due to whatever makes it abrasion resistant. This makes it rigid - and whether you spool this loose or tight, the right way or the wrong way, at some point you are going to have line jump the spool. When I use anything over 12 lb. test, this problem increases exponentially. The rigidity also impedes lure action.
THE VERDICT: If you are doing any sort or long distance casting, or looking for mono to put into a baitcast reel - go with Trilene XL, NOT XT! You could do much worse, but for me I now spool up with the appropriate weight line in XL no matter what.
Heavy cover or not - I haven't looked back once.
July 25, 2013
Best Mono I have used so far.
So far #1monofilament ive used.Great line this is.Excellent knot strength,low memory,great abrasion resistance,and good fight strength.Its also very affordable for around 8 to 10 bucks for 300/330 yd spool depending on where you get it.I will always keep using this.
October 8, 2014
If it ain't broke,,,,
For me Trilene XT 14 lb test has always been synonymous with a medium action baitcaster, reeds, pads, and bass.
Although maybe not on par with XL's castability, it excels in abrasion resistance. In fact, it's a rare day on the water that I have to retie except for a lure change.
In the last couple of years, I've discovered the joy of bass fishing with light to medium light gear and,,, yeah you guessed it, 8-10 lb test Trelene XT.
August 9, 2013
XT Extra Tough
Us this on all my rod and reel's . Have in 4lb all the way up to 20lb , have yet to brake the line .
August 13, 2014