Berkley Trilene XT Extra Tough Line - Filler Spools
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
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
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
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