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
Favorite Fishing Line
This is by far my favorite fishing line. The solar green color is the best for jig fishing where watching your line for subtle hits is critical along with ease of tying knots. Lots of people think the hi-vis color would deter fish from hitting...believe me when I say it doesn't. You can always tie on a leader of less visible line to your hook/lure if you think it's affecting your fishing or confidence. Only downside is it's hard to find...wish they made it in the bulk spools.
May 3, 2014
Caught a snapping turtle 20lbs.
I always use 10Lb. Xt we were bobber fishing. Bobber went crazy! kept tightening do drag and I pulled up a 20+ lb? snapping turtle. Got him to the dock and cut the line. Trilene xt held. I was amazed at the strength. Also going to try sensation.
March 5, 2014
My favorite line!
Have fished with Trilene XT in over 100 Tournaments. This line is strong, consistent, and affordable. Hard to find the Solar Green in the stores (but you didn't hear it from me...haha)
March 30, 2014