Berkley Trilene XT Extra Tough Line - 1000-Yard Economy Spool
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
you can always trust this line.it's tough and holds up very well. if you want softer better casting line buy the XL. i like them both for different applications.
June 6, 2013
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
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