P-Line CX Premium Fishing Line - 1000 Yards
P-Line CX Premium is superior line in every respect. Like many folks, I've used just about every top-quality line made over my decades of fishing both fresh and saltwater. I started using P-Line years ago -- back when Japanese fishing products were not so popular in the USA. I've found that CX Premium has all of the properties I look for, with virtually no undesireable ones. For any given break strength, it is about .001" to .002" smaller diameter than just about any other line. This thinness pay off, since 10# CX is the same diameter as most other 8# lines. Smaller diameter line casts easier (particularly in the wind), casts a bit farther, and lures run a little deeper. I've actually checked the break strength on P-Line 4# through 25# and it always meets and sometimes exceeds their rated pound strength. CX Premium limpness and lack of spool memory is equivalent to Trilene XL based on my and my wife's side-by-side comparisons on both spinning and conventional reels. The fluorocarbon coating does a good job of sealing the nylon core of the line. Therefore, water absorbtion is near zero, the line behaves the same whether hot or cold, and line stretch is reduced significantly. CX Premium is noticeably more sensitive than Trilene XL (a long-time favorite). For saltwater, many fisherman want absolutely clear line. Personally, I like to see my line... as long as the fish can't. The folks at P-Line did their homework, because the hi-vis fluorescent coating works as advertised. It virtually disappers underwater. My only complaint is the 300 yard filler spools should be 330 like most other brands. With 330 yards, most of us can completely fill one spinning reel spool and one baitcasting reel (with 300 yards, you typically get to choose one or the other). I change my line often enough that I now buy the 1000 yard spool, which is actually more cost-effective at Bass Pro Shop's prices. I think P-Line CX Premium is fantastic line for almost any type of fishing.
December 13, 2006
I prefer to use the 100% florocarbon line 15# for bait cast. I wish BassPro would carry it in the 1/4# spool to make it affordable. I also wish they would carry it in the retail stores.
November 9, 2006
The product is rather stiff, brittle and surprising not resilient. Line constantly broke without much effort.
September 29, 2006
this is the best fishing line i have ever used. while fishing on lake toho it held up great and i had no problems with the thick vegetation. at night it is very visable and the thinner diameter really helps when you want bigger line and not all the bulk. i would definitely recommend this to anyone.
July 25, 2006