Western Filament Tuf Line XP - 1200 Yards
Great for saltwater jigging
I use this line for deep jigging for bottom fish (tilefish, grouper and sea bass) in 200-600 feet of water. Very low drag when the current is strong, excellent knot strength and the small diameter allows me to get enough line on the reel to be able to fish that deep. The best of the spectra lines I think.
August 10, 2007
Thought it was a good deal, so I purchased the 1200 yard spool of Western Filament Tuf Line XP 50lb test only to find that in several tests it broke at 25lbs to 30lbs. Very disappointed, especially since I purchased it from BASS, who I always thought sold quality items. This is the first time I was disappointed by a BASS purchase, so I'm thinking it is a quality problem with the particular spool that was shipped to me.
I'm wondering if I should even fish with the reels that I have loaded with it already. I'd hate to loose a great catch because of substandard line.
March 7, 2011
Braid vs Mono
I'm sold on Tuff-Line braid, so much so I use it on all my reels. I fish offshore, inshore, lakes and rivers. I recently caught a 31 inch brown trout on the White River, using Tuff-Line 30# braid, with 20# Fluorocarbon leader. The fish swam around rocks and logs, but could not break the line. I used this same fishing rig to catch speckled trout and redfish on a recent fishing trip.
April 7, 2010
I just used the 20lb test fishing Lake Erie on some large walleye and freshwater drum. I don't know if I did something wrong, but I spooled this stuff as I've done other brands. The line deeper in the spool started flattening and sticking together after fighting several largish fish. After that, it wouldn't cast well.
June 14, 2011