Pitching line.

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Pitching line.

Post by D.R. » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:30 pm

What type of line do you guys use for pitching and why? I am not talking about flipping heavy cover. I am asking about pitching docks, banks, rocks, grass etc.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by arbogastjunkie » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:41 pm

I like the Sunline Machine Gun Cast for my pitching and worming. My reasoing is that the line lay on the spool is better than any other line that I have used. Now I dont know if I did a particulalrly good job when I put the line on, but I never get birdsnests with this line. In addition, I have never had this line break on me.

By the way I am using an Alphas ITO Ai on a Powell Max 703c rod for pitching and trigs in general.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by Fbass » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:05 am

I have tried this whole summer sunline MGC for pitching jigs and tubes to moderate cover and I love it. This is the best line I've used in years. Used 20#. Never breaks, good sensitivity, just could be a little more visible. I think I'm sold to this line for good!

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by frogpond11 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:55 am

I like 15# Floroclear myself. It pitches and handles really well, the only complaint I have on it is that the line seems to break easily. I've broken off a good bit of fish with this line, so just be a little careful with it if you give the Floroclear a try.



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Re: Pitching line.

Post by OhioChamp183 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:16 am

frogpond11 wrote:I like 15# Floroclear myself. It pitches and handles really well, the only complaint I have on it is that the line seems to break easily. I've broken off a good bit of fish with this line, so just be a little careful with it if you give the Floroclear a try.



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Justin, get away from that stuff boy! Why would ya ptich with something that breaks easy? :thinking: Go with a good copolymer!

I've been using Silver Thread Excalibur 10-12 lb. for the last 5-6 years, and I'm trying some Mccoys Mean Green this year, in the 10-12 lb. test. I do most of my pitching, even in somewhat heavy cover with 12 lb test.
I say Mccoys Mean Green in 12 lb test. 8-)

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by reelblues » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:39 am

Where I'm at, about all we have is bank, docks, etc., not heavey cover. You didn't say what size lure, but my partner and I use florocarbon exclusively, in 10 to 12 and some times 8 if the water has 3 ft. visbability. This is for 3/8 and smaller. we haven't broke one off in I don't know how long. I caught an 8 and he caught a 7 on 10lb. this year.
We pitch a lot of Senko and light jig/grub combos.

From what Mhood said about you, I'm sure you meant 3/4 oz and bigger, so my info will be useless. :lol:
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Re: Pitching line.

Post by Nitroman77 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:36 am

I like either Yo-hybrid 15lb or machine gun cast since it seems to be pretty darn tough line and abrasion resistant. I mainly use yo-hybrid and have most of my rods spooled with it. I also seem to get less break-offs with both of the lines.
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Re: Pitching line.

Post by phatbass » Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:07 am

I use sunline sniper fc 14lb, handles great,and easy to see.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by tj1004 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:37 am

15lb P-Line CXX b/c it is super tough or 25lb MGC b/c it handles well and has a small diameter.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by Fishingboy » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:30 pm

I pitch mostly 1/4OZ jigs with 20lb PPro braid on one of my pixzilla tuned by you! so far, did not have any breakage.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by teamdaiwa5 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:13 pm

14 - 17 lb Vanish works wonders for me.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by bruce S » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:37 pm

i like 20lb super shooter , b

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by dustlane » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:14 pm

teamdaiwa5 wrote:14 - 17 lb Vanish works wonders for me.

Wow. You rarely hear anyone speaking very highly of Vanish. Right now I have 15 lb. clear Big Game on my pitching rig. Not the best, but not the worst either.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by teamdaiwa5 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:50 am

I honestly can't complain about Vanish. I have never had a fish break off, not even with 6 pound test. I have had fish wrap themselves silly into laydowns and still gotten them out, with the line rubbing bark the whole way. No problems from me, I actually think the line is better after it has been used for 2-3 trips.

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Re: Pitching line.

Post by reelblues » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:54 pm

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewsufixelitepg2.html

I have been using this since it came out. The TT review sums up my opinion.
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