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Old 25-07-2017, 10:00
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Hi, I am needing to respool my reels, and was wondering what brand of mono is recommended for extremely snaggy rocky swims, I always use 15 lb as mainline but am a bit sceptical of some manufactureres abrasion resistance claims.

After a session on the Ribble yesterday I noticed that my line was starting to show signs of wear on the rocks, the reels have not been used much this season yet, and I cant remember the mono make, so am looking for something reliable.

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Old 25-07-2017, 10:04
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I have used Gardner line on some very rocky areas of the Trent, and found it to be excellent. GR60 originally, then GT80 then moved to GT80+.

Been very happy and see no reason to consider changing.
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Old 25-07-2017, 10:51
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GR60 for me been a excellent line
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Old 25-07-2017, 11:05
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GR60 clear in 12lb (0.35) which breaks at around 18lb or 16lb Pro-Clear (0.34) which breaks at around 20lb. Neither have let me down, both very abrasion resistant, I have no doubt the stronger 15lb and 20lb (respectively) varieties will be equally as good.

I know plenty of very good anglers who swear by Big Game.

Im always checking my line on the retrieve and replace it regularly when fishing the Trent, I never put more than around 60-65 yards on a time, any more is just wasted.
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Old 25-07-2017, 11:33
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For the rocky Trent I'm using ESP Syncro in 15lbs.

http://www.ericsangling.co.uk/index....000m-15lb.html

Very good abrasion resistance and knot strength.
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Old 25-07-2017, 11:45
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Used GT80 for years, then GT80+.
Had a spell where nobody seemed to be able to get hold of GT80+ and needed something there and then.

Fox Soft Steel camo in 16lb was a spur of the moment purchase, and 3 years on I'm still on it.
More than meets my requirements for the Wye and isn't as springy as GT80. Holds up well against bedrock ledges, boulders and submerged willows.
I see no reason to change...having said that, Fox will no doubt discontinue it now it's an established favourite of mine!
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Old 25-07-2017, 11:56
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I may be wrong but I believe that in tests, no mono was found to be more abrasion resistant than Profish Ghostline. At 15lb bs the stated diameter is 0.33mm and I'd say it was fairly limp for a 15lb line. I had a problem 3 weeks ago, I changed to Ghostline ...and I've not had that problem since. Comes in 1000yds spools.
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Old 25-07-2017, 12:20
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Gardner Hydro Tuff is very good line:

http://www.barbel.co.uk/site/vbullet...ment-line.html
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Old 25-07-2017, 19:00
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You are right Terry, Ghostline tested highest for abrasion resistance over all other lines a few years ago.The tests showed some well used lines were very poor
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Old 25-07-2017, 20:55
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Thanks for the suggestions .. I am sure that all the lines mentioned would be more than adequate for my needs, I quite like the look of the Profish Ghost line, I do a lot of sea fishing as well, after reading about it on here I did a bit of looking around, and it seems that the Profish Ghost is well thought of by anglers fishing rough ground coastal marks, so I am thinking that is going to be my first port of call.
It has a reasonable thickness (or should that be thinness ) is quite cheap compared to some others, so it will double up as line for my Bass fishing as well.

Thanks again.


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