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Best line for the money? It is going on an Okuma, the reel says 8 - 12 lb line is suggested but I was kind of hoping to use it on my ugly stik that the tips broke off of as a pier rod/catfish rig. Any suggestions? I will say I dont care for braided line.
 

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I am about to try nanofil (Google for info); it's not cheap but is supposed to be like braid in the strength vs diameter department but more like mono in handling/knotting/visibility.
 

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What's the drag rating? Probably in the 8-10lb drag range so not going to be much of a catfish/pier reel. OK for maybe catching spot but accidently hook a drum or something with some butt and you're smoked. If you insist on using it toss some 20lb braid on it so you can get what you catch up on the pier. I like powerpro.
 

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What's the drag rating? Probably in the 8-10lb drag range so not going to be much of a catfish/pier reel. OK for maybe catching spot but accidently hook a drum or something with some butt and you're smoked. If you insist on using it toss some 20lb braid on it so you can get what you catch up on the pier. I like powerpro.
Im still kind of new to spec'n gear out lol I think the drag rating is 8-12lb. I have pulled in some 10-15lb cats on 12lb mono but i dont know the name of it lol.
 

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Berkley big game is fine for the price. I see now you had said no braid.
 

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Its all good, braid just seems to give me a fit lol. Referring to your other post, I have never caught anything over 6lbs off a pier. I must not be going out far enough.
More about choice of rig and bait. Plenty of big fish between and inside the sand bars as well as at the end of the pier.
 

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Drum like it rough n dirty... :eek:
 
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I am about to try nanofil (Google for info); it's not cheap but is supposed to be like braid in the strength vs diameter department but more like mono in handling/knotting/visibility.
I spooled up this morning. One thing I had wrong is knotting; you have to learn a special knot for best results. This stuff is slicker than owl snot...
 

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haha my dad has some kind of knot that helped spool up good. I dont know what it was but against its own weight it was good, but when it came time to change line the knot was like a sliding knot. It was cool.
 

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Used the nanofil yesterday for the first time and I like it a lot. Note that it only goes up to 12#, so it is iffy as a choice for the pier. I put 8# on my UL spinning reel and I can now cast further than I could with 4# mono. Totally different feel since the line doesn't stretch; I think a limber rod was a good choice. I tied a snap on and never lost it or any lures all morning long (and I did catch fish and also had to pull free from a few snags). One of the best casting lines I have ever used.
 
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