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   Old Thread  #8 10 Apr 2014 at 7.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can't comment on exocet as I've never used it but it's nice to see there's alternatives to pro clear which I'm using. Agree about collecting dirt though never bothered too much as l tend to recast after every 6 hours, it's definitely the best casting line I've used and abrasive wise it's been spot on especially after being used nearly every weekend last year.
Subline lasted about 6 weeks before it got taken off, it casted ok sank really well. But after loosing 3 fish on the bounce on different rods while having checked line thoroughly after loosing the first fish put me right off. Never had an experience like it before or since.
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   Old Thread  #7 10 Apr 2014 at 5.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Been on the Exocet for a couple of months now wont be changing any time soon from me
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   Old Thread  #6 12 Aug 2013 at 7.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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wat does it sink like mate?
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   Old Thread  #5 11 Aug 2013 at 11.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the fox line is the best ive used
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   Old Thread  #4 11 Aug 2013 at 10.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
exocet diameter is 0.331
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   Old Thread  #3 11 Aug 2013 at 9.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A useful write up and I will take a look at the fox stuff when I'm next doing some range fishing.

I'm surprised that the Subline didn't do better. The 15lb version was on one of the reels at the Cotswold open day and I thought it flew for its diameter. (0.40)

One thing to consider is the Pro Clear is 0.07mm thinner than the Korda. (According to the Tacklebox test)

What was the diameter of the Fox stuff?

Also was there any difference in the strech between the 3?

I hope you had a good trip, meant to be an awesome place.
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   Old Thread  #2 11 Aug 2013 at 2.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Interesting thread, i spooled up with 15lb subline after reading how easy it was to cast etc etc and it was shockingly bad! I've read about people casting 100+ yards with the 20lb stuff and i'm afraid i wont believe it till i see it!

I did try the ace tapered line when it first came out but i didnt like the way it kinked up when the rods were folded away so i quickly gave up on that idea. For a week long trip its probably worth putting on a fresh load but i couldn't get on with it.

If you're on a distance water then its the lesser of 2 evils really i suppose.

I'm wandering off the subject a little i'm afraid but it seems that you pay a lot for a super thin/supple "casting" line or a thick/wiry "sinking" line where as for the majority of anglers a bog standard like sensor will do the job perfectly for a 3rd of the price.
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   Old Thread  #1 11 Aug 2013 at 9.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've recently returned from La Horre. Before the trip I spent a lot of time weighing up the pros and cons of lots of different lines. I ended up narrowing it down to 3 and fished them side by side. To save you all the dilemmas (hopefully), here's what I found:-

12lb Pro Clear with Tapered leader - Tried and tested, strong as old boots, cast like a dream, sinks well enough. The taper being 12lb at the thin end creates a nice small knot which drastically reduces the chances of a crack-off. The knot does collect weed though which is a pain to remove after each cast; be sure you do remove it, or you WILL crack off!
As an aside, I used ESP and Fox tapered leaders. I much preferred the Fox, it was far softer, slightly thinner diameter (0.57 vs 0.59, though it looks and feels a bigger difference). It made far less noise through the rings and I would imagine it will outcast the ESP.

12-40 Tapered Sub Line - I haven't used Sub Line as a main line before but was pretty impressed with it. It feels very robust, and it sinks very well indeed. For casting....erm no! This was by far the worst of the 3. I think the lads in the swim next door could hear the line slapping around in the rings. On returning to the UK, I had a blast with it. The best cast I had was fully 20 yards short of both the Fox and the Pro Clear.

12-35 Fox Tapered line - Excellent. Tough, limp, nice colour, sinks ok, casts superbly well! What more can I say.

In summary, I'll be spooling up with the Fox on my next trip. For out and out casting there was very little between the Pro Clear and the Fox, but the advantages of having no knot are clear. I think that the lack of knot also gives you the confidence to absolutely whack it out there! La Horre was pretty coloured and over the course of the week the Pro Clear became filthy and stood out more and more as time went on. The Fox retained its nice subtle green colour.

Don't discount the Sub Line. If the distance you're fishing to is reachable with it and you prefer it's sinking qualities, then go for it.
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