Originally Posted by ecduzitgood
I have been fishin the ditch for 25yrs. and tried almost everything but have found my choice is 50# trilene big game on my calcutta 700 takes a beating and stands up to anything I put it through.
I used 30# Triline Big game for 7yrs. @ the ditch for eeling,pluging & jigging.
I got very good at long cast's with out blowing up my reel,but most of all I trusted that product it is dependable & it was only $7.50 for a 330yrd. spool,but I found myself changing my line 3-4 time a season because of unwanted cut off's from blues,ware & tare but most of all random abraision marks down the line.
I switched over to braid three years ago(conventional,spinning for 14yrs) & I'll never go back!One of the pros of it is,it'll last for several seasons,you can cast further than before,and the one thing that I like the most is you can feel whats going on @ the other end of your line,weather it be a stick bait going againts the rolling waves and as you reel it in & you feel it rattling side to side or might you be drifting eels and sudenly feel the eel shake violently to escape but there's that dead calm.....Then BOOM!The cow that just ate your eel is screwin!
You feel everything with braid