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Sunline Small Game PE-HG Line spoolSmall Game PE-HG

JDM PE line (what we would call braid) is absolutely wonderful stuff. It is expensive, and the lighter weight lines are extremely expensive, but high quality comes at a high price.

Although Sunline no longer sells braid for trout fishing, they sell a truly excellent braid for ultralight saltwater fishing. It seems we don't do much ultralight saltwater fishing in the US, but it is a big thing in Japan. Their Small Game PE-HG line works beautifully as a BFS line for trout fishing!

When I started using a baitcaster in trout streams I used the same nylon mono that I used with my spinning reels. After experimenting with a number of different lines, I came to believe a light braid is really the best choice. Nylon or fluorocarbon lines are perverse. It seems they want to jump off the spool, and will blow up into a bird's nest given half a chance. Given the same half a chance, braid seems to want to stay on the spool. I still get bird's nests (I'm still basically a beginner) but fewer and less extreme. I am sold on braid. It is considerably more expensive than nylon, but to me it is clearly worth it.

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