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by cysko74 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:55 pm
P-line cxx is affordable and works extremely well. Go on youtube and watch some of the centerpin casting videos and pay attention to detail. This way when you start to fish with your pin casting will be a breeze and you wont go through a bunch of line. Make sure not to over spool your reel it will only make things more difficult. Starting out it will be better to put as little line on as possible until you can cast properly.
by cysko74 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:05 am
For a beginner I think that CXX will reduce the amount of rigging involved. There will be no need to run a shotline all the rigging; float, shot, swivel can go on the mainline CXX and then just tie off the tippet/leader material to the swivel.
by Craig@ErieOutfitters » Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:22 am
cxx will sink making it tough to mend or keep line out of the water. Start with a stiff heavy line(12#to15#) it will make casting easier to learn and then step up to a thinner specialty line....craig
by cysko74 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:11 am
I have used 10lb CXX for quite sometime especially when fishing for kings with the centerpin. It worked very well but now I run 20 lb Siglon and I love it. The 20lb. siglon only has a diameter of .015 and 10 CXX has a diameter of .014 and I have heard that lower pound tests of the siglon many times break above the swivel if using a 8 lb. leader. CXX is a truly amazing line in regards to abrasion resistance and overall strength. Yes the Siglon does help in mending on long drifts though.
Last edited by cysko74 on Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
by STEELHEADER20 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:19 pm
Im going to go with 10# CXX. Not alot of people here in Indianapolis that center pin. So im going with what it sounds like people on here like romm all the reading of old posts and such that ive done.
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