when i use mono like i do when drift fishing i use maxima all the way , strongest stuff even when you size down to the lower poundage, its limp and flexible for easy casting.
other wise i use tuff line when im in the boat
I use tuff for bobber fishing and have tried other mono only to go back to Maxima. Maxima Ivory is cheap and it holds up. It is not real limp and get's memory quick when not used all the time, but I always re spool every couple of trips.
I use to use Trilene 10 pld, went to maxima 20 for springers.
Now I use tuff 50 main, and 20p maxima, Why??
I ran into a sale's women, and she can fish with the best of us.
And I bought the biggest spool, she is a red head, I think I hade coffee on the wilson with another red head, wonder who that girl was??????
I have used Power Pro braided for about a year and it in my opinion is the only way to go. I have had enough big fish break mono on smooth rocks. Power Pro is easy casting, tough and works like a CHAMP!
I tested several 20# lines a couple years ago employing the palomar or trilene knot on all the brands tested.
The results were Maxima & Ande 18#, Stren 21#, Big Game 28#.
Broke them all more than once with the same results every time.
We were all in disbelief and I have been using Big Game and Izorline ever since and they have proven themselves in the field to me.
Never have heard a single complaint ever about Big Game.
Nice line handling qualities also.
Not sure if they still sell them, but Trilene XL is limp yet strong. It works great on both baitcasters and spinning reels. I bought several 3000 yd. reels several years back and still happily feeding my spools. Another fine mono is the Stren MagnaThin.
For leaders, however, I like stiffer line, like the Maxima UG.