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Well, I ordered a new Sustain FE 4000 today, should be here by next Wednesday. I would like to spool it with quality line to be able to get the most out of the reel. I will be spooling one spool with Sufix 30 lb perf Braid... There are a lot of opinions on braid, but I have tried this brand and like it, so why change to something I may not like?....

But on the second spool, I am open for suggestions... I had tried Berkley flourocarbon (their premium model, don't remember the name)on a previous reel, but was overall not happy with it... to much line memory, got stiff after a while, poor castability. Don't know if it was the brand or just because it was flourocarbon...

Even though I tried to make myself like it I found I was always using the braid, and the flourocarbon just sat in my tackle box...

Some others I have used in the past were Berkley IronSilk, yozuri hybrid...

Bottom line, I would like something to complement the braid and provide smooth casatbility, low memory and a little stretch when braid is not appropriate.

Will primarily be using the extra spool for soft plastics (saltwater) and a small jighead.

Any suggestions are appreciated...

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Very Familiar

Thanks for the reply...

I lived in South Florida for a lot of years, and used Ande pink on ALL my offshore rods... Great for trolling and drift fishing!!.... but I don't know how it would do for Castability, flexibility etc.

Ande pink has been around for years and is great for the price, but I was looking for more of a new technology to go with my high tech reel...:wink:

Oh yeah, the flourocarbon I had tried was Berkley Professional Grade.. not too happy with it.
 

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25 lb?

regular 25 lb suffix
Isn't 25# a little heavy for this reel? I know Suffix makes great line, my buddy really likes the Siege...

I think I am going to try the Seaguar Invisx Flourocarbon, just to give Flourocarbon one more try... I still would like to get suggestions from this post for future purchases.

Thanks everyone.
 

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power pro 30# just wrap it tight thats all I use on my stella.. You know shimano now makes power pro right? Gotta figure they bought the best line for there own reels.

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my stella 4000 has 20 lb powerpro on it. I use 30lb on my stella 8000 for sharks and tarpon. 30 lb is a heavy line for such a small reel in my opinion
 
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