I bought Tuf Line XP 10lb line because it was yellow, inexpensive and it looked cool. I figured I’d use it a few times and respool it with a “namebrand” line. This stuff is the best value in fishing line today.
I was fishing near Park Rapids, Minnesota when I got snagged in the reed line. I doubled back to unsnag it. “What the heck,” I thought and just yanked it figuring the line would snap. It tore the reed out of its bed. I reeled in my white grub with a leech and got a hit then another and BAM it went so I set the hook. This walleye pulled, jerked and jumped out of the water. I horsed it in without any doubts. I did not expect anything to hit my line after pulling a reed out of its bed let alone a 24″, 5 pound Walleye.
2 Weeks later I was snagged again only this time in Red Rock Lake near Pella, Iowa. It was not coming, not coming and so, again, I forced it and it came up. It was an 8 foot tall tree branch. It bent the jig head hook and tested the rod but the Tuf Line XP did not flinch. 5 minutes later I hooked into an 8 pound Channel Cat. Tuf Line XP allowed me to keep the heat on him until I got him to the boat.
This is my new line and I am telling my 6 buddies I am going fishing with this September. You got me hooked – okay that was cheesey but Tuf Line XP is not. I am impressed – and it’s cool looking too.
– Jason Larson
- Posted by: Pastor Jason Larson
- Location: Park Rapids, MN