I have fished nearly 50 years I am a light line enthusiast. I appreciate the sport and the thrill of the chase. I fished the professional tournament circuit here in Arizona and California with some success. To me that meant not having to pay to fish.
I have used the 6lbs in my day to day fishing and broke off the bigger fish I have hooked. I always used new line when fishing for money.
I feel the Kastking line is very castable and that is important. Long cast with a soft plastic jerk bait is my April to October. But it is also very good for worm fishing and drop shoting. The reason I switched from P-line or Triline Clear is the distance they would cast. Kastking when dry cast the same weight bait further than both P-line or Triline. The thing I am finding here in the desert is the longevity. It seems to weaken in less than a couple of weeks requiring it to be changed out. I feel that the benefit of the extra casting distance is worth the longevity.
The 8lbs seems to be equal to all other 8lbs lines no extra distance in casting, No extra longevity.
Me being a light line enthusiast will continue to stay with the 6lbs line and sacrifice the larger fish hooked and broke off due to the capacity of the line.
I don't fish for money anymore so the thrill of the chase and the tug is the goal. I have broken snapped hooks with Trilene on fish in clear water that I could see. That is a testament to their strength.
I really like the Kastking 6lbs I wish that the 8lbs was equal.
I am a fan!! Thanks
This line has become my primary line on almost all of my reels from 8lb to 30lb. The castability is outstanding, its thin but strong. I can cast a average frog further than I have in the past.
I prefer it over trilene.great line.