We usually use a a higher pound line in salt water. But we went on one of those boats where you only expect to catch the couple pound fish. This monofilament line worked well with my pole and you can't see it. The fish only see the bait and we didn't get tangled up. We kept on fishing and I caught 12 of the small fish. I forgot what they were called, but the fake grouper is what I call them. My wife loved the fish and it was fun. I will continue to use this line on those smaller fish. It is a solid line with a great price. Wish they had a few more sizes to choose from, but the 6 pound line works perfectly for our needs.