Over the many years of trying almost every brand of mono out there , I can say that there are not many lines "better" than Maxima for the BC market place. There are other lines that will perform as well though. Some to look at at Stren "DuraTuf" and Trilene "Big Game". Maxima is under rated, 20lb breaks at 27lb and that's why most anglers like it. Chameleon is a stiffer line and works well for mainline but due to it's color it is not a good leader line for clear water conditions. If one looks at pricing of Maxima, you can purchase many other brands of lines like Ande and Mustad "Pro Plus" along with P-line along with Big Game and DuraTuf and get Maxima like performance by changing it on a regular basis due to the fact these other brands are a lot cheaper than Maxima. Over the years when fishing long days and using 20lb main, 15 leader or 25lb main and 20lb leader, I found that it would take on average about 7 days of hard fishing to have the portion of line that was regularly being worked over by casting, stretching, hooking fish, etc, become an overall lesser strength than a brand new fresh peice of leader and I would then start having the mainline break on a regualr basis if bottom was hooked. I found then it was better to use Maxima Ultragreen for leader and use a more cost effective line like Big Game for mainline and just change it on a somewhat regualr basis. Your experience may vary.