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#10906284 - 06/09/15 04:23 PM I need a simple explanation
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What the heck is the difference in mono and fluro? Sounds rookie but i'm dying to know.. any simple explanations?
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#10906289 - 06/09/15 04:24 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Mono floats and has some stretch to it
Fluoro has less stretch and sinks


Edited by It's a giant! (06/09/15 04:25 PM)

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#10906303 - 06/09/15 04:31 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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thank you
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#10906387 - 06/09/15 05:09 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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mono is made from nylon.. hence the stretch. Fluorocarbon is more like glass fiber.. hence less stretch. It has a much higher surface tension, hence the scalding when you tie knots if you don't wet it before you cinch it down.

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#10906410 - 06/09/15 05:21 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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About $15.00 a spool!

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#10906414 - 06/09/15 05:24 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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It sinks and it stretches actually more than you think. Better sensitivity

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#10906441 - 06/09/15 05:32 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: KB1953]
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Originally Posted By: KB1953
About $15.00 a spool!

About $15.00 dollars more per spool than mono

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#10907317 - 06/09/15 11:08 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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And, fluorocarbon has a heck of memory. Backlashes will make dirty words flow freely from your mouth when you get done untangling everything, if you get done untangling everything. I hate fluorocarbon.
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#10907795 - 06/10/15 08:00 AM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Fluorocarbon breaks EZ
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#10909108 - 06/10/15 03:34 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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One of the biggest attractions of fluorocarbon line is that it has a refractive index close to that of water. Essentially, submerging it renders it nearly invisible to the eye, although it is speculated that bass can probably still detect the movement of the line through the water with their lateral lines.
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#10909131 - 06/10/15 03:39 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Rudy Lackey]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rudy Lackey
Fluorocarbon breaks EZ


Not if you use good line with a good knot.

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#10909148 - 06/10/15 03:43 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: EtxBassFisher
What the heck is the difference in mono and fluro? Sounds rookie but i'm dying to know.. any simple explanations?



Let me complicate the matter as best I can.

Fluoro is mono. Mono means made of a single strand. Resin mono is what is typically referred to as monofilament. Fluorocarbon line is also made of a single strand just not of resin. It's a big two dollar word that I won't trouble you with.

Resin mono typically floats but it also gets water logged. People typically like it because it's the best bang for your buck. It's cheaply made in other words. Once it gets water logged, it is prone to abrasions and loses some of it's good characteristics.

Fluoro mono sinks, is stronger, has less stretch, but costs significantly more. As stated.... Grrreat refractive index for clear water environments.

That's the quick and dirty version. wink

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#10909602 - 06/10/15 07:22 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Good floro is the way to go IMO. It is less visible, much more sensitive. Yes it has memory. I use line conditioner and stretch my lines every few weeks or before a trip. I pretty much just use floro or braid on all of my rigs. I had one or two with mono that I would use for top water but I don't use them that much. Most of the top water applications can be done with braid or 12# floro.
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#10909610 - 06/10/15 07:26 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Garvin]
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Originally Posted By: Garvin
One of the biggest attractions of fluorocarbon line is that it has a refractive index close to that of water. Essentially, submerging it renders it nearly invisible to the eye, although it is speculated that bass can probably still detect the movement of the line through the water with their lateral lines.


its a good selling point on the box but I can see both the same in a crystal clear aquarium under all light conditions with my own eyes.
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#10909636 - 06/10/15 07:40 PM Re: I need a simple explanation [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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I like some fluoro's, others not so much. Invisx stretchs like a mono and is not very sensitive imo. The stiffer fluoro's, like 100% trilene, have less stretch and more sensitivity but can be a pain in the butt as far as memory and handling. I'm done with wasting money on the supposed advantages of "fluorocarbons." I'll spend half or less on a good copoly and get 98% of the benefits with alot less of the drawbacks.
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