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#11431464 - 02/22/16 04:27 PM Fluorocarbon!
YAKaddict Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 531
Loc: Plano
The biggest, frailest rip off known to man. I've tried Palomar , San diego jam , modified San diego jam , bla bla knot etc and all break under the slightest pressure. Threw away all fluoro and went back to mono and dam near pulled a tree out of the water today TWICE. Big game is all I will use from now on. Braid sucks too unless you enjoy not being able to cover as much water and eating grooves into you guides. I have A $30 spool and a half a spool of sniper fc that I will trade someone for 2 $5 spools of big game.

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#11431476 - 02/22/16 04:30 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
KVS Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
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Loc: Burleson, Tx
Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
I have A $30 spool and a half a spool of sniper fc that I will trade someone for 2 $5 spools of big game.
I'll take you up on that!! Lets swap addresses in a PM and I'll send you 2 spools of whatever size you want.
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#11431486 - 02/22/16 04:34 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: KVS]
danwill12 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Florida
Has this not been discussed on here before?

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#11431491 - 02/22/16 04:36 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
june-bug Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 403
Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
The biggest, frailest rip off known to man. I've tried Palomar , San diego jam , modified San diego jam , bla bla knot etc and all break under the slightest pressure. Threw away all fluoro and went back to mono and dam near pulled a tree out of the water today TWICE. Big game is all I will use from now on. Braid sucks too unless you enjoy not being able to cover as much water and eating grooves into you guides. I have A $30 spool and a half a spool of sniper fc that I will trade someone for 2 $5 spools of big game.


No thanks you can keep it or just throw that junk in the garbage.


Edited by june-bug (02/22/16 04:36 PM)

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#11431494 - 02/22/16 04:36 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: danwill12]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3186
Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: danwill12
Has this not been discussed on here before?


Nope.

Never.

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#11431690 - 02/22/16 06:02 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12911
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Fluorocarbon is good line. You are doing something wrong. Many others including myself have no problem with fluorocarbon line.

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#11431706 - 02/22/16 06:10 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: ezbassin]
fitter2259 Online   content
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 6109
Loc: Humble, Texas
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Fluorocarbon is good outstanding line. You are doing something wrong. Many others including myself have no problem with fluorocarbon line.


Fixed it for you ez grin
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#11431731 - 02/22/16 06:20 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
Joey J. Offline
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Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 1030
Loc: Flower Mound, Texas, USA
Fluorocarbon has less stretch, so laying into a hook set is not necessary. Wetting the line is imperative before cinching down the knot. You also have to make sure you eliminate line crossover. This is where properly tying the knot comes in. Forget trying to tie a San Diego and modified San Diego until you learn to tie a Palomar knot to perfection. Then you'll be ready to use fluorocarbon line. See link below.

http://www.animatedknots.com/palomar/ind...com#ScrollPoint
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#11431924 - 02/22/16 07:37 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
Kidde Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
I waited entirely too long to switch to flouro. I was definitely late to the dance.

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#11432052 - 02/22/16 08:17 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 5370
Loc: Liberty
Yep doing something wrong
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#11432067 - 02/22/16 08:22 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4454
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Been using Seagaur InvisX for years. Never had a problem. Ever. But.... I don't backlash and I know how to tie a knot.


Just sayin.
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#11432089 - 02/22/16 08:34 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
Kidde Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
Steez can you tie the triple lindy with your eyes closed?

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#11432097 - 02/22/16 08:36 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: Kidde]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4454
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Kidde
Steez can you tie the triple lindy with your eyes closed?
nope.

I can cut and retie a crank one handed in less that 20 seconds though. And that's what matters. Haha
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#11432103 - 02/22/16 08:38 PM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
Kidde Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
LOL.

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#11432559 - 02/23/16 06:43 AM Re: Fluorocarbon! [Re: YAKaddict]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1550
Loc: Texas
You are definitely doing something wrong, as others have said, this assuming you are not using some off-brand fluorocarbon.

I have use all three of the popular junction knots between braid and fluorocarbon: FG, Uni to Uni and Albright (depends on circumstances) . . . none have ever failed at a greater rate than using mono as a leader material.

And, Palomars, Unis and San Diego Jams . . . none have failed tying to terminal tackle . . . at a greater rate than tied to mono.

Here's the primary evidence that it is likely you, not the material: the Pros depend on landing fish to make a living and they use braid and fluorocarbon when it is called for. If they were experiencing your issues, they'd be using monofilament. I suppose a few are; the great majority are not.

Points of agreement:

I do think the advantage is rather modest using fluorocarbon over the really good modern, low stretch monofilaments . . . but it is definitely there.

I think unless you really buy a top line, fluorocarbon is more difficult to use as a primary line for many people (casting, and other issues.)

Unless you sit down, perhaps at a bass club, have someone review what you are doing, that reverting to monofilament is likely a good strategy for you.

Brad

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