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#11746373 - 07/28/16 09:19 AM Your go to Fluorocarbon Line
Fish'n Skeeter Offline
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Registered: 02/24/14
Posts: 323
I understand that everyone has their favorites or the line they prefer, but I wanted to see what some of you look for or expect from fluorocarbon line. Because to me, just like with anything else, they are not created equal. I prefer gamma fluorocarbon, likely one of the most expensive on the market, but I have tried Berkley and Sunline and both resulted in more break offs than I am used to. Could have just been me, but I have not had that issue with gamma so I just stick with what I know.

I just purchased several of the new lews rods and reels so I was wondering if anyone has tried the lews apt fluorocarbon. I did a check and noticed that the diameter size is different for several brands, like for instance:

Gamma 12# is (.013" x .33mm) and Lews 12# is (.012" x .305mm) but the Lews 14# is (.013" x .33mm)

Gamma 20# is (.017" x .43mm) and Lews is the same

So do you guys look at that at all, or just typically buy what you know and/or are used to?


Edited by JasonC (07/28/16 09:20 AM)

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#11746430 - 07/28/16 09:43 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
JoeyC Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 262
Loc: Grand Prairie
I used seaguar invizx for the longest time. It was soft and super easy to cast. Within the last year or so I had a ton of break offs on a couple of trips and lost some good fish. I switched to sunline sniper and have not had any issues since then. I don't pay attention to the diameter usually but just the #

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#11746439 - 07/28/16 09:47 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1951
I'm picky about lines too, probably more so than necessary. One of the students in the college club I run set up a partnership with Hi-Seas line; a pretty small company with a small footprint and following. I reluctantly tried some of their stuff and it opened my eyes a bit, that there actually is something other than Seaguar InvizX, and that pretty much each brand excels at something that another brand might not. The Hi-Seas fluoro stretches less, is more sensitive and is more abrasion resistant than Seaguar InvizX making it a great Texas rig or jig line. However, Seaguar InvizX stretches a little more, it's thinner, and a little easier to cast than Hi-Seas making it a great crankbait line.

I did research line diameters and reviews quite a bit before trying Hi-Seas, and was hesitant because of the thicker diameter. But, now I have found an even stronger line that I use for pitching around cover while still using my long-time favorite Seaguar InvizX for everything else. My take-away from this experience is that trying other brands is a good idea, even if they don't measure the same on paper as what you're used to.

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#11746454 - 07/28/16 09:56 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: JoeyC]
G_Mize93 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/14
Posts: 125
Loc: Denton, TX
I have always been a fan of Seaguar Red Label, as well as the InvizX. However I started having the same problems with every single spool I purchased, within the last six months period, where I was having multiple line breaks from inside my spools to main line. All of which had no signs of abrasion issues. Since then, I have changed to Bass Pro's stuff, and have been even more satisfied then before! It is slightly thicker in diameter in comparison to equal poundage, but the strength and abrasion resistance is bar non. juggle
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#11746473 - 07/28/16 10:08 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7596
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: JasonC
I understand that everyone has their favorites or the line they prefer, but I wanted to see what some of you look for or expect from fluorocarbon line. Because to me, just like with anything else, they are not created equal. I prefer gamma fluorocarbon, likely one of the most expensive on the market, but I have tried Berkley and Sunline and both resulted in more break offs than I am used to. Could have just been me, but I have not had that issue with gamma so I just stick with what I know.

I just purchased several of the new lews rods and reels so I was wondering if anyone has tried the lews apt fluorocarbon. I did a check and noticed that the diameter size is different for several brands, like for instance:

Gamma 12# is (.013" x .33mm) and Lews 12# is (.012" x .305mm) but the Lews 14# is (.013" x .33mm)

Gamma 20# is (.017" x .43mm) and Lews is the same

So do you guys look at that at all, or just typically buy what you know and/or are used to?


Interesting 411 for sure. I pay attention to the diameters. I think it is a numbers game to see who can have the "strongest" line for it's pound test.

I would expect Sunline 12# to be very strong, as the diameter of it is bigger than InvizX at .011. Berkley 100% Flo is even thicker at .013.

My money says that if I created a new brand of 12# Flo that had a diameter of .015 it would be even stronger than Sunline & Berkley. See what I mean?

I like InvizX AND Berkley 100% but when I want the strongest, I use Berkely 100%. I think InvizX is smoother and casts better than Berkley but it is not as strong IMO. It makes sense why when you look at the diameters. The difference between the two is noticeable.

It is a balancing act to make a line that is strong, abrasion resistant, soft, limp, castable, easy to manage. It seems like the softer and more limp the line is, the less abrasion resistant it is and Vice Versa.


Edited by Ken A. (07/28/16 10:11 AM)

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#11746474 - 07/28/16 10:08 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
SFAJACKS44 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 114
Loc: Conroe
Have been an Invizx guy for a while. Same issue as above. Have had more break offs this past summer than the last 2-3 years combined. My routine and technique has not changed... Line must have. Glad I'm not the only one. Thought I was just having one of those bad luck runs.
Testing different lines right now.
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#11746481 - 07/28/16 10:11 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
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Registered: 01/29/06
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Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
I have absolute confidence in Seaguar Invizx. It's softer than most, very strong and sensitive. I haven't experienced the problems mentioned above and hope I don't, because I love it.
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#11746487 - 07/28/16 10:14 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7596
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Has anyone tried the new Seaguar Flipping line?

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#11746490 - 07/28/16 10:16 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 681
Loc: Austin, TX
Buy the 1000 yard spools of invisx and thank me later. Save money and I have not had any breakoffs in these spools like some have mentioned.
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#11746503 - 07/28/16 10:22 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 9538
Loc: Dallas, TX
Haven't had much trouble with Red Label or Invisx.
This year, with all the stained water, I've been using more Pline CXX in 8lb test for finesse and 17lb for trig/flipping and haven't noticed a difference in bite frequency.
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#11746549 - 07/28/16 10:42 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
Connor S Online   content
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 260
Loc: TEXAS
InvisX
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#11746554 - 07/28/16 10:46 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
McKinneyMike Online   content
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Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 146
Loc: McKinney, Texas
InvisX or Sniper for me these days

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#11746616 - 07/28/16 11:22 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
Fish'n Skeeter Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/24/14
Posts: 323
For those who are saying InvisX, even those that have had some break offs with them, what is the typical lb test you are using? 20lb?

Also, as some have mentioned, do you use certain lines or lb test for certain methods? Such as flipping, pitching, cranking, Carolina rig etc?

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#11746641 - 07/28/16 11:34 AM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 727
Loc: Eagle Mountain
I've used red label for years now and have never had an issue. For the price point of 10.99 a spool it can't be beat.

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#11746693 - 07/28/16 12:09 PM Re: Your go to Fluorocarbon Line [Re: Fish'n Skeeter]
Slade Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1265
Loc: Irving, TX
Invisix all the way for me. I have also used the Abrasix quite a bit with no issues. I got a pool of sunline sniper but didn't care for it, maybe its just me
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