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#11819226 - 09/08/16 09:44 PM Frustrated with line
zoom48 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/12
Posts: 81
Loc: Longview, Tx
So I've recently been using Sunline FC Sniper Fluorocarbon, but I've lost several good fish to line separated maybe after a kink. I don't know but I changed out one reel to Sunline Mono. Today line seperated. I use to use Big Game and never failed. I like fluoro but I'm threatening to go back to big game.

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#11819240 - 09/08/16 09:52 PM Re: Frustrated with line [Re: zoom48]
buton Offline
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Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 1412
Loc: Cypress,Tx
do you use any kind of bubble stopers? or carolina keepers?
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#11819289 - 09/08/16 10:19 PM Re: Frustrated with line [Re: zoom48]
zoom48 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/12
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I use a bead on top of my weight that helps the bullet weight from wedging in lots of spots and one under the weight to keep the weight from pounding the knot. I never tried bobber stoppers.

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#11819680 - 09/09/16 09:27 AM Re: Frustrated with line [Re: zoom48]
tin man 55 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/15
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I too have struggled with all the expensive lines on the market. I work too hard getting a good fish, to just lose it due to a bad knot, kink, or just a bad place in the line.

I've gone back to trilene big game and braid. the braid never seems to wear out, and if it does, just remove it and reverse it back on. the trilene big game is so cheap, I can change it often and still be out less money that most of the others.

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#11825884 - 09/13/16 12:13 AM Re: Frustrated with line [Re: zoom48]
Kyhokie Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 215
Loc: McKinney
Just my opinion, but I switched from flouro to Yo Zuri hybrid line. Very supple and I never notice any kinks. Seems to fish less ridgid than flouro. Good luck man.
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#11856000 - 09/29/16 01:53 PM Re: Frustrated with line [Re: zoom48]
lenahorse Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Loc: Cash, Texas
Originally Posted By: zoom48
I use a bead on top of my weight that helps the bullet weight from wedging in lots of spots and one under the weight to keep the weight from pounding the knot. I never tried bobber stoppers.


I have had in the past people on my boat who continues to reel a lure or fish all the way to the tip after being told repeatedly not to, cutting an extra button off your shirt works great in a pinch for a bead to stop rod tip damage. Also can be used on the weight end for same.


Edited by lenahorse (09/29/16 09:55 PM)
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#12250328 - 05/17/17 04:57 PM Re: Frustrated with line [Re: zoom48]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I used to use Big Game, but in 2000, I started using McCoys Mean Green copolymer. Never had any issues with it, some have had issues, but none for me. It is STRONG, LOW MEMORY, abrasion resistant and has a good amount of stretch to it. It is a copoly of sliicone and mono, with a diameter that is about 1.5 times smaller than the like mono is. Say 17# test is the size of 14# mono, in most cases. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. I am not affiliated with McCoys in any way.

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#12250750 - 05/17/17 09:03 PM Re: Frustrated with line [Re: zoom48]
Buckshotbuddy Offline
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Registered: 03/05/17
Posts: 262
Stick with the big game my friend . I had 2 spools of fc sniper and lost fish on the first spool left and right , sometimes just off the hookset. Switched back to big game and did great , stopped losing fish then I got big into mastering my knots. Recently I respooled my t rig rod with fc , tied a perfect knot first fish line snapped ,then a couple fish later line snapped . I catch plenty of fish off of mono and so have many pros for decades so I think fc is definitely over rated. Who wants to worry every time they hook a fish especially in a tournament , or if you hook into a 10 pounder

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