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#12304803 - 06/21/17 01:41 PM Copoly vs Mono
D Egge Offline

Registered: 06/28/16
Posts: 381
Loc: Corinth, Texas
What do ya'll like for topwaters? Does copolymer float like mono or sink like fluoro?

Dave Egge

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#12304839 - 06/21/17 01:58 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3056
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Braid with copolymer leader for walking and popping. Braid for any type of frog or buzzbait.
Brent Shimanek

#12304924 - 06/21/17 02:51 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
bell0347 Offline

Registered: 01/02/12
Posts: 86
Loc: Montgomery,TX
I think most copoly sinks but maybe not with the same rate as pure fluoro. I used mccoys (great line for some purposes) for awhile and was having issues with it sinking while trying to work spooks or poppers. I think pure mono or braid with a short mono leader is best.

#12304982 - 06/21/17 03:25 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
big mike Offline
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Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 2684
Loc: forney, tx
I think most copolys float. I use Mccoys Mean Green for topwaters and it floats.

#12304983 - 06/21/17 03:26 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 17878
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I use copolymer on topwaters other than frogs and it works real similar to mono.
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#12305065 - 06/21/17 04:10 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14152
Loc: Dallas, TX
Very buoyant copoly--McCoy's mean green
Buoyant copoly--pline cxx
Neutral--pline cx and yozuri hybrid

It all depends on what it is a copoly of
McCoys is a copoly of mono and silicone--extremely buoyant (more buoyant than mono)
The fluoro coated and woven copolies will obviously be less buoyant

There are many other copolies I haven't tried yet (nanofil, hi seas, LFT, etc) but it should say on their websites and/or packaging what the copoly consists of

#12305268 - 06/21/17 06:06 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2920
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I fish McCoys Mean Green and it floats, since the copolymer it is made with is silicone. It actually depends on what the copolymer matter is, some float some sink. I LOVE straight McCoys on all my moving baits, even T-rig and jig, but not for C-rig, too much stretch in it for main line, but I do use it for leader material. STRONG, LOW MEMORY, ABRASION RESISTANT and a good amount of STRETCH is what McCoys does for you. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

#12305309 - 06/21/17 06:24 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4151
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I prefer mono for topwater, but the P-Line CXX is pretty good stuff in a pinch. It's super strong too. I will also say that, co-polymer is pretty good for vibrating jigs too. That stretch really lets the fish eat the bait well.

Edited by bigbass94 (06/21/17 06:25 PM)
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#12305493 - 06/21/17 08:19 PM Re: Copoly vs Mono [Re: D Egge]
Wbsetx Offline
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Registered: 12/29/16
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