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#12353916 - 07/22/17 10:34 PM For those who have left Fluorocarbon
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Did you go to mono or co-poly? Have you noticed a difference ? Less bites?
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#12353928 - 07/22/17 10:41 PM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
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What's steering you away from flouro?

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#12353942 - 07/22/17 11:00 PM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
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The only time I have left flouro Is for mono to top water fish and I use braid most of that time for most applications. I will never leave flouro for the above choices.
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#12354054 - 07/23/17 06:52 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: B.Hollingshead]
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its not flour carbon...
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#12354125 - 07/23/17 08:29 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Don't leave flouro! Too many advantages.
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#12354159 - 07/23/17 08:59 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
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I left it and had my rear kicked by my buddy, so I tried another brand that most here seem to like. I also learned to tie a new know that Zona had shown on one of his shows. So far, it's been a better experience. I did learn that if I get a backlash and the line kinks, just to put the rod down because the line will break in a matter of a few cast.

But yes, I saw a difference in the fish catches not using fluorocarbon. It was at Amistad though, which is really clear.

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#12354164 - 07/23/17 09:02 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
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you've been posting about quitting fluorocarbon line since I first joined this forum Frank





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#12354169 - 07/23/17 09:04 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Doug R.]
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Originally Posted By: Doug R.
you've been posting about quitting fluorocarbon line since I first joined this forum Frank





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#12354195 - 07/23/17 09:18 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
Neches Online   content
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Was talking to a pro about it one day. He uses fluorocarbon because his line sponsor wants him to. But he told me that in his opinion he did not feel that it is necessary in most of our Texas lakes because of the water color.

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#12354264 - 07/23/17 10:31 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Neches]
Ken A. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Neches
Was talking to a pro about it one day. He uses fluorocarbon because his line sponsor wants him to. But he told me that in his opinion he did not feel that it is necessary in most of our Texas lakes because of the water color.


I would agree with this mostly. Fluorocarbon has it's issues. It cost a LOT more than mono. It is stiffer in cold weather, it is less forgiving once kinked, it is harder to cinch down when tying a knot, etc. But with all its disadvantages, I still feel the benefits outweigh the issues.

It provides better feel of my bait and helps me feel the bite better at the end of a long cast. It is just another tool in our arsenal of fishing tools. If you feel it helps you get more bites that translates into more fish in the box, then use it. If you've had a bad experience with it, don't.

I caught a zillion fish back in the 70's & 80's on fluorescent blue Stren, brown Maxima, and Trilene Big Game. I'm still waiting on the scientists to perfect transparent aluminum so we can have 100# test with zero visibility and 10# diameter!


Edited by Ken A. (07/23/17 10:35 AM)

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#12354270 - 07/23/17 10:39 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: grout-scout]
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This is why I left it.

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#12354279 - 07/23/17 10:48 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
Ken A. Online   content
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Here's my first experience with fluorocarbon line versus mono.

About 20 years ago we were sitting on a deep water hump at Fork. I had two customers with me. I had purchased a spool of Seaguar 20# fluoro and spooled up two reels. The other reels I had 20# Big Game. I used it a lot back then because it was cheap & strong. I rigged my rod with a 1 oz bullet weight on a C-rig. I had two other rods rigged identically, same weight & bait.

I had my customer using one of the rods with Big Game. I started throwing the one with the new fluoro. a bit later he hung up and had to break off so I handed him my rod. As soon as he began dragging the lure across the bottom he said, "Why do I feel all the bumps on the bottom with this rod?"

He was looking at the rod to see if it was different than the one he had been using. It was also identical. I finished rigging his rod back up and flung it out there. I picked up on the line and started dragging it back... Seemed normal... We traded rods back. As soon as I got the rod back with fluoro, I noticed the difference in feel.

I have been using fluoro ever since for bottom bouncing techniques. There is a noticeable difference in feel. That alone give me more confidence. Fork rarely has more than 3 foot visibility these days so I don't think fluoro has a big advantage over mono with regard to being less visible.

Confidence is the key word here. If you are confident that what you are doing will catch more fish, then it Will Help You Catch More Fish. Plain & Simple.

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#12354281 - 07/23/17 10:52 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
Ken A. Online   content
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And to answer your other question:

Yes, this is what I do when it is 100 degrees outside nowadays. I sit on the sofa in the air conditioning and type about how good I used to be.

See you on the lake in September!! wink clap

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#12354293 - 07/23/17 11:06 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
And to answer your other question:

Yes, this is what I do when it is 100 degrees outside nowadays. I sit on the sofa in the air conditioning and type about how good I used to be.

See you on the lake in September!! wink clap


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#12354303 - 07/23/17 11:10 AM Re: For those who have left Flouoro [Re: Frank the Tank]
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It'll still be hot in Sept, bro. Keep fishing from your armchair until Oct. I'll join you, too. I feel a 20lb sack coming in Aug...haha!
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