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#12464148 - 10/13/17 09:44 AM Pline floroclear breaking
Bahala Offline
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Registered: 08/08/17
Posts: 15
We have been trying some Pline floroclear in 12 & 15 lb. My son has some 12lb on a new Falcon rod and I had it break once when pulling a knot tight and he broke off a fish yesterday in the local pond. I had checked the line and found some rough spots that we cut off prior to him fishing yesterday. This line has only been spooled up for two weeks. He is still learning and backlashes some. Can this damage the floroclear? Is there a better knot to use than a palomar?

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#12464155 - 10/13/17 09:47 AM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Djw18 Offline
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Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 15
Loc: Lake Texoma
Floroclear sucks. I bought a spool of 15lb and broke off 4 jigs in 4 bites. If you want to use copolymer use yozuri or pline cx. If he is just learning to cast though you might want to spoil up some mono. Much less memeory.
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#12464156 - 10/13/17 09:49 AM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Have been having the same problems too. Breaks on hook-sets, not going to use it anymore
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#12464283 - 10/13/17 11:19 AM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3880
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Love the way its casts but I can't keep it on my rods for more then 2 trips starts to break.

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#12464316 - 10/13/17 11:43 AM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Donald Harper Offline
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Understand you believe light line catches more fish in clear water. In my book that doesn't hold up. I fished Amistad with water as clear as it gets with nothing less than 17# and that is just one reel out of 20. Never had a problem winning if I was on fish.
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#12464320 - 10/13/17 11:49 AM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
i-Fish Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 496
I haven’t had one good experience with Pline products. I’ve used flourclear and mono. Broke all of the time and the mono had the worst memory I’ve ever experienced out of any line so I just used it as backing until, thanks God, I finally used it all up.

And I know it’s not me or my knots because I’ve never had a problem with any other line.
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#12464378 - 10/13/17 12:47 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Canny Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 64
Loc: Lufkin, TX
I've had no so good luck with Pline, I made the switch to Seaguar and I have yet to break off a fish using their Flourocarbon (15lb and 20lb). I am OCD though about running my fingers up my line after each fish or if I get it snagged in brush to make sure there aren't any abrasion spots.
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#12464404 - 10/13/17 01:08 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Pline fluoroclear runs a close second to Berkely vanish...

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#12464442 - 10/13/17 01:45 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2955
Loc: Arlington
I have used the online floroclear before and don't remember any issues but backlashes can cause weak spots depending on how bad and how you clear them if the line gets too sharp of a bend or kink in it. I am pretty easy on the line when untangling it and if I see it kink then I'll cut that section off. I use the Palomar knot most of the time and never had an issue from it but be sure to wet the line before tightening.

I really like the plane cx or cxx and use it probably more than any line. 15# is pretty hard to break in my experience. I can pull my boat with it when I hang up. It seems to be much easier to untangle a backlash without damage than fluoro

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#12464446 - 10/13/17 01:50 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
leebayou Offline
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Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 39
I tried several fluorocarbon lines that broke just as you describe. Not all fluorocarbon line perform the same. I cannot tell you which fluorocarbon lines are the best as I have not tried them all by any means. I did find one brand which has served me well, and that would be the Seaguar brand. I use their leader material for my braided line setups. I use the Seaguar Invizx and Tatsu line for reels setup with just fluorocarbon line. I have had no problems with these lines. I am sure there are other brands which perform as well or better, but I can definitely vouch for the above fluorocarbon.

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#12464463 - 10/13/17 02:06 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 5672
Loc: TEXAS
[censored], I JUST SPOOLED IT! bang
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#12464474 - 10/13/17 02:14 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Shallow Waters Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 286
I run Flouroclear on 2 rods and have never had an issue. My son however finds way to make it break, same spool, same age of line, same pound test, and my son can manage to break it on a cast. I use PLine 100% Flouro most of the time, but I always have 2 rods (heavy T-rig, and Fluke) that I use Flouroclear on.

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#12464487 - 10/13/17 02:24 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2091
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Until recently when I switched over to mainly fluorocarbon I used P Line floroclear exclusively. At first I had a lot of break offs as stated here.

A guide tipped me to "wet" my knots thoroughly. After that no more breakoff of any kind.
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#12464490 - 10/13/17 02:27 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Jaret Latta]
Mudbone Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1119
Loc: Cuney, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Pline fluoroclear runs a close second to Berkely vanish...


Rev Jaret is preaching the truth boys!!!
this is EXACTLY what I was thinking when I read the post...

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#12464649 - 10/13/17 04:46 PM Re: Pline floroclear breaking [Re: Bahala]
Bahala Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/08/17
Posts: 15
Thank you for all the replies! I have never had so much trouble with a line. The 15Lb. seems fine, but I'm loosing trust in it now. My have to go back to good ol green Trilene XT.

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