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Flouro #13129659
04/21/19 04:18 PM
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What do you guys think is the best Flourocarbon line for the money?

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13129660
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My choice is Sunline Superfluoro. Its proven itself to me over the last couple of years again and again. I love it and its affordable. It's the best bang for the money for me.

Re: Flouro [Re: Mark Perry] #13129669
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
My choice is Sunline Superfluoro. Its proven itself to me over the last couple of years again and again. I love it and its affordable. It's the best bang for the money for me.


I'll give it a try. Thanks Mark

Re: Flouro [Re: Mark Perry] #13129678
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Thanks Mark, I'll try it.

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13129689
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Uoull re spool less often and get better performance the whole time.


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Re: Flouro [Re: Jeff From Iowa] #13129698
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Originally Posted by Jeff From Iowa
Tatsu

Uoull re spool less often and get better performance the whole time.

At $40 a spool, it might be best for YOUR money, but not mine. 1/4 the price red Label is hard to beat.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13129700
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LOL

And I thought I was the crazy one putting a 12 ft fluorocarbon on my line.

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13129703
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XPS for me.....the giant spools. Cheapest last time I bought; although, it's been a while.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13129712
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Oops. I have been using Berkley Vanish.

Re: Flouro [Re: Mark Perry] #13129718
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
My choice is Sunline Superfluoro. Its proven itself to me over the last couple of years again and again. I love it and its affordable. It's the best bang for the money for me.



Is it better than FC Sniper? I tried Sniper once and it broke on me three times on the first outing so I never bought a spool of it again. I was using Invizx at the time and still use it and it has never let me down. I tried the Sniper because so many anglers seem to like Sunline fluorocarbon and the store I went to had Sniper in stock.
Currently I use Invizx and P Line Halo when I spool up with fluorocarbon.

Wow I just checked prices at Tackle warehouse and they have Invizx priced even higher than P Line Halo. In the past P Line Halo has always been more expensive than Invizx and both lines are quite a bit more than Sunline Superfluoro. I believe I will have to test out some superfluoro.

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Re: Flouro [Re: ezbassin] #13129721
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Originally Posted by ezbassin
Originally Posted by Mark Perry
My choice is Sunline Superfluoro. Its proven itself to me over the last couple of years again and again. I love it and its affordable. It's the best bang for the money for me.



Is it better than FC Sniper? I tried Sniper once and it broke on me three times on the first outing so I never bought a spool of it again. I was using Invizx at the time and still use it and it has never let me down. I tried the Sniper because so many anglers seem to like Sunline fluorocarbon and the store I went to had Sniper in stock.
Currently I use Invizx and P Line Halo when I spool up with fluorocarbon.



Results and opinions vary. I love Sniper and price wise it's more than the Super FC. That being said Super FC or Sniper have never let me d ok wh and I'm pretty hard on the line I use.

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13129850
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I like Seagular Invisx or Red Label.

Re: Flouro [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13129869
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted by Jeff From Iowa
Tatsu

Uoull re spool less often and get better performance the whole time.

At $40 a spool, it might be best for YOUR money, but not mine. 1/4 the price red Label is hard to beat.


Red Label is even better when its on the clearance rack at Wal-Mart for $3 a spool. Think I'm set fora few more years.

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13129879
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If I am in a pinch and need decent flouro on a budget I like invisx. But most of my flouro is Gamma Edge. It is ridiculously priced, but I buy 1000 yard rolls when there are sales, like the 20% off right now at LBF. Still ridiculously priced, but I only have to re-spool maybe once a year unless something bad happened. My spinning reels tend to get re-spooled more often so I use invisx on those. And then there is my son who absolutely waste line which is why I have to re-up more than once every other year.

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130029
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Another vote for XPS


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130129
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Switched to sun line sniper or shooter depending on technique. With the right lbs etc.. and the Palomaís knot being tied correct, no overhand on a eyelet itís works awesome for me. JMO.

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130134
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Abrazx. You can get 1000yd spools from Walmart for $75-$95 online.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130485
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Bass Pro XPS brand. It is around $20-$25 per spool depending on what pound test you go with but I stock up during their sales for 33% off. It is in a purple/yellow box



Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130504
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Iím beginning to sour on Red Label. Just so brittle and kinks up so easy and coils up bad too.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130641
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I use sunline SF and red label.... never a problem with either of them..... sunline is stout! 14 lb and up I almost have to use the trolling motor to break off if I get hung up.... straightens out the hook most of the time


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130844
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I use Tatsu. I justify the cost because I am 100% braid to leader on everything. A spool lasts a long time that way.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13130967
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Re: Flouro [Re: Frank the Tank] #13132547
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Iím beginning to sour on Red Label. Just so brittle and kinks up so easy and coils up bad too.
I don't care for it either.



Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13132704
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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13132873
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I like Seaguar and Trilene 100% fluoro pro grade. I have a couple of spools of Sniper and it's good line but it has a much smaller diameter and I think that is a lot more important than what the lb test rating printed on the spool says. I can flip bushes with Berkley 100% fluoro and not worry but if I spool up sniper 20# for flipping I'm going to break off often. 20# sunline is closer in diameter to Berkley 15#, and Seaguar is kind if somewhere in between the two (depending on which model: red label, invizX etc).


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P line for me good stuff , just tie a good knot👌

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13133452
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Seaguar InvizX. AbraizX if you wanna retie less often.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13134398
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I've used Berkley 100% quite q bit and still have some but like InvisX better. No complaints at all with it. Bulk spools via Walmart online.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13134753
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But I am thinking of going with braid mainline and tatsu leaders now so save cost on fluro

Re: Flouro [Re: Big Swimbait] #13135288
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Originally Posted by Big Swimbait
I use Tatsu. I justify the cost because I am 100% braid to leader on everything. A spool lasts a long time that way.


This is essentially what I do.


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Re: Flouro [Re: Jpurdue] #13135304
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Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Originally Posted by Big Swimbait
I use Tatsu. I justify the cost because I am 100% braid to leader on everything. A spool lasts a long time that way.


This is essentially what I do.



X2


Just one more cast!

Re: Flouro [Re: Jimbo] #13136023
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Originally Posted by Big Swimbait
I use Tatsu. I justify the cost because I am 100% braid to leader on everything. A spool lasts a long time that way.


This is essentially what I do.



X2


Do y'all have any issues with that? do you also use crank baits with braid to leader? I am very interested in maybe trying this setup out to save money and memory issues when using all fluro.

Re: Flouro [Re: Nekro] #13136328
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Originally Posted by Nekro
Originally Posted by Jimbo
Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Originally Posted by Big Swimbait
I use Tatsu. I justify the cost because I am 100% braid to leader on everything. A spool lasts a long time that way.


This is essentially what I do.



X2


Do y'all have any issues with that? do you also use crank baits with braid to leader? I am very interested in maybe trying this setup out to save money and memory issues when using all fluro.


There are potential issues. If you are going from braid to a much thinner lighter flouro leader you can have a hard time getting the FG knot to lock. You can have the same problem if you are using braid designed to be really slick. I try and use the FG knot whenever I can make it work. In some cases though, like if I'm smallmouth fishing ultra clear water and I'm going for 15lb braid down to 5lb flouro, the FG just isn't going to work. In those cases, I have to go back the the Alberto knot. So why not just use the Alberto all the time? The FG is thinner, it lasts longer particularly if you are casting through the guides, and it's 30% stronger than the Alberto.

In terms of going braid to flouro for cranking. You can get away with this as long as you are not trying to max out your depth on the crank bait. If you are throwing a 6xd and trying to bump bottom in 18 feet of water, you will not be able to do this with braid to flouro. I very often do it though if I'm throwing a 2.0 and am not really worried about losing a little bit of depth on the crankbait retrieve.

Also, if you are tying the FG make sure you lubricate and cinch the daylights out of it before you cut the tag ends.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13136398
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I tried to go braid to floyronleader on my bait casting setups and got tired of the connection knot getting caught or propping out ceramic inserts in my guides.


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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13136453
04/27/19 06:23 PM
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I tried using braid on my setups a while back and I couldn't stand how much braid catches the wind and floats. Do y'all use a really thin diameter braid? Like 20-30 lb?


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Re: Flouro [Re: Frank the Tank] #13136456
04/27/19 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
I tried to go braid to floyronleader on my bait casting setups and got tired of the connection knot getting caught or propping out ceramic inserts in my guides.
Always surprised more people do not have more problems with this. I tie small tight clean knots and it still rarely goes smoothly through my guides. Love the idea of the sensitivity of braid and the lower visibility of a leader but it was a no go for me too.

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Thanks for the info on the FG knot. Been tying Alberto knots but this looks better.

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Originally Posted by Greg W
Thanks for the info on the FG knot. Been tying Alberto knots but this looks better.


Same here, I always do a double uni but ill try out the FG.

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I hate fluorocarbin line. I have tried from the least expensive to the most expensive and do not like any of it. It's downside far exceeds it's upside for me. It retains memory, is hard to cast and breaks too easily. I have gone back to Trilene big game on baitcasters and Trilene XL for my spinning rods and won't change back!!

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Originally Posted by rducky625
I hate fluorocarbin line. I have tried from the least expensive to the most expensive and do not like any of it. It's downside far exceeds it's upside for me. It retains memory, is hard to cast and breaks too easily. I have gone back to Trilene big game on baitcasters and Trilene XL for my spinning rods and won't change back!!


Smart man! Unless it's ultra clear water, I'm not using it either, it's
krap!

Re: Flouro [Re: Huckleberry] #13141317
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry
Originally Posted by rducky625
I hate fluorocarbin line. I have tried from the least expensive to the most expensive and do not like any of it. It's downside far exceeds it's upside for me. It retains memory, is hard to cast and breaks too easily. I have gone back to Trilene big game on baitcasters and Trilene XL for my spinning rods and won't change back!!


Smart man! Unless it's ultra clear water, I'm not using it either, it's
krap!


Fluorocarbon line is good stuff, just because you can't seem to be able to figure out how to use it does not mean that it is "krap" as you call it. Tons of people use it and do not have any problem with it. That should tell you something.

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Joined: May 2007
Posts: 612
Forney, Texas
Tons of people would use toilet paper for line if the pros said it was better and I can fish as well as any of u other online pros and I still don't like it

Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13142180
05/02/19 09:18 PM
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Posts: 5,715
somervell county
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361V Offline
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TFF Celebrity
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Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,715
somervell county
This is what fluorocarbon line reminds me of: [Linked Image]


Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13142188
05/02/19 09:24 PM
05/02/19 09:24 PM
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Posts: 3,142
Plano, TX
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RedRaider3933 Offline
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Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,142
Plano, TX
I don't understand the frustration with fluoro. I can keep line on a reel for months and not have any memory issues. I use Invisx and Red Label 98% of the time. I will use Abrasx at Falcon or for punching. Oh and I have never used line conditioner.

Last edited by RedRaider3933; 05/02/19 09:24 PM.

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Re: Flouro [Re: abnaki54] #13142296
05/02/19 11:49 PM
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Posts: 201
Houston, Tx
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Posts: 201
Houston, Tx
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When I am not fishing I am thinking about fishing. And mostly what I should have done differently my last trip!
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