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Done with Fluoro #13221616 07/22/19 02:10 AM
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Officially done with Fluoro switching to all braid except for mono for crank baits and some topwater. Don't even think it is worth tying a leader on for most presentations. Just spooled new line, retie frequently. Today while fishing a Texas rig worm tick, tick, hook set, SNAP. Must have had a nick a couple feet above the bait. 16lb sunline sniper spooled at Memorial Day. Low vis green 832 40 or 50lbs from here on out.

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Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: jvc58dke] #13221632 07/22/19 02:24 AM
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Should save some money anyway


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u want more of a he's dead ratio then a she's dead percentage. after its 51% she's dead you get headaches blindness and the stream part. like dizzy i guess.
Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: jvc58dke] #13221647 07/22/19 02:46 AM
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Some of my rods have had the same 17lb seaguar invisx for a year and I’ve had no problems and have put a few fish in the livewell


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Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: jvc58dke] #13221655 07/22/19 02:57 AM
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I said the same thing til I tried Sunline “super” 100% Florocarbon. It’s everything the others claim to be plus thin diameter. Leave it to the Japanese.

Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: jvc58dke] #13221659 07/22/19 03:04 AM
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I have just come to the conclusion that the lakes I fish here in Texas don't sufficient visibility/clarity to warrant the potential failure rate of fluoro vs the certainty of braid. Not hating on those that use fluoro just not worth the risk/reward in my book in East Texas waters....

Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: jvc58dke] #13221678 07/22/19 03:40 AM
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I never have like Flouro, at all. Feels like a DEAD line to me, not enough action. I know, I am the only one that doesn't use Flouro, so be it. I put McCoys Mean Green copoly on all my rods, except for C-rigging, then I sue it as a leader. I had 2 spools of flouro on 2 rods and hated it, so I moved back to McCoys. Been using it since 2000 with GREAT results. Welcome to the NON FLOURO club.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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I couldn't imagine not using fluoro. It has proven itself to me too many times. It's been great for me.

Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: jvc58dke] #13221698 07/22/19 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jvc58dke
Officially done with Fluoro switching to all braid except for mono for crank baits and some topwater. Don't even think it is worth tying a leader on for most presentations. Just spooled new line, retie frequently. Today while fishing a Texas rig worm tick, tick, hook set, SNAP. Must have had a nick a couple feet above the bait. 16lb sun line sniper spooled at Memorial Day. Low vis green 832 40 or 50lbs from here on out.

Just curious, what knot did you use with fluoro? Also did you moisten before cinching?

I typically use an improved clinch but am going to try the double pitzen knot this week. It’s supposed to be a stronger know.

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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
I couldn't imagine not using fluoro. It has proven itself to me too many times. It's been great for me.



^^^^^this^^^^^


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Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: Ranger 188] #13221747 07/22/19 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Ranger 188
I said the same thing til I tried Sunline “super” 100% Florocarbon. It’s everything the others claim to be plus thin diameter. Leave it to the Japanese.


Hard to keep up with Sunline. There are too many choices.

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It ain't the line at fault. I could probably pull a tree down with 15lb red label. But hey to each their own. I dont use flouro for the invisibility of it. I use it for the stretch and strength. It has just the right amount of give and yet dang near as strong as braid to me. Flipping with 25 it sure hard to break it.


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Re: Done with Fluoro [Re: jvc58dke] #13221775 07/22/19 11:37 AM
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*** I also am a closet NON-FLOURO guy ***
feels nice to get it out in the open
Suffix Siege mono for me only ---- always gets the job done no matter the type of bait being used

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Unless you are fishing in pure chocolate milk you will cost yourself bites fishing braid over flouro in a whole bunch of situations. I believe this to be particularly true with bigger more discerning fish.

I fish braid to flouro whenever I can. I'll tie a 20 foot leader and that's usually good for a couple of outings. Depending on the line diameter I'll either tie and FG (heavier line) or a crazy alberto (lighter line). As others mentioned make sure you lubricate the knot in spades before you clinch. Check for nicks (as you should with any line) periodically.


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I don't like fluorocarbon line either. I don't use it at all bass fishing. I tried it and personally I was not impressed at all. And yes I tried a lot of the brands mentioned in above posts. The cost you bites argument I just don't agree with. I have caught thousands of bass on monofilament for years. I also fish a lot of braid and really like it in a lot of applications. I'd say just find what works for you and don't get caught up in the advertisement hype.

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You also have to consider the body of water you were fishing. Does it have Zebra Muscles? If so no line is at fault. They cut all of them with ease and cut braid like it is butter. As the OP mentioned the break came a short distance above the bait.

We all have our line preferences and nothing at all wrong with that. I am just old school and gladly sacrifice a few small fish that are line sensitive to be sure I land the big fish when she bites. I tie direct with no leaders and never drop below 17# on one or two applications. Most of the time it is 20 Floro. for most of the other presentations and 25# for the heavy cover pitching. I require Braid for long-line presentations like dragging a Crig with lots of line out for a better hook set.

Braid on a daily basis on most of my rigs would just not work for me. The main reason is the wind and how Braid reacts to it. It is going to get wrapped around everything from bushes, rod tip and reel handles. My Spook with 3 sets of trebles does not like it. A twisted line tie spinner bait does not like it. Both get wrapped up frequently. You will learn that this presents a reel problem when under pressure to make clean cast one after the other with certain baits and fighting wind.


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