why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

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why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by jay590 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:54 am

ive been noticing that alot of people are now using flurocarbon these days instead of braid. why is that? becuase in australia everyone uses braid.

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by da house of hardy #1 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:39 am

Don't want to hijack the thread,but I want to ask a question.I'm ordering a spinning combo from Plat, and i want to order a fluorocarbon line too.Which one would you recommend (it will be used for UL fishing)
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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by Fbass » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:50 am

It's because FC offer qualities sometimes lacking in other mono lines. I don't think it's braid Vs FC. I use both, need both and would not consider shifting from one to the other. Braid is great but when you need to go into thick cover or around mussels it's doesn't work. I see FC as an improvement over older generation mono but not over braid. Each line has a place and a purpose.

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by OhioChamp183 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:19 am

a couple advantages of using fluorocarbon is:

*less visibility in water

*sinks better

*greater sensitivity

Note: Fluorocarbon DOES NOT have less stretch than a mono/coploymer.

I'm actually trying not to have to use fluorocarbon, but I fish Lake Erie alot, and it seems that's what everyones using for dropshotting.
I've been using a high quality copolymer for the last 15 yrs up there, and have been doing just fine, but things have changed over the last few years, and I am being "forced" into using it.

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by Fishingelbow » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:57 am

PumaJeff wrote: Note: Fluorocarbon DOES NOT have less stretch than a mono/coploymer.
Where on earth did you get such an outlandish idea? ;) :lol: =))))

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by Snidley » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:54 am

Elbow i think he got it here when TT did a fluro review. snidley

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by Sledgehammer » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:23 pm

Fluro is also suppose to last longer than mono. I havnt used it enough to say from personal experience, but that is what I have read. With braid the only time I use it is when I am worried about abrassion resistance(mostly in salwater around shell) or when fishing in thick grass or heavy cover for bass.

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by Fbass » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:57 pm

So you're saying braid has better abrasion resistance than nylon or fc?

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by BassFreak » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:04 pm

PumaJeff wrote:
Note: Fluorocarbon DOES NOT have less stretch than a mono/coploymer.
As per TT tests / review, I think its more accurate to say.

"NOT ALL Fluorocarbon has less stretch than mono".. ;)

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by Fishingelbow » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:46 pm

I was kidding, guys! :lol22:

I had actually tested a whole lot of lines myself last winter: http://pages.infinit.net/fishing/estretch.htm
The long Québec winters have their good side :!:

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by Snidley » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:05 pm

I'm always amazed that Big game has the lowest stretch of the mono lines when I've always thought of it as a trolling line where stretch is desireable. Goes to show. Snidley

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by deepsessions » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:34 pm

I think FC telegraphs so much better than mono if not better than braid especially on slack line. When fishing deeper or clearer water this is a big advantage. I use mostly Seaguar Invizx flouro and it seems to stretch as much as good mono's and copoly's. It does last longer and is more abrasion resistant than mono. Braid lasts longer if your fishing anything other than rocks imo. With so many fish in Cali being pounded its nice to think flouro makes a difference.

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by bigpapajim » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:40 pm

How does the popular saying go "Catches fisherman not fish"

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by deepsessions » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:50 pm

if I don't have to replace the line as often and I can feel a tick on slack line. It's worth the coin to me :D

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Re: why are alot of people using flurocarbon now?

Post by eastfisher » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:36 pm

I think alot of guys are using for its resistance against those Zebras. I find it to be usefull for those situations. I find that you get less cutoffs as you would mono or even braid. I've had braid cut like a knife in some spots. The flouro seems to stand up better. I use it as a leader as well while drop shotting.

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