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Slack Line Technique Line Question

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I just watched one of Dave Mercers Fact of Fishing shows and he mentioned that he uses braid for slack line techniques, because the low stretch of the braid makes it more sensitive. I do agree that braid is probably the most sensitive line for tight line techniques, but I really don't find it sensitive at all for picking up any slack line bites. I find Fluoro to be a lot more able to transmit vibrations while slack than braid. What do you guys think?

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Floro for slack line bites for me. I would say the overwhelming majority of anglers who have used both will agree floro excels at this.

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Mercer is too busy working the Elite Series trail and got his facts wrong. Fluoro is the way to go for slack line.

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I like the braid for slack line myself as I can see the bites easier than flouro or mono. The limited to non existent stretch also is better for the hook set.

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I can go either way because i use both methods,

like Fly said, you can see you like much better. A little slack with braid is good for the hookset because with no stretch you are likely to send the bait flying out of the fishes mouth.

But when im skipping under docks, i like fluoro better becuase i can feel the bite better since im using using a finesse jig with a super slow fall. That way i can feel it on the fall better get a quicker set so i can go ahead and get him out from under the dock better he gets me wrapped up. Thats why my "skippin rod"thats is spooled with straight fluoro

Edit: notice i only said a little slack line... i didnt watch Mercer so i dont know exactly what hes doing. I just like a little bend.

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