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After using both braid and fluoro for jig fishing, I have noticed that fluorocarbon seems to help distinguish between what is rocks, vegetation, wood, and fish better than braid does.

When fishing straight braid it is hard for me to tell if my bait is hitting cover or if it's a fish, but I can tell if it's a fish very easily with fluoro.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Not exactly. As a heavy user of fluorocarbon and believing that all around the line is more sensitive, I still feel that for tight line dragging on the bottom braid offers more feel in this area.

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Maybe I just have way too sensitive fingers (or maybe I fish bottom bumping baits way too much), but it's easy to distinguish between different kinds of cover while dragging baits (for me). Yes, even on mono. Not sure how to put this, but a fish "feels" different from inanimate objects.

 

FC does seem to transmit vibrations better when the bait is sitting still. On a semi-slack line, there's almost no contest between FC (or mono) and braid. Being a line-watcher can help with braid. I watch the line all the time anyway.

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fluorocarbon's slack line sensitivity is unmatched. it is my lline of choice for the majority of applications. there is nothing more sensitive than braid on a TIGHT line. any slack, the feel is void. 

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fluorocarbon's slack line sensitivity is unmatched. it is my lline of choice for the majority of applications. there is nothing more sensitive than braid on a TIGHT line. any slack, the feel is void. 

 

 

how much slack are we talking?i have never had this issue.are you guys talking big huge wind blown bows in your line?i've felt fish hit my wacky rig even with wind blown bows in my sufix 832.i don't get it.

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Braid on any presentation where keeping your line tight is critical. Zero stretch will afford a lot more feeling with a tight line than fluoro which is usually somewhere in the neighborhood of 13-14% stretch. While jigging for walleye, you can get away with fluoro IF you know whats going on down there. Walleye expel a jig as soon as they feel the weight in there mouth. They have it mastered. The big ones, like big bass just suck it in so you really need to know if your feeling a different sensation of have some added weight at the end of your line. You have to be quick and braid helps me with all that. Mono - No Way. Some of the smaller fish will slap at it and you may feel that tick, but they to will spit it right out. Use what works for you, but this is the 1st time I've heard about feeling more bottom contact with fluoro over braid. Any type of technique where you dragging something along the bottom, jigging (should have your line tight IMO), swimming something just above bottom, or ripping a bait through weeds, braid really shines for me. Fluoro on one designated weightless wacky worm rod for me.

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how much slack are we talking?i have never had this issue.are you guys talking big huge wind blown bows in your line?i've felt fish hit my wacky rig even with wind blown bows in my sufix 832.i don't get it.

 

I wonder if that has something to do with the fact that 832 sinks? For example, though: on my fluoro rod I can shake my hand a bit and that translates to the line sitting on the water (doing that makes ripples on the water). With PP I do the same and get nothing. The only way I can get anything to shake the line is to waggle the rod tip. With my fluoro setup I can feel strikes when my line is far out. With braid, I have to be a line watcher because even though I can see my line getting a bite, I can't feel it.

 

Make sense? I am certainly intrigued to know if 832 is better about this.

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I wonder if that has something to do with the fact that 832 sinks? For example, though: on my fluoro rod I can shake my hand a bit and that translates to the line sitting on the water (doing that makes ripples on the water). With PP I do the same and get nothing. The only way I can get anything to shake the line is to waggle the rod tip. With my fluoro setup I can feel strikes when my line is far out. With braid, I have to be a line watcher because even though I can see my line getting a bite, I can't feel it.

 

Make sense? I am certainly intrigued to know if 832 is better about this.

 

 

 

try it.

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