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Short answer, no. If you want to save a little $$ put enough backing on so you have enough flouro to make at least 1 and a half real good casts.. Doesn't have to be Mono either. recycle some line from another reel.

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I never use any backing with my flouro.  I can see how it would save you money, but compared to all the other fishing stuff we "invest" money in, a full-spool of flouro is a drop in the bucket. :)

 

I've had great luck backing heavy braid with mono - its a miracle cure for constant backlashes.  Haven't had a practical reason to back flourocarbon though.

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It's a good thing to practice. If you have a 150-200 yard spool of good fluoro that runs you $25-30. You're going to get 1 full spool and have left over that's not good for anything but leaders. Well use some backing and you can split it 50/50 and spool 2 reels verses 1.

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150 yds at $20.00 or more. A lot of reels 150 yds. wont be enough unless you are using 17lb.

your choice though. Definitely want backing with braid but that wasn't the question. Best cure for backlashes with braid is to throw out a long cast, pull off several more yards, and put a piece of electrical tape over the rest of the line and reel it back in so if you do get a backlash, which you will, it won't be very deep and should be pretty easy to get out.

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Do you have to? No absolutely not. I always do though because I'd rather not spend the money constantly replacing something that I will not use. If I get a new reel and I'm going to spool it with fluorocarbon, I might even spool it all the first time with fluoro, but when I replace the line I'll leave some on as backing so it doesn't take as much line to fill.

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The money savings is the main reason. The other, weight. Fluoro is a very dense material compared to monofilament line, this is what makes it more stiff and what makes it sink faster. When you fill the spool entirely with fluoro, you're going to have to use more braking to get the same effect as when you're using braid or mono. Adding 1/3 or even more with monofilament reduces the weight by that much and also reduces the amount of braking force needed. This is one of the reasons you see 2-3 threads on the board right now about backlashing when people are using fluoro for the first time.

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I always use Suffix Siege 20 lb mono as a backer on my baitcasters; doesn't matter if its braid or mono.

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what is the advantage of Fluoro over Mono?

 

why don't i just use 20 Lb Mono instead of 17 Lbs Fluoro?

 

what is the difference?

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what is the advantage of Fluoro over Mono?

 

why don't i just use 20 Lb Mono instead of 17 Lbs Fluoro?

 

what is the difference?

Fluoro has less stretch, better abrasion resistance under water, the refractive index is closer to that of water (it's more invisible), it sinks, and it's more sensitive on bottom contact due to the stiffness of the resins. Most fluoros have a combination of these items, very few have all of them; those few are usually expensive.

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He just stated the advantages.

Better sensitivity,harder to see underwater,good abrasion resistance, and they all claim to have less stretch then mono but that's not 100% accurate.

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