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2 hours ago, Boomstick said:

That's actually really impressive.

 

It wasn't anything I really tried to make a point of testing.  I have Invisx that's five seasons long.  I'm changing it out soon, though.  I'm not pushing it.  These are my four drop shot rods running 6# line.

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10 minutes ago, J Francho said:

 

It wasn't anything I really tried to make a point of testing.  I have Invisx that's five seasons long.  I'm changing it out soon, though.  I'm not pushing it.  These are my four drop shot rods running 6# line.

I would have gave up and replaced it after two seasons max! Or in some cases, midway into one if it turns out the weeds are thicker than usual and I want heavier line etc. I don't think that will be a problem this year as it will probably still be snowing until July.

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Just changed out a couple reels this winter that had Toray fluoro on them after 3 full seasons of use, but they were both 16lb. Super Hard, so they're naturally a little stiffer than lighter test finesse line and probably needed the change.

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When I see "best" _______ posts it turns me off instantly becuase they become everyone's choices based on what is most popular, what they use or site sponsor.

Fluorocarbon line fall into the category of subjectivity not objectivity.

Seaguar is a site sponsor and is a top quality FC line, meaning they have excellent quality control so line batches are Consistant and diameters don't vary. 

Sunline falls into the same category as Seagaur, both offer premium FC lines and I used 7 lb Sniper for year finesse spinning reels for several years.

Toray Soloaroam FC is another high end FC, but in the price range of Tatsu and I change FC line about every 6 trips of use and it gets expensive. 

I have change nearly all my FC over to Sunline Deifer Armilo Nylon for baitcasting use And Maxima Ultra 5 lb Copoly for finesse spinning. I liked FC with 1 exception, rattle snake knot strength, never knew when it would bite me.

Tom

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

When I see "best" _______ posts it turns me off instantly becuase they become everyone's choices based on what is most popular, what they use or site sponsor.

Fluorocarbon line fall into the category of subjectivity not objectivity.

Seaguar is a site sponsor and is a top quality FC line, meaning they have excellent quality control so line batches are Consistant and diameters don't vary. 

Sunline falls into the same category as Seagaur, both offer premium FC lines and I used 7 lb Sniper for year finesse spinning reels for several years.

Toray Soloaroam FC is another high end FC, but in the price range of Tatsu and I change FC line about every 6 trips of use and it gets expensive. 

I have change nearly all my FC over to Sunline Deifer Armilo Nylon for baitcasting use And Maxima Ultra 5 lb Copoly for finesse spinning. I liked FC with 1 exception, rattle snake knot strength, never knew when it would bite me.

Tom

Yeeeeees!!!

A line is a tool and best is opinion.  Wish these posts read something like vote for your favorite and had the most common lines in a poll.

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Tatsu is the best I've tried, but I use Invisix and Abrasx more often. I can respool 2 or 3 times with these lines for the cost of a single spool of Tatsu. I'd rather have fresh Invisx or Abrasx than some Tatsu that's been thrown for months.

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Sniper and shooter for me lasts long and gets the job done.

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On 11/9/2014 at 10:16 AM, npoulin said:

I'm having problems choosing a brand of fluorocarbon line. Until now, i've only fished mono and braid and I am looking to try fluoro next season. Everywhere I look people have conflicting opinions and reviews of the same lines. I'm not too concerned about price range right now either so if anybody could give me their go-to fluoro brand i'd really appreciate it!

The expensive stuff is the good stuff is what they say? But I wouldn’t know because I don’t spend more than 13,14$ for a spool if my lines.

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So, $15 every couple of months or $25 for a season or more? I know what going with. 

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29 minutes ago, J Francho said:

So, $15 every couple of months or $25 for a season or more? I know what going with. 

No doubt. I have some 8lb Tatsu on a spinning rod that I haven't changed for over 5 years. Still fishes like the day I spooled it. Fluorocarbon doesn't break down from uv rays like nylon, so it will last a lot longer.

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I’m just changing out some four year old line only because it’s low on the spool. 

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I wouldn't fish floro if you are worried about the price. In my experience if you don't want to pay 20 bucks for 200yards dont use fc. 

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

So, $15 every couple of months or $25 for a season or more? I know what going with. 

Your right but I’ve never been one to make the best financial decisions but you’re absolutely right.

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On ‎4‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 8:37 AM, Glenn said:

I've been using Invisx and Abrasx a lot lately, and have been really pleased with them so far.  Abrasx is actually more supple than Invisx, which I didn't expect because it's more abrasion resistant.

 

Tatsu is the king of fluorocarbon, hands down.  I use it a lot, and might use more now that it cost less.

 

And the finesse fluorocarbon really does perform best for spinning/finesse tactics.  I don't have any line issues at all with it, the baits act more naturally, and it's extremely sensitive.

 

btw - I don't use leaders, so I can't comment on that application for any of these lines.

Glen - In your experience how does Tatsu compare to Invisx?  I used Invisx a fair amount last year and came to the conclusion that it had way to much stretch for my preference with bottom contact lures.  I have always wanted to try Tatsu but didn't want to spend the money if it was similar in that way to Invisx.  Thanks for any insight.

 

My favorite FC that I have used to date is Sunline FC Sniper. 

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Seaguar AbrazX is a better all around FC then invisx, less memory with better abrasion resistance imo. Sunline Sniper is their top seller for a reason and hard to beat at that price point. 

Tatsu is touted to have superior knot strength per lb test and it’s good FC, I didn’t find it any better then Abrix or Toray Solaroam Hi Class FC. 

Tom

PS, I should add that my preference  is using the smallest diameter line per lb test and the lightest lbs test line the presentation allows me. The reason is the clear water requires longer cast to catch the big bass I fish for, so line performance and knot strength is critical. 

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