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Mono Or Fluorocarbon For Crankin?

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Sorry if this has been beaten up before but I'm just trying to get an idea what everyone prefers these days.

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I like 12 lb mono (Trilene Big Game). Good amount of stretch for treble hooked lures.

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Mono for all my treble baits. Don't want to rid ripping hooks or pulling a bait away from a fish.

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I go with 12lb Berkley 100% Fluoro.

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I like mono for my cranking but if you are shallow cranking mono would be a better bet and deep cranking fluorocarbon would be the better deal.

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I prefer braid with a FC tip or straight FC. Better invisibility and better abrasion resistance. 

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What do you prefer?

Co- poly for me, on crankbaits...

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Fluorocarbon on mid or deep diving crankbaits. On shallow running baits (squarebills, etc.) it doesn't matter as much. I'll often use a mix of either line depending upon what is set up at the time.

 

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20 lb. Braid , I don't like stretch in my line . I have never had a problem with treble hooks pulling out as I am not one to do hard hook sets . Using sharp treble hooks like Owner ST-41's makes the need for crazy hooksets non existent ...

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Mono for all my treble baits. Don't want to rid ripping hooks or pulling a bait away from a fish.

 

I like #12 Sunline Super Natural

 

 

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Mono for treble hook baits.

 

Pros now are saying to use flouro for treble hook baits.

 

Go figure.

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20 lb. Braid , I don't like stretch in my line . I have never had a problem with treble hooks pulling out as I am not one to do hard hook sets . Using sharp treble hooks like Owner ST-41's makes the need for crazy hooksets non existent ...

Same............all braid, all the time. A "few" cranking fish manage to make it to my boat each year.

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12# Yo Zuri

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I use both, I assume that for the sake of this discussion we can put Co-poly in the same class as mono.     I use FC for my medium and deeper diving crankbaits, or if abrasion is a factor.  For shallow running baits that I want to keep shallow I use Mono.

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Mono for treble hook baits.

 

Pros now are saying to use flouro for treble hook baits.

 

Go figure.

 

I actually started this thread with this in mind. I know KVD and others swear by Fluoro and I've heard time and time again to use mono for treble hook lures. This is why I'm confused.

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In the past I used flouro for cranks. No problem. When it was time to respool, I tried some clear Big Game mono to save some money. I for sure got fewer strikes but didn't lose any fewer fish than what flouro lost. So, fewer fish.

So, I went over and tried 12# P-Line Floroclear. Got even more strikes on it than I did with flourocarbon. It did feel a tiny bit stretchier than flouro but not a rubber band by any means. And it handles way better than flouro and the Big Game. 600yds for like $7.

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I use 10 lb. Sunline Super Fluoro for all deep diving crankbaits and I use 17 lb. Sunline Defier Armilo for my 1.5 and 2.5 sized squarebills. The stretch with mono is good for trebles when you are using a stiffer rod. I personally use glass rods for my deep cranking and the stretch of monofilament is too much when using a glass rod IMO. 

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I use 10 lb. Sunline Super Fluoro for all deep diving crankbaits and I use 17 lb. Sunline Defier Armilo for my 1.5 and 2.5 sized squarebills. The stretch with mono is good for trebles when you are using a stiffer rod. I personally use glass rods for my deep cranking and the stretch of monofilament is too much when using a glass rod IMO.

I tend to agree with this. What line you choose should definately be dictated by what rod size and type you are using to crank with and what kind of stuff your throwing at or around.

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copolymer 10-15 pound. 

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Mono or Fluorocarbon for Crankin?

 

neither

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