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What Fluorocarbon Do You Guys Like?

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I have been wanting to try some, I have only fished braid in the past.
Got a spool of Spiderwire EZ fluoro and filled a spool as usual.

Left my reel setup as usual, made a cast and got a nasty backlash, I was unable to get it out.
Upon some inspection I noticed that this line looks to be fraying all over, I could rub my finger nail on it and see it fray more.
I had treated it with L&L as everyone suggests.
There has to be a better line out there, I hardly ever backlash with braid.

 




 

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I pretty much only use Sniper, Shooter, and Tatsu. I think the Spiderwire fluoro is complete rubbish, but that's not necessarily the problem in this situation. Fluorocarbon is much more dense than braid. A full spool adds at minimum a couple grams, depending on the lines. You'll have to add some braking, or use more thumb control, when casting fluoro, compared to your braided line.

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Are you fishing around a lot of rock or brushpiles? Typically when I see a lot of fraying in a braided line, its due to abrasion - that is to say the line is rubbing against something hard/sharp. If that's the case, moving to fluorocarbon line would be smart. If you're going to replace the whole line, I would recommend Tatsu by Seaguar. If you think the line could be salvaged, tying on a fluorocarbon leader may help reduce fraying of the braid. For just a leader, you can usually get away with cheaper fluorocarbon and I've had good luck with trilene 100% fluorocarbon.

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As far as quality for the price, Seaguar red label. As far as quality, sunline shooter.

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I personally stay away from fire-line/spiderwire based on reviews, but I have only tried sufix and berkley trilene 100% fluoro professional grade. Both were good but I liked the trilene better.

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Inviz X is my favorite.

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A lot depends on how you are using the line. For short leader material nearly any

fluorocarbon will do. I like Red Label just fine for this, but for longer leaders I prefer

either InvizX or AbrazX.

 

As a mainline my favorite is Tatsu for both spinning and baitcasting gear.

 

 

 

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I pretty much only use Sniper, Shooter, and Tatsu. I think the Spiderwire fluoro is complete rubbish, but that's not necessarily the problem in this situation. Fluorocarbon is much more dense than braid. A full spool adds at minimum a couple grams, depending on the lines. You'll have to add some braking, or use more thumb control, when casting fluoro, compared to your braided line.

Ty

If I may, what application to do you use Sniper, Shooter and Tatsu for?

Mike

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Ty

If I may, what application to do you use Sniper, Shooter and Tatsu for?

Mike

I use 8# Tatsu for my spinning reels. Tatsu and Sniper are my all-around lines, use it for weightless plastics, open water type stuff. I usually only get Tatsu when it's on sale. I can buy Sniper locally, so I buy it as needed when there's no time to ship, not too often, but I like it as a lower cost alternative for the same techniques, with only a small loss in performance. I use Shooter for my bottom contact and anywhere that I need extra abrasion resistance. I have yet to find a tougher line, plus is has very little stretch compared to other fluorocarbons, increasing sensitivity.

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Thanks Pal!

Mike

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BPS XPS 100% Flurocarbon. It is the first fluorocarbon I started using years ago first for leaders, now for bait casters.  Although I hear great things about Sniper and other lines, feel no reason to change something thats not broken. 

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Seaguar Abrazx, and Red Label.

 

Hootie

 

 

Seaguar red label and invisix

I'm going to try all of these along with Berkley 100% and 100% XL and see which I like best. I have heard good things about all. I will let you all know what I think. 

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What Fluorocarbon Do You Guys Like?

 

None.

 

A-Jay

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I really like Trilene 100% Flouro. I have had zero issues with it. I also like the XL version for spinning reels. 

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Currently use InvizX.

 

Looking to try out something different for my jerkbait setup.. thinking either red label, AbrazX or Sunline Reaction.

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Personally I use Sunline Sniper in sizes 7lb-20lb.  Love the stuff.  Not sure what your fraying issue could be really, almost sounded like a bad guide or something rubbing if it was far down in the spool.

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I quit using flouro when I discovered Yo-Zuri.  But, then again, I never tried any 'high-end' flouro, either.  Any reason or applications for which I should try flouro vice Yo-Zuri?

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Dedicated jig rig maybe.

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That was a reel set up issue to begin with, next was a poor quality FC, you are correct, there are many better choices avail. Next time though you need to insure reel set up, there is a learning curve, albeit slight over mono, hybrids..

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