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Does anyone have trouble feeling bites with Flurocarbon? How sensitive is it in comparison to braid? I plan on using it for jigs and T Rigs in about 10 foot of water.

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Braid has Zero Stretch. Quite sensitive on a tight line. Fluoro is dense. Sensitive on slack line.. But braid would be 'more sensitive' if you had to say which one is...

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I took my braid off my worm / jig rod one time. Put on some Flouro, when I went to set the hook it felt like I had a rubber band spooled on. I just don't like the feel of the flouro, or Mono. But thats me others like it. I have no trouble detecting bites on braid it feels super sensitive to me.

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I took my braid off my worm / jig rod one time. Put on some Flouro, when I went to set the hook it felt like I had a rubber band spooled on. I just don't like the feel of the flouro, or Mono. But thats me others like it. I have no trouble detecting bites on braid it feels super sensitive to me.

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Assuming you keep your line semi-tight, braid is more sensitive by far. There are other factors besides sensitivity though. I laugh when people say they never miss a bite when fishing fluoro...how would you ever know you missed it?

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I prefer braid for bottom contact but fluorocarbon has its place on techniques where you might get bit on the fall. It definitely stretches a lot more than braid. Sometimes that is a good thing and other times not as good.

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Stretch in flouro depends a LOT on what kind you are using. Ones made for spinning gear will stretch alot more than others.

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I don't like how flouro feels with jigs and T-rigs ethier, I do feel bites easier with flouro I guess but I prefer braid a lot more... I have no problem knowing when a fish has taking the lure with braid

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Nope, no trouble at all. All I fish are Tatsu, Shooter, and Sniper for flourocarbon lines for contact baits.

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Floro is less sensitive than braid except when the line is not tight, then the properties of floro still allow it to transmit vibrations where braid does not do a very good job of this. However braid is much easier to line watch and allows you to still detect mites without actually feeling the strike... To me I use floro when I am in relatively clear water (reduced visibility) and or around rocks, wood, and docks as it has superior abrasion resistant properties over braid. for stained and or dirty water and grass braid is probably the way to go for bottom contact...

 

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Braid has no stretch, where fluoro does. Although you can find fluoros with different amounts of stretch.

 

I only like braid on topwaters personally, I do also use it on my finesse spinning outfit (with a fluoro leader). 

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In my opinion it is all preference and what you are comfortable with. I prefer fluorocarbon over braid, but my brother prefers braid and so does my wife. Neither one of them liked fluorocarbon...

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In my opinion it is all preference and what you are comfortable with. I prefer fluorocarbon over braid, but my brother prefers braid and so does my wife. Neither one of them liked fluorocarbon...

While I respect that you feel it's preference, and I'm not saying you're wrong, I look at fishing line as a toolbox. While there isn't a right and wrong tool in this case I feel that each technique deserves the best line suited for each presentation. Where everything becomes even more blurred is the use of leaders.

Last year I used 12# invizx on my plastics rod. I never lost a fish, I never had a knot fail(other than when I caught a tree and tried to make it fail), and I fought fish in some pretty heavy cover(at least to me). I was meticulous about checking my line and would cut off as much as I needed to. And yes it does stretch a whole lot more that braid. If your like me and are going to use more than one type of line you need to get it into your head that when you switch rods you will need to take a second and visualize what kind of hookset is needed with each type of line.

When I caught my personal best last year I know I was fishing fluoro and I was a long ways out when I felt the bite and I reeled down, leaned forward, and yanked back with a 7' rod. I swear from the leaning forward position to leaning back the tip of the rod moved at least 10ft and after having just thrown a frog with braid it felt like I didn't any pressure on the fish.

After that experience I still use fluoro but as I said just be aware and you will be fine. That experience has given me a reason to try leaders a bit more.

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I only use braid for punching, very heavy cover and for on top for casting reel. I also use braid on my only spinning outfit, but with a floro leader.

Sometimes you just can't keep a tight line, I don't have to worry about it useing floro.

Mike

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There's no perfect line, so you are always compromising on something.  

 

In deeper water and on longer casts, the only time the line is truly 'tight' is when you are actually moving the bait.  The rest of the time it's either slack or semi-slack.  While flouro is slightly less sensitive than braid, I have contact or feel on the bait for a much higher percentage of the time.  To me, line-watching is not a substitute for feel...I have done a considerable amount of sight fishing and have seen fish eat a bait with zero movement in the line at the surface.  These are the reasons that I use flouro over braid for most techniques.  

 

Doesn't mean that's all I use...I will use all 3 types, each when it is most advantageous to me.  But I also have enough equipment to be able dedicate one rod solely to one thing, so I don't need to worry about a 'universally' good line.  I can also carry all of them with me in my rod locker and pull them out as needed.  My decisions would likely be different if I couldn't do this.  

 

Since everyone has different criteria for deciding on line, it's important to try them out for yourself and make a decision based on what YOU perceive is the best fit.  

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