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Do you feel there is much of s difference between hybrid/copolymer lines and flourocarbon. Also for coploymer lines is yozuri or izorline better?

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Welcome aboard!

 

Do a search on the forum as this topic

has been covered a lot with opinions 

that vary all over the place.

 

Personally, I've used pure fluoro, but 

prefer to use YoZuri Hybrid for most of 

my fishing - which is finesse, typically.

 

Haven't found the necessity of pure FC

as much where I fish.

 

Sensitivity is fine with YoZuri, but probably

a little more with pure FC.

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Co-poly is great.  I don't think you can go wrong with either one, they're pretty good brands.

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For me the main difference between the two types of line besides the price, is knot strength.  Copoly seems better here regardless of line test used.

 

A-Jay

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I have never used Yo-Zuri or Izorline.  My comments are based on what I have read.  First Yo-Zuri has a big following on this forum.  Izorline doesn't.  My thought is Yo-Zuri must be pretty good to have such a following.  Second is Izorline Platinum may very well be the most abrasion resistant line made today.  At least one poster who has tried many lines has settled on Platinum as the best for an abrasion resistant line.  You have to realize that this property comes with a price.  The line has more memory than many other lines.  I had spooled some on my daughter's baitcast set up since she fishes the bottom almost exclusively.  She complained of too many backlashes.  I replaced it with Siege, and haven't heard a complaint from her since.

 

I've got some Izorline 8# XXX to try, but nothing in the Platinum.  Doubtful I will be buying any more line for awhile with 3000 yd spools of 12# and 8# Silver Thread AN40 on hand.  Well, I do plan on buying another spool or two of braid.

 

I've only got 2 reels set up with fluorocarbon.  Tests done by TT proved it doesn't have the knot strength of monofilaments or co-polymers.  I've only had to break fluoro one time.  Knot strength seemed pretty darn good to me.  What I didn't like about fluoro was the condition the line was in after it broke.  It frayed for several feet and had to be cut off.  I've also read that once fluoro stretches it stays in that condition which I doubt is a good thing.

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I use I izorline and I love it so far. Use it on my jig rod as well as my squarebill/trap rod. $16 for 1100 yards of awesome line, can't complain about that. It's reall abrasion resistant as well, a lot of pike in Wisconsin and it holds up well. It's also a lot more limp than I thought.

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I use I izorline and I love it so far. Use it on my jig rod as well as my squarebill/trap rod. $16 for 1100 yards of awesome line, can't complain about that. It's reall abrasion resistant as well, a lot of pike in Wisconsin and it holds up well. It's also a lot more limp than I thought.

 

Which Izorline?

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Do you feel there is much of s difference between hybrid/copolymer lines and flourocarbon. Also for coploymer lines is yozuri or izorline better?

Izor line is a copolymer, Yo-Zuri is a hybrid, 2 different line technologies.

Tom

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Welcome aboard!

Do a search on the forum as this topic

has been covered a lot with opinions

that vary all over the place.

Personally, I've used pure fluoro, but

prefer to use YoZuri Hybrid for most of

my fishing - which is finesse, typically.

Haven't found the necessity of pure FC

as much where I fish.

Sensitivity is fine with YoZuri, but probably

a little more with pure FC.

Why haven't you found the necessity for FC? Just curious.

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Why haven't you found the necessity for FC? Just curious.

 

Well, honestly, when I was testing it out, I didn't

feel it made *that* much of a difference. Totally

subjective, yes.

 

But my catch rate is fine by me with copoly

in green - the color of my waters which can

vary from no clarity to 10 feet of clarity depending

on conditions.

 

I'll still use FC on occasion...

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Well, honestly, when I was testing it out, I didn't

feel it made *that* much of a difference. Totally

subjective, yes.

But my catch rate is fine by me with copoly

in green - the color of my waters which can

vary from no clarity to 10 feet of clarity depending

on conditions.

I'll still use FC on occasion...

I see. I'm debating on what line to put on my spinning setup next year, Braid, FC, or Yo-Zuri.

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I see. I'm debating on what line to put on my spinning setup next year, Braid, FC, or Yo-Zuri.

 

For me, braid for mainline is a no brainer.

So much easier to manage, no line twist, etc.

 

If you opt for fluoro, you can buy a spool or

two and it'll last you a long time as leader

material.

 

My .02. :smiley:

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Other than braid I have been using Yozuri for several years now. It has met my fishing expectations. I haven't tried other copoly's quite honestly because I haven't had to. Yozuri is so readily available and affordable that I haven't thought about using another line. I will say, with Yozuri, make sure you treat it with KVD line conditioner. 

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For me, braid for mainline is a no brainer.

So much easier to manage, no line twist, etc.

 

If you opt for fluoro, you can buy a spool or

two and it'll last you a long time as leader

material.

 

My .02. :smiley:

100% agree here. Line twist alone is reason enough to go with braid as a mainline and use a fluoro leader. 

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Which Izorline?

Izorline xxx, it's exceeded my expectations. I've used the 20lb test (a little too thick) and the 12lb test. 12 breaks around 18. I got some yo zuri hybrid in 6lb test for some finesse stuff and it was pretty stretchy so I think I'll stick with xxx.

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I was thinking of trying toray blackwater copoly.

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It amazes me that bass anglers don't know the difference between a copolymer line and hybrid line, yet condem monofilament line. Copolymer line is a blend of 2 polymers extruded into a single (mono) filament line.

Hybrid is a monofilament line co-extruded with a fluorocarbon jacket, very different process.

Yo-Zuri came out with thier hybrid 20 years after copolymer lines were on the market and availble by nearly every line maker in the 1980's. There are very few hybrid fishing lines on the market today, most anglers prefer 100FC.

One of the 1st popular copolymer line was Maxima Ultra Ultra Green, in fact I set a IFGA line class world record using 4 lb Maxima in 1983...32 years ago. P-Line CXX came out in the 90's and became popular because it has less memory then Maxima, still popular today.

What bass anglers call mono is a Nylon (polyamide) line, today becoming more popular with advances in strength, low stretch and abrasion resistance, it has always had good knot strength.

I prefer Sunline Armilo Defier Nylon over Toray BAWO polyimde, both are good mono line.

Tom

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