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Ok looking for what your using and why, I'm using baitcasters  and  haven't had much luck with floro . 

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What kind of FC are you using? I like Sunline Sniper.

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Use Sunline Sniper FC, best I used. To me, it cast like mono. Cost a little more than some of the other FC but well worth it. I do use mono on topwater and some crankin'.

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Big Game except for jigs and t rigs.

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10-12 and just bought16# FC Sniper. I have 6# Trilene100%FC but only used it a few times and took it off. The Sniper has worked very well for me management wise strength wise longevity the only complaint is the stretch has been too much for my liking. My main use for it has been Keitech swimbaits

oh not a mono user

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AbrazX on pretty much everything over 10lbs, under 10lbs is sunline sniper

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Seaguar Tatsu FC 15-20# for bottom-contact baits

Sufix Siege Mono 12# for everything else (except frogs)

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On baitcasters I use Berkley Big Game mono for backing, and Power Pro braid as main line. Sometimes with a Yo-Zuri or Seaguar fluorocarbon leader.

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Braid on EVERYTHING.  Leaders.....Big Game, InvisX, and CXX.  Going to try Flouroclear in 6lb though this year on a smaller spinning reel that has a deep spool and doesn't perform braid very well.

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On baitcasters, nearly 100% fluoro for everything. I think I have one outfit with mono or copoly on it. For spinning, nearly all braid with various leaders (mono/copoly/fluoro).

 

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I run almost all Fluro. My favorite is Sunline FC Sniper.

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If you guys like Sunline FC Sniper, it is definitely worth trying Shooter FC Sniper (their new formula). I think it is significant upgrade over the previous versions in terms of limpness/smoothness and overall manageability. I have been fishing 12 pound and 8 pound line for the past  month, and decided to switch all my fluorocarbon to it next year(I have tried Sniper/Shooter, Seaguar Invizx, Toray Super Hard Strong). I have been using the 8 pound line for my BFS set up and have been fishing small jigs on rocks, and the line has been handling abrasion very very well for me. Only disadvantage I see is that it is a bit thicker than your standard ratings.

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Most of the time: Berkley Trilene Big Game

 

Ocassionally: Berkley Trilene XT, YoZuri Hybrid and PLine CXX

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I got tired of the lack of quality info regarding flourocarbon lines and how they stack up against each other. To solve this problem I decided to do my own test by buying a bunch of popular choices and putting them up against each other for a season. Some of the lines used include the following:

Seaguar Tatsu

Seaguar Invisix

Seaguar Abrisix

Sunline Shooter

Sunline Sniper

Berkeley Trilene 100%

P-Line Flourocarbon

Without writing a book I will just say that going forward the only flourocarbon lines I will be buying will be Sniper and Tatsu.

As far as mono goes I used to fish From end XL and big game quite a bit. Now I have been using Suffix Seige and will be trying Sunline Defier (green spool) this season.

Of my casting rods and reels I would say 8 get flourocarbon, 3 get mono, 2 get braid, and 1 will get a hybrid line.

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Don't use mono for anything anymore..just don't see the need too.

I use Sniper for all bottom contact presentation's except for punching matt's, and yo zuri for all moving baits..

Mike

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Depends , I have braid , fluorocarbon , monofilament , co polymer for diff rod setups . All have their benefits and weaknesses , just depends on which situation it best serves at that time .

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Big Game except for jigs and t rigs.

Big Game except for Punching. ;)

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today I went out at 9:30, temps was 34*, was 29* at 8:00 am. My plan was to finesse fish a plastic craw on 6lb mono in deepest part of pond figuring the bass would be holding deep and since cold, I wanted a slow presentation.

 

I chose the mono to help maintain a very slow drop on initial cast and jigging off bottom and let dropping again. It was pretty successful with 2 large mouth and 1 real nice pickerel in hour.

 

Interestingly, for the first 30 minutes I had the craw t-rigged with claws forward going for a crawfish "defensive" look, zero hits.  I then t-rigged with claws facing backward and caught bass on 2nd cast, then 2 more in next 20 minutes.

 

I use mono for :  finesse rod (6 lb mono); crank bait rod and single hook rod(Spiderwire Ultracast Ultimate).

 

I use fluoro for: jerkbait rod (8 lb fluor).  

 

I also have 6lb PLine CXX X-Tra Strong on 5' ultralight trout rig I have been using for some very lightweight finesse stuff.

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Trilene XL green for top water

 

Seagur FC for most ever thing else

 

Braid on the flip stick & Spinning rod

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Monofilament line is available in 3 line materials: Nylon, Fluorocarbon & Copolymer.

Within the "Mono Trio", I've literally phased fluorocarbon out of my life (and loving it).

WHY?
1) No matter which line material you choose, I'm pretty sure that fish can see your line,
     but I'm equally sure that they really don't give a darn (their stomach contents substantiates that hypothesis)

2) Fluorocarbon has shamefully poor knot-strength (cleaves easily, which leads to premature fracture)

3) Fluoro mono has a high 'line diameter-to-line test' ratio which generates inordinately high water-resistance

4) Fluorocarbon leader is stiffer and more wiry than the titanium wire leaders I use for northern pike

 

Roger

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Big Game except for jigs and t rigs.

 

What are you using for your jigs and t rigs?

 

I have been using Big Game in 14lb for most applications  when using my baitcasters (cranks, jigs, spinnerbaits, etc). I usually use fluoro 4-8lbs for ned and dropshot on spinning.   Should I be doing something different?

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