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Remember, pros are paid to sell fluorocarbon, not to provide correct technical information.

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Honestly y'all really got to stop with this Fluoro vs Mono vs Braid vs Copolymer vs what ever else. This is not the way you should think about it. It's all of the above. This whole argument is like saying. Which is better? Soft baits vs hard baits vs wire baits. The answer is they are all tools to use when the situation calls. You need them all. 

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Fishing with what line you can afford and cast comfortably with and spend more time on the water = a better fishing experience.

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I'm looking for a good all-around line...I don't have the reels or spare spools to have a bunch of different lines for every occasion. Can braid be used as an all around bass fishing line? Is there a lb test chart for flouro and the comparable thickness braid line (i.e. - is a 20lb. braid the same thickness as a 8lb flouro)? I was thinking maybe the Power Pro Moss Green would be a good choice but I don't know much about braided lines. I'm thinking of leaning towards the Seaguar Red Label flouro for my trout fishing.

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3 hours ago, Brett's_daddy said:

I'm looking for a good all-around line...I don't have the reels or spare spools to have a bunch of different lines for every occasion. Can braid be used as an all around bass fishing line? Is there a lb test chart for flouro and the comparable thickness braid line (i.e. - is a 20lb. braid the same thickness as a 8lb flouro)? I was thinking maybe the Power Pro Moss Green would be a good choice but I don't know much about braided lines. I'm thinking of leaning towards the Seaguar Red Label flouro for my trout fishing.

I wish there was any sort of industry standard. It would make our lives easier. Power Pro makes diameter equivalency claims but they are pretty much worthless. Plus PP is sort of oval shaped. However 30 or 40 lb green is a great all-around line. I use a lot of 30 lb, with and without a leader.

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12 hours ago, Cgrinder said:

I wish there was any sort of industry standard. It would make our lives easier. Power Pro makes diameter equivalency claims but they are pretty much worthless. Plus PP is sort of oval shaped. However 30 or 40 lb green is a great all-around line. I use a lot of 30 lb, with and without a leader.

There is an industry standard in Japan. They rate braided line by its denier. And the Japanese equivalent of the ASA enforces the ratings. This system allows for a much more scientific approach to strength ratings. Braided line can not be measured in diameter accurately due to it's irregular shape. Denier is a weight based system. 

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Hey Incheon Basser! Just noticed your screen name and Singal Reservoir in S. Korea as one of your favorite locations. I was out there for a while too and Singal was a pretty awesome fishery for sure! There were some good spots close to Incheon as well as well as more south of Seoul. 

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On 04/06/2016 at 10:43 AM, Brett's_daddy said:

I've always used Berkley Vanish flourocarbon but just bought a new reel and am thinking of trying mono this time in a low vis green, heard that mono has less memory than flouro...is this true? Other than memory what are the differences between mono and flouro (especially the low vis green vs. Vanish)?

In my limited fluorocarbon line experience...yes.  I think most will agree to that.  It has been stated mono will absorb water.  I can believe that.  Mono can coil after sitting awhile.  Make a few casts and after it gets wet memory becomes less.  Don't take my word.  Spool up some Big Game and try it for yourself.  Also the better the abrasion resistance, the harder the line.  The harder the line, the more memory....whether it is fluorocarbon, monofilament, co-polymer or a hybrid.  Don't think so?  Spool up 12# Big Game on one rod and 12# Suffix Elite on another.  Spool up 12# Izorline Platinum on one rod and 12# AN40 on another.  Hit the water and let me know your results.  I already know mine.  :lol:

Not only did a bassresource member test 20 lines on his own, but TackleTour also did a test on the stretch of fluorocarbon lines.  I have to chuckle when I read that fluoro lines have no...or very little stretch.  I've only had to test the breaking strength of fluoro one time.  It stretched like a rubber band.  It also resulted in my having to cut off another few feet of line because of how it frayed.  I don't have to do that with mono.

TackleTour also tested the knot strength of fluoro against mono.  Fluoro doesn't quite match up to the knot strength of other lines.  It also needs to be kept good and wet when tying a knot.  Of course you should keep any line wet that isn't a braid.  It just seems that fluoro requires it more than other lines for best knot strength.

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I fell into the "I need fluoro because the pros use it", trap for a few years. I'm tired of the memory and the mysterious breakoffs. I've gone back to almost all copolymer, braid, or mono. I think if you can afford to buy the higher end stuff it's worth it, or if you fish really clear water all the time, but I don't. 

The good thing about switching back is it's allowed me to be able to afford those high end lines for the couple of rods that I keep fluoro on for when I do fish clear water (Tatsu and Flippin fluoro). Much happier now and so is my wallet since I'm mainly fishing Big Game or Pline C21. 

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Tried some Sunline Sniper recently, spooled on about 100 feet backed by braid.  I like the clarity, the abrasion resistance and the fact it sinks but was surprised how stiff it was, had a lot of problems with it even using a line conditioner.  Removed it and replaced with YZ Ultrasoft.  I'll continue using it for short leaders but that's the extent of it for me. 

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On 4/7/2016 at 12:21 PM, K_Mac said:

I am not saying any such thing. Everyone of those guys uses fluorocarbon. I am not saying that mono or braid is not great for some applications either. Just that FOR ME fluorocarbon is a better choice for contact baits, unless cover is thick enough to require braid. I will not admit to any emotional attachment to fluorocarbon though. Unless treated carefully it will break your heart.

Top shot braid to floro with rp knot our aussie quickie,great for throwing true weightless presentations on bc. 2in Berkely flat head minnow

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Fishing line preference conversations are like asking how everyone like their coffee in the morning...if any.

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I prefer monofilament line over flourocarbon.

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Try Big Game,Been using it for years with no Complaints .

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Theirs no need for mono in my book mono is completely useless. A good coploymer or floro is all you need Yozuri hybrid or pline Cx premium are the perfect lines for moving baits and cheap.  

 Pline tactical florocarbo for all your bottom baits is my recommendation best floro I’ve ever used. 

Cx premium and pline tactical both on sale at discount tackle 

https://discounttackle.com/pages/tackle-4-life

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23 hours ago, bowhunter63 said:

Try Big Game,Been using it for years with no Complaints .

Berkley Big Game Mono is also my favorite monofilament line for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. It is cheap, has great abrasion resistance, and of good quality.

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Ok question for anyone.  I am just starting to get into Bass fishing and am trying to pick the right line for my needs.  I have a baitcaster I will be setting up and a spinning reel to setup.  With only 2 reels being used what type of line should I put on each?  I have fished crappie my whole life and decided I would like to get into bass fishing more.  Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.

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I am also a noob and my thought is that I will use mono until I am more confident in my casting and avoiding snags. Thinking it will cost me less while I learn and get more comfortable.

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I use both mono and fluorocarbon, depending on the time of year etc. There's a place for each type of line.

 

This year, I spooled up some Berkley Trilene Flurocarbon line on my cranking rod, which unlike vanish is actually really good fluorocarbon with solid knot strength (I use a 4-6 wrap uni knot with fluoro). But lately, since I've been too tired to rent a canoe or rowboat, I'm debating switching to mono simply because in the shallower waters I fish in frequently, my bait runs off the bottom where with mono, it's by the bottom.

 

As for mono, I find that I really like the Sufix Siege. It's a bit pricier than Berkley Big Game, but has much less memory and is very abrasion resistant, so it's worth it to me.

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Mono or copoly...all i use all ineed never had a issue..big game and yo zuri..grew up using stren original with no probs prob would still buy it if i got more than the same in big game 

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