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Is 17 lb Fluorocarbon too heavy to use for cranking?

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Hey Guys,

I just bought a lews tournament mb for my cranking set up along with 17lb Seagaur Invizx Fluorocarbon. I've looked on a lot of forums and have seen varying opinions on what type of line to use as well as what pound test to use. I need your opinions on whether I should use the 17lb Fluorocarbon or purchase some new line.

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Congrats on the nice reel. As for the line I've settled on 12# test Big Game mono. I'm sure others will get deeper etc but it was a great medium resolution for me. So yeah I think 17# is to much. But I'm just a guy that fishes I'm no expert.

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InvisX is thinner per pound test that Most Monofilament equivalents.

17lb Seagaur Invizx Fluorocarbon is advertised at diameter of .015 inches -

12# test Big Game mono is advertised at a diameter of .014 inches.

So besides the difference in each line's properties & the price, that 100th of an inch in diameter might not make that much of a difference.

Nylon line diameters between .012 - .015 often make decent open water deep cranking lines.

Diameters of .016 inches & larger do well in more cover & / or shallow water cranking situations.

A-Jay

 

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3 hours ago, A-Jay said:

InvisX is thinner per pound test that Most Monofilament equivalents.

17lb Seagaur Invizx Fluorocarbon is advertised at diameter of .015 inches -

12# test Big Game mono is advertised at a diameter of .014 inches.

So besides the difference in each line's properties & the price, that 100th of an inch in diameter might not make that much of a difference.

Nylon line diameters between .012 - .015 often make decent open water deep cranking lines.

Diameters of .016 inches & larger do well in more cover & / or shallow water cranking situations.

A-Jay

 

Good point I assumed 17 Fluoro might have larger diameter difference. Some do, but not Seagaur Invizx in particular.

Either way I still prefer the mono with treble hooks. :) 

Dont forget I did leave a disclaimer, "But I'm just a guy that fishes I'm no expert." :tongue3:

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14 minutes ago, S. Sass said:

Good point I assumed 17 Fluoro might have larger diameter difference. Some do, but not Seagaur Invizx in particular.

Either way I still prefer the mono with treble hooks. :) 

Dont forget I did leave a disclaimer, "But I'm just a guy that fishes I'm no expert." :tongue3:

I fish mono as well ~

bulk mono 2.jpg

A-Jay

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1 minute ago, A-Jay said:

I fish mono as well ~

bulk mono 2.jpg

A-Jay

I missed a sale on Stren 14# 17# and 20# it would seem. :lol:

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Just now, S. Sass said:

I missed a sale on Stren 14# 17# and 20# it would seem. :lol:

Bulk is the way to go.

A-Jay

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I fish a lot of InvizX, 10 and 12lb are my favorite for crankbaits and jerks.

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For open water, 17 lb is overkill in my opinion; unless you are talking about some magnum deep-diving cranks. If you are fishing squarebills with that set-up and banging them around rocks or wood, I think 17 lb will serve you well. 

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I'll go up to 20 in heavy timber in lakes where the big ones live. For standard, everyday cranking, it's a bit bigger than I'd like but you can use it still. 

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7 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I'll go up to 20 in heavy timber in lakes where the big ones live. For standard, everyday cranking, it's a bit bigger than I'd like but you can use it still. 

We use 20lb exclusively south of the border ~ for everything - and I mean everything.

Works OK there.

A-Jay

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I would suggest you try either 10 pound cxx moss green or 8 pound Halo  You will want to use some line conditioner on the cxx but both of those lines are built like steel.  I would keep the 17 pound line for flipping or jigs

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10 lb cxx is pretty close to 17 lb invizx. 

Good for square bills and traps. More than I'd use for something like a DT10. 

 

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