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What are some ways to stop abrasion on flouro while fishing a bullet weight? I have been snapping off many fish lately because of abrasion. How can I stop/lessen abrasion on my line? Thanks

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If its lead... the hole is usually collapsed a little. So I take a pocket knife, insert it in the hole then gently spin the weight to make the hole circular again. The tip is usually where. The abrasions  come from. Tungsten. ..no insert? Insert? Never really had a problem with tungsten. I kno videos on youtube where guys make their own inserts.

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Tungsten I use inserts, lead I carry a small needle nose pocket file that slides into most weight sizes and file it back a bit after use.

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Tungsten I generally don't have any issues. Are you fraying the line or is the knot breaking from the weight hitting it over and over? I sometimes will put a bobber stop right snug up to the knot if I feel it might get damaged. 

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Just switch to a quality tungsten weight. 

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29 minutes ago, Fishinthefish said:

Tungsten I use inserts, lead I carry a small needle nose pocket file that slides into most weight sizes and file it back a bit after use.

Thankyou

39 minutes ago, Bruce424 said:

If its lead... the hole is usually collapsed a little. So I take a pocket knife, insert it in the hole then gently spin the weight to make the hole circular again. The tip is usually where. The abrasions  come from. Tungsten. ..no insert? Insert? Never really had a problem with tungsten. I kno videos on youtube where guys make their own inserts.

Thankyou

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if lead, take a toothpick or something like that and kind of bore out the hole a little bit.

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How about using beads that keep the weight away from the knot?.  The knot is swallowed by the hole in the bead, the weight never touches the knot, the bead stops on the eye of the hook, so doesn't damage the knot either.

 

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13 hours ago, NEBasser101 said:

What are some ways to stop abrasion on flouro while fishing a bullet weight? I have been snapping off many fish lately because of abrasion. How can I stop/lessen abrasion on my line? Thanks

I highly doubt your bullet weight is causing enough abrasion to cause line failure.

One reason I don't like fluorocarbon is poor abrasion residence.

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53 minutes ago, Catt said:

I highly doubt your bullet weight is causing enough abrasion to cause line failure.

One reason I don't like fluorocarbon is poor abrasion residence.

I've always heard that fluorocarbon has better abrasion resistance than braid or mono 

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11 minutes ago, CenCal fisher said:

I've always heard that fluorocarbon has better abrasion resistance than braid or mono 

We were also told it doesn't stretch ;)

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9 hours ago, Catt said:

We were also told it doesn't stretch ;)

Oh and lets not forget the INVISABLE in the water to fish :annoyed1:

 

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35 minutes ago, KDW96 said:

Oh and lets not forget the INVISABLE in the water to fish :annoyed1:

 

And that it would make Superman weak....wait that was Kryptonite. my mistake.

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