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Best Main-Line Fluorocarbon for baitcaster?

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Just picked up a new baitcaster (the Kastking Royale Legend) and I'm going to buy some fluorocarbon to spool onto it. I need recommendations on good fluoro for main line only (not a leader). Also, I really do not want to pay more than $15 for a spool. 

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You get what you pay for, Trilene professional grade is the best I have found.  Expensive but strong and will last.  Not as many problems as other floros.   Worth the money, super sensitive.

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If you can save up a little more money, I would get some Sunline Fc Sniper. Its all I've used but I haven't found a reason to change. It doesn't have horrible memory. After a few casts the memory is pretty much gone. I also haven't had any random break offs or knot issues. 

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Sunline Super Sniper is $27 for 200 yards. Use 50-60 yards of mono and top shot of 60-65 yards FC = $8-$9 per reel.

Make sure you buy some line conditioner, silicone LPS spray works, Tangle Free is what I use.

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YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR IN FLURO. Lol drill that into your head forever and save the headache. Don't go buy segaur red label and try it as a main line. Pay 5$ more and get invisix... As far as other brands, the higher end stuff is much better theres no doubt about it. BUT, no matter what you go with, get line conditioner. This is the key with any fluro to go from okay to excellent. Don't cheap out. 

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30 minutes ago, IDUTBass said:

If you can save up a little more money, I would get some Sunline Fc Sniper. Its all I've used but I haven't found a reason to change. It doesn't have horrible memory. After a few casts the memory is pretty much gone. I also haven't had any random break offs or knot issues. 

Ditto 

 

Mike

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1 hour ago, The Young Gun said:

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR IN FLURO. Lol drill that into your head forever and save the headache. Don't go buy segaur red label and try it as a main line. Pay 5$ more and get invisix... As far as other brands, the higher end stuff is much better theres no doubt about it. BUT, no matter what you go with, get line conditioner. This is the key with any fluro to go from okay to excellent. Don't cheap out. 

What line conditioner do you suggest?

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I've only used kvd line and lures,  but it does make a difference. 

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The Tangle Free is good, Real Magic is good, Bass Pro has KVD Line and Lure conditioner that  works good. Lastly we have a new company here in MD making a product called Reel Snot that guys around here like.  Spool the reel up 1/2 way up with 14 pound Stren Original Clear Blue mono, The mono allows for a tight arbor knot and fills the reel half way up for about $2 to$3 bucks. Now tie a double uni knot to the fluoro line and spool it the rest of the way. It cuts cost and if needed the uni knot goes out the guides easily. 

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I wouldn't put Reel Magic anywhere near my reel or line. That stuff is garbage. Instead I would highly suggest KVD Line and Lure.

As far as fluorocarbon ... Sunline Sniper or Segaur Tatsu is great as main line. Tatsu is spendy but worth it if you back your reels and by doing so I can do about 3 reels off a 200 yard spool. Invisix will give you a bit more stretch while Shooter will give you less stretch but is a bit more stiff.

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Don't use real magic.  It weakens line over time.

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Do you guys suggest using some sort of co-polymer as an alternative? I've heard good things about Yo-Zuri Hybrid...

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I like yozuri hybrid too.  I'm more curious about how you like the reel.

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Berkley Big Game is great line without breaking the bank.

If you want to stick with fluorocarbon that isn't too expensive, I've had good luck with Seaguar Red Label. If you actually want the best like the title states, Seaguar Tatsu is the best of all the fluoros I've tried and it isn't even close. 

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10 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Berkley Big Game is great line without breaking the bank.

If you want to stick with fluorocarbon that isn't too expensive, I've had good luck with Seaguar Red Label. If you actually want the best like the title states, Seaguar Tatsu is the best of all the fluoros I've tried and it isn't even close. 

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If you're not willing to spend over $15 a spool for fluoro, I would suggest not buying fluoro. 

 

If you can steal a $5 from the old ladies purse, try the Sunline Assassin. That's the best FC I have found that is a little more budget priced. 

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In your price range, I'd be looking at something like Yo-Zuri Hybrid and a bottle of KVD L&L.  This cover the bases most applications.  If you're new to baitcasters, stick to something inexpensive and reliable, like Big Game, since you will likely be re-spooling a couple times.

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On August 21, 2016 at 9:18 PM, The Young Gun said:

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR IN FLURO. Lol drill that into your head forever and save the headache. Don't go buy segaur red label and try it as a main line. Pay 5$ more and get invisix... As far as other brands, the higher end stuff is much better theres no doubt about it. BUT, no matter what you go with, get line conditioner. This is the key with any fluro to go from okay to excellent. Don't cheap out. 

task is great but costs 40, i really like invisx...

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