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What would be the best fluorocarbon line for jigs that could also be used for multiple applications? I'm thinking Seaguar Invizx or maybe Sunline FC Sniper in a 16lb. test but I'm sure there are others out there too. i just ordered some nice new jigs and would like to keep them as long as possible :D.

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Line section for any bait including jigs is dictated by a few factors including but not limited to depth, cover density and perhaps water clarity.

 Brand preference is just that.  

Where fluorocarbon is concerned, by purchasing a reputable brand name in the at least mid but preferably upper price range, you'll help yourself out.

btw - if you are not fishing your jigs like you're trying to lose them, you're missing out.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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You live up north and as such will be fishing colder water.  Sniper wins out over shooter in this area.  Toray super hard upgrade is a great line as is tatsu.  I fish a lot of p-line 100% as its a lot like sniper but a little cheaper and easier for me to find, when I am not ordering from TW.  You might still be able to get tatsu on sale right now and that would be one to try...

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6 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

btw - if you are not fishing your jigs like you're trying to lose them, you're missing out.

 

This is the absolute truth!

 

I've used a bunch of different brands of fluoro because I basically only buy whatever is on sale lol. For jigs I use 15 -20lb (mostly 17lb).  Brands I've used: Trilene 100%, Trilene Vanish and Vanish Transition, Seaguar Abrazx and Red Label, Sunline Sniper and Super, Cabelas No Vis, Gamma Edge, Trik Fish, and Lews APT (probably some others I've forgotten).  Only a couple of those have been junk.  I think the strongest out of all of them is the Trilene 100%.  It's not the most manageable or the smallest diameter but it's incredibly strong.  The Sniper is really good as well.  Invisx might have a little more stretch than a lot of the others.  

 

@A-Jay has it right.  Everyone has their own preferred brand that they will tell you is "the best" but all of the mid to upper tier fluoros are pretty good. 

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I'd second the above - personally I've been using 30 or 40 lb braid with a 17 lb FC leader and I've liked it.  It tends to keep the costs down instead of respooling a full spool of FC too. I've been grabbing whichever brand is on sale and haven't noticed much of a difference between brands, as long as its a reputable line manufacturer.

 

 

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6 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Line section for any bait including jigs is dictated by a few factors including but not limited to depth, cover density and perhaps water clarity.

 Brand preference is just that.  

Where fluorocarbon is concerned, by purchasing a reputable brand name in the at least mid but preferably upper price range, you'll help yourself out.

btw - if you are not fishing your jigs like you're trying to lose them, you're missing out.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

This last part is so true - and that's why I use braid for my jig fishing.

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2 hours ago, Team9nine said:

Another vote for Toray SuperHard Upgrade B)

 

-T9

Toray is a premium FC equal to anything on the market, problem is Blackwater changed the spool size from 200 meters to 100 meters with the same price:(. Sunline or Seaguer FC  referenced should work good for him.

Tom

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Im using 12# Yo-zuri hybrid for open water applications.Id use 40-65# braid if fishing heavy cover depending on how thick the cover is.

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Sniper and tatsu!

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Tatsu - and now with their buy 2, get 2 free deal it's actually a pretty good buy.

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Toray for me , has been hit or miss . i purchased two spools of SHU awhile back and they both turned out to be junk . for deep water jig fishing , Sunline Shooter is hard to beat ...

 

a really good Toray line that is somewhat hard to get is Super Hard Strong ..... 

Toray Super Hard Strong.jpg

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23 hours ago, A-Jay said:

 

btw - if you are not fishing your jigs like you're trying to lose them, you're missing out.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

You've inspired me to try this. I always fish my jigs really carefully. Gonna stop caring. This goes for a lot of lures I don't use regularly because of fear of losing them lol.

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40 minutes ago, SFL BassHunter said:

 

You've inspired me to try this. I always fish my jigs really carefully. Gonna stop caring. This goes for a lot of lures I don't use regularly because of fear of losing them lol.

Sounds good.

 But I would go as far as to try and punch a 10XD through any Heavy Mats 

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A-Jay

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Sniper fan here in 12lb for jigs. Assassin is good stuff too. 

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14# and down I use Sniper

16# and up its Shooter

 

 

 

Mike

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So Shooter is probably out of my comfort zone as far as price for fishing line but what about Assassin, how does that compare to Sniper?

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Sunline Sniper 16 lb and Assasin 15 lb are about the same diameter, Assasin $20/225 yds, Sniper $25/200 yds. Seagaur Invizx 15 lb is also same dia the Sunline $25/200 yds.

If price is a driver go with Berkley 12 lb Green Big Game in 1/4 lb/1,100 yds spool at $9 and change it more often.

Tom

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

If price is a driver

To a point it is...I really don't want to spend more than $25 for a spool of line and if i can find something almost as good with strong abrasion resistance for about $15 that would be even better but I'm willing to spend up to $25 if the line truly is worth the extra $10.

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16# Sniper for the same price and diameter as 15# Invisex is the obvious choice.  

To me anyway 

 

 

 

 

Mike 

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I've generally used Abrazx for my jigs. I recommend Red Label to those that want a more affordable FC, and if they have a higher price point, can't beat that Tatsu. 

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Tatsu #20 is the best jig line I've used. It handles like most brands #12-15, and you can use it for a longer span before it feels like it needs replacement.

 

For a lower price point, the other three Seaguar FC lines mentioned here are all good options. For what it's worth, I used these three over Tatsu because of it's prohibitive price.

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For jigs I use Seaguar AbrazX #17 if the water is clear and vegetation not prohibitive, or Seguar Smackdown #40 if the cover is intimidating. I haven't thought of any good reason to try anything else since I started using these.

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