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I picked up a new roll of stren 6lbs fluorocarbon line and just pulling a blood knot tight on a hook the lines snapping either at the knot of right in half. Is this normal for fluorocarbon? Should I switch to something like suffix?

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Always wet the knot before tightening. And pull it slow : )

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Try this.  Begin to tie to a jig or your hook.  Try using a Palomar knot, or a uni knot.  Be carefull the wraps do knot overlap and wet it completely as you pull it tight. If it breaks again there is a problem.  If it holds well it was the line burning as it was pulled tight dry.

 

If this line is defective, and I do not think it is, I would switch to a line like p Line Halo or CXX in moss green.

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32 minutes ago, ohihunter2014 said:

I picked up a new roll of stren 6lbs fluorocarbon line and just pulling a blood knot tight on a hook the lines snapping either at the knot of right in half. Is this normal for fluorocarbon? Should I switch to something like suffix?

 

"Should I switch to something like Suffix?"

 

Yes,  Sufix braid  :wink7:

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16 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

Try this.  Begin to tie to a jig or your hook.  Try using a Palomar knot, or a uni knot.  Be carefull the wraps do knot overlap and wet it completely as you pull it tight. If it breaks again there is a problem.  If it holds well it was the line burning as it was pulled tight dry.

 

If this line is defective, and I do not think it is, I would switch to a line like p Line Halo or CXX in moss green.

what about it breaking where I wrapped it on the keeper on the spool and also in the middle of a 3ft leader? ill try wetting it.

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Maybe it is a bad spool.

I have used plenty of Stren original mono, but the only fluoro I use is from P Line.  I have tried Vicious, BPS 100%, SeaGaur InxisX, and a few more on my baitcasters. I have settled on using only a few lines that perform well for me. I have some P Line Floroclear, P Line CXX,P Line Halo, Suffix 832 and Power Pro Spectra braid and tghat is it.

 

For years I tried a ton of lines on the spinning rods that my wife and I use.  If you look at them now you will find 70% have Berkley FireLine in 14 pound test spooled on them. They all have 4 foot leaders made of 8# test P Line CXX moss green. One has P Line Halo for finesse jerkbaits and two have 30 pound braid for her to fish jigs and frogs.  I will not fight with line issues from any other lines.

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flouro breaking easy?
 
how come I'm not surprised ?
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You should have no issue with the Uni to Uni or blood knot line connections with FC.  If it's breaking away from the knot without being damaged/stress, I would lead towards defective line.  I've tied FC 6x tippet (2lb test approx) to leader and have found the problem is in my knot and not the line 95% of the time.  Still, bad spools happen. 

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Unless you got a bad spool...The problem is not because it's a flourocarbon line.

 

 

 

 

Mike

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most flouro will break prematurely if great care is not taken during knot tying. you have to keep it moist and cinch it down gently without friction. I also agree with what somebody said about old line. if you get a spool of stuff that has been on the shelf for a long time it could break prematurely. I had a spool like that once.

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everyone is right about wetting the knot first. That's a key,if you don't,while tying the knot the friction will cause weak spots In the line just above your knot. 

Also I had an issue a few years back and found out I was buying line that was on the shelf for quite a while(3 years in one case), it will degrade on the shelf and become brittle. not a lot of people know that like does have a shelf life...even the expensive stuff.

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9 hours ago, runt4561 said:

most flouro will break prematurely if great care is not taken during knot tying. you have to keep it moist and cinch it down gently without friction. I also agree with what somebody said about old line. if you get a spool of stuff that has been on the shelf for a long time it could break prematurely. I had a spool like that once.

Sorry I didn't mean to step on ya runt about the old line shelf life I didn't read close enough.

 

 

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I tried several fluoro lines and had many break in different places. Since it is the only thing between you and a fish, I quit using it. If you have to baby it and be extra careful, count me out.

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13 minutes ago, rboat said:

I tried several fluoro lines and had many break in different places. Since it is the only thing between you and a fish, I quit using it. If you have to baby it and be extra careful, count me out.

 

Yeah but [insert favorite pro bass angler here] said it was the best choice for [insert presentation here], and I keep reading it is so on the InterWeb® so it must be true. Besides I really rather be retying than fishing...

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For me; yo zuri 6lb...problem solved

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On 4/8/2017 at 10:21 PM, Raul said:
flouro breaking easy?       How come I'm not surprised ?

 

How come I didn't think to say that?       Or maybe I did   :wink7:

Touche Raul  

 

Roger

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