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Is seaguar red label fluorocarbon good as a main line?

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Wasn't overly impressed with it, the worse thing about it to me was poor abrasion resistance.

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I like that its low stretch. Amd for cheap fluoro it handles decent. But if you'd jump up to invizx or sunline assassin you'll have a much nicer line. 

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I have it on at least 10 setups (6, 8, 10,12 and 15#).  I don't find anything wrong with it.

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I think Red Label is fine for leader, but too stiff for main line.  I would recommend InvizX for

spinning tackle and AbrazX for baitcasting. If you want to step it up to the next level, Tatsu

is the best fluorocarbon I have ever fished.

 

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I fish 15 lb red label on 3 setups for c-rigs and t rigs. It works fine. Is it as good as invisx? No but it works fine. 

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I use 12 and 15 on a few of my bait casting setups. I use it for leader on my spinning reals. It fits my budget for line. Invizx, assassin etc are better handling lines for sure but the Red Label does fine for c-rig, jigs, t-rigs and heavier reaction baits. 

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I use 10-12lb for jerkbaits and crankbaits, 15-20 lb for pitching, jigs, and t-rigs. Have had zero issues with this line and actually find it to be quite manageable for the price. I do add one spray of kvd line and lure before use.

 

Is it as nice as invisx or sniper? No, but the price is right ($10-12 at Walmart).

 

edit: I use it mainly on baitcasters. I’d probably bite the bullet and buy sniper for a spinning reel

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Spinning or casting? I put 20# on a baitcaster and didn’t like it and ended up putting braid on it anyway. I think 12 - 15 would be better.  I have used the 8# on my spinning reel as mainline quite a bit without any line conditioners and as long as a kept an eye out for loops starting I didn’t have major issues. I would close the bail by hand as soon as lure hits the water as well. The 8# is more like 6# diameter so I think that helps too. 

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It's awesome for the price. That Said I use invisx now.

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I have tried it and it was not the greatest.  I actually prefer several other lines to it.  It not completely bad.  There are just better lines out there at the same price point, that I feel are better.  I would definitely not use this line on spinning gear.  I would start with Invizx.  It last longer and is easier to manage. 

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I used 10# Seaguar Red Label as mainline on a baitcaster when I could buy a 200 yard spool at Walmart for $11. Unfortunately my Walmart stopped carrying it and I've never found it that cheap anywhere else.

 

I thought the 10# handled great on a baitcasting reel, but like @Catt I thought it had poor abrasion resistance.

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Don't care for it to stiff with lots of memory. I switched to InvizX which handled much better but didn't hold up well in heavy cover. Been using Sunline Sniper for a few years and it's been great. To help keep cost down I fill first part of spool with cheap mono then spool last up with 100yds Sunline.

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15lb Red Label and a finesse jig, I think it will handle a bass.

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Another product question which is a function of individual preference.  I also used the 10lb Red label for quite a while before I began buying their Invizx in bulk.  I thought it was great line and it sure took a beating on the grass beds of the tidal Potomac. 

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3 hours ago, bassheel said:

Did anyone  notice it floats a bit longer before it sinks besides me? 

Yes.  All sinking lines do this.  It's from surface tension.

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

Yes.  All sinking lines do this.  It's from surface tension.

More than other fluorocarbon brands to me. It sat there much longer than previous lines I used. Just my observation  when I used red label. 

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Interesting.  Never really took notice. 

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