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Mono or Flouro on a Mojo Spinner Bait Casting Rod?

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Hey Folks,

 

I’m trying to decide if the stretch of monofilament line is overkill on a St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinner Bait Rod.  This Rod is a MH / moderate fast tip which will give a little as a bass inhales the bait. 

 

Is the the combination of monofilament with this rod overkill and have too much give?

 

I like the sensitivity of fourocarbon and would like to use it instead.  I use Trilene professional 100% Flourocarbon without any issues. If I use mono, it will be Trilene XT. 

 

I’ll be throwing spinner baits, chatter baits and swim jigs on this set up. 

 

I know a lot of this is personal preference, but I’m interested in what others are using with success. 

 

Thank you for your feedback and advice. 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt

 

 

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Hi Matt ~

My personal preference for spinnerbait & vibrating jig applications is a medium heavy moderate composite rod with 15-20 lb fluorocarbon; Seaguar InvisX or Tatsu.

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A-Jay

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Flouro stretches a ton dude.  It just stays stretched unlike mono.

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I have always used 17lb XL on my Curado 200I on a KVD spinnerbait rod (7' MH),  Same set up for chatter baits.  

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1 hour ago, LionHeart said:

Flouro stretches a ton dude.  It just stays stretched unlike mono.

Thanks Lion. I knew flouro streached, but didn’t realize it stretches as much as mono. I learned something new today. 

 

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, LionHeart said:

Flouro stretches a ton dude.  It just stays stretched unlike mono.

 

21 minutes ago, Weightless Lizard said:

Thanks Lion. I knew flouro streached, but didn’t realize it stretches as much as mono. I learned something new today. 

 

Thanks!

Yes, it does stretch, but it takes more force to START stretching than the same line-test mono. That's where the sensitivity increase comes in.

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1 hour ago, MN Fisher said:

 

Yes, it does stretch, but it takes more force to START stretching than the same line-test mono. That's where the sensitivity increase comes in.

Not sure I agree with either of those.  Granted I have had no formal training on fishing line composition but I'd submit flouro and mono stretch about the same, under about the same amount of stress.  

 

Of course this knowledge is born only from personal experience and to some that isn't enough.  It's made a believer outta me.

 

Always thought flouro was a little more sensitive for the same reason it sinks, density.

 

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6 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

Not sure I agree with either of those.  Granted I have had no formal training on fishing line composition but I'd submit flouro and mono stretch about the same, under about the same amount of stress.  

 

Of course this knowledge is born only from personal experience and to some that isn't enough.  It's made a believer outta me.

 

Always thought flouro was a little more sensitive for the same reason it sinks, density.

 

From Berkley's site 'Did you know' - http://www.berkley-fishing.com/Berkley-ae-why-use-fluorocarbon.html

 

"The difference is, it takes a greater force to get fluoro stretching in the first place."

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I’ve always used 15lb mono for spinnerbaits 

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The stretch factor between Nylon monofilament line and fluorocarbon is misunderstood and a myth the line companies sold you, both lines stretch the same.

Choose what line gives you the best casting performance and reliable knot strength.

Spinnerbaits are heavy a with a lot of water resistance so no line bow exists when retreiving them.

Tom

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Thanks Everyone for your valuable feedback, insights, and experiences.  It’s been helpful. 

 

I respect everyone’s opinions and feedback. 

 

I did some more research and found another forum on here that compared the two types of line. Based on that and my personal experience, I’ll stick with flouro for its sensitivity. I like the sensitivity and feedback it provides over mono. (Blade spin, ticking brush tips, etc...). It didn’t hurt that it’s harder for fish to see as well. I livin in the Chicagoland area and most of the lakes / ponds I fish are pressured. 

 

This is one of the articles I found useful, so I thought I’d post it in case anyone is interested. I was surprised. 

 

 

Hats off to FryDog62  he spent a lot of time experimenting  thanks for posting your results  

 

Thanks again everyone!

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt

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Of those two, I'd go with mono, but I personally prefer copolymer for spinnerbaits. 

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I bought the same rod for my youngest son. He uses it with 14lb mono (Sufix Siege) and will also throw crankbaits with it. He's not had any issues with too much stretch for spinnerbaits. If it was me, I would possibly be using fluorocarbon with it, likely the same 15lb Berkley Trilene FC that you mentioned.

 

To address some of the other comments here, my personal experience with Berkley Trilene FC is that it does have more stretch than some other FC lines and probably more than the 14lb Siege my son's been using but it hasn't been an issue for me and it's very good with knots, so it's my choice of line for moving baits. It's not as abrasion resistant as the Sufix Siege or many other flurocarbon lines however.
 

If you do decide to give mono a shot, I would highly recommend the Sufix Siege line over Trilene XT. It simply handles very well and I don't think you'll have any issues with sensitivity either to be honest.

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I like mono for spinnerbait fishing

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I have enough trouble casting spinnerbaits in the wind without adding FC to my troubles.  I prefer braid for spinnerbaits.  Much more sensitive than either FC or mono and it casts well.  I use 35-40 pound braid with a FC or hard mono leader.

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I like copoly for Spinnerbaits 

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4 hours ago, MickD said:

I have enough trouble casting spinnerbaits in the wind without adding FC to my troubles.  I prefer braid for spinnerbaits.  Much more sensitive than either FC or mono and it casts well.  I use 35-40 pound braid with a FC or hard mono leader.

Previously all my spinners, chatters and buzzbaits were cast with my Ambassadeur on 20#braid. Now that I've replaced the Abu, they'll be cast with my President, again with 20#braid. I don't use leaders with my braid, direct tie.

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The bottom line is you hooked a bass of your lifetime, is your line and knots ideal  to land it? If your line isn't change to what is!

Tom

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