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What pound fluero line for a universal BC rod setup?

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I have found 40# braid to be a good size line for a general purpose 7'0" BC rod. Thinking about making up a similar set up but with fluero. Would 15# be the right size for this purpose or something else?

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15 pound fluorocarbon is a good general purpose line.

it is about the same diameter as most 12 pound mono or copoly lines.

One suggestion when using fluorocarbon is do not buy cheap line.

the only pure fluorocarbon lines I use are Tatsu, sunline sniper, or trilene 100% fluoro professional.

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All my gear reels, except one, have braid on them.  I put fluoro on one...two years later, I still don't love it.

 

And no, I'm not anti-fluoro.  I love it, and use it, for leaders all the time.  About half my fly rods run fluoro leaders, anything I'm trying to get subsurface with and need durability from.

 

YMMV vary, but I'm wondering what benefit you think you'll see from rigging with fluoro?

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Fluoro is a tool, like a less stretchy mono that sinks and is very sensitive.  Allows crankbaits and jerkbait to run deeper.  Russ E, you are correct, sir.  I would also throw Invizx into the acceptable fluoros readily available. 

Having multiple guns, saws, hammers, and rods is always better than just one!  

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Use Fluorocarbon if you want something sensitive and sinks.  Don’t use it because it is strong or less stretchy because it’s not. 

 

12-15 Tatsu or Sniper is pretty versatile.  If you want something stronger and less stretch than fluorocarbon try 10-12 lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid.  

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1 hour ago, Russ E said:

15 pound fluorocarbon is a good general purpose line.

it is about the same diameter as most 12 pound mono or copoly lines.

One suggestion when using fluorocarbon is do not buy cheap line.

the only pure fluorocarbon lines I use are Tatsu, sunline sniper, or trilene 100% fluoro professional.

Yeah Russ, a few months ago when the Cabelas out by you had a big sale on InvizX I loaded up on 10, 12 and 15. I have always been a 100% Sufix 832 braid guy but since getting on this forum I have learned the advantage of different line types and I decided to branch out this year. Ultimately I really see the advantage of doing braid to FC leader for a lot of applications but the "hassle" of tying that all up correctly all the while having to do the normal Dad duties when fishing with my family (changing lures and taking off fish for a wife and an 8 and 3 year old boy will SEVERELY cut your fishing time!) just seems like too much. Perhaps when I am fishing by myself I could see that happening. I bought 4 new rods/reels for specific presentations this off season so I am committing to learning more. I watch as many YouTube videos as I can and read as much as I can here but it is hard to go apply it to certain lakes in certain situations because as you know the right thing to do is so situational and you can only apply the correct method with experience.

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Face isn't a good general purpose line IMO. 

Difficult to cast compared to mono*.

Lower knot strength compared to mono*.

More expensive compared to mono*.

* mono meaning monofilament line such as Nylon or copolymer, not FC coextruded or jacketed line of equal diameters.

If you are talking about using bottom bumping lures like jigs and worms, then FC is Do to it's heavier weight and lower drag in water, low refractive quality is useless for bass.

High end mono's I use are Sunline Defier Armillo Nylon and Maxima Ultra Green copolymer.

Tom

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15 would be my choice for the all around size. 

 

I agree with @WRB though, Fluoro is not a good all around line. I like it for sinking baits, bottom contact baits like jigs, T rigs, flukes, stick worms and little else. It's just a waste of money otherwise when you could use a good mono or copolymer. To get the best out of Fluoro you really have to buy the higher end lines that are very pricey. If you're going to spool up all your reels with that you can drop some serious money on fishing line alone. 

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I'm currently running 12 lb on my jig and texas rig setup. Will probably go to 15 when I re-spool here in the next week. For general all around use I prefer mono. Cheaper and seems to be more versatile when going from different types of baits designed for different techniques. You can go top water to jig using all the same line.  

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12lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid is my go to for almost all applications except for flipping into the heavy stuff. If I flip I use 15lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid. I would recommend buying from the line diameter rather than what the pound test says. Generally if you stay at or below .38mm / .015in diameter line it should cast generally well on a BC. Anything above that I would keep for flipping as the higher the diameter the better abrasion resistance but less casting ability. BTW as you can see I love Yo-Zuri Hybrid it is a great line, plus price is good but you have to buy from diameter and not pound test it is much stronger than what is listed. Again this is just my personal experience and testing but this is what has worked for me! Keep fishing and wish you nothing but the best!

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My general purpose flouro is 15lb Invizx and does well for a variety of presentations.

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