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I want to use 10# flourocarbon on a baitcaster to throw flukes.  I have tried Seaguar, Vanish, Vanish Transition and Trilene 100% Flourocarbon.  The Trilene 100% has proven to be by far the most manageable, but even with the KVD line conditioner, it still requires a fair amount of thumbing to prevent over runs or loosening of the line on the spool.  Is there a really manageable flourocarbon out there or do I just have to practice more with what I have?   Thanks.

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I have been using 12lb Trilene Professional and have had zero issues with it but I did notice that when I used the KVD line conditioner, after the line had been dry for a couple of days the line become much stiffer.  I would re-apply and it would be better but still stiff.  I eventually stopped using it on this line and it has been just fine.

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If you can stand to step away from pure fluoro, then I'd recommend Yo-Zuri hybrid copoly.  It's a little stiffer than mono, but more manageable than pure fluoro.  It casts well from a baitcaster.  It's much cheaper than fluoro.  And it has very, very little stretch.  

Roadwarrior recommended it.  I hated it when I first tried it, now it's one my favorite lines.  

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I'm using trilene fluorocarbon this year as well.....Like all fluorocarbon line this line has failed to impress me in manageability as well.I have one more line i want to try before i give up and that seaguar.

I do however like BPS XPS fluorocarbon...it's the only line that gave me the least amount of problems.

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I just started using the Yozuri-Hybrid 12lb test, and it is a lot more manageable than fluro, but it has much more visiblity than fluro.  If you get it, you should know the 8lb test is approx. strong as normal 10-12 lb mono, plus it will cut down on diamater size.

I got the 12lb, and I wish I got the 8lb, but I still like it.  It's difficult to get used to a new type of line (I prefer mono), but I'm sure I'll be happy in the grass this summer.

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My fluke set-up consisits of 10lb Power Pro braid and a 3 foot leader of Gamma Edge floro. Nearly zero strech, casts a mile, no twist issues.

Often I remove the leader and fish it straight braid. Usually only use the leader if fish are short striking or something makes me think they are line shy.

May I add, I fish flukes fast and near the surface. I suppose that if I fished them slower and deeper than I would probably use a leader all the time.

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I just bought the P-Line HALO flourocarbon in 12#. Is a little stiff but i am use to 8# PLine Evolution.

Anyone use HALO line?

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I use mainly P-Line 100% Fluorocarbon.  It is very managable, a little stiffer than mono but w/ the proper reel adjustments it works just as well as mono.  I spray KVD line and lure to it to make it even more managable. :(

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I'm using trilene fluorocarbon this year as well.....Like all fluorocarbon line this line has failed to impress me in manageability as well.I have one more line i want to try before i give up and that seaguar.

I'm with ya there. Tried flouro and am rather un-impressed.

Pros - Strong, nearly invisible

cons - very stiff, bad line twist

I did hear that seaguar is more managable.. I'd like someone else to try it first because I dont want to take my trilene mono off. :(

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Someone at my club said that he puts his flurocarbon spool in warm water for 30 minutes before he puts it on his reel. I tried it and it does make the line much easier to mangage. I have been doing this for a couple months and it doesn't appear to weaken the line at all. I'd recomend trying that before you renounce fluourocarbon completely.

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I'm using trilene fluorocarbon this year as well.....Like all fluorocarbon line this line has failed to impress me in manageability as well.I have one more line i want to try before i give up and that seaguar.

I'm with ya there. Tried flouro and am rather un-impressed.

Pros - Strong, nearly invisible

cons - very stiff, bad line twist

I did hear that seaguar is more managable.. I'd like someone else to try it first because I dont want to take my trilene mono off. :(

Seaguar was the first one I tried and it was the worst of all I've tried.  It was a couple of years ago when I tried it, but unless they've changed their formaula, you will find it to be VERY wiry.

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last week i found an old spool of berkley's iron silk #12 (copolymer i believe) that was never opened and put it on a Quantum TE B/C. I have used it a couple of times and think its pretty good stuff. I have no issues with it as of yet. It is manageable and casts well.

The only problem is I dont think they sell it anymore...???

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