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i fish with three different lines currently> i am a hopeless gadget type person and have a need to try everything> i started fishing last summer and used trilene xl mono and really like it> i rarely get a backlash using eight _ ten_ or twelve pound trilene xl or xt> (forgive the weird punctuation markes< apparently something is wrong with my keyboard) anyway< i also use the yozuri ultrasoft recommended by Roadwarrior and like it pretty well for my baitcaster< i do get more "professional overruns some< more than the trilene< not but not excessive> i just purchased cabelas flourocarbon line and i swear i get backlashes every two or three casts> is the line that much different ___or am i doing something wrong? i bank fish with two or three different rods< and will cast one with mono several times< no backlash< one with the yozuri several times< maybe one or two minor overruns< and wham < several backlashes with the cabelas flourocarbon line> any thoughts or suggestions???? i set up my reels as the reel mechanic suggests in several different posts and they are the same reel>>>cabelas tournament zx hs reels> help???

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Sorry, forgot to mention that i do use Kvd line and lure conditioner. I spray my spools, spray my reels the night before, and i give them a shot after done fishing.

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Fluorocarbon lines have come a long way in managability, but they still aren't as soft as mono.  Try the No-Viz Extra...it's softer than the No-viz.

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Man. ;)  I was thinking about buying some of that in the bulk spools.  Seemed really cheap for the amount you got and I didn't get it cause i thought it seemed just a bit "too cheap".  Now I'm glad I waited.  Anybody think brand could have anything to do with what happened here??  Should we try Berkley or another brand over just Cabela's or Bass Pro brand line??

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Trilene 100% flurocarbon is the "real deal". Not cheap, nor super expensive, try it, I think you'll like it.

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Man. ;)  I was thinking about buying some of that in the bulk spools.  Seemed really cheap for the amount you got and I didn't get it cause i thought it seemed just a bit "too cheap".  Now I'm glad I waited.  Anybody think brand could have anything to do with what happened here??  Should we try Berkley or another brand over just Cabela's or Bass Pro brand line??

It's not bad fluorocarbon; a lot of people still use Carbon Pro/No-Vis, but I think the Inviz-X/No-Viz extra is more popular.  If you are trying fluorocarbon for the first time...let me recommend the No-Viz Extra.  The old Cabelas 'Pro-Line' fluorocarbon was not made by seaguar and sucked pretty bad.  The Berkley 100% is better, but is is 100% more expensive ($20/200yds versus $10/200yds)

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Man. ;) I was thinking about buying some of that in the bulk spools. Seemed really cheap for the amount you got and I didn't get it cause i thought it seemed just a bit "too cheap". Now I'm glad I waited. Anybody think brand could have anything to do with what happened here?? Should we try Berkley or another brand over just Cabela's or Bass Pro brand line??

I use the BPS flouro and really like it. If I am not mistaken, it is made by Toray....

I am using the Berkley Trilene flouro as well. I would rate it just a tad better in memory and break strength than the BPS, but not enough to justify the price difference-you can pick up BPS on sale for around 10 bucks a spool.

note: in the search for my favorite line, the BPS flouro is slowly taking the #1 spot....

FD

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Trilene 100% flurocarbon is the "real deal". Not cheap, nor super expensive, try it, I think you'll like it.

X2.  I've tried a number of different flouro's with unsatisfactory results, but the 100% from Berkley has performed very well for me.

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Trilene 100% flurocarbon is the "real deal". Not cheap, nor super expensive, try it, I think you'll like it.

X2.  I've tried a number of different flouro's with unsatisfactory results, but the 100% from Berkley has performed very well for me.

I think the proper term is that Trilene 100% is the 'Shizzle'.  Anyway...the BPS is indeed made by Toray and is very good line (and the bulk spools were a bargain), but the Trilene is a little more limp and just is a pleasure to fish with.  Love it...haven't read a bad review yet.  

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I just purchased cabelas flourocarbon line and i swear i get backlashes every two or three casts> is the line that much different ___or am i doing something wrong? help???

There are definitely differences between brands of fluorocarbons, but in general all true (100%) fluorocarbons by nature will be stiffer than the mono you're used to throwing. Just something you have to get used to. It is the same quality that gives them their abrasion resistance and good sense of feel. But the tradeoff comes with weaker knot performance (compared to mono) and manageability. Different lines (and line manufacturers) address these trade-offs respectively through their own proprietary formulas, so keep testing different brands until you find one that suits your setup and applications.

-T9  

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After trying most of the major brands I have came back to  XPS Fluorocarbon with KVD line conditioner. I couldnt be happier with its performance.  P-Line Fluorocarbon is not bad either.

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