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Okay to use Flouro on a Spinning reel???

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Hi all,

Would it be okay for me to use 10 lb Basspro XPS flouro on a spinning reel?  Or would that lead to a lot of birds nests or unwinding...?

If flouro would be okay to use on a spinning outfit, why would anyone not use it for most applications instead of mono?  (topwater aside)

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10 lb BPS may be tough.  I'm currently having a few issues taming 8 lb XPS on my 2500 size Daiwa.

What size spinning reel?  The bigger models are better, as larger spool = lesser problems

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I use 15# power pro on my spinning reels.  no problems with line control at the spool.  If your new to braid beware of the line wrapping around guides.   The funnest part of fishing with braid in the beginning is setting the hook with the "cross her eyes" hookset and having the bass launch like a rocket out of the water and flipping over behind you.  Great laughs, especially for your buddy in the back of the boat.

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I have never found a pure flouro in 10 pound test that is soft enough for my 2500 series reels, and I expect that it will be a problem in bigger reels too unless you luck into a very soft flouro.  Then I wonder if its knot strength will be sacrificed to get it that soft.

There are a lot of people on this forum who say that fish just don't see 10 pound braid since it is so small in diameter.  I can testify that if you try 10 pound braid, or even 15, you may never go back to mono or flouro.  It is wonderful to cast, very trouble free, and lasts a long time to make up for its high cost.  Flouro isn't cheap either.

The only type of fishing that I use flouro for is vertical jigging in very clear water, and then I use 6  pound test (and have some trouble with it, too).

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The only floro you can use on spinning rods in my opinion is Yozuri there was another Japanese line but cant think of the name

If the Yozuri mentioned is their Ultra Soft Hybrid, it is not a pure flouro so its "invisibility" in water may not be as good as pure flouro which has an index of refraction that is fairly close to that of water.

Flouro's acceptability on a spinning reel depends on many factors, like spool size, pound test, the characteristics of the specific flouro, the type of fishing (for example, if you are casting lures that have a lot of resistance to retrieve the line will be put onto the spool of the reel more positively than if you are fishing very light plastics), the skill of the fisherman, temperature, and probably more.  Kevin Van Dam uses BPS flouro in 10 pound test, so it can be done under certain conditions.  I don't  think it is accurate to say that only one brand can be used.  There are too many variables affecting its practicality and lots of examples of people who are doing it.

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The only floro you can use on spinning rods in my opinion is Yozuri there was another Japanese line but cant think of the name

You will need to try Seaguar Invizx. This stuff is very limp, especially for an FC line. I use it in 6# test. Its limpness helps to keep it from jumping off of the spool.

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I use Flouro on my spinning reels almost exclusively.  In fact the only time I use mono on spinning reels is if bass are suspending on ledges in the mid to late summer.  The mono will slow down the fall since it's bouyant.

I have never once had even a tiny issue using flouro on spinning reels.  I actually very rarely use mono.  And braid only for pitching or flipping matted grass.

6 - 10 lb Berkley Transition (Gold) or Professional Grade 100% Flouro is on almost every reel I have 99% of the time.  Other then top water I'm not a huge mono fan.

The only time I get any line twist is with an unweighted stick bait but even taht isn't hard to correct.

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i use 10lb test 100% flouro on my pflueger supreme spinning reel and i do fine.. it wont cast as smoothly as braid but it will make a good finesse line.. you might want to take it down to 8 though if your spool isnt to wide.. it will cast kind of rough and you might get lots of loops if you fill the spool to much

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The only floro you can use on spinning rods in my opinion is Yozuri there was another Japanese line but cant think of the name

You will need to try Seaguar Invizx. This stuff is very limp, especially for an FC line. I use it in 6# test. Its limpness helps to keep it from jumping off of the spool.

Agree. Best FC line I've used for spinning. Have you try on baitcasters if so how was it?

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I took RoadWarrior's advice and spooled Yozuri hybrid ultra-soft #6 on my spinning rig and never looked back. I am really liking that line. Thanks RW!

I am thinking about getting the #10 for a crankbait setup on a baitcasting rig.

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I haven't tried it on casting reels yet, but I imagine it would be alright. :) 6# on spinning. Love this line!

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