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I'm looking for casting tips for fluorocarbon line.  I tried using fluorocarbon line during the spring of 2006 and quickly got discouraged.  I like the alleged benefits of using fluorocarbon line but can't afford to waste spools of it and valuable fishing time while trying to learn to cast fluorocarbon.  What's the secret?  

I tried it on both my bait casters and spinning reals.  Same results with both: knots, professional overruns, tangles, etc.  I was using newly purchased 10lb Vanish.  One of my fishing partners tried a different brand in 12lb test this past spring and had the same results.

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Vanish is about as bad as it gets for a flouro line. For an easy casting flourocarbon, I would try Seaguar InvizX. It casts amost like a monofilament.

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Seaguar or Trilene 100% are my go to's.

When spooling it on I always have it coming off the bottom of the spool and am running it threw a cloth with KVD Line Conditioner sprayed on it. Then I will tie a hook on and hook it into a tree or something and take off as much as I can then reel it back on so it is on tight. Works for me ;)

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Sunline Sniper and Searguar Inviz-X are probably the softest fluoro's out there, but you sacrifice abrasion resistance.  They would be considered the 'Trilene XL' of the fluoro world.  Trilene 100% is very manageable and has excellent abrasion resistant....it is my go-to fluoro.  

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P-Line 100% Fluorocarbon once treated with KVD Line and Lure Conditionor is AWESOME!  Handles just like mono once treated.  Another tip could be to when first throwing fluoro, maybe try casting heavier baits to help keep the line from backlashing and then as you get the hang of it, step down in weight get use to how it casts, then step down in weight again.  Thats how I learned.  

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Try BPS Florocarbon.

It may not be THE best, but it's a pretty darn good florocarbon line and a spool of it won't break the bank.  Go 6 or 8lb for spinning reels, and 10-17 for baitcasting.

But I agree with some of the other advice as well.  Use KVD line conditioner liberally as you're spooling.

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With your baitcaster, you need to tighten the spool brake a little more than you do with mono because the line weighs more.

Find a disposal place for the Vanish and get some other brand (any other brand).

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Your problem was using poof, uh.. I mean vanish. Switch to any of the recommendations here and your troubles will be over. My pick is invizx.

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I hate trilene 100%.....I ended up giving it away with the reel i sold on it.Some people can use it with no problems.I'm not one of those "people". ;D

I pretty much gave up on all fluorocarbon lines as well.

To be honest P-line halo and bps fluorocarbon was the least troublesome for me.That i can remember.

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Do yourself a favor and pick up the Kevin Van Dam line conditioner at Dicks. It is worth every penny.

Yep, makes my Trilene Fluoro on my casting reels very soft and manageable.  Works great on my spinning reels too.

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Whatever floro you end up choosing put on a reel with that has a larger spool, the coils won't be as tight as it's coming off the spool.

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