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Which Flourocarbon?

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This year i want to fish with flouro...there seems to be many advantages over mono and want to give it a shot.  Ive heard that its really important to get a good flouro. What do you all think is the best flouro line that doesnt empty the wallet too much?

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I use the Bass Pro Shops XPS Fluorocarbon line and am very happy with it.  Last year during their Spring Fishing Classic they had it on sale for $9 - $10 per spool.  I am waiting for the sale again this year to pick up several more spools.

I use it on my jig setups, soft plastics, and also crankbaits.

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P-Line 100% Flourocarbon!  You get a 250yd spool vs 200yds of the competion which sells for the same price or more. When you average it out, it even beats the price of XPS Flouro even though P-Line costs more initally. But it makes up for it giving you an additional 50yds! Its also the easiest casting, most abrasion resistant flouro i have found.  

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Berkley Trilene 100%. I've also tried BPS XPS, Seaguar InvisX, and Berkley Vanish but the Trilene 100% is my favorite out of all of them.

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Spooled up last year with some of the new Spiderwire Ultracast 100% fluro and it is without a boubt the best I have used. Smaller diameter and less memory than any of them. In the past I have used BPS, Stren, Triplefish, P-Line, and Gamma.

It's about as expensive as any of them and comes in 200 yd spools. I don't waste it. Use a cheap backing and that sure saves the $$.

They are running a $6.00 rebate per box  until 9/04/09 with 2 offers per person.

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I use Trilene 100% and really like it, but I am about to give P-line Halo a shot.  Doing this because all my other line is P-line and thought I would give it a chance.

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Brands I've had good results with:

Sunline Shooter

XPS

P-Line 100%

I'm hearing a TON of testimony about Trilene 100%, and not just here.  I'll probably try it out this year.

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I used Vicious and it performed great.  Might try Trilene 100% since I've heard great reviews on it.

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I'm hearing a TON of testimony about Trilene 100%, and not just here.  I'll probably try it out this year.

Seaguar InvizX? If not, try it.

I didn't list the lines I've tried and didn't like.  Needless to say, I tried both Invisx and Carbon Pro.  Carbon Pro was OK.  Invix was too stretchy.  Spooled up nicely on spinning gear though.  Its really about what you want out of the line - personal preference.  I want it to sink, be sensitive and abrasion resistant.

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The BPS FC is made by Toray (or used to be). Toray is one of the best FC manufacturers in Japan. I use Seaguar Invis X, Sunline BMS Pro (light line), Toray and Yamamoto Sugoi. I have tried everything else and I was not happy with any of them except what I have listed above.

I hear that the Trilene FC in the lighter stuff is decent but I have my doubts  :(

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Seaguar InvizX

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The BPS FC is made by Toray (or used to be).

Talking about the BPS XPS?

Francho, I had a bad experience with Carbon Pro, good thing I've only tried one spool. Not sure if it was a bad batch or what. I agree that the InvizX are bit stretchy but much less than mono. Good for cranking, IMO. It is sensitive, abrasion resistant and does sink so what more do you want  ;D

Report back after you play with Trilene 100%.

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Exactly how can it be sensitive and stretchy in the same breath?  Besides, I don't use FC for cranking.

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Exactly how can it be sensitive and stretchy in the same breath? Besides, I don't use FC for cranking.

I actually think the density of fluorocarbon is the main factor in it's sensitivity advantage over mono/copoly, but rigidity does factor in as well.   Most mainline fluoro's stretch more than most mono/copolymers, and prove to be more sensitive.  

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That's a possibility The_Nat, and I can see a preference for stretchy fluoro when cranking, where sensitivity is unnecessary, but not in other applications.  My preference is for the "harder to handle" fluoros, since I generally use it on a BC, where loose coils and twist is not an issue.  I'm much more likely to use braid with fluoro leader material (not reel fill) for spinning applications.

Like I said, which fluoro and why you want to use it is based on application and preference.  I think that has A LOT more to do with all the confusing, overlapping, and often contradictory advice as to which fluoro to use.

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Thanks everyone i think I'm definitely going to try the trilene 100% Ive heard nothing about good things.  I was stuck between XPS and trilene and I'm going to go with trilene, it is a little more expensive but should be worth it.

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