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What do you guys think is the best fluorocarbon line on the market. It will be going on spinning gear. Looking at 6lb or 8lb test line. I do know NOT TO BUY VANISH. Iam just wanting to try something different than mono. Thanks.

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Vicious Fluorocarbon it is the best fluorocarbon out there imho. Dollar for dollar no other company can match it!

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I'll have to follow this one.

I want to switch over to Flouro but I've been 100% happy with Yo-Zuri. And to read reviews on Bass Pro's site, and Cabela's site, I honestly don't know what to think......

I think in this case I'm going to go on my brothers advice and experience and go with 100% Flourocarbon from Berkley OR P Lines Flourocarbon.

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P-Line 100% Fluoro.  Get 250 yards for $14-$21 which is 50 yards more than competitors in or near that price range.  Very sensitive and cast flawlessly (even more with KVD line and Lure).  My self would love to try out 100% Trilene but P-Line has been so dependable its hard give Trilene a chance. ;D

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What do you guys think is the best fluorocarbon line on the market. It will be going on spinning gear. Looking at 6lb or 8lb test line. I do know NOT TO BUY VANISH. Iam just wanting to try something different than mono. Thanks.

Fluorocarbon on spinning tackle is a challenge. If you have the wallet,

Sunline Shooter is recommended by a few guys I know. However, I

have not actually fished this line:

http://www.***.com/descpageLNESUNLINE-SLSHF.html

Fluoros I have fished, sucked. These include Vanish, P-Line

Floroclear, P-Line CX Premium, Triple Fish, Gamma, and

some others I don't recall. I haven't found one I like for

a mainline.

8-)

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The problem with finding the BEST fluorocarbon is much easier to solve if you know what you want out of it.  If its just clarity, then any of the "100%ers" will do, maybe a nod to XPS.  If you want it to be manageable, you can try something like Seaguar InvisX or a FC coated line like Fluoroclear, but you'll sacrifice strength.  If you are looking for abrasion resistance, then you'll want one of the harder, less manageable lines, like Shooter.

Personally the traits I'm after are that it sinks, and is tough.  P-Line 100% and XPS have fit that bill for me, though for the tail end of last year, I used a copoly for my light to medium spinning needs.

If you are used to braid, and prefer that, but are fishing rocks and docks that eat up the braid, I highly recommend using a fluorocarbon leader.  I have had good results with P-Line CFX and Gamma leader material.  Leader is a ton tougher than any reel fill line, it sinks, and its clear.  Use a back to back uni knot, and have the best of both worlds.

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Fluoros I have fished, sucked. These include Vanish, P-Line

Floroclear, P-Line CX Premium, Triple Fish, Gamma, and

some others I don't recall. I haven't found one I like for

a mainline.

8-)

RW, P-line Fluoroclear and CX are simply copolymers with a fluoro coating.  They DO suck

:)

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I agree with RW, Fluro on a spinning reel is a nightmare.   I tried a bunch of brands a few years ago and never really found one I felt comfortable with.  P-line was the best of the bunch for me, but not by much.  

After spending some serious $ on fluro and getting very frustrated with the results, I made the switch to braid on some of my spinning gear.  I decided to use braid for my main line and then tie on a fluro leader.  2 years later I have never looked back.  

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Alternative suggestion for gin clear water:

Original Yo-Zuri Hybrid #4 is 8.5 lb test line.

Buy the green line which matches crystal clear

water almost perfectly. The line is strong, tough

and manageable. Treat it with KVD Line & Lure

Conditioner and you can forget about fluorocarbon.

8-)

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Unlike RW, I really like the TripleFish flouro.  I use mine on spinning gear too, and haven't had an issue.  

Unlike the others, I hated Vicious fluoro.  It would break if you breathed on it wrong!!  If it was a bad box, that would lead me to believe the quality of the product is not consistant and I wouldn't want to use a product that is not consistant every time I spool up.

Like everything else--Its all personal preference.  

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Unlike RW, I really like the TripleFish flouro. I use mine on spinning gear too, and haven't had an issue.

Like everything else--Its all personal preference.

Not in this case.

the formula(s) were changed and the line is much stronger now. When I purchased

the TripleFish fluorocarbon it was unfishable, I broke it (#4) by hand

tying a knot.

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That is possible, I just started using it exclusively this past season.  If that is the case, they did improve it and I would recommend it.

The issues you say you had with TripleFish is the same problems I had with the Vicious.

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In my opinion, asking what's the best flourocarbon line is rather like asking what's the best menu item at McDonalds.

Flouro has a few serious problems which prevent me from spooling it on any of my reels.

1. knot strength. very finicky line when tying knots. Tests have proved this.

2. when you kink it, you have created a weak spot. Backlashes produce kinks, and the only solution is to respool.

3. it stretches more than mono, and does not recover from being stretched like mono does. Tests have proved this also.

Whatever the perceived advantages may be, these three disadvantages mean I leave it on the shelf.

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I've been lurking on here for quite a while, but haven't said much of anything. I thought I'd just add my experience here. I used Berkley 100% on spinning all last year with no problems at all. I've also used InvisX which handles very well, maybe even better. Only thing is, it seemed to me to have more stretch, less sensitivity, and less abrasion resistance than the Berkley product. Just my experience, not any scientific study.

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i will only use it for leaders. like someone else said. use a smaller diameter mono or copolymer instead of spooling flouro.. that has my vote.

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I will have to give my vote for Trilene 100% Fluoro.  I recently gave Plines Halo a try and did not like it.

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I liike to add my 2 cents regarding floro on a spinning reel. I used to be reluctant to use floro on a spinning reel until I made a couple of small changes. The first is that you need to use a spinning reel with a large spool so that line comes off in large coils as opposed to a tight coil. The Shimano Stradic with a 4000 size spool would be a great choice because it still has a small frame. With a large spool like this don't fill it too close to the spool lip, at least 1/8" or even better 3/16" distance should work. If using this for a drop shot use a small salmon swivel, as a drop shot will sometimes spin on you. Also, after spooling I like to troll my line behind my boat with no lures or hooks attached to soften it up. Once I started to do all these things, I found my floro to be manageable to fish on spinning reel. I fished an entire season with 6 lb Gama floro spooled on one reel for drop shots (Loomis DSR 820 S rod) along with 6 lb Gama floro for wacky rigged Senko's & Mojo Rigs (Loomis SMR 811S-SP) WITHOUT  birdsnest the entire season. This line proved strong and manageable. This season I'm going to try Trilene Floro on one reel because I've heard so many good things about it. I'm now a floro convert for soft plastics on my spinning rods, though I like the use Yozuri 6 lb Hybrid for a 6'9" Daiwai rod that I use for small cranks, floating rapala's &  hard jerkbaits.

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I like Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon.  I wouldn't use anything heavier than 8lb on spinning gear.  I had great luck with this line all last year and it slowly has become my favorite.. :)

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PLine Halo.  Gonna cost you but it's some good stuff.  Never had a problem with knot strength and I have never lost a fish due to line breaking.  I will now though.  I just jinxed myself.

JHB

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