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Confused on crankbait/jerkbait line, Mono or Fluro???

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I was under the assumption MONO is best for crankin due to is stretch, but then I hear many use fluro which doesn't stretch. So which is it?

I take it if you use line with less stretch you would need a soft tip rod/medium??

Thanks

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I take it if you use line with less stretch you would need a soft tip rod/medium??

Thanks

True

Also a positive to flourocarbon is it sinks, so you dont get that "bow" in the line from line floating. This also helps you get a little deeper, and it has good abrasion resistance and if you're crankin around rocks and such it will come in handy.

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Flouro not stretching is a myth.  Flouro does stretch and the benefit of it sinking and the increased abrasion resistance makes Flouro perfect for crankbaits and jerkbaits (which are the only two applications I use Flouro for).

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Flouro not stretching is a myth. Flouro does stretch and the benefit of it sinking and the increased abrasion resistance makes Flouro perfect for crankbaits and jerkbaits (which are the only two applications I use Flouro for).

But it does it stretch less then mono???

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Generally, main line fluorocarbons stretch more and have less abrasion resistance than mono/copoly.  Tackle Tour's fluorocarbon shootout is a good read.  It's amazing that a lot of the lines stretched more and had less abrasion resistance than Trilene XL.  Yep...Trilene XL!  There are a few exceptions, like BPS XPS, Trilene 100%, and Toray that let you enjoy the decreased visibility and sinking aspect of fluorocarbon without sacrificing stretch or abrasion.  d

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I use braid for just about all hard jerkbait applications. I will use braid if I need extra depth out of my crankbaits too.

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If you want a no stretch line use braid! lol no stretch and abrasion resistant.  

Braided line is about as abrasion resistant as kite string.

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like burley said, braid is not very abrasion resistant.  Try fishing braid on rocky points or around rocks and you will find out fast.  I personally throw cranks on mono 90% of the time.  The only times I would fish flourocarbon with crankbaits is when I am making super long casts and I need a solid hookset from a long distance, or if I need to get a crankbait a few feet deeper.  I fished Lake Barkley last year and could not get bites in 18ft. with a DD22.  Switched to flourocarbon and the bait dove just a bit deeper and the fish bit instantly.  

Good luck

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Id like to take all the braid in the world and drop a humongous deuce right on top of it. i cant stand the stuff. As far as crankbaits go, i love flouro. 100% Trilene to be specific. Get a little further down and its wicked abrasion resistant. I still like mono too. Its cheaper and serves the purpose.

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