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I currently use Suffix 17# for most of my crankbaiting and I love it. But I am wondering if fluoro would help me feel my cb better. Has anybody switched from mono to fluoro and can you tell the difference? Thanks for your help.

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I crank with Flouro. and I can definitely tell the difference in sensitivity over mono. (plus the flouro. gets the crankbait a little bit deeper over mono.)

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Exactly what LC man said.  Plus you get more abrasion resistance which I think you would like being that you are using 17lb, I figure you are cranking shallow cover.

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Floro has some big advantages over mono for cranking.  The sensitivity is much better most notibly!!!

The down side is that with no stretch you have more of a chance of pulling the hooks out with floro as compared to mono.  So use a softer rod and or try to let the fish fight more on a long line as opposed to right at the boat, which I try to do anyway with treble hooked baits.

The only time I use mono for cranking is when I'm in super shallow (like 1 to 2') heavy coverlike pre-spawn.  Because the mono helps float the lure back out of snags better than floro.

Its sort of a personal preference but I'd say most use floro now.

I really like a co-polymer line for cranking because it offers  a little stretch but still good sensitivity. JMO

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The down side is that with no stretch you have more of a chance of pulling the hooks out with floro as compared to mono.

Not true, fluoro stretches as much as nylon.

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The down side is that with no stretch you have more of a chance of pulling the hooks out with fluoro as compared to mono.

Not true, fluoro stretches as much as nylon.

I have seen a study a while back about the fluoro stretching. The study said that fluoro stretched as much as mono on its initial stretch. But that mono, when stretched, bounced back and therefore could stretch again. But the fluoro, once stretched, did not bounce back nearly as much as mono, and eventually fluoro lost its stretch all together. I have never tried it myself and I haven't heard of any other studies that refute that. Have you Raul?

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Raul is right, :o flouro stretches just as much as nylon. But it dosen't have the elasticity of nylon, which is why most people think it dosent stretch.

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I crank with Flouro. and I can definitely tell the difference in sensitivity over mono. (plus the flouro. gets the crankbait a little bit deeper over mono.)

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I can tell a huge difference between crankin woth mono over fluorocarbon. Fluorocarbon is more sensitive and will get your crankbait down deeper. You can also get away with heavier line when using fluorocarbon.  

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I like to use Gamma Copolymer when crankin' b/c of the extra strength for the diameter, and the characteristics of the copolymer. Since I switch from BPS Fluorocarbon to the Gamma, I have noticed that I have not broken off once which I was doing more often then I would like to. Whatever you choose, it must be with your discretion. Buy a couple spools you are interested in and give them all a couple tries. Its the best way to know what you are comfortable with!

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Am I right that fluoro get them deeper than mono because it sinks whereas mono floats?  How much deeper are you talking about?

Where do the copolymers fit in this?

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Am I right that fluoro get them deeper than mono because it sinks whereas mono floats? How much deeper are you talking about?

Where do the copolymers fit in this?

Most copolymer line is just a blend of different mono's, so there is no difference.  Hybrid line is a differrent story it is a mixture of floro and mono.  The reason the floro or a hybrid gets the cb deeper is because floro and hybrid are closed cell, therefore sinks and has less drag in the water.  Closed cell construction simply means that hybrid and floro doesn't absorb water the way mono does.  The main advanatage of floro and hybrid to me is the fact that it's breaking strength is not weakened when wet.  Mono on the other hand gets weaker the longer it is in water.  Floro's and hybrids are more abrasion resistant, also many manufacturers floro is just mono with a thin coating of floro, which to me is useless as it doesn't give you any advantage of floro and shouldn't not be allowed to advertised as floro.

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Am I right that fluoro get them deeper than mono because it sinks whereas mono floats? How much deeper are you talking about?

Where do the copolymers fit in this?

the diving depth of a bait is inversly proportional to the line diameter regardless of what the material of the line is made of; in lame terms, the thinner the line ---> more diving depth; the catch is that we are used to think about lines in terms of tensile strenght, 10 lbs, 12 lbs, etc. we are not used to think about our line in terms of line diameter, so in between lines all rated for the same tensile strength there is variation in the diving depth of a crank whenever you change the line diameter, your bait won 't achieve the same depth if for example you are fishing with let 's say XL vs fishing with XT, XT is thicker than XL of the same test, how much difference between fishing with those lines ? --> inches.

The difference between cranking with nylon vs cranking with fluoro assuming both lines are of the same diameter will be not in the diving depth the bait can achieve but in the sensitivity, fluoro transmits vibrations better than nylon and in certain circumstances and places that can be an advantage, with fluoro you can manuever better your crank through cover just because you feel it better than with nylon.

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I am cranking against the establisment LOL. I use braid, 6:1 reels, and fast action graphite rods, but I am cranking over the top, through, and along side grass most of the time. When I do crank wood/rock or other hard cover I go with fluorocarbon but keep everything else the same.

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