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Finesse Line: P-Line Floroclear vs. Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft

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Hi all, I realize this has been debated and plowed into the ground, but I've got a specific question - okay more than one, (and I hope roadwarrior chimes in given his experience with both) on these lines for finesse fishing.

P-Line Floroclear (PLFC) in mist green, 6# test has become my confidence line. I'm a fan of Yo-Zuri Hybrid (YZH), but have not tried the Yo-Zuri Ultra Soft (YZHUS) yet.

Since the mist green color seems to work best in waters I fish, I am interested in YZHUS in mist green. The waters I fish tend to be a "green clear", "green-stained". No gin-clear waters (yet).

1) It has been said that YZHUS is "milky" in appearance, I assume that the mist green is that way as well?

2) For those of you who've tried both PLFC and YZHUS, have you found any major differences in the lighter weight lines? Is PLFC "clearer" and thus more "invisible", or are they pretty similar?

3) As well, it seems that some say YZHUS has the same breaking strength of it's elder sibling YZH, but there are no charts to say the same that I can find. Is YZHUS's break strength less than the YZH cousin?

4) Unless I'm clueless on this, YZHUS in 4 lb test = PLFC in 6 lb test in terms of line diameter. So why the discrepancy? Why isn't the line rated by diameter rather than lb test?

5) With regard to breaking strength - if you compare line diameter to line diameter of each line, are they relatively equal? Personally I've not had issues with PLFC on drop shots and wacky worming. I tie a double palomar for wacky and have had no problems breaking at the knot and have lost no fish yet either way.

Thank you for your patience and thoughtful response(s).

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Since no one has replied to this I will give my 2 cents. If thest 2 lines didn't come on different spools I couldn't tell the difference between the two.

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i believe "milky" has been used to describe the YZUS clear and not the mist green. my 4# and 6# mist green YZUS does not appear milky to me.

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P-Line Floroclear is a coated line; Hybrid is bonded.

I found Floroclear to be undependable.It broke a few

times while casting and I quit using it.

For stained water, green Ultra Soft will be just fine.

The "clear" is milky. For Gin clear water, original

green Hybrid matches best- nearly invisible!

Technically, Ultra Soft breaking strength is about

a pound less than original Hybrid. From a practical

point of view, there is no difference.

I fished P-Line for many years until I found Yo-Zuri

Hybrid. I still consider the original Mossy Green

an excellent line, but the memory is an issue,

especially in colder weather.

Recently I have been experimenting with Seaguar

InvizX #8 for spinning tackle; AbrazX #12 for

baitcasting. If you are looking for a pure fluorocarbon,

these might be the ticket!

8-)

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can anyone comment on the smoke color YZH?

it seems the local stores only carry that color..

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Smoke or Purple Smoke blend perfectly

in stained water or more generally, anything

except "gin clear". I use the Purple Smoke

almost exclusively.

8-)

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I love every line that PLine makes. Except Flouroclear. Absolute garbage.

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Gents, thanks so much for the responses.

Since my Stradic has two spools, I think I need to try out the YZHUS in 4lb mist green! BPS put 4lb Excel on it - haven't used it yet, but was free.  ;D

roadwarrior, thanks for the tip on the Seaguar lines. For now I think I'll stick with hybrids, but will keep an eye on the FC lines.

Question, smoke purple only comes in the YZH, not YZHUS, so assume 4 lb would work for a 1000FI spinning reel? or is it a little unmanageable for a reel that size?

Anyone bought from Fish307.com? Seems to be one of a few places one can get 4 or 6 lb in YZH smoke purple, YZHUS mist green.

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RW, re: Seaguar AbrasX. I went back to Yozuri ultrasoft..the abrasx seems to have no abrasion resistance at all..I had more breakage with the 12lb, than I have wit the yozuri in 10lb. Plus, I really don't see any difference in hook up ratio between the fluro, and Yozuri.

Sorry to the op for the highjack. ;)

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Question, smoke purple only comes in the YZH, not YZHUS, so assume 4 lb would work for a 1000FI spinning reel? or is it a little unmanageable for a reel that size?

#4 original Hybrid will work just fine on your

1000FI.

8-)

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Question, smoke purple only comes in the YZH, not YZHUS, so assume 4 lb would work for a 1000FI spinning reel? or is it a little unmanageable for a reel that size?

#4 original Hybrid will work just fine on your

1000FI.

Great! I actually decided to grab a 275 yd spool of 4 lb smoke, and a 600 yd spool of 4 lb mist green Ultra Soft from Fish307.com last night. They've already shipped it, so I should have it in a couple days. Can't wait to spool up!

I went with 4 lb test given the higher breaking strength of the YZ lines, and the same diameter to the 6 lb P-Line. If I need to move up to 6 lb, I'll do so.

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JFYI...I fish the clear 8lb yozuri ultrasoft on my saltwater spining rig..I target spotted bass, and sand bass..When you hook these fish, they more often than not will make a run for the rocks on the jetty..so far in the last month, I've had 0 break off due to abrassion issues...not so with the seaguar Invisx or abrasx fluro.

I think you'll be very happy with the line.. ;)

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you want the best finnesse line , try some P-line 6 lb. CXX . in moss green . this line is strong , managable , and blends in any water .

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Fluoroclear develops memory fairly quickly, but I really like P - Line's CX Premium in the clear blue fluorescent. It is only a little less tough than the CXX and casts way better, with little memory. Performs even better with KVD Line and Lure. The regular hybrid is pretty stiff but does hold up well. Haven't tried the ultra soft yet.

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Also a fan of the CX clear fluorescent. Pretty much all the water I fish is gin clear and I have this on 2 finesse rods that see a lot of action. Very pleased with performance (recently switched from the clear Floroclear line).

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Hi all-

I rec'd my order and immediately spooled my spare with the 4lb smoke hybrid.

Gotta say it was not what I expected. Not as smooth as 6 lb P-Line Floroclear, IMHO.

Did cast well, but was definitely not as "invisible" as the mist green Floroclear, but more like a fluorescent blue. Ok, not really that "visible", but in the waters I fish, definitely more visible than mist green.

Next up, spooling/testing with Ultra Soft in mist green.

So far, not too impressed with the smoke. Did feel a number of hits just fine, but did not like the lay of the line on the spool. Not as "clean" as P-Line.

Not ruling it out, just letting you know what I'm thinking/feeling thus far.

Floroclear is definitely not out of the picture thus far.

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Hi Guys-

Spent the morning on the water today with the mist green YZHUS 4lb test and it held its own very well. Caught a 2+ lb bass on it with no problems, got hung a few times but never broke the line.

So it is definitely strong stuff.

But I have one thing "against" it in comparison to P-Line Floroclear. The YZHUS is almost a hi-vis line. I kept commenting to my fishing buddy about how visible it was, especially when the sun hit it. The line just glowed.

I had no problems seeing it above water, AND below whereas the P-Line mist green virtually disappears after it hits the water.

So there's a huge difference there. I partially like the hi-vis thing, but did feel like it was not clear and did have a milky-green appearance when compared to P-Line. In fact the difference in the two lines is abundantly clear when you hold the spools up to each other. YZ is more neon than P-Line, plain and simple. At least the 600 yd spool I have.

I spooled up with the P-Line after the bite had slowed down, the sun, heat and humidity rose. Did not catch anything else that day as the bite stopped.

Bottom line, the difference between the two lines was extreme. My buddy was using another of my rods with 6 lb P-Line mist green while I used the YZHUS so I was able to compare the lines in the same light. For INvisibility, IMHO, P-Line crushed YZ.

Catch was good with both (buddy caught fish on the P-Line).

I will keep the YZ spooled up on the back-up reel, but feel more comfy/confident with P-line still. Just my humble opinion. Have not had any irregular break-offs or bad spools of P-line (so far)....

I really appreciate the responses, so thanks much.

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I use the yozuri green mist..I catch fish with it, both fresh (bass) and saltwater. ;)

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I use the yozuri green mist..I catch fish with it, both fresh (bass) and saltwater. ;)

Indeed. I am not done with it, just for now, my confidence is with the P-Line.

As I caught fish with it, I think it has merit and worth more "testing".

I suppose I was expecting it to be as invisible as P-Line based on some comparison reports I've read. But my experience just does not line up with that.

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