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I've been using Fluoro this year with mixed results. What I have found is that it works really well on my crankbait set ups, where the hook set is more deliberate and more of a addition of pressure. On the other hand it seems like 6/10 I break off when I'm flipping jigs or soft plastics. Maybe I'm setting the hook too hard? It seems like that could be the case. If there is indeed very little stretch in Fluoro as advertised I could see that as an explanation for snapping line on the violent hook sets I seem to employ. From what I've read on here, it may just be that I'm using the wrong kinda of Fluoro. I've been using Vanish from Berkley and to be honest, it has it's days where it's awesome! Then again it has more days where I'm like I don't understand! I think I read somewhere that it was initially designed for Walleye fisherman and open water presentations. Which would explain my break offs in the thick cover. What is the best bang for your buck Fluoro line? I get ripped for not wanting to spend a bunch of money, but I don't think you have to spend $30 on 100yd spool to have good line.

Also, what are the best knots to tie when using Fluoro? I've been using an improved clinch knot with a double wrap around eye. I since the knot while it's in my mouth to make sure it's super wet when tightened, but I've read it's not the knot to tie. What do you recommend?

Sorry for the long windedness

PondBoss

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How are you double looping an improved clinch? That's what I use and I haven't had any issues.(minus the double loop)

I use Berkley 100% FC

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I'm no expert with fluoro, but most fluoros have stretch comparable to mono lines. Fluoro is more sensitive due to its greater density.

Are you reeling up all the slack before setting that hook? Taking care of that fixed my trouble with inexplicable break-offs.

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How are you double looping an improved clinch? That's what I use and I haven't had any issues.(minus the double loop)

I use Berkley 100% FC

By double looping I mean I insert the line through the eye then back around again and then tie the knot. This gives me a double loop on the bottom of the knot.

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I'm no expert with fluoro, but most fluoros have stretch comparable to mono lines. Fluoro is more sensitive due to its greater density.

Are you reeling up all the slack before setting that hook? Taking care of that fixed my trouble with inexplicable break-offs.

Yes I'm reeling up all the slack before setting the hook. It just seems to pop either on the hook set, to a point where I feel absolutely nothing or I feel the fish move and it's almost like I feel the line pop under the pressure. Went fishing with a buddy the other day and he was like DANG you really swung on that fish. Broke the line as the fishes head broke the surface. And also flew a couple of smaller fish out of the water later in the day.

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I even broke off the other day trying to snap a crank bait out of the weeds. Darn thing floated up and I snagged it a couple of minutes later. It just seems to be brittle, I've never had problems with line breakage until I switch to Fluoro. I guess I can try the Berkley 100%, but at the same time the Vanish is made by Berkley and it is also 100% Fluorocarbon. And my Wal-Mart only carries it up to 12lb test.

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Many people have had problems with Vanish. They say that it makes your lures "Vanish." I'd give Trilene 100% or Seaguar Invizx a try.

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I even broke off the other day trying to snap a crank bait out of the weeds. Darn thing floated up and I snagged it a couple of minutes later. It just seems to be brittle, I've never had problems with line breakage until I switch to Fluoro. I guess I can try the Berkley 100%, but at the same time the Vanish is made by Berkley and it is also 100% Fluorocarbon. And my Wal-Mart only carries it up to 12lb test.

I use 10,12,and 15 lb FC depending on what I am doing...

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After reading all of the bad news about Vanish, I think I will finally stop trying to stick up for it. It has let me down about 12 to many times. I just got some Stren Fluoro Cast the other day and will see how it goes.

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I've used an improved clinch knot for over a year now with 12lb XPS fluorocarbon and have had 0 break offs. I just make sure the knot cinches down perfectly and has plenty of spit so it doesn't rub against itself.

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After reading all of the bad news about Vanish, I think I will finally stop trying to stick up for it. It has let me down about 12 to many times. I just got some Stren Fluoro Cast the other day and will see how it goes.

ive been trying the stren fluorocast lately in 17lb, first time trying fluoro too, i havent had any breakage issues with it. its definately not invisible under water to fish like i thought fluoro was supposed to be, i have had bluegills nipping at the line while im fishing. seems like i get more backlashes with it than the 14lb trilene xl i was using, but im new to baitcasters this year as well...

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I guess I can try the Berkley 100%, but at the same time the Vanish is made by Berkley and it is also 100% Fluorocarbon.

Different formulas for different purposes. An improved clinch knot with two wraps around the hook eye is a Trilene knot.

oe

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Try something besides Vanish. Many people have trouble with it.

When cinching down your knot, do it slowly. I mean s-l-o-w-l-y.

Try a SD jam knot. That works best for me.

FYI, flouro has as much stretch as mono.

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Different formulas for different purposes. An improved clinch knot with two wraps around the hook eye is a Trilene knot.

oe

Thanks for the proper name. :)

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Try something besides Vanish. Many people have trouble with it.

When cinching down your knot, do it slowly. I mean s-l-o-w-l-y.

Try a SD jam knot. That works best for me.

FYI, flouro has as much stretch as mono.

What is a SD Jam knot?

I thought I'd heard somewhere that Fluoro had about as much stretch as mono, I guess it's all marketing. Maybe I should just look at the invisibraid? Has anyone tried that?

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Nothing wrong with vanish. I use palomar knot and 10 # vanish almost broke my hand 2 weeks ago and got the fish. 0nly 20 ft line out with mh spinning rod 6-6 no probs

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Stren Original Clear Blue Fluorescent. $6.96 at wally world, 330 YDS. IMO summer fishing when you are using alot of top water, mono is better. I tried the Flouro like you I broke off jigs and other baits. Went back to Mono no problems.

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i like p-line. i just spooled up with cajun red cast, no complaints yet.

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Nothing wrong with vanish. I use palomar knot and 10 # vanish almost broke my hand 2 weeks ago and got the fish. 0nly 20 ft line out with mh spinning rod 6-6 no probs

It seems you are one of the very few that feels this way. I was like you, at first I loved the Vanish. One break off during a hook set is a fluke, 2 is a pattern, and 3 is a trend. Happened more than just 3 times, now using Stren Fluorocast and keeping my fingers crossed. Have had no issues as of yet. Will switch to P-Line next, I've heard almost no complaints about their products.

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