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Why Is Fluoro Preferred For Drop Shotting?

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Fluoro sinks, so your line will be more taut as it travels down. When using braid, the line will float and there will be more slack.

That being said, I greatly prefer a fluoro leader with braid. I think it gives me more sensitivity (less stretch), and I HATE dealing with fluoro :rolleyes:

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8lb Tatsu. I love dropshotting and i run straight 8 lb tatsu. I used to use 15lb braid with a fluoro leader and now i use straight fluoro. I strongly believe that i hookup more and catch more fish with straight fluoro.

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its also a finesse technique where low visibility is key.

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i think the its the "invisibility"

personally 4 of 6lb yo-zuri will do the trick

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When drop shotting the bass is supposed to inhale the bait and hook themselves.

All you have to do is pull up to set the hook.

Mono has stretch - fluoro does not. Therefore, you supposedly get a better hookup with fluoro when drop shotting.

What the guys said above is also true.

However, you do what you have confidence doing be it braid, mono or fluoro line. :)

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When drop shotting the bass is supposed to inhale the bait and hook themselves.

All you have to do is pull up to set the hook.

Mono has stretch - fluoro does not. Therefore, you supposedly get a better hookup with fluoro when drop shotting.

What the guys said above is also true.

However, you do what you have confidence doing be it braid, mono or fluoro line. :)

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When drop shotting the bass is supposed to inhale the bait and hook themselves.

All you have to do is pull up to set the hook.

Mono has stretch - fluoro does not. Therefore, you supposedly get a better hookup with fluoro when drop shotting.

What the guys said above is also true.

However, you do what you have confidence doing be it braid, mono or fluoro line. :)

wrong. flouro stretches just about as much as mono

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wrong. flouro stretches just about as much as mono

Depends on what mono and fluoro you're comparing. Seaguar Invizx has less stretch than Suffix Siege in similar diameters. A lot less stretch.

The reason I use straight fluoro now, and for years I was a braid with long fluoro leader (still am in some situations), is because of what I saw in a Bass Pro tank when a local was presenting some baits and techniques. There was a HUGE bow in his line, and two, yes two different 10 lb.+ steel head bit his bait, and he didn't feel it. Braid transfers NOTHING on a slack line, and this presentation can have quite a bit of slack line. Fluorocarbon is dense, and transmits subtle bites on a slack line. It also sinks rather quickly, eliminating the bow in the line, giving you a more direct connection between the rod and the hook.

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Very good info J. Ive always use braid with long flouro leader for dropshooting. I'll keep that in mind when drop shooting again.

Thanks.

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I use braid if there's vegetation. It seems to be easier to lightly "pop" an open hook bait free from weeds with braid. If I'm bubba shotting, braid makes hooksets easier as well.

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Depends on what mono and fluoro you're comparing. Seaguar Invizx has less stretch than Suffix Siege in similar diameters. A lot less stretch.

The reason I use straight fluoro now, and for years I was a braid with long fluoro leader (still am in some situations), is because of what I saw in a Bass Pro tank when a local was presenting some baits and techniques. There was a HUGE bow in his line, and two, yes two different 10 lb.+ steel head bit his bait, and he didn't feel it. Braid transfers NOTHING on a slack line, and this presentation can have quite a bit of slack line. Fluorocarbon is dense, and transmits subtle bites on a slack line. It also sinks rather quickly, eliminating the bow in the line, giving you a more direct connection between the rod and the hook.

Since you and I see eye to eye on the InvisX, I'll overlook your derogatory comments about senkos.

The other thing I like about fluoro is that it does stretch. I tend to fish too fast, and the stretch of the line and the bend of the rod make the action of the bait more subtle when drop shotting.

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Some flouro stretches a lot while others are stiff. P-Line Halo is like a cord, but the memory is ridiculous.

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I have nothing against senkos. Blindly tossing one into the abyss, and waiting for a bite? Well, sometimes a blind squirrel finds a nut, LOL.

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ill believe the invisibility factor of fluoro when bluegills stop biting it....

If they are biting at it where it enters the water, it does not need to be visible. They see the tiny ripples around it and strike at the center, quite likely thinking the ripples are made by an insect. When I've had blue gill or other small fish striking at the line, it's at the surface.

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