Flourocarbon Pros and Cons

2/8/16 @ 4:35 PM
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Josh Holliday
Josh Holliday
USER since 12/20/03
does anyone have any first hand experience with flouro on a spinning reel and what else do you like it for??
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2/1/17 @ 5:04 PM
mvanhank222
mvanhank222
USER since 12/16/13
You definitely get what you pay for with Fluorocarbon. Avoid Berkley like the plague Pline, Seaguar, Sunline, Toray are good lines to try.

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2/1/17 @ 7:46 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

I've used it.  the only stuff I found to be very good was by P-Line.  All the Berkley stuff was a coiled mess.  I use it now only for jigging through the ice.  

It casts nice,  but I mainly fish rocks,  so I don't use it often because it sinks faster and I feel you get more snags with it.

it's strong,  I like it for ice fishing and it seems more clear to me so I believe the claims to be true.  clear water lakes during ice fishing it could be a difference maker at times.  I can't 100% prove that though.

Edited on 2/1/17 7:54 AM
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1/25/17 @ 10:32 AM
Fishy1960
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USER since 10/15/15

Its great on a Carolina rig with as a leader-on clear water lakes and  anything moving slow- it makes a difference.

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1/18/17 @ 11:00 AM
BassGirl71
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USER since 1/18/17

I agree with what others here are saying.  For me, it's a little too unruly to use a full spool of it, but as a leader it works pretty well.  I guess I don't fish enough lakes that are so highly pressured that I have to worry about using fluoro over another supposedly more visible line.

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1/16/17 @ 3:14 PM
5bass4rbs
5bass4rbs
USER since 5/14/11

Try this on your spinning reel; main line with braid of your choose, cast out as far as you can, now cut the casted line off at the reel and replace with your floro or mono (your choose). Now you will have the best of both world. Not to mention; no knot skip at first cast. Generally you will have about 100 to 120 feet of line out to make your cast and no override or loops. good luck.

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5/11/16 @ 1:26 PM
BigMusky12
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MEMBER since 12/22/04

tried out flourocarbon line on spinning reel again opening day and was met with constant uncoiling of line.   This was after using line conditioner on it when spooling during off season.  Read a tip online to soak reel in hot water for 15 minutes, i did 30 minutes and solved problem day #2.


Through research I found compelling reasons to use KVD line conditioner over Reel Magic, so i will make this change moving forward.  

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5/2/16 @ 12:39 PM
Tim Zwieg
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USER since 1/10/12
I only use Flourocarbon for leaders, I don't user it as a full spool. But Ed is right below, Flourocarbon sinks, so don't use it on anything that needs to float.

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5/2/16 @ 12:14 PM
Ed Franko
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I use flourocarbon on anything that sinks. I use mono on anything that I want to float.. I use braid on anything that I want to skip behind a dock or fish over a cable. I like braid while fishing a buzz bait or a Zara Spook. All lines I feel you get what you pay for .. I am not much for using flourocarbon on spinning reels. Anytime I put line on a spinning reel I let the line out behind the boat with nothing on the leader. I then pull it for several hundred yards or even a mile.This will get all of the twist out of it. Then it lays on the reel better.

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4/27/16 @ 3:46 PM
wiel0059
wiel0059
USER since 6/20/14
Not straight fluorocarbon, no. A few years ago I started running braid mainline with various fluoro leaders depending on application on all my spinning reels and I'd never go back.

Hook sets, casting distance, strength, etc are all improved with this.

Baitcasters I use mostly all fluoro and love it. I'm with the mention of Red Label, its cheap, but I've had great success with it over the past 3 years. With fluoro, tying a good knot is absolutely critical. I highly recommend the San Diego Jam Knot...

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3/27/16 @ 7:49 PM
Scott F
Scott F
USER since 6/12/10
I never use it. Too much stretch.

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