100% fluorocarbon vs. fluorocarbon coated fishing lines
Thanks for the laugh. That was a good one.
Using braid and a leader is another alternative, but it costs even more than fluoro, plus now you have an extra knot between you and the fish. Just something to consider. Unlike mono, which breaks down over time and with use and requires frequent changing, fluoro lasts and lasts until you run low on the spool, only then do you need to replace it. I have fished tournaments with fluoro that was years old, with no reduction in the line's performance.
This braid/fluoro leader is an especially good alternative if you use rods that are not on the higher end or if you are not confident or experienced.
The coated stuff is the gimmick and they try to rope you in with lower pricing.
"oh look how much cheaper, i'll just try this first"
That is the last words of many a bad decision....be warned
If you are putting that coated stuff on one reel, when you find out it sucks you only have one reel to re-line. Put it on all of them and you won't have a comparison and may never realize the disadvantage you put yourself in...and if you do figure that out, well now its gonna get REAL expensive to re-line.
Often its a copolymer line that's coated.
I fish fluoro almost exclusively, and have since the mid 90's...I won't touch that coated stuff...wouldn't use it if it were FREE.
If I was only going to spool up 1 reel I would just get the 100% and be done with it. But since I am going to be relining several, this will get rather pricy if I go with all 100%. So I want to get some opinions based on actual experience to figure out if the 100% is just a gimmick or if there is an actual benefit to spending the extra money.
Thanks for the feedback so far.