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#1221597 - 03/06/09 08:47 PM Flouracarbon for flippin.........
stretch Moderator
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Been thinkin bout changing to flouracarbon line on my flippin stix. Wanted to get some opinions here. What say ya'll?
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#1221822 - 03/06/09 10:12 PM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: stretch]
moondawg
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Why the change to flouracarbon? What size/weight line are you using for your flipping rods?

Me personally, I have it on my spinning reels. I've heard that it is not easily seen underwater. That's why I use it. I don't see any reason why you could'nt use it on flipping rods, just get the weight/size you need.
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#1222122 - 03/07/09 04:52 AM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: moondawg]
tophat
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I use spider wire for my flipping but i have a few friends that use it and love it.
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#1222127 - 03/07/09 05:06 AM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: tophat]
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I love flourocarbon for flippin' I have been using it for flipping and on my main line on carolina rigs.
It has less stretch and is more abrasion resistant than mono. The only thing I don't like to use it for is on spinning reels , because it has allot of memory. On baitcasting reels it works fine for me.
Some guys use the lighter line sizes for crankbaits because the sink rate gets the crankbaits down a little deeper.
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#1222310 - 03/07/09 08:42 AM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: Radar]
B.D.
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Fluorocarbon ought to work well on a flippin stick. Low stretch and abrasion resistance will be good. The superbraid lines will get you these same benefits, but fluoro has lower visibility.

One caution - I don't use fluoro on baitcasting rods where I will be making a lot of long casts. I put fluoro on a couple of my saltwater rods and I hated it. Fluoro is heavier than mono, and on a long cast, the extra momentum will make it backlash a lot more.

But for flippin, long casts aren't required, so it shouldn't be a problem.

bd

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#1222633 - 03/07/09 02:13 PM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: B.D.]
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
Fluorocarbon ought to work well on a flippin stick. Low stretch and abrasion resistance will be good. The superbraid lines will get you these same benefits, but fluoro has lower visibility.

One caution - I don't use fluoro on baitcasting rods where I will be making a lot of long casts. I put fluoro on a couple of my saltwater rods and I hated it. Fluoro is heavier than mono, and on a long cast, the extra momentum will make it backlash a lot more.

But for flippin, long casts aren't required, so it shouldn't be a problem.

bd
I use it on my carolina rigs with baitcasters and have never had a problem with backlashes .
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#1222809 - 03/07/09 04:37 PM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: Radar]
B.D.
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Okay...

Lots of variables - you could be using lighter line, or a reel with a smaller spool than my saltwater gear, or maybe you keep your "cast control" knob on your reel cranked down tighter than I like to. Maybe your carolina rigs cast different than big plugs and spoons I'm throwing in the salt. Who knows.

For some people, the increased backlash with fluoro line a problem. Your mileage may vary.

bd

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#1222872 - 03/07/09 06:02 PM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: B.D.]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
Okay...

Lots of variables - you could be using lighter line, or a reel with a smaller spool than my saltwater gear, or maybe you keep your "cast control" knob on your reel cranked down tighter than I like to. Maybe your carolina rigs cast different than big plugs and spoons I'm throwing in the salt. Who knows.

For some people, the increased backlash with fluoro line a problem. Your mileage may vary.

bd



.... or maybe I have a trained thumb. \:\)
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#1223192 - 03/07/09 09:42 PM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: Radar]
MFBAB
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I like it for flipping, I switched from a palomar to a trilene though, the flouro will cut itself sometimes with a palomar. Also, that kvd line conditioner makes flouro handle much better, I think it's more of a line memory thing than a thumb thing:)
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#1225472 - 03/09/09 09:31 AM Re: Flouracarbon for flippin......... [Re: Radar]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Scott61

.... or maybe I have a trained thumb. \:\)


Yes. It is because you are a better caster than I am. I bow at your awesomeness. Harder than flycasting and all that.

Better?

bd


Edited by Brian Dunigan (03/09/09 09:57 AM)

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