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#3121538 - 01/13/13 08:10 AM Flurocarbon line ?
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Gonna rig up one, maybe two of my ultra light rigs with Flurocarbon line.

It will be used for panfish, only bass if they like crickets or very small baits.

What is the best brand / style to get?

It will be in either 4 or 6 pound test.
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#3121564 - 01/13/13 08:29 AM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: RUGER]
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I have been fishing Berkley lines for several years. In light lines i like the Vanish in the really light stuff but just switch one of my rigs over to the Nanofil in 4#...so far so good although i have only cast it in the back yard...havent been to the lake yet.

http://www.berkley-fishing.com/products/line/fluorocarbon/vanish-transition

http://www.berkley-fishing.com/products/line/uni-filament/nanofil

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#3121669 - 01/13/13 09:41 AM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Mid]
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I like vanish
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#3121702 - 01/13/13 09:57 AM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Football Hunter]
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I personally don't see any benefit in it for bream other than a waste of money. It doesn't cast any better... If all you're worried about is being seen, spool the reel with mono and use a double uni knot with 10 foot of fluoro on the end.

The only time I use fluoro is on feel baits... Jigs or Texas rig for bass. Then is still spool half the reel with mono and the other with fluoro. Fluoro cost way too much for me to waste. If I need for the line to disappear under water, I use a leader of fluoro.

I personally don't think you can get any better than PLine. It's what I use.

If you want to go even cheaper, buy a spool of braid... And tie fluorooleander to it. I wouldn't be scared to fish a main braid line for a couple years without changing it with what you're fishing for. The start up cost will be more but the braid will last you a couple of years... And it cast like a dream. 6 lb test is usually 2 lb dia.
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#3121968 - 01/13/13 01:44 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: SilverFox]
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I agree w silver fox.

Flouro is hard to manage on spinning reels anyway, it just tends to have a lot of line memory and doesn't cast nearly as easily as mono in my experience.

The braid to a Flouro or Mono leader is all the rage right now for finesse bass fishing. The braid behaves really well on a spinning reel and you get a huge upgrade on sensitivity for your DS or ShakyHead fishing.
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#3122104 - 01/13/13 03:29 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: MFBAB]
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I like fluorocarbon on my ultralight rod versus mono because of the fact that the line sinks.

I fish 1/32oz jigs often, and sometimes throw a 1/64 oz. Mono line floating on the water messes the action up and reduces sensitivity.

In general, I like the idea of trying the braid-to-fluoro option, but I've never done it. I guess it would accomplish the same thing I've been doing with less line memory, so perhaps I should check it out.

I treat my lines with a line conditioner that helps reduce line memory (just need to spray it the night before to get best results). It was recommended that I use the KVD line conditioner, so that's what I've been going with.
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#3122206 - 01/13/13 04:46 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Crosshairy]
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Seaguar InvisX is all I use on spinning rods. I usually fill half the spool with cheap mono, tie a blood knot, and fill the rest up with flouro. I only use 8 or 10 lb test. The 10 lb InvisX is the same diameter as 6 lb mono. I have no problems with tangles, and it casts as good or better than any mono I have used.
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#3122457 - 01/13/13 07:26 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Kimberman]
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I use Berkeley's Super Smooth braid. It casts a mile, won't wear out your guides and is very abrasion resistant. I have used Nanofil for awhile, but for the rivers and lakes I fish, with all the rocks and rip-rap, the line frays and cuts way too easily. No abrasion resistance whatsoever.....if I'm concerned in clear water about line visibility I'll tie on a fluorocarbon leader. But we don't have a "clear water problem" too often where I live.
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#3122860 - 01/14/13 06:42 AM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: agelesssone]
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X2 with silverfox. Pline is is what I've been using for the last few years.
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#3123147 - 01/14/13 10:53 AM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Mudbone]
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x3 on the braid. Flouro just has too much memory for an ultralight... in my book. Baitcasting is a whole different bag of worms.
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#3123224 - 01/14/13 11:42 AM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Dont put it on rods you plan to use a floater on, it sinks and really mess's with hook sets when used with float. Personally, I will never buy it again for any rod, the crap breaks for no reason sometimes. Pline all the way here.
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#3123359 - 01/14/13 01:08 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Hunter0678]
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Spooled my baitcaster and a spinning reel up with floro last spring. Went fishing one time and unspooled the reels when I got home. Too much memory for me. Went back to Berkely XL 6 lb in low vis green on my spinning rods. I've got 20 lb+ fish on it with out issue.
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#3123374 - 01/14/13 01:21 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: SES]
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I use Berkly XL on my ultras and spinning gear and spiderwire on my baitcasters.
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#3123407 - 01/14/13 01:51 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Unicam]
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I tried it.. threw it away.. seems like it breaks really easy..
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#3123657 - 01/14/13 04:42 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: pressfit]
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I had a similar problem with the lighter test Flouro breaking randomly when I first started using it, the culprit in my case was the wrong knot. If you are using a Palomar, the lighter test Flouro will tend to cut itself at the knot under stress. I broke off a pile of jigs and worms on snags and fish before I learned this. The regular Improved Clinch works A LOT better for me on the lighter Flouro, say 10lb or less. One caveat, be sure to always tie it carefully and wet it well before cinching it down. This made my breakoff issues disapear with Flouro, hope it helps others.

I think I got that tip from Stacey King at one of the BPS seminars a few years ago and it turned me around 180 on the subject of Flouro.
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#3123854 - 01/14/13 06:42 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: MFBAB]
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Another reason you get break offs is because your drag is too tight. Mono stretches, flouro doesn't. I set my drag to where it barely clicks on a hook set. It took me a while to figure out that problem, as well as the palimar knot issue, the clinch knot works much better with flouro.
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#3123876 - 01/14/13 06:50 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: Kimberman]
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I also use the improved clinch knot on fluorocarbon... Unless it's on a drop shot then it's the Palomar knot with a lose drag like above. Just wet the line.

I Do like throwing 8lb PLine fluoro on a grub rod. Just make sure you keep a eye on your knot. With it bumping the rocks it tears the line up quick.

I could count on one hand and have fingers left over how many fish I have broke off in my life and I fish a lot. I'm almost anal about my line... I check it and retie if I find anything or think there could be anything wrong.
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#3124163 - 01/14/13 09:34 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: SilverFox]
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I have used 4, 6, 8 and 10 lb test P Line fluoroclear line on various rods fishing for trout in the White RIver. The 4 lb on ultra light does seem to have some memory to it but I have caught a lot of nice trout on that rig. The fluoroclear is much less expensive than true flyorocarbon but the finicky trout don't seem to notice.
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#3124166 - 01/14/13 09:35 PM Re: Flurocarbon line ? [Re: SilverFox]
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I like InvisX in heavier tests like 14 and above. Below that I really like Pline Halo.
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