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I've had this argument for a long time now but I keep seeing guys touting the "no stretch" quailties of flouro, well I'm going to post a link to some tests that were done and in ALL test, it stretched, and in a good bit of the tests it stretched more than mono. Now if you fish flouro because of abrasion resistance or it's invisibility, or because it sinks, great, but if it's because it doesn't stretch...Well you may as well buy braid! I was looking for the last 2 years for some line test on flouro because I tried it and it was too stiff for my taste and although the manufacturer claimed it didn't stretch I wasn't convinced, I had got hung up on some rocks while using it and as I was pulling on the line it was stretching, in fact it had a bunch more stretch than the mono I normally use! Now there are some brands that have alot less stretch than mono but they all stretch to a certain degree, and not just a tad but a considerable amount, too much to making the no stretch claim. I want to let people know so they aren't wasting money on it for that reason, I'm not bashing or condemming anyone for using it, just trying to get the facts out there because it's not the first time big companies make false claims. Check it out ...http://www.tackletour.com/reviewfluorocarbon2.html I can't get the link to work so you have to copy and paste it in your ddress bar. sorry.
 

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Fluoro stretches like crazy but it is fairly abrasion resistant. That's why I am going to braid and fluoro leader for deep water stuff. I generally use stiff rods with a fast tip so it works well in that application. I stick with a trilene knot, too since the Duncan loop I was using was slipping some. I stick with regular mono. on the topwater rod.
 

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Double tap.
 

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I been useing the Vxxxxs flouro and it is tough!

I like the invisible quality of flouro and also the

sensitivity. The feel on a C-rig and T-rig, also

on stand-up jig heads lets me feel the bottom

much better and remain in contact with it. It

also helps me detect slight strikes a little better.




(JMHO)



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I been useing the Vxxxxs flouro and it is tough!

I like the invisible quality of flouro and also the

sensitivity. The feel on a C-rig and T-rig, also

on stand-up jig heads lets me feel the bottom

much better and remain in contact with it. It

also helps me detect slight strikes a little better.




(JMHO)



Rat




I agree, I would not use nothing else for those baits the floro. T-rig, C-rig, Jig. I feel a lot more of whats down there then I did before, I really like it. You ever tried the Gamma??? Rat or the Seagaur?
 

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I agree, I would not use nothing else for those baits the floro. T-rig, C-rig, Jig. I feel a lot more of whats down there then I did before, I really like it. You ever tried the Gamma??? Rat or the Seagaur?




I've used some P-line floro till I got a bad

batch, I guess or something.


The stuff frayed and was jagged looking..


I'd never seen line do that. I've got a pal that's

a tackle distributor and he keeps in the floro I

use..
I've got nothing but good things

to say about that floro line....I don't know if

I'm allowed to plug it on here..
I don't

want Holeshot to bust my chops




Oh,, I've used triple fish, gamma in the past Brownbass.....



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I tried some P Line flouro and I thought it was pitiful. Just JUMPED off the reel! This was after I had cut off the lure and drug it behind the boat while cruising along to take out the loops and memory. RIGHT! However, a buddy of mine in Florida told me about Yozuri Hybrid Ultra Soft which is a blend of flouro and nylon and I am trying some of that in 6lb. test and it seems to be the real deal. Be sure it says "Ultra Soft" not the regular Hybrid. Gander Mtn. in Knoxville has it. Also heard the new Berkley Flouro is good but I think I'm gonna give this Yozuri a shot for my light tackle bassin'. Wood
 

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The P-Line comment hits home with me. At first when it was new on the reel it jumped off the spool like crazy. It did get better as the season progressed. Still not my favorite line but does seem to have some advantages already mentioned. I just can't afford to put it on very many reels. Until the financial director here at home increases my fishing budget, looks like I won't be buying much fluorocarbon. I think she said something like someplace would freeze over before I get more money for fishing.



Will a product like KVD's Line and Lure help keep it from jumping off the spool? Any suggestions welcome.
 

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P-line CXX has some memory that may be related to its stiffness. Halo rated pretty well in the tests and it seemed to perform well. I haven't tried any other brand. The P-line evolution snapped pretty bad when sinching knots down so I chunked all I had and respooled.
 

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gosh, I have not posted on this yet.......
ok, now I know that this is gonna rub some folks wrong but I have never really seen the significance between Floroclear and Mono Clear Blue. I did spool one of my reels off of a buddys spool one day before we went fishing on Percy Priest Lake (relatively Clear) We were going after some Bass and he said I would not catch any fish if I did not use Florocarbon lines. Well, I'm sure glad he was not really paying attention cause I caught 9 nice fish that day and he set the hook in four and broke two of those off. I never picked up the rod with the Florocarbon line and made a cast with it. Finally on the last fish I caught he noticed I was using 12 Clear Blue Promix line. He said he could not believe that I could catch fish on line that big and not Clear. I said I cast it out and work the bait till the fish bites and I set the hook. I think people put way to much into the lines and not enough into the actions of the baits and the baits is what the fish is going to hit and not the line. Now this is just my humble opinions but how many people here caught fish and I mean numbers of fish on original Stren and Trilene lines long before all of these other fancy high price lines and Professional Bass Angling Salesman came on the scene?
 

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My $.02........We all could still be using bamboo and or fiberglass 5'6" rods and black braided line but the times have changed and the products have changed for the better. Try it you might like it!!!!! When mono came out they said it would not work ...look at it now, Braid came out and again they said it will not work...now flourocarbon is on the scene and no it willnot work for everyone.



FLOURO is a heavy line that will sink and it helps keep you in contact with you bait. Unlike mono which has a tendency to float. The heavier line will help transmit the feel of the bottom structure/cover just like the tungstun weights will, and used in conjunction with a good graphit rod, FLOURO and tungsten weight you increase your odds. FLOURO is not for every application but it certainly improves your feel of the bottom and fish bite / hit. I use both but will not stay locked in the stone ages either.



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I like fluorocarbon for crank and spinnerbaits but as Snoot said we dont use it on topwater anymore. Its hard to work a floating topwater bait when it keeps sinking
 

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I like fluorocarbon for crank and spinnerbaits but as Snoot said we dont use it on topwater anymore. Its hard to work a floating topwater bait when it keeps sinking


Topwater perfect application for mono and or braid....and you are right its not a good thing to use flourocarcon on topwater
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I also like to throw a SB on braid if fishing real heavy cover.
 
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