fluorocarbon leader vs line

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Wayne Kohan, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    I have been using Berkley Vanish for years now and have never had an issue with it. It seems to be the cheapest flourocarbon on the market and works great, just make sure and lube your knots before you cinch them down.
     
  2. Jeff Dodd

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    I just received this yellow-label (x) line a week ago. I do notice it is softer than the red label and I expect it will bite down on itself well. I rigged it up like you. 8lb stiff off the fly line and then switch to 4 or 5 pound soft fluoro to the fly. I fished it Sunday and it performed well.

    The Seaguar thougth crossed my mind also. This stuff is popular in Hawaii in thd heavy stuff.
     
  3. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Thanks for all the responses. I will give some of the normal fluorocarbon stuff a try.

    Kohan
     
  4. triploidjunkie

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    I like the Rio fluoroflex plus for small flies, because of the small diameter. I can thread a #20 midge emerger with 4x(7lb) easily, making it easier to land large fish on tiny flies. Other than that, I use P Line 100% fluorocarbon for everything else. Cheap by the big spool.
     
  5. a_fors

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    trip, you've had good luck with the P-line 100% fluorocarbon? i've been wanting to try that but i haven't since i like the flouroclear, but i might have to give it a shot now
     
  6. Caveman

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    So I went to Holiday Sports and bougt some flourocarbon. I ended getting Seagar. Anyone know of them. I guess they are the first people to make Flourocarbon. I got 4,6, and 8lb for $16 for 200yrds.
     
  7. generic

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    I know this is an old thread, but to sort of answer your question; If the box says 100% flourocarbon, it's 100% flourocarbon regaurldless who makes it.

    Seagar is the only manufacture that sees it's product from the begining, to the shelf. No "middle man". Not sure that means much other than it makes some feel that the "quality control" issue is more well, in control. I use Seagar and P line. Remember, 100% flourocarbon is 100% flourocarbon.

    I think there is actually only a few places that the stuff is made....I think. Seems like years ago when I did some research on the stuff, that's what I came up with.

    Well, that's probably more than you wanted to know...:hmmm:
     
  8. Wayne Kohan

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    By the way, on my last outing I used the P-line and it worked wonderfully. I did have one breakoff on a hook set while chiro fishing (hard to rid myself of that old bass-fishing lip-ripping hook set) but it was at a knot that had already landed a few fish. I am happy with it.

    wayne
     
  9. Caveman

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    I wish I would have thought of this years back, thanks for the info.
     
  10. generic

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    I use straight Flouro - found that some knots don't like "inter mixing" with other types (mono).