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What is a good florocarbon line
« on: April 30, 2005, 06:50:29 PM »

this is my first posting to get your opinion on fluorocarbons. I'm a spinning reel type person and want to try a line that will work for a spinning reel. I bought some two years ago and it seamed to jump off the reel and I said not again. so as times change I will try again.

What I'm looking for is a brand of line to use and the pound test to use?

Do any of you use a leader of fluorocarbon on your spinning reels?

My normal test line are 6 lbs. for dock and shallow and 8 lbs. to 10 lbs. on most other fish set ups.  and 15 to 20 lbs. braid for heavy cover, all line are Stern.

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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2005, 07:47:56 PM »

Hey kal, have you checked out the thread titled Braid vs Floro? We have had alot of discussion about that. There are lots of pros and cons about using it as a main line also.
I use floro leaders on braid and all I use now is spinning gear, I don't bass fish as much as the rest of the guys, so they will come around and put in their opinions about particulars pertaining to various lure applications and rigging I am sure.
I know quite a few people who are trying out that vanish transitions line, but I personally can't tell you much about it.
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005, 10:57:11 AM »

Most flurocarbons are not good for spinning reels it's to stiff and gets memory twist too fast. I use fireline on all my spinning reels if I need to, I tie a leader on and I still have the low stretch and sensitivity that I like. 
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2005, 11:29:12 AM »

What's everyones latest thoughts on the Transition Fluorocarbon? Tried it for the first time yesterday and so far so good. Laurie caught a 4 plus that had a jig all the way back in it's throat and the line held up well against the teeth of the fish. Visibility above the water is very good, and disappears well under the water.
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005, 09:48:28 PM »

Hate it! See my post in "Berkley Transition Line" topic.
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PS: I've got two new spools of it (Vanish), #10 and #@14, yours for 22 clams, shipped! 
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005, 05:45:37 PM »

Had a good opprotunity to test this stuff on a DoD trny at lake Eufaula, Ala.  My opinion is don't buy it unless its 14# or above.  Anything below becomes extremely brittle and breaks if you tie the knot too fast...even the veritable palomar knot.  I lost an est. 5+ pounder because my 10# line broke at the knot...yes I was using the palomar knot, and a brand new spinner bait to boot.  Even if you tie the knot on over 14# too fast it burns the line...even with lub.

Final thouhgts....I'm changing all of my transition line back to braided spider line or mono

just my field tested experience.
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2005, 07:51:51 PM »

Wow, I have never had a knot failure except for a couple of times where the loops around the hook eye were worn thru from a few too many catfish hookups. Of course I'm an old guy and kaint see so good so I kinda tie slow.  lo
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2005, 07:57:02 PM »

BASS CPR IS RIGHT ABOUT THE spinning reels but berkly transition is great line. check your knots frequently, it does get frayed but is easy to see where at. its totally invisible underwater. each person is going to have there own prefrence of line, so be it. but i swear by transition on my bottom rods.
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2005, 08:00:54 PM »

there was a article in field+ stream about wet and dry knot stregth it will surpriseyou. some 17lb line had a wet break at8lb that aint to good.florocarbons are great for a lot of situations, but dont forget your regular mono.   ~c~ 
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2005, 09:26:38 AM »

Personally I won't go away from thr transition. I love it and haven't had any problems with it.

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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2005, 12:49:33 PM »

I think the reason we haven't had any problems yet Cmegee is because we use much stronger line and from what everyone is saying so far, the 14 pound or better is problemless.
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Re: What is a good florocarbon line
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2005, 11:19:20 AM »

I've been using the 10 and 12 as well mike, Briana has the 12 on all of her rods and I use the 10 exclusively on Crankbaits, just can't horse them in as much as you would 14 or 17...but I still haven't had any break offs other than those where i've hung up down deep and had to break my line.
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