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- Senior Angler
- Posts: 77
- Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:19 pm
Anybody else find Fluorocarbon to be some what of a pita when throwing heavier baits?I don't if it's the brand I am using (25lb P-Line) but it seems to require quite a bit of extra attention.Lately I have just been throwing mono.Any input is greatly appreciated!
- Elite Angler
- Posts: 599
- Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:48 pm
- Location: SK, Canada
I would say that mono is always more manageable than fluoro at a given diameter but I do use 30lb Sunline Shooter Fluoro on my heavy swimbait setup and haven't had too many issues. On that rod I throw baits mostly from 4 to 7 oz. I have yet to backlash it but I pretty much always use some thumb.
- Pro Angler
- Posts: 1639
- Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:31 am
I would try some other fluoros if I was you. P-line is not the best handling fluoro, and yes fluoro over 20lb. test can be tough to handle if you aren't using a reel larger than a standard size baitcaster. You may find something that is better for your needs. There are huge differences in fluoros. You will often give up sensitivity and abrasion resistance with the softer fluoros (Tatsu, Sniper), but gain knot strength and manageability. You won't get everything in one line. So, decide what qualities that you want in your big bait line and go from there. There are plenty of us on here that can recommend good lines to try if you tell us what you want. I only use fluoro for baits over two ounces when my bait is making bottom contact (i.e. ROF 12 8" Hudd).
- Platinum Angler
- Posts: 1407
- Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 5:11 pm
you hitting it with any of that silicone spray stuff that helps manage line? I use KVD Line and Lure, and it works wonders. Need to reapply but man it helps.
- Newbie Angler
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- Senior Angler
- Posts: 83
- Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:06 pm
- Location: Birmingham, AL
I like 20# InvizX and use line spray before just about every trip.