Mono Vs Fluoro

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Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:47 pm

I've been messing with lines a lot lately, probably to much.

Lately I been wondering if a mono leader would be the better option to go with over a fluorocarbon leader.

Mono has come a long ways since I was a kid, and the whole visibility of mono vs fluoro is crap IMO, I have done
water tests and can see both the same.

For a given cross sectional diameter a high quality nylon material has appreciably higher break strength than Fluorocarbon.
Knot strength, tensile strength, shock strength.
Now I'm not talking about cheap mono like eagle claw from walmart, I'm talking about mono like suffix elite mono.

Thoughts?

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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby BassFisher83 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:33 am

Depends on the application in my opinion. I like a FC leader for my spinning outfits. But for topwater braid to Mono is the way to go. All other situations I go straight braid, FC, or Mono.

There is certainly some great mono out now. But like most things in fishing whatever you are confident in go for it.

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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby njbasscat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:50 am

Fluoro is generally more abrasion resistant than mono and it sinks. That's why I use it when tying a leader to braid.

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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:52 pm

njbasscat wrote:Fluoro is generally more abrasion resistant than mono and it sinks. That's why I use it when tying a leader to braid.


I just wonder if the mono now days is better for abrasion compared to earlier days....

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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby OkobojiEagle » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:41 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
njbasscat wrote: and it sinks.


Don't get dizzy and fall out the boat watching it rocket through the water column...

oe (yes, that was sarcasm)

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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby poisonokie » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:52 pm

Um, it sinks pretty quickly. Dick.
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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby angry john » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:15 pm

I believe that the marketing would have you believe that the flouro is worth every penny. I stopped using flouro because of all the drawbacks, knot strength, special knots required and the high abrasion stuff the handling sucks. If you follow the braid or die crowd then the opinion about line shy fish means nothing. I will not be buying any more flouro. Maybe the only application that i could follow that flouro might provide a real advantage is jerk-bait fishing. Lures behave differently with each kind of line and the ability to suspend is really effected by line type. This may also be a problem.

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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby poisonokie » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:16 pm

San Diego Jam. For everything. For real. If you're breaking off with that knot, you're either cinching it dry or your tackle is too heavy.
(9 wraps for 8#, 8 for 10#, 7 for 15#, 6 for 20#)
Also, fluoro is way more sensitive for bottom contact and not bad for moving baits if you can't use braid because of rip-rap, etc.

Also, it is less visible. The only thing I notice is sunlight reflecting off of it.

Also, it sinks, which is part of why it has great feel, but not so great for line watching.

Also, it doesn't absorb water or get damaged by UV, so it maintains its strength longer.

Lastly, it's thinner than nylon, so you either get more line on your spool or 2-3# stronger line.

Like all lines, you have to keep an eye on it and re-tie from time to time, but once you get used to it, I don't know why you'd use anything else for worms and jigs.
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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:23 am

I catch hell in this area, because I only use braid on 1-3 (of about 12 baitcasters) and all spinning combo's. I love fluoro, have always had luck, and even though I don't fish a ton and people don't normally believe this, I have NEVER been broken off by a fish. I re-tie and am very careful along with using appropriate drag settings, but fluoro has always treated me great. I use the Blakemore or KVD line conditioners pretty normally and also keep my reels inside where the temperature is steady year round. I use 12lb Sunline on my Mediums, 15lb InvizX on a few MH rods and a MH crank rod, 12lb InvizX on my 7' Medium moderate, 8lb P-Line Halo on my ML finesse casting, and 10lb/12lb HiSeas Quattro fluoro (the best I own) on the others. Also forgot that I use 20lb InvizX and 18lb Sunline FC Sniper too and they hang tough too.

From studying chemistry, fluoro's invisibility should make a difference. We can see it in basic mono comparisons because of light from above and knowing what to look for, but to water creatures of all kinds, they should see a much more distorted view of the line (concerning fluorocarbon) from the way they absorb light for vision.

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Re: Mono Vs Fluoro

Postby toddmc » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:53 am

Mono makes a good leader with braid when you are fishing Carolina rigs because it floats (at least until it absorbs water :) ). The same goes for topwater. Fluoro does sink noticeably faster, and it is preferred by most for bottom contact baits other than the Carolina rig. Of course, the longer the leader, the more you will notice the faster sink of fluoro. There is no point arguing over which is more abrasion resistant, or more sensitive, because you can find hard and soft versions of both mono and fluoro. We have almost anything we could want in both materials. I wouldn't worry about visibility as long as you are fishing a green or a clear line in clear water.


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