Which 12 pound fluro to get?

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Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby freelancer27 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:06 am

Hi all,

I am looking for a super sensitive fluro line that I want to use on my 1/4-3/8 oz Jig set up (Steez SV TWS on Orochi Spinnerbait Special).

Currently I am running 14# Sunline FC Sniper, but I would like to reduce the diameter and also increase the sensitivity of the line.

Of course I am looking at Tatsu and Shooter. Any thoughts on this?

I live in Northern Cali, so cold weather is not really an obstacle here.

Thanks all!

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:08 am

Open water? I use 20lb shooter for jigs, 12lb is kind of too thin imo.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby toddmc » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:53 am

Shooter is your best option. Tatsu is not nearly as sensitive. Somebody on here may chime in about JDM options for super sensitive fluoro. There are a few that I haven't tried. The Toray Superhard Upgrade was very similar to the Shooter, but it is no longer available.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby freelancer27 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:58 am

Would be mostly open water. I have other rigs for non-open water applications.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby freelancer27 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:49 pm

I use sniper fc and invisix on my moving rigs. 

But for my more finesse rig I want the absolute 'best' FC line. 

What I am hearing so far is:

* Tatsu: very good manageability, has some stretch (less thatn Invisix?!) 
* Shooter: not as good in manageability as Tatsu but is more sensitive

Thoughts?

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby Cracker » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:08 pm

Get the YGK F1 Waker Highpower fluorocarbon, very sensitive and thin line.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby njbasscat » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:02 am

freelancer27 wrote:I use sniper fc and invisix on my moving rigs. 

But for my more finesse rig I want the absolute 'best' FC line. 

What I am hearing so far is:

* Tatsu: very good manageability, has some stretch (less thatn Invisix?!) 
* Shooter: not as good in manageability as Tatsu but is more sensitive

Thoughts?

I would agree with the above statement. For jigs, I would definitely choose Shooter over Tatsu.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby toddmc » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:34 pm

Shooter will have less stretch also, which is good for setting heavier diameter jig hooks. Shooter is also harder and does well around hard objects (wood and rock). It resists abrasion as well any non-leader material fluoro that I have tried. I always try to fish the heaviest hook that I can get away with when fishing casting jigs. I've had too many big fish straighten out thin wire hooks.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby freelancer27 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:30 pm

toddmc wrote:Shooter will have less stretch also, which is good for setting heavier diameter jig hooks. Shooter is also harder and does well around hard objects (wood and rock). It resists abrasion as well any non-leader material fluoro that I have tried. I always try to fish the heaviest hook that I can get away with when fishing casting jigs. I've had too many big fish straighten out thin wire hooks.



Thanks! I think I will give 12# Shooter a try!

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby toddmc » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:24 am

Cracker wrote:Get the YGK F1 Waker Highpower fluorocarbon, very sensitive and thin line.

I am really liking the YGK 112 braid that I am fishing. This makes me interested in their fluoro. What other fluoro(s) would you compare this F1 line to? Is it as hard as Shooter?

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby Cracker » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:29 pm

toddmc wrote:
Cracker wrote:Get the YGK F1 Waker Highpower fluorocarbon, very sensitive and thin line.

I am really liking the YGK 112 braid that I am fishing. This makes me interested in their fluoro. What other fluoro(s) would you compare this F1 line to? Is it as hard as Shooter?


I never tried Sunline Shooter. YGK F1 Waker seems to be harder than Sniper. I only have 10lb YGK line, and besides Sniper I haven’t tried anything else in this test on high end side. I have Tatsu in 15lb test, and it feels a little softer and a little better manageable than F1.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby BigG » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:07 am

Another vote for Shooter.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby toddmc » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:51 pm

Cracker wrote:
toddmc wrote:
Cracker wrote:Get the YGK F1 Waker Highpower fluorocarbon, very sensitive and thin line.

I am really liking the YGK 112 braid that I am fishing. This makes me interested in their fluoro. What other fluoro(s) would you compare this F1 line to? Is it as hard as Shooter?


I never tried Sunline Shooter. YGK F1 Waker seems to be harder than Sniper. I only have 10lb YGK line, and besides Sniper I haven’t tried anything else in this test on high end side. I have Tatsu in 15lb test, and it feels a little softer and a little better manageable than F1.

Thanks. I may give it a try.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby antoniolopez944 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:30 pm

sunline sniper in 14 or 16 pound test, strong, limp and sensitive.

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Re: Which 12 pound fluro to get?

Postby Nrowden27 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:36 am

Just picked up some Trilene XL Flouro in 12lb at the Basspro Fishing Classic. Very limp and pliable line. Haven't got to fish it a whole lot so the verdict is still out on it's durability and strength.


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