Does PLine CXX float

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FishEastCarolina
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Does PLine CXX float

Post by FishEastCarolina » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:28 am

I have not found any info on the p-line website about this. Does the CXX line float? I use the CX flourocarbon Coates for my shaky heads and jerkbaits but was going to to grab a spool of the CXX for topwater leader. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Re: Does PLine CXX float

Post by Larry 2020 Niagara » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:07 am

CXX will float until the surface tension is broken, then it sinks.
It is not inherently buoyant.

I’m curious as to why you don’t want to use CX for your leader.
It is much thinner than CXX for any given pound test, and you
probably don’t need the abrasion resistance of CXX since you’re
talking topwater.

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Re: Does PLine CXX float

Post by FishEastCarolina » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:17 am

Larry 2020 Niagara wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:07 am
CXX will float until the surface tension is broken, then it sinks.
It is not inherently buoyant.

I’m curious as to why you don’t want to use CX for your leader.
It is much thinner than CXX for any given pound test, and you
probably don’t need the abrasion resistance of CXX since you’re
talking topwater.
I think the CX sinks, due to the fluorocarbon coating
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Re: Does PLine CXX float

Post by DrTrevorkian » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:26 pm

I tried CXX for float fishing steelhead and it definitely does not float. It’s pretty close to fluoro, IMO, in that regard. If you add fly floatant or silicone grease, it will float decent. CXX has some of least amount of shock stretch in a copolymer/mono, I’ve ever fished. Very abrasion resistant as well, getting close to quality fluoro.

Sufix Advance mono settles in the surface the same way CXX does, I grease it up and it floats all day decent enough to enjoy the rest of its properties. In case you wanted another suggestion to try. Less abrasion resistant, but far more manageable.

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