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I was wondering how may of you fish straight fluorocarbon, rather than Braid to Fluorocarbon.  For that matter any of you fish mono anymore.  I am talking mostly for inshore purposes.  Lately I have been asking myself why I don't just spool up a reel full of straight Fluoro instead of dealing with the braid to line knots.  Any thoughts.  Fluoro is a lot cheaper for me than braid so I might try it.

 

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I've tried straight fluorocarbon when I used to fish for stripers back in California. Bass fishermen would also use this method. Honestly not the best option, as fluoro is stiff and heavy--you won't be able to cast as far and might have to deal with line memory, which could get pretty bad.

 

I wouldn't do it again.

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I have it on three casting rods. Flat, not pistol grips. I use them for dock fishing in the winter. The top 100' of the line is 20lb fluorocarbon and I do not use leaders most of the time. If I do it is thirty lb same make, same color.

 

It handles the rough structure way better. And it does not have the memory of regular mono either. But to tell you the truth I still use regular mono for a lot of stuff. Trolling for sure.

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I switch to mono on my spin reels for winter reds. I use the 8lb spider wire, double surgeon, to 15lb flouro. Mainly because I'm cheap and they need to be reloaded by the end of summer. That being said I think I get more strikes, this could all be a fabrication of my mind, but I think it's clear, floats, and is less apt to spook fish if you line one.

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Fluorocarbon line and fluorocarbon leader are not the same. Leader material is more abrasive resistant. That said if fishing open water the fluorocarbon line can be used as leader.

Personally I can make 30% longer casts with braid.

For reds that's a must

CATCHUM UP!!!!!!!!!!!

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