- 03/08/2007 at 9:09 pm #8303
I find Platypus line to be the best but i have used Killwell line on a03/08/2007 at 9:14 pm #8304
HEAD03/08/2007 at 9:24 pm #8306
zac03/08/2007 at 9:24 pm #8307
lol perhapps03/08/2007 at 9:25 pm #8308
what are your opinions on the use of flurocarbon leader for03/08/2007 at 9:29 pm #8309
Well i use flurocarbon now for nearly all of the03/08/2007 at 9:30 pm #8311
yea i hav just started thinking about using it03/08/2007 at 9:31 pm #8312
I am also thinking of using flurocarbon for my main line on all my reels but i havn’t seen big spools of it for sale anyware. For a small spool of 80lb flurocarbon it is about $45 – $50 so it is quite expensive03/08/2007 at 9:31 pm #8313
EDIT: double post03/08/2007 at 9:37 pm #8314
depending on brand i think03/08/2007 at 9:38 pm #8315
I always get Berkley Big Game03/08/2007 at 9:38 pm #8316
isnt that also like one u can get at the warehouse? cause they sell some berkley03/08/2007 at 9:42 pm #8317
I know they sell Berkley Big Game Mono but im not sure about flurocarbon. They probably do have it at some of there stores03/08/2007 at 9:43 pm #8318
yea i saw flurocarbon at the warehouse the other day i went to buy cheap sinkers and it was 9.99 for a 50m spool of 80lb03/08/2007 at 9:44 pm #8319
I have used quite a bit of fluorocarbon for trout fishing and Soft plastics. There I find it had poor knot strength. From my reading there is quite a ‘variety’ of abrasion resistant between ‘Fluorocarbon brands’…. Just remember that not all are made equally.
I would personally choice a good copolymers over Fluorocarbon for most of my fishing. If there is a very ‘rough’ bottom then Fluorocarbon might be worth while.
In saying the above, my current ‘surfcasting’ leader materials are
18lb Sunline Kilwell QV- Mono
20lb Berkley Vanish – Fluorocarbon
80lb Black Magic Leader- Copolymer
250lb Sufix Superior*- Mono
They are all very nice. I believe a good quality ‘mono’ or copolymer is good. While a Fluorocarbon is expensive.
I do not believe the extra transparency of Flouro is a advantage.
* I brought the Sufix Superior for a different use but I was not happy with it for that use. So now I use it for heavy duty leaders for my shark rigs.
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