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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

hi bit of a stupid question but what is the diffrens between flourocarbon and normal line?

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 10:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

flourocarbon line is a quicker sinking line then mono or braid , and has a smokie colour to it to make it invisable in the water , they say that the fish wont see it and not get spooked . i hope this helps
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

Fluorocarbon is a polymer which, unlike nylon, contains flourine atoms in its molecular structure.

Aside from the technical stuff, it is stronger then nylon for a given diameter, more brittle, a little denser (so sinks a bit quicker) and has a refractive index closer to water, which renders it less visible (but not invisible). It is rather more expensive.

Whether any of these properties is of much benefit to the fisherman is open to question. In sea fishing I doubt it is worth the extra cost.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

ok rhanks that clears things up abit

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

so having said all that would it be worth spending a bit extra for a spool to try or should i just not bother

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 2:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I wouldn't bother if your using a fixed spool then I myself would use braid but there again thats even more expensive.
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

it would go on my multiplier if its wourth trying?

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I wouldn't put braid on a casting mutiplier, ok for a boat reel where casting ain't involved
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

ok thanks rabbi2

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Usually use fluorcarbon for traces/snoods. It would be v pricey to use as main line and of no obvious benefit compared to braid.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Always puzzles me this line that doesn't spook fish????

Spend a fortune on a line is almost invisible to fish...(& me at night on a beach!). Then what do we do..... tie on a whacking great shock leader to the business end that's often bright yellow or orange?!?! confused

I always use a leader, I think it's irresponsible not to. I tend to choose my main line for diameter & strength rather than colour. Especially thinking that sea fish are not often returned so will not have come across line before. I wonder what the thinking is for flatties where we use sequins and other attractors?

Interested in using braid Rabbi, I use a F/S for the beach & Iím genuinely interested in using braid? What would you recommend for B/S & diameter, is there a brand you could recommend? I understand the advantages of the lack of stretch etc, but is there any extra aftercare for braid compared to mono?

Good thread this!
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ron Thompson Cable Braid is top stuff. I use 80lb straight through to my trace via a swivel. I would think 50lb would be adequate.
Its has a good abrasion resistance and is grey in colour and only requires a wash after a days fishing.

The only thing to be wary of is using a plasic spool when targeting big stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Cheers Keith, I'll look up some braid. My only question is...... What's "Big Stuff"? Strange concept & unknown on the end of my line!

Seriously, thanks for that, I have a Shimano reel with 3 spools, 2 plastic & 1 alloy so I know what to load on what. At the moment they have mono at varying strains.

We have met by the way, I came to the first Holyhead trip, I had the huss & good wrasse on the Saturday.

Hope to meet up again sometime. Been made redundant & considering if I will look for another job or rely on my pension & investments. But 53 is a little early to retire? Couldn't make this years Holyhead bash but depending on the job scene I could be spending more time by the sea????
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi BFB, I have braid on my reels, 80lb B/S, its been on over 2 years now, so well worth the brass when you consider how much line is lost normally, Plus with 60lb trace, i rarely lose rigs, so save a fortune there too. I personally would'nt use anything else now, Cheers...Mick
 
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