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What brand fluoro do y'all use?



I bought some 30# this weekend (can't remember the brand right now) but when I starting making some leaders yesterday, it wouldn't straighten out for anything.

Any advice is appreciated.



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Polar Pop
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re: What brand fluoro do y'all use?


I use the BPS brand "Offshore Angler" for 20# leader tied on to 50# braid. It is actually "leader material", it is costly and you only get a few yards on a spool.

I also use 12# Seguar Red Label tied on to 15# braid. it is just regular fluoro line, much cheaper than the leader material. I bought a full spool for around $12.00

Seguar Blue Label is supposed to be great for leaders, I just could not find it around here to try.






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sunline fc sniper





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CBDTigerFan
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Yo zuri pink





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What do you think the difference is between leader material and regular line?





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Polar Pop
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The leader material is very stout. It is stiff with more backbone than traditional fluoro from what I have seen.

I use it on my heavy action frog rod. It is probably overkill, but I like being able to swing for the fence without worrying about anything.

Next round I will probably go traditional fluoro just for cost reasons.

The regular fluoro Seguar Red Label is on my spinning reel, and I have never had a problem with it.






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AlxTgr
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I use it on my heavy action frog rod
I can't see fluoro giving you anything there. Straight braid bro.






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MrCoachKlein
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Slight hijack...

I've been a powerpro fanboy for a long time and just switched to FINS Windtamer, same company that makes powerpro. If any of y'all want to try it out I highly recommend it, doesn't flatten out like PP



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Seagur abrasx(sp?)





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Tigerfan29
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The only thing I use flouro for is leader material when throwing a fluke. Otherwise, I hate that shite . I get backlashes even the experts can't get out.

ETA: I use PLine.



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boom roasted
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I've never used fluoro as a leader and I wanted to give it a shot. However, what I tried last night had no flex. Very very stiff.





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Tigerfan29
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Some people swear by it and others hate it. I like using it as a leader because it is supposed to be invisible.





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boom roasted
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I like using it as a leader because it is supposed to be invisible.
Which is why I wanted to give it a shot, but the kind that I got was way too stiff. I might try a lower strength line.






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AlxTgr
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Hated it as main line on both casting and spinning. Spinning was worse than hate. It simply would not work.

Tied it to a swivel for perch fishing and was very pleased.






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Polar Pop
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I use the fluoro for slight invisibility and so I dont have to cut and re-tie the braid as I switch baits.

Main use is for a frog, but I also use it for jigs and big swimbaits.

I could probably come out cheaper just using straight braid the more I think about it though, you might win this one alx






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I had one reel with flouro on it. It was back to mono after one trip. Screw that stuff. I use braid when I need stronger line. Maybe I'll try it as a leader one day. I haven't really found it necessary just yet.





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Tied it to a swivel


This is how I did it.

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was worse than hate


Yeah it's the devil. I hate it.






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Tigerfan29
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I had one reel with flouro on it. It was back to mono after one trip


You're much smarter than I am. I am a glutton for punishment.

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I use braid when I need stronger line.


This is what I do. I use it for frog fishing and topwater.



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I've tried many leader materials, and Seaguar Fluoro leader material is the best (but pricey). If you don't catch many fish before tying a new leader, many brands will work. But if you trout fish, they can easily fray the line with their teeth. Seaguar seems to hold up the best, especially when they shake their heads while removing the hook. Trout can be brutal to leaders if you just "sling" them in the boat and lift the line to pick them up. It's better to net them and pick the fish up by hand.





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I use it primarily to save from cutting so much braid

That and sometimes we do have to fish really clean water in FL






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