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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 10:17 am


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QUOTE (newf-dog @ Apr 20, 2021 - 10:36 am)
QUOTE (jam1324 @ Apr 19, 2021 - 11:40 pm)
Good quality floro has much more abrasion resistance than mono. Not sure which videos you watched, but floro of the same diameter as mono is way more durable.

This is one of the videos I saw. I haven't seen it in 3 years so when I did a search there is no shortage mono vs fluorocarbon videos.

https://youtu.be/KiQTvmM-1cY

Well there ya go, a lot of hype about fluro and a lot of money spent for nothing. Nice video, thanks for posting.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 11:22 am


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I have watched that video as well as others, as someone who regularly bites through my leaders and fishing lines, Seagar 15 pound red is 100% harder to bite through than 15 pound mono, as far as rubbing on sandpaper floro would sheer of first as its harder and more brittle and a smaller diameter at the same pound test. The sand paper would catch and shred of material faster in a constant action like that and if you are going through thinner line it would sheer off way quicker than a thicker mono line regardless. 15 pound seagar red is .33mm and trilene 15 is .38mm.

If you are fishing in a spot where fish are going to be pulling your line across ledges and rocks constantly maybe mono holds up better at the same pound test but as far as biting through a line or anything you will encounter trolling and downrigging I am still backing floro as the way to go, heck even size up 5 pounds on the floro to get the same diameter as a lesser mono and you are way ahead in my opinon. Also sinks better and will get flat lines down a little deeper with less drag in the water as the smaller diameter and the sinking quality of the line.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2021 - 10:55 am


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I myself use braid on all my rods, with either a mono or flouro leader. I fish dipsys a lot and wonít use anything other than braid in my dipsys (maybe wire but donít have the rods for that yet). My biggest reason for braid in everything is because I use the same rods for dipsys and downriggers, which I know isnít usually recommended. Limited number of rods and got a great deal if I bought them together rather than separate. I havenít had any issues with the braid in my releases, but from what Iíve heard I seem to be the minority.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2021 - 01:50 pm


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QUOTE (Kyfish @ Apr 21, 2021 - 10:55 am)
I myself use braid on all my rods, with either a mono or flouro leader. I fish dipsys a lot and wonít use anything other than braid in my dipsys (maybe wire but donít have the rods for that yet). My biggest reason for braid in everything is because I use the same rods for dipsys and downriggers, which I know isnít usually recommended. Limited number of rods and got a great deal if I bought them together rather than separate. I havenít had any issues with the braid in my releases, but from what Iíve heard I seem to be the minority.

Same, limited number of rods and braid allows me to go back and forth.

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