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Mono, flouro, braid....

Huntingnerd33Huntingnerd33 Member Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2006 in The Fishing Hole!
Is there a significant enough difference between any of them to warrant paying more for the flouro or braid? I've never used anything other than mono, would it be worth the switch to flouro or braid? If so, which?

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    elkoholicelkoholic Member Posts: 5,130
    edited November -1
    Saw your post in GD so I thought I'd give you some love over here.

    Use braided line for toothy fish or horsing fish out of thick cover. Use flouro when you need to get deep fast (it sinks) or in clear water. Use mono for top water and general use.
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    COLTCOLT Member Posts: 12,637 ******
    edited November -1
    ...What type of fishing are you doing? What type of reel?
    The cost? Loose a once in a lifetime fish, and the cost of your line will be the last thing on your mind.

    Would you go deer hunting w/a $2 scope?

    If you add up the cost of hunting and fishing, better give up now, you will never "justify" the cost.
    I have caught a lot of bass in my life. If I added up the gas, boats, trips, EQUIPMENT etc...I now probably have bass down to only costing me about $50 a pound to catch.

    My deer meat, dove, duck and quail down to probably $100 a pound [:D]

    Ive bass fished for longer than I will admit.
    Ive used SpyderWire ever since it came out, hard to beat IMO.
    I only use baitcasting reels, no spinning or closed face.

    I am not big on the military mindset of "fix it till it's broke"...so I have not changed from SpyderWire; if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Great qualities of braided line:

    No stretch, great for transferring all your hookset energy to the fish.

    No memory, so it does not come off your reel in little spirals; which hit the rod guides which shortens your cast, and knocks down on your accuracy.

    Small diameter. On the rod I use to chunk plastic baits I use 30-40 lb. SpyderWire...the diameter is that of 6-8 lb. line, superb for strength and low on visibility.

    BIG on strength, you can't break the stuff.With braided line you will need to get a small pair of scizzors (Bass Pro has 'em) to cut the line when you tie on...the little "clippers" used w/other lines won't hardly cut it and freys the ends.

    ...I don't think you can use braided line on a spinning reel(?)...if you can, instead of 8-10lb you could use a braided line w/a very small diameter and get the strength of 20+lb line.

    Ive heard a lot of good things about FlorC.line, but have not used
    it...so I can't talk about it w/any first hand knowledge.

    ...hope some of this helps. I'm more active on here when it's not winter...the bass fishing gets kinda slow around here in the winter.
    ...I used to go bass fishing no matter the weather. I used to have ice form on my rod guides and rod and keep at it all day/night; I'm more "mellow" about everything now, not into punishing myself to have "fun".

    There are a lot of good guys from up north on here that can help you w/ice fishing, and muskies, walleyes...cool weather fish...[;)]



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    2-barrel2-barrel Member Posts: 1,253 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Huntingnerd33
    Is there a significant enough difference between any of them to warrant paying more for the flouro or braid? I've never used anything other than mono, would it be worth the switch to flouro or braid? If so, which?


    You will never know the difference in lines if you don't give them a try.
    I think I have tried them all and am stuck on the power pro lines. You can take the most expensive rods and reels they make but will be no benifit without a good line. I would rather have a chear rod and reel and spend the money on a power line. It just puts more fish in the boat.
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    ZinderblocZinderbloc Member Posts: 925 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    BV - You most certainly can use SpyderWire on a spinning reel. My 14-yr-old has been using it for the last 4 seasons. It doesn't cast quite as far as mono, but he hasn't yet lost a fish to breakoff.

    Great stuff.
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    dcso3009dcso3009 Member Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I also replied in the GD.
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