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What's the difference between fluorocarbon and monofiliament lines? I have done some minor research on both, just curious if an

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  • What's the difference between fluorocarbon and monofiliament lines? I have done some minor research on both, just curious if an

    What's the difference between fluorocarbon and monofiliament lines? I have done some minor research on both, just curious if anyone wanted to let me in on some more insight. Thanks.

  • #2
    I apologize for the double post.

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    • #3
      Fluorocarbon has a refractive index much closer to water and is touted as being less visible to the fish.

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      • #4
        Cavrecon is correct.

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        • #5
          Any other notable differences or benefits/detriments to either type?

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          • #6
            Flouro is typically more abrasion resistant than mono. Can be stiffer, though new formulations are better. Supposedly, less knot strength. If I remember right, flouro is usually thinner for the strength. Doesn't absorb water like mono, which probably only matters if you've got the line in the water trolling for hours on end. Also denser, so tends to sink faster, which is why mono is recommended for tippets for floating flies (I use flouro anyway).

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            • #7
              Fluorocarbon in heavy poundages (90-120 for saltwater trolling) is extremely stiff and a pain to work with, but the whole refractive index issue causes many, including me, to put up with it anyway. What are some of the newer, more flexible types anyone has tried?

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              • #8
                Armchair - I've only used the newer flyfishing flouro leaders/tippets. That is better for knots and seems more flexible. Sorry, no experience with new regular fishing line - just the older stuff.

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                • #9
                  We pay extra for flourocarbon because line shy fish can't see it as well as mono.

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                  • #10
                    I USE THE FLOUROCARBON,FISH CANT SEE IT AND IVE HAD LESS TROUBLE WITH LINE MEMORY

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                    • #11
                      Agreed with CavRecon and + 1 for you sir!!!

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