Fluorocarbon for Steelhead

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2019/12/06 09:06:11 (permalink)

Fluorocarbon for Steelhead

Does anyone here run straight fluorocarbon mainline for float fishing steelhead? I fished next to a guy this week who was float fishing a tipped jig with just fluorocarbon. No leaders, no additional knots, no micro swivels. He managed to land two fish while I was doing surgery on my terminal tackle. I know fluorocarbon doesn’t float & is hard to see, but is there really any more drawbacks to using it from reel to hook/lure? Thanks.
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    FishinGuy
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 14:12:31 (permalink)
    Just line twist really
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 14:14:40 (permalink)
    unless they've reformulated it in recent years...
    I never found the light test stuff to be durable enough to spool the reel with it.
    the first 20-30 ft gets worn/abraded/weak and breaks too easily within a short period of time compared to mono
     
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 14:36:14 (permalink)
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    Just line twist really


    So you’ve tried the all fluorocarbon deal for steelhead I assume? Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 14:37:36 (permalink)
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    unless they've reformulated it in recent years...
    I never found the light test stuff to be durable enough to spool the reel with it.
    the first 20-30 ft gets worn/abraded/weak and breaks too easily within a short period of time compared to mono
     
    ..L.T.A.


    Mono does feel more sturdy, less breakable in general. I just might want to give this a shot and see how it works for me so I don’t fuss with my terminal tackle as much as I do.
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 17:05:17 (permalink)
    I've used 6lb. Gamma 100% fluorocarbon on my spinning reel ....no major problems but it did hold spool memory after not using awhile...seemed fine overall....I like mono too . They say any line 6lb. or less is all almost invisible to fish so don't waste your money on expensive lines....I'll agree with that overall from my experiences in most conditions.   
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 17:34:06 (permalink)
    Floro does not degrade over time and can be of harm to wild life if you loose a spool full of line due to a reel bird nesting.

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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 20:35:35 (permalink)
    Tippett only for me.
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 23:20:11 (permalink)
    I have used seaguar invisx 6lb flouro straight to my spool for years. No issues. Occasionally I’ll go down to 4lb tippet in very clear water. But why tie extra knots and risk breakage? I fish bait, flies and jigs no problem.

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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 23:35:31 (permalink)
    fisherofmen376
    I have used seaguar invisx 6lb flouro straight to my spool for years. No issues. Occasionally I’ll go down to 4lb tippet in very clear water. But why tie extra knots and risk breakage? I fish bait, flies and jigs no problem.


    You fish these under a float I assume with the fluorocarbon from reel to hook? & no leader unless you decide to use 4lb tippet... just making sure I’m picking up what you’re putting down here.
    post edited by msea10 - 2019/12/06 23:38:56
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 23:40:50 (permalink)
    CAPTAIN HOOK
    I've used 6lb. Gamma 100% fluorocarbon on my spinning reel ....no major problems but it did hold spool memory after not using awhile...seemed fine overall....I like mono too . They say any line 6lb. or less is all almost invisible to fish so don't waste your money on expensive lines....I'll agree with that overall from my experiences in most conditions.   


    Thank you for the input!
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/06 23:41:56 (permalink)
    CAPTAIN HOOK
    I've used 6lb. Gamma 100% fluorocarbon on my spinning reel ....no major problems but it did hold spool memory after not using awhile...seemed fine overall....I like mono too . They say any line 6lb. or less is all almost invisible to fish so don't waste your money on expensive lines....I'll agree with that overall from my experiences in most conditions.   


    Thank you for the input!
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/07 08:05:53 (permalink)
    Yes spool to hook. Floating or jigging. Down to 4lb with a surgeons knot occasionally in clear water.
    post edited by fisherofmen376 - 2019/12/07 08:08:14

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    msea10
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/07 08:53:28 (permalink)
    fisherofmen376
    Yes spool to hook. Floating or jigging. Down to 4lb with a surgeons knot occasionally in clear water.



    Thank you for the advice! Much appreciated.
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/07 13:24:51 (permalink)
    I have had some problems fishing straight flouro from reel to hook, some of the flouro had little or no stretch and have some break offs
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/07 14:07:19 (permalink)
    Ya, almost forgot. Drennan > all else.
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/07 14:21:38 (permalink)
    seaguar invisx 6lb flouro straight same for me
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/07 21:21:23 (permalink)
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    Just line twist really


    So you’ve tried the all fluorocarbon deal for steelhead I assume? Thanks for the info!
    I've had good luck with seguar invisx in 4 or 6lb.
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/07 21:31:29 (permalink)
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    Just line twist really


    So you’ve tried the all fluorocarbon deal for steelhead I assume? Thanks for the info!
    I've had good luck with seguar invisx in 4 or 6lb.



    This is the line that is currently in my  online shopping cart haha.
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    Re: Fluorocarbon for Steelhead 2019/12/09 08:18:38 (permalink)
    I use 2 pound flouro as my mainline and then I run 0x tippit. I have never lost a fish.
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