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Trouble with fleurocarbon

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9:56 pm
February 17, 2011


bluebass

Lunker

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I am currently having trouble with fleurocarbon line on crankbaits and slow plastics ( which I don't really work very slow). I use 12 lb Berkley Trilene 100% Professional Grade Fleurocarbon> My main problem is not breakage, but knot slippage. I caught some powerful smallies last year on  12 pound Trilene Big Game Monofilament but could not trust myself to throw the fleurocarbon when the money was on the line. (Inadvertent pun). What fleurocarbon do you trust at Washington Island or Kentucky Lake? What knot do you use?

11:40 pm
February 17, 2011


admin

Admin

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I know I'm the 'new guy' here so take this for what it's worth.  I threw Seagar all last year on all of my rods.  Not one break off I attest to the line or knot.  I did have some breakoffs, but I attest those to not paying attention and retying when I should.  I used the improved clinch knot exclusively last year and didn't have one break off I believe was due to the knot.  I will be continueing to use it.

11:16 am
February 18, 2011


Mike U

Largemouth

posts 201

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I used the vicious fluorocarbon with the palomar knot and no complaints.  I tied it to mono using the albright knot-again no complaints.  It does amaze me that everyone claims Fluoro is more durable then mono though because I also never have problems with the Big Game line.  Fluoro has failed me, but mainly for the same reason as Zach-I didn't re-tie when I should.

2:41 pm
February 18, 2011


Ralph Sweat

Largemouth

posts 158

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WELL I USE THE PALOMAR KNOT ALWAYS NEVER HAD A PROBLEM THE KEY TO TIEING WITH  FLUORO ,  IS YOU HAVE TO WET IT REALLY WELL TO GET THE KNOT TIGHT…THATS WHAT I HAVE FOUND ..Cool

6:33 am
February 28, 2011


BrianBarthelt

Bluegill

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I know I'm chiming in way late here. I once saw Edwin Evers on Bass Pros talking about knots and flourocarbin: he advised against the palomar for flourocarbon, saying it bites down on itself and weakens your knot. While he said that the palomar is by far his favorite knot for braided line, he felt the improved cinch knot was superior choice for flourocarbon, and stressed that with flour it was particularly critical to lubricate the knot heavily with saliva when tying. 



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