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Old 10-25-2016, 09:01 PM   #1
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I was in Bass Pro today getting ready to get some fishing line for my reels in preparation for my trip to Navarre this weekend. They had some P-lne Fluorocarbon and P-Line Fluorocarbon Clear. The guy that was trying to help me told me that he didn't recommend spooling an entire spinning reel with Fluorocarbon, maybe if it was a baitcaster reel but not a spinning reel. He thought it would be harder to manage on a spinning reel. He suggested just sticking with monofilament with a fluoro leader.

Any thoughts on this and any thoughts on Flourocarbon or Fluorocarbon Clear on an entire reel. We would be talking about 10# test used for Spanish, etc.
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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Me either- spoil with a good mono and use your fluorocarbon for leader material only.
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Filling it with mono and tying a leader will save you some money, especially if you're doing it with multiple reels.

I personally like braid with a fluoro leader for most of my fishing reels. I have a long mono leader on the one I use for topwater, though.

I also don't use 10lb fluoro leaders for Spanish... get cut off too many times, I have moved to 15lb or 20lb (usually 20) leaders for toothy thrashing fish. I don't lose as many rigs that way. I still end up re-tying several times because of abrasion, but I'd rather cut and retie than lose my lure and retie.
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flouro also doesnt have the memory mono does so it also tends to "spring" off a spinning reel
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flouro also doesnt have the memory mono does so it also tends to "spring" off a spinning reel
I have observed that as well. It's more stiff.
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Agreed with everyone above. I will put 6# flouro on a spinning reel for finesse bass fishing but other than that it's pretty useless

Stick with braid/flouro or mono/flouro and practice your leader knots before hitting the water.
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I have a different experience. 1 of my pier rods has always been spooled with 17# P-line. Used this for yrs. casting off Nav. pier w/ no problems.

But for all my inshore and fresh water, I only use a fluoro. leader.
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Whoever tells you not to use PLine on a spinning reel has never used it. It's all I use in my freshwater stuff and it's amazing. Never had the first issue at all. I believe I use the CX but would have to double check.
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I think the reason why 99% of people choose not to use straight fluoro is because they read somewhere (or heard from somebody) that it's a bad idea. Try it for yourself. Worst comes to worse you've gotta strip the line off & respool the reel. Like others are mentioning, I've heard good things about P-Line, so that'd be something to try!
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p-line has a hybrid product called Fluoro Clear that really is a mono with fluorocarbon coating. I wonder if anybody has tried that.
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