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Old 03-14-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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i went to the saltwater sportsman seminar in mobile last saturday. when they were discussing offshore trolling, george poveromo and the other pros speaking were all about using fluorocarbon for bluewater trolling. using fluorocarbon for bottom bumping and tuna is one thing, but would itmake a differenceto use it for dolphin/wahoo/billfish trolling?
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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I don't think that there would be much benefit over mono, unless you're into a bunch of spooky open water tuna.
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I agree; the only times I use flouro trolling is for tuna or slow trolling live hardtails around weedlines or rigs.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:08 PM   #4
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I think it depends on your outlook, look at it from a divers perspective. Ever taken a look at mono at depth, looks like a friggin rope danglin there. That orange high viz looks like police tape at a crack house it REALLY shows up under water. I could spot it 30 feet away in only 50 ft viz. I'm just sayin that if i could see it, i'm pretty sure they could see it. Whether or not it makes a dif using flouro... who knows but i'll try anything once
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No. It's a waste of money for billfish. They're big and mean and they're not afraid of a skinny piece of string. Chunking or live bait fishing for tuna with light line, yes. Billfish trolling plastic baits, NO.

Remember that those guys are being paid to sell products.
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go with mono its WAY cheaper and you wont need the flourocarbon for big game trolling
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appreciate the feedback. i will be sticking with mono.
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"Remember that those guys are being paid to sell products." -Xanadu

Who are those guys? I get paid to sell those products and I <U>DON'T</U> recommend using flouro for trolling. It is entirely to expensive to rig all of your trolling baits on flourocarbon especially when the stuff goes for about 70 bucks for 30 yds. of 150# seaguar. There are still guys who fish marlin with cable leaders. I don't think I would go that route, but it proves a hungry fish will eat if you feed him. I'll stick to my mono for trolling.
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tunapopper (3/17/2008)"Remember that those guys are being paid to sell products." -Xanadu

Who are those guys? I get paid to sell those products and I <U>DON'T</U> recommend using flouro for trolling. It is entirely to expensive to rig all of your trolling baits on flourocarbon especially when the stuff goes for about 70 bucks for 30 yds. of 150# seaguar. There are still guys who fish marlin with cable leaders. I don't think I would go that route, but it proves a hungry fish will eat if you feed him. I'll stick to my mono for trolling.


Obviously you didn't read the OP. George Povermo and any other "pro" recommending to the novice angler that they rig their trolling lures on Fluoro leaders. That's who.
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I gotcha, I can't say I agree with many of his tactics myself; of course like you say, the info. given is usually tainted with some form of advertisement garbage.
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