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Fluorocarbon to mono leaders #16831085 01/12/22
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I’m in the process of rigging up my reels and am new to the game. Usually all my saltwater fishing the gear is supplied. I decided to take the plunge and go the hollow core route. Currently 80lb line before I get to far should I go with just mono top shot or should I plan on attaching a fluorocarbon leader to the mono. The main fishing I plan on doing or the first trip I will be making is in Panama chasing tuna roosters cuberas and mahi. I’m debating just using mono top shot, or if it’s necessary to use a fluorocarbon leader


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Re: Fluorocarbon to mono leaders [Re: Irving_D] #16832980 01/12/22
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I'd just go fluorocarbon to the braid and be done with it. Don't see the need for a mono top shot. Fewer knots=fewer break offs.

Re: Fluorocarbon to mono leaders [Re: ryoushi] #16835148 01/13/22
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Especially with Cuberas in the mix.......they are very leader shy on live bait. Tuna same.

Re: Fluorocarbon to mono leaders [Re: Irving_D] #16835836 01/13/22
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Thanks, some of the research said that the fluorocarbon doesn't have the stretch mono has and you risk pulling the hook


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Re: Fluorocarbon to mono leaders [Re: Irving_D] #16841041 01/15/22
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Fishing for Cuberas I would go straight braid to a fluorocarbon leader. you dont want the stretch. You need to get them off the bottom quick. Everything else I like a mono top shot then fluorocarbon leader.

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Re: Fluorocarbon to mono leaders [Re: Irving_D] #16844354 01/15/22
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I lived in Belize for 24 years and we fished and caught plenty of cuberas and never knew what flurocarbon was back then!! Mono, sharp hooks on malin leader wire and the same live bait they eat. We only trolled for small tuna so cant comment on them.


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