Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? #6550495 05/30/12
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
65BR Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
Trying to ramp up my knowledge of the latest lines - hear pros cons types and applications.

Primarily interested in what is working well - casting, hassle free use, etc. on spinning gear where most will be using 4-6lb or 8-10# on reels slightly larger.

I understand the newest lines can give you say 10# for the diameter of 2#.

Looking for any input and fav Flouro and/or Braids. Hear some say Flouro falls off the spool giving 'birds nest' - others say no issues if 6# or under.

Thoughts? Thanks all.

300 BP

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: 65BR] #6550823 05/30/12
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,833
ribka Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,833
I like p line flouro in4 lb for my ul spinning outfit

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: 65BR] #6551419 05/30/12
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 25,090
Ringman Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 25,090
65BR,

Yesterday I got some TUF-LINE DURACAST 6 LB. The line is .003". It says on the package "Performance Of Braid Handling Of Mono" and Ultra Round Tri-Axial Construction".

I will let you know how it works after I crank it on the reel.


"Only Christ is the fullness of God's revelation."
Everyday Hunter
Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: Ringman] #6552639 05/30/12
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 25,090
Ringman Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 25,090
Gentlemen,

I had a chance to compare the DURA-CAST 6 LB casting against some mono 4LB line. I used the same weight for casting both lines. The DURA-CAST actually had a vibration as it forced its way through the first guide. I never felt any line of any weight do that before. Despite being about the same diameter as the 4LB it did not cast as far by about 15%.

It is now on the back up spool.


"Only Christ is the fullness of God's revelation."
Everyday Hunter
Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: Ringman] #6552798 05/30/12
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 369
slingshot Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 369
I use Stren Original 4lb test almost exclusively. Yes, I have tried a lot o different line out, but always go back to Stren.

I would like to try out the Dura-cast 6lb, but honestly I don't expect to be switching to a braided line with light/UL spinning rigs. The vibration mentioned by Ringman has me questioning whether or not I even want to try it out.


Alpha

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: Ringman] #6552808 05/30/12
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
65BR Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
Thanks Guys, and Ringman, head a few things on that line, also reading on P-line - a new one they have out for spinning outfits..CX or something like that.

Sounds like many of the 'new tech' lines have some 'idiosyncracies' - as I read user comments i.e. Basspro site, reviews very informative, also read some on crappie.com as I searched for info on flourocarbon lines - good info - thanks guys.

Always open to new better ways, if it's cost effective. Faster sinking line and better hook set/sensitivity - low stretch are appealing...as abrasion resistance.

Need to do more reading and try some various ones. The more you can 'FEEL' strikes, the more fish one should catch...

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: 65BR] #6560691 06/02/12
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 20,153
CrimsonTide Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 20,153
I fished P line for a summer or two, but I've switched back to Trilene and Stren. I love fishing with UL gear, and 99% of my fishing is done that way.


"The number one problem with America is, a whole lot of people need shot, and nobody is shooting them."
-Master Chief Hershel Davis

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: CrimsonTide] #6560858 06/02/12
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,945
Prwlr Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,945
Tried Stren Flourocast 4lb, Sx big time, have never had so many tangles, lasted 2 short fishing trips. Dumped the flouro and went back to Stren original no problems after fishing for 3 days. By the way I like the green tint.

PS I do almost all of my spin fishing with UL tackle, do go to medium tackle when fishing for catfish.

Last edited by Prwlr; 06/02/12.

Ed

A person who asks a question is a fool for 5 minutes the person who never asks is a fool forever.
Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: Prwlr] #6562114 06/03/12
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
65BR Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
Thanks for feedback guys.

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: 65BR] #6564909 06/04/12
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,548
Azshooter Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,548
I have had excellent results with Fireline. Began using it 9 years ago. I fish 3-4 days a week late March through late June. I use 2, 3, 4 and 6 lb the most. These super thin lines last one to two seasons. Unlike mono this line doesn't deteriorate with heat and sunlight.

2 and 3 lb are no longer available but I purchased many of them on closeouts and still have years worth left.

Bravo

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: Azshooter] #6565145 06/04/12
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 503
Timbo Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 503
I've been using braid, but I use a flouro leader with mine. The sensitivity of braid is great, but the leaders make it a hassle. Some use straight braid, but I fish from my boat in current so like the ability to break my line off fairly quickly without breaking my pole!

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: Timbo] #6565359 06/04/12
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
65BR Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
Thanks all, ringman - so the 6lb outcast the 4? Cool.

Around here I like 6 and 8 vs. 4 for what I do - no trout in La- well, Speckled on the coast/gulf...

Looks like P-line and Fireline are GTG - heard many on fishing forums like those.

Timbo - what brands and #? Thanks guys.

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: 65BR] #6566997 06/04/12
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,235
tack Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,235
I use Trilene XL because it is much more supple e.g. managable.
I don't beleive Fluoro was ever meant for ul spinning. Its to stiff and sinks. Fluoro is fantastic however for pitching Sinkos on a casting rod.

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: tack] #6570287 06/05/12
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
65BR Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
I have some Sufix Siege and Trilene XL both in 6lb to try.

I figured the sinking Flouro would give better feel for finese fishing jigs and light lures taking the slack up...

Thanks.

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: 65BR] #6575063 06/07/12
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 21,584
RockyRaab Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 21,584
I thought I was the only one who ended up cursing fluorocarbon on a light spinning reel. AMAZING tangles the first time out had me cutting back until I had only about 40 yards of line left - and that's when I left.

I went back to good old mono on my UL rig, although I did tie on a 10-ft section of same-test fluoro to take advantage of its invisibility factor. I'll replace it when lure changing brings it back to three feet or so.


Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: RockyRaab] #6575297 06/07/12
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
65BR Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
Thanks for sharing, I have read mixed reviews re: Flouro on spinning reels, I think it depends on many factors.

I know spool size, what # test line is used, etc.

No doubt, as you I had to learn not to 'over fill' on UL or 'micro' UL reels even w/6# it created many more issues, MUCH better leaving say .2-.25 space to edge of spool lip.

This was w/Mono btw. Rocky, do you recall what brand line your experience was with and also what specific reel?

THanks.

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: 65BR] #6575560 06/07/12
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 21,584
RockyRaab Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 21,584
Sorry, no. The filler spool is long gone. Daiwa reel, but I'm not near it to check the model now.


Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: Azshooter] #6578039 06/08/12
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,479
fyshbum Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,479
Another Fireline fan here. Great stuff. I use the crystal version on my spinning lights and ultralights. Minus, as with any braid, is you need to place backing under the braid to keep things running right.


Nothing is fool proof for a sufficiently talented fool !!

"Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until your sights are on the target".

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: fyshbum] #6578048 06/08/12
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,479
fyshbum Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,479
flouro is still really stiff. I like it, but use it as a leader only. Tried it spooled on the reel, but it coils excessively. Especially when cold, the braid just casts and works better.

Last edited by fyshbum; 06/08/12.

Nothing is fool proof for a sufficiently talented fool !!

"Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until your sights are on the target".

Re: Your fav fishing line for UL or light spinning reel? Flouro vs. Braid? [Re: fyshbum] #6578402 06/08/12
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
65BR Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 14,767
Thanks all very much for the input folks.

FWIW, this new P-line is supposedly made just for spinning reels. Looks like some good reviews. If I try P-line this is what I will get, and report on findings, won't be anytime soon, have other line to go thru first.

http://www.p-line.com/product_detail.php?id=94


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160
Who's Online Now
554 registered members (1Akshooter, 01Foreman400, 19352012, 1234, 10ring1, 1lessdog, 70 invisible), 1,358 guests, and 487 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
AIH 160 3
Popular Topics(Views)
125,715,441 Birth of a deer camp
121,600,534 What does 223AI mean?
56,132,143 GOOD GUY LIST
8,968,874 Pay It Forward
8,671,491 .243 vs 25-06
Forum Statistics
Forums76
Topics911,132
Posts13,479,936
Members63,502
Most Online8,324
Oct 5th, 2017
Newest Members
UpStateRed, Oliver2012, Wrangell, BrentS, Hankjr1
63502 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
jaguartx 1,016
slumlord 914
dave284 709
MtnBoomer 680
hanco 659
lapua6547 561
Fireball2 536
Valsdad 507
wabigoon 505
12344mag 497
SandBilly 475
mtnsnake 472
Bristoe 468
stxhunter 421
steve4102 418
JamesJr 364
Gus 355
Today's Birthdays
bluesman, GaryV, Gpz1100, Helnik, JOrlick, RJsplace, sactoller









Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2018 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 5.6.40 Page Time: 0.097s Queries: 14 (0.006s) Memory: 1.1983 MB (Peak: 1.4953 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2019-09-18 19:49:22 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS