Fluoro­car­bon

PROS AND CONS

Saltwater Sportsman - - Tactics + Tackle -

AD­VAN­TAGES:

1. Stiffer than mono 2. Min­i­mal stretch 3. High abra­sion re­sis­tance 4. Smaller di­am­e­ter than ny­lon monofil­a­ment of same break­ing strength 5. Sinks faster than

monofil­a­ment

DIS­AD­VAN­TAGES:

1. More ex­pen­sive than

ny­lon mono 2. Strong mem­ory 3. Too stiff to make a good

main fish­ing line 4. Needs to be re­placed af­ter a qual­ity fish catch be­cause its orig­i­nal prop­er­ties may have been com­pro­mised. Af­ter be­ing stressed, it could prove no less vis­i­ble than a ny­lon mono leader, and it could be weak­ened.

TIPS

Be­fore de­ploy­ing, stretch the leader to re­move spool mem­ory so it lies straight. Be­fore a bait is re­de­ployed, clean the leader of any film with an al­co­hol wipe, es­pe­cially in clear wa­ter, when chunk­ing or live-bait­ing. Try drop­ping down in break­ing strength to in­crease the bites.

30-pound fluro­car­bon

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