why would you use a flourcarbon leader

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by cliff n york, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    what is the advantages i know some people perfer flourcarbon, why:confused2:
     
  2. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Some species of fish like Walleye are line shy,and if you use the same poles for both Walleye and Catfish it saves changing line every trip out. Sometimes I fish a lake for catfish that has a good walleye population and have caught walleye on live chubs while catfishing.
     

  3. Relocated-Yankee

    Relocated-Yankee New Member

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    Very low stretch, usually much less than regular mono, more than braid.

    Much more abraision resistant than regular mono or braid.

    :wink:
     
  4. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    My thoughts, too. I don't always use it, but in really clear water, or lots of timber, I will use it, mostly 30 -40# test.
     
  5. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    well lets see reduced stretch and superior abrasion resistance for starters.
    then theres the practically invisble underwater and best of all unlike braid(which i love) and mono flourocarbon is denser than mono and sinks very quickly which works great for freelining not just for catfish but crappie too.
     
  6. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    you got some free
     
  7. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    who? me?
     
  8. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    no thats why i would use it if i got some free
     
  9. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    yozuri hybrid is the cheapest i know of. i think 13 dollars for a 1/4lb spool of 20-40lb test at wally world. you don't even wanna talk about the leader materialthe leader material :sad2:
     
  10. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    thats high i would just use big game
     
  11. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Well brother its alot stronger than mono