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Old 06-06-2019, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by cronced View Post
I've found myself going back to ande pink mono. Fluoro is cool and all, but the pink mono catches fish at the same rate for me for a fraction of the price.

That being said, I do like those little mini spools of berkley vanish fluoro, but that's because they are small and easy to carry a few sizes in my little fly fishing pack.
I’m in the same camp! Run the same set up as you would with flouro to wire but use pink ande instead. Way more abrasion resistant and very strong. Tried it all but pink ande has proven best for me.been using it since 85. Believe it or not we caught fish before flouro came out.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by HookMeUpII View Post
It's actually very expensive leader. I would stay with Yo Zuri for that price.
I get 500yds of bullbuster 40lb for 125 dollars, free ground.
Yozuri is 150 on Amazon.
Old 06-07-2019, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DarcizzleOffshore View Post
I get 500yds of bullbuster 40lb for 125 dollars, free ground.
Yozuri is 150 on Amazon.
50 yds of 130# (heaviest they make) is $115 when I just purchased 100 yds of 150# Yo Zuri for $155 shipped on amazon.

I don't doubt that they make a good product. I think they just are not in the 130# and up space.
Old 06-07-2019, 11:29 AM
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Recently prepping for a billfish tournament snelling circles with both Zuri HD and Seagar 80# I found the Seagar was easier to Tie the Mustad Snell with. looked better too. All that said if I am crimping either is fine. As others have said; don't scrimp on leader.
Old 06-07-2019, 05:13 PM
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Sunline makes a great fluro. Much cheaper and I have not see a difference in it getting bit versus seaguar.
Old 06-09-2019, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Re-Bait View Post
That's why Ande Pink is considered the poor man's fluorocarbon!
Does that make fluorocarbon the rich man's pink ande mono? I like that for an ad campaign...

"Fluorocarbon: The rich man's Pink Ande."
Old 06-09-2019, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by cronced View Post
Does that make fluorocarbon the rich man's pink ande mono? I like that for an ad campaign...

"Fluorocarbon: The rich man's Pink Ande."
😂😂😂love it!
Old 06-09-2019, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post

😂😂😂love it!
if flouro was half as strong and abrasion resistant as ande I might even try it.

The refraction/reflection thing is funny. If people studied that they would understand that 130 flouro would actually be less visible than 20lb flouro.
Thing is reflection and refraction are totally different.

back in the day folks sprayed their wire king rigs flat black. That was a top tip back in the day. Reason is black doesn’t reflect like say white.

Forget the color- make it NOT reflect and you are money.
Doug Hannon, the old bass professor once made an under water video of his fishing king. He ran a green marker all over his line on the spool. Underwater the line was broken up. To our eyes anyway.

I think a big big plus to kite fishing and balloon fishing is the vertical presentation. Predators looking skyward focusing on a bait are not seeing as much terminal tackle.
Old 06-09-2019, 09:28 PM
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Bull buster has been on my boat for the past few years, Snell's great ties easy and crimps good. Plus can get it on bulk spools.
Old 06-10-2019, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DarcizzleOffshore View Post
I get 500yds of bullbuster 40lb for 125 dollars, free ground.
Yozuri is 150 on Amazon.
How much leader material do you go through? I fish quite a bit (200 or more days a year) and I would have a hard time trying to figure out where 500 yards of leader went.
Old 06-10-2019, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post

if flouro was half as strong and abrasion resistant as ande I might even try it.

The refraction/reflection thing is funny. If people studied that they would understand that 130 flouro would actually be less visible than 20lb flouro.
Thing is reflection and refraction are totally different.

back in the day folks sprayed their wire king rigs flat black. That was a top tip back in the day. Reason is black doesn’t reflect like say white.

Forget the color- make it NOT reflect and you are money.
Doug Hannon, the old bass professor once made an under water video of his fishing king. He ran a green marker all over his line on the spool. Underwater the line was broken up. To our eyes anyway.

I think a big big plus to kite fishing and balloon fishing is the vertical presentation. Predators looking skyward focusing on a bait are not seeing as much terminal tackle.
I was of the same camp for many many years. The only time I truly believed fluoro made a damn bit of different with was giant fishing and tuna chunking. I did more the latter so it really wasn't a big deal to spend maybe $50 more a season to spring for a couple rolls of 40/60/80# fluoro. Where my thought process changed a ton was with trolling. We had many, many, many trips where we were in a wide open bigeye bite in the canyons and I couldn't get bit. I was trolling the same stuff, rigged the same way, going the same speed.

So we will see. I'm switching to 150# fluoro on my ballyhoo/shutes combos to see if I get bites.
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post

I’m in the same camp! Run the same set up as you would with flouro to wire but use pink ande instead. Way more abrasion resistant and very strong. Tried it all but pink ande has proven best for me.been using it since 85. Believe it or not we caught fish before flouro came out.

You are talking about a regular spool of Ande line, not specifically leader material?
Old 06-10-2019, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Darylb23 View Post
You are talking about a regular spool of Ande line, not specifically leader material?
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