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Old 06-10-2018, 02:27 AM
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Default Flourocarbon brands and quality

I've done the searches, but most are old so here's a question:

I've been using either Yo-Zuri, Momoi, or Seugar fluorocarbon for years now and it's time to buy more. Is anyone using any of the other brands and if so, how do you like it? Triplefish, Bullbuster, BAM, etc.? I was helping a friend with some rigging the other day and he was using BAM, seemed to tie/crimp nice but it had a milky white color to it. Not sure what that was all about and haven't seen any others like it, most are a dingy tan if anything.

In any event, just looking to save a few bucks if I can and I appreciate all input. Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:09 AM
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Used Bam 130# on trolling leaders. Got into the Wahoo and had no bite offs. Worked great. Tough stuff.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:17 AM
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Basil has a good analysis of some of the different brands here:

BHP Fluorocarbon Wind-On Leaders :: BHP Tackle
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I really like Varivas fluoro. Blackwater is very good too.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:12 AM
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Try some of this, He's a member here on THT. Works fine for me. Great service.

https://squareup.com/store/pro-challenger-llc/

https://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-miscellaneous-items-commercial-sellers-only/593540-100-japanese-fluorocarbon-line-20-130-25-50-100-yard-spool.html
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:30 AM
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I read the reviews, I'll give it shot.

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:47 AM
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Had bad luck with seaguar once. Switched to moimoi 100 and 130 and it is solid.
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Momoi presentation is by far my favorite
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In the real world (that means FISHING with the products) how do you rate one against the other if you cannot setup very similar situations including fish, gear and angler? Its almost like..."oh man, I catch most of my fish on this here white jig!"...but then u learn that he fishes with that white jig 90% of the time!
For offshore use (live baiting and trolling) I have used several different brands and I cannot say one is better than the other. They all seem to "disappear" in the water and they all seem to have good abrasion resistance.
Granted some may seem softer than others and if that matters to you then pick the one u like.
The one I am using now is Hemming's Way made in Germany. Really a good price and again, seems to work just fine.
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I just ordered some reeldiculous flourocarbon leader. The reviews looked fin on it
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:57 PM
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I use Momoi for rigging lures 100-400 , but also use Black Bart hook sets most of the time .

For bottom fishing , I was using Seaguar and Yozuri depending on availability at BPS . Decided to try Vicious brand 40lb floro I saw on here somewhere and have been impressed so far . I straightened 2 owner hooks instead of getting broke off the other day , the leader was torn up but didn't break . I'll be buying more once I run out of the other leader sizes .
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We use Yo-Zuri floro in the DR, 50# for whites on 20# and 100 and 130# on 30# for blues, generally a 5' leader then a wind on, only chafed off 1 fish all season on circle hooks
Very happy with the Yo-Zuri

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Use a lot of Japanese floro fun fishing but always go back to Seagar for commercial or tournaments.
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Yozuri pink in 100 yard spools! Very stealthy and ties great knots
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Only use Blackwater or Seagar but I'm sure most of the others are good. Just an FYI but after you rig if you slowly stretch your rigging to about 75% of test it will set your knots and take a lot of the stiffness out of the FC.
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I use this guys stuff and love it. I've been using it for I'd say 5 years and never had any issues. I find it ties a better knot and is more supple than Seagar which is what I used to use.
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We only use Yo-Zuri pink.
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