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Old 12-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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any of you use Fluorocarbon for ice fishing? I'm thinking about spooling up a couple of my Mac rods with it. I would think that with the lack of stretch, a hook set might be better in deeper H2O ? What are some opinions? As I look on Ebay for some bigger spools I'm noticing a brand called Vicious? It's considerably cheaper than Seaguar. Get what you pay for?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use FC...like the lack of stretch. Like the invisibility too. Seen that so-called invisible red crap scare the stockers away at barbour ponds. That's bad.

Not sure about Vicious.
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I have run vicious line on my walleye jigging rod. Works well for jigging, but it does not cast well. Maintains a lot of memory.
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I ran flouro on two of my four mack rods last year and did actually notice increased hookups.. im not sure if it was due to visibility, or the stretch though.. i never asked any of the fish. might not be an issue this year with the water so low...
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use 10 pound P - Line 100% fluoro for lake trout. I landed 5 fish above 10 pounds on it last year, including a 37 pounder. It is plenty strong, lower stretch, no visibility, and it stays fairly supple too. Treat it with KVD line and lure conditioner 24 hours before each fishing trip.
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I use 8lb flouro as a leader and use braid with the rest. works excellent.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon 10lb and havent broken off a fish. I also havent caught anything over 5lb yet? Not a noticable amount of memory with 3/8 to 1/2 ounce jigs.
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I've stayed with seaguar due to its strength and consistency, yes I believe in many cases you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have used the Vicious in 4lb ice fishing and I did have some issues with it fraying easier then other brands. I have actually had good luck with the Cabellas brand flourocarbon in 4lb during ice season.
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I've stayed with seaguar due to its strength and consistency, yes I believe in many cases you get what you pay for.
Seaguar = awesome
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