Supplex flurocarbon?

tipitinmick

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I appreciate that in your very first post you were talking about Supplex Fluorocarbon.
What sizes do you use in Fluorocarbon Sam ? And what type of fishing is it you do pal ? My experience of Supplex standard and fluoro is in the very small sizes and mostly used on pole rigs.
 

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I also tried the guru fluro in .10dia and it was no better than the drennan so i thought it was just me.

I have no trouble tying mono in that dia though.
Not tried that fishcatcher4 but, my dad did ( after ordering the wrong line off eBay ? ). He said it felt quite stiff. I think he uses it or has used it for his feeder fishing.
 

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What sizes do you use in Fluorocarbon Sam ? And what type of fishing is it you do pal ? My experience of Supplex standard and fluoro is in the very small sizes and mostly used on pole rigs.
Entirely rod and line float fishing, usually on Dales rivers and a stillwater for big tench and carp. As I said earlier, I only use it for hooklinks and I rarely bother with less than 2lb Supplex Fluorocarbon, though I have got rarely used spools of 1.3lb and 1.7lb. Supplex mono I tried as mainline and gave up on it in short order. The lighter you go with Supplex Fluorocarbon, the more difficult it is to tie without damaging. I can manage it with 1.7lb, but 1.3lb is more awkward. I'll not even be bothering to try 0.9lb. I never go that light anyway.
 

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I appreciate that in your very first post you were talking about Supplex Fluorocarbon.
Another thing Sam is ..... It makes you wonder with the amount of counterfeit goods there are out there that myself and others haven’t dropped on line made in the back of a garage in some far far away land. You never know do you ? Maybe what I should have done is sent the three / four spools to Drennan for them to have a look at. Oh well, it’s done now. I’m happy with the Guru N-guage and N-guage Pro. ?
 

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Not tried that fishcatcher4 but, my dad did ( after ordering the wrong line off eBay ? ). He said it felt quite stiff. I think he uses it or has used it for his feeder fishing.


I had the same problems with it in .10dia as i had with the supplex Mick.

Tying it was a real pain and i just could not stop the dreaded curl.:)

I gave it away in the end.

I have changed fully over to the fairly new daiwa tournament rig line mono and have had no problems at all with it but it only goes down to a .10dia so not much good if you want it finer .
 

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Float fishing line,What would be the better line at, 2-5 lbs in 50yrds ,lve tried many but lines must have improved over the last few years,it’s a minefield.Reelmaker
 

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Glad its not just me that is struggling with supplex fluo 0.12 and curl. Getting really frustrated with it tried reducing and increasing turns but doesnt seem to make a difference.
 

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Whereas I'm like Ken. Used for years (from Polemaster branded days) with no problems whatsoever in anything 0.07mm and above to 0.18mm.
 

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Fly anglers have been using fluorocarbon for a long time with some 100 yd spools retailing at £24.99 which for me is a joke. It does cause a lot of divide and seems to be a love it or hate it line.

The other thing that isn't widely known is that although it has a refractive index near to that of water, if you lay it on the surface in sunny conditions it shines like a beacon.

It does sink much quicker than nylon to the extent that when trout fishing with a 2.5mm beaded nymph, on an 8ft nylon tippet, the nymph will skip along the bottom without snagging or collecting weed. Put an identical diameter fluorocarbon tippet on and it will snag and catch the weed almost every run through, not anything I would have anticipated unless I'd actually experienced it.

Add the brittleness/lack of shock resistance in similar diameters/breaking strains or in some cases thicker breaking strains to standard low diameter line, not to mention the stiffness V limpness characteristics which some anglers prefer and you can see why it causes division.

There's no scientific proof that I'm aware of, to support the claim that it's less visible to fish. If there was, one of the manufacturers would have already jumped onto the band wagon of guaranteed to catch you more fish, however to date nobody has.

Personally unless I'm casting a fly into the wind and need to turn the leader over, (stiffness and weight help), I tend to avoid fluorocarbon and can't see any place for it in the match fishing that I do.
 

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I couldn’t agree more. I’ve pretty much stopped using flourocarbon with my trout fishing on Chew and Blagdon because the flies sink so quickly and catch the weed, even unweighted flies. Also found it was prone to smash take breaking especially the droppers compared to standard mono. Knots far more critical and sometimes even what you think are well tied knots just fail.

Don’t use it for coarse fishing, though seems popular for some.
 

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Good evening ,I had used it a few years back and found the supplex to soft and clear to see when tieing knots so I’ve now gone back to Perlon slightly thicker but much user friendly.Reelmaker
 

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I have used Reflo Powerline since it came out but I thought I would give some Drennan Fluoro a try after watching one of Alan S's videos.

I bought a spool of 0.095 and I've used it a few times without any issues both on the pole and running line. It actually mics up at 0.085 (the equivalent Powerline is 0.08 which mics up at 0.09). I tie all my hooks by hand using 10 turns and a knot where the full hooklength pulls through it and it hasn't kinked up.

That being said I won't be swapping all my Powerline to Fluoro any time soon.

Fluoro is still a popular choice for heavier leaders in saltwater for tropical pelagics for some reason despite the fact that mono is more robust, easier to knot and far cheaper. I've switched back to mono for these applications.
 

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Fly anglers have been using fluorocarbon for a long time with some 100 yd spools retailing at £24.99 which for me is a joke. It does cause a lot of divide and seems to be a love it or hate it line.

The other thing that isn't widely known is that although it has a refractive index near to that of water, if you lay it on the surface in sunny conditions it shines like a beacon.

It does sink much quicker than nylon to the extent that when trout fishing with a 2.5mm beaded nymph, on an 8ft nylon tippet, the nymph will skip along the bottom without snagging or collecting weed. Put an identical diameter fluorocarbon tippet on and it will snag and catch the weed almost every run through, not anything I would have anticipated unless I'd actually experienced it.

Add the brittleness/lack of shock resistance in similar diameters/breaking strains or in some cases thicker breaking strains to standard low diameter line, not to mention the stiffness V limpness characteristics which some anglers prefer and you can see why it causes division.

There's no scientific proof that I'm aware of, to support the claim that it's less visible to fish. If there was, one of the manufacturers would have already jumped onto the band wagon of guaranteed to catch you more fish, however to date nobody has.

Personally unless I'm casting a fly into the wind and need to turn the leader over, (stiffness and weight help), I tend to avoid fluorocarbon and can't see any place for it in the match fishing that I do.
I do quite a bit of fly fishing and fluorocarbon leaders are an integral part of my armoury. It is very much horses for courses.

For saltwater fly fishing I use one of the most expensive (Soft Plus) - because it seems to make a difference. But we are talking 15 - 20 lb. For tarpon we use 80lb leaders - check out the price of that !

I know a guy who wins a lot of the big reservoir trout competitions and he uses expensive fluro in matches for the same reason - he catches more fish.

Fluoro leaders were a closely guarded secret for a couple of seasons on the reservoir match circuit 15-20 years ago. For the simple reason that it allowed you to fish your flies deeper/on a different track than with normal mono.

I have used Fluoro for some coarse fishing - but mostly heavy specialist applications, notably homemade combi-links and once even fluorocarbon mainline.
 

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I tried the Supplex fluorocarbon and found it to be a nightmare, damages easily, curly pigtails and I wasn’t happy with the BS either. I now use Guru Pure in 0.08, 0.10 and 0.12 for silvers fishing and have yet to have any issues with it.
 

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I have used Supplex Fluorocarbon for years and wouldn't use anything else.
What a game changer switching to fluorocarbon was.
 

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I used it for short spell but it’s awful; if you want to use Flurocarbon I would buy the Milo Krepton Fluor Carbon, it’s not cheap but it’s an extremely good line
 
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