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Old 12-13-2010, 07:15 PM
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I use furled leaders and ALWAYS fluorocarbon tippet even on #32 dries.
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I use furled leaders and ALWAYS fluorocarbon tippet even on #32 dries.
Trust me, Joni knows. Good advice. The only thing we disagree on is I build and use "Twisted" leaders and Joni builds and uses her own "Furled" leaders - same concept, personal preference

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Old 12-14-2010, 11:35 AM
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trust me, joni knows. Good advice. The only thing we disagree on is i build and use "twisted" leaders and joni builds and uses her own "furled" leaders - same concept, personal preference :d

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Mono for me, easy to tie, floats, flexible, cheap.
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Use both no discrimination allowed. They both have situational advantages.
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I only use Fluorocarbon for wet and dry flies
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Hi Everyone,

I use mostly mono but carry some fluro also. I agree with fishngolf16 that different circumstances may require mono or fluero. I like Frog Hair and have never had any break as stated by dang old king. The down side to Frog Hair is its price but I think it is worth the extra cost.

When using mono for dry fly fishing the last few inches next to the fly should sink. At least that is what I prefer.

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I use mostly mono but carry some fluro also. I agree with fishngolf16 that different circumstances may require mono or fluero. I like Frog Hair and have never had any break as stated by dang old king. The down side to Frog Hair is its price but I think it is worth the extra cost.

When using mono for dry fly fishing the last few inches next to the fly should sink. At least that is what I prefer.

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Like Frank said. I too have never had any problems with my preferred tippet, Frogs Hair, unlike what Dang Old King experienced. And also like Frank, the last few inches of tippet next to a dry should sink for a better presentation.
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Use both no discrimination allowed. They both have situational advantages.
I agree. Really the mark for me is if my fly is moving (streamer) I use mono and I go heavy. When nymphing I use fluoro if I think I need the advantage...typically in situations where fish are much more pressured but still feed aggressively (frying pan). If I need to get down quicker with less weight and need a site (invisible) advantage as well I use fluoro.

I seem to have gravitated towards Orvis' fluoro now since i have always thought their Super Strong was one of the best monos ever.

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Mono = dries, slight subsurface

Flouro = streamers, stuff getting way down

Some people complain about knotting flouro but I use a perfection loop and a clinch with no problems....
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