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joshgamble 07-23-2010 07:32 PM

Am I imagining it, but does flouro sink a lot faster than mono?

mcnerney 07-23-2010 08:29 PM

Re: flourocarbon
Josh: Yes, but I use it on nymph rigs not dry flies.


joshgamble 07-24-2010 07:54 AM

Re: flourocarbon
I bought a few flouro tippets at the Orvis oulet sale here in CT and thought I would give them a try, but they sink eveything. Your advice makes good sense. Thanks

Jackster 07-24-2010 09:12 AM

Re: flourocarbon
It sinks a bit but not really 'a lot'. The specific gravity really is not that much greater than regular tippet material.

axle27 07-24-2010 03:23 PM

Re: flourocarbon
I use it specifically for streamers...I've never done any nymph fishing....

Bigfly 07-25-2010 01:22 PM

Re: flourocarbon
On pushy water, flouro doesn't resist sinking through the water column as much, as mono.
The sooner the fly gets down the better.
Every little bit helps, when it comes to opening the fishes window for shopping time.
Droppers when nymphing, are my big uses of this expensive stuff.
I use about (3) 100yd spools of 4X, 5X, 6X respectively, in a season. 8-10 inches at a time.


michaeln 07-25-2010 05:26 PM

Re: flourocarbon
I like fluorocarbon for tippets when I am fishing subsurface, but I prefer mono for the butt section. Fluoro in larger diameters (like the butt section of a tapered leader) feels too stiff and wirey to me. I tie my fluoro tippets to the mono butt section with a triple surgeon's knot.

Red Owl 08-15-2010 07:27 PM

Re: flourocarbon
Just the subject I was thinking about. According to the dry fly theory you are supposed to float the fly but sink the tippet as it otherwise is more visible and could spook a fish. I often forget the whole thing but on clear calm water I rub with tippet with mud that is supposed to sink it. In any event I just found out flourocarbon sinks so the obvious question is whether anyone uses it for the tippet. If it pulls down the fly, can at least a short section be used.

joshgamble 08-17-2010 10:12 AM

Re: flourocarbon
I found it sank my dry flies. However, that could have been a mending issue on my side.

Joni 08-17-2010 06:31 PM

Re: flourocarbon
Really...I only use Fluoro and have for many years. I use it for streamers, nymph AND dries and I do fish #28 - #32. As mentioned, the tippet sinks a little but the fly is high and least tlll it gets slimed...;-)

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