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fq13 09-14-2013 07:29 PM

Fluro tippits in freshwater?
Hi. I have come to the end of my trusty spool of Rio hard mono tippet material that I use for bass. In the salt I tie on Seaguar in either 12 or 25 pound Fluro. I like it for the abrasion resistance and low profile in the shallows. The question for you guys is this. Is it worth buying an 8-10 pound roll of fluro for bass and bluegills at roughly twice the price of mono, or just go cheap?

Hirdy 09-14-2013 08:28 PM

Re: Fluro tippits in freshwater?
All depends on whether you prefer catching fish or saving money. :D


itchmesir 09-14-2013 09:10 PM

Re: Fluro tippits in freshwater?
I just buy Berkeley Vanish. Tons cheaper than any spool of tippet you'll buy and works just fine. At 10+lbs it's pretty pointless to buy tippet when tried and true Berkeley and Trilene work just fine.

jbird 09-14-2013 10:05 PM

Re: Fluro tippits in freshwater?
Bass and bluegill, no. Selective trout, yes!

bquick 09-15-2013 05:36 AM

Re: Fluro tippits in freshwater?
I'll second Vanish. It works fine for me and is comparatively inexpensive. Fishing for trout in clear water I believe it helps.


nick k 09-15-2013 08:00 AM

Re: Fluro tippits in freshwater?
I thought flouro had worse abrasion resistance than mono.

I personally don't think flouro is too necessary in freshwater, but I use it most of the time anyway. I always use it on my freshwater carp setup, as I do think it makes a big difference there. I guess it's like any piece of more expensive fishing gear; if you have the money, sure, if you don't, not gonna hurt you.

wjc 09-15-2013 09:42 AM

Re: Fluro tippits in freshwater?
I use fluoro exclusively for the simple reason that I don't want to confuse myself. That is becoming more and more commonplace these days.

All I fish for in freshwater anymore is bass, and I just grab a 7 wt inshore rod and go. Leader material is the cheapest of all my fishing accoutrements.

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