So I have read in a thousand different places about using fluoro for fishing senko style baits like the Stankx Stix. I spooled up one of my baitcasters with some 12lb p-line and went to the local pond to get a feel for it.
Up until now, I have always used PP with a fluoro leader. What I like about it is that I can see the line move since it tends to float. The sensitivity is also pretty decent.
What I instantly noticed about the fluoro is how fast it sinks. I didn't get any fish that day and I can't help but wonder, did I miss a bite because I couldn't see the line move? Can you still use the line activity as an indicator of a bite? Does it show as quickly as powerpro? Keep in mind that I am not vertically fishing these.
I just acquired a new Shimano Curado 201e7 and am trying to figure out what I want to spool that up with so I'd love some feedback here because as of now, I am not really feeling much confidence in the fluoro.
Came across some interesting stuff about
fluoro. Apparently, the whole less stretch thing seems to be pretty much
false. The invisibility is somewhat inconclusive in regards to a
comparison with mono.
The only advantage that seems to be confirmed here is the abrasion resistance when wet.
Based on this, it looks like I'll be sticking to my braided with fluoro leader set up.