Although not so new anymore, Fluorocarbon line was the latest of fishing lines to get introduced into the bass fishing world. It is similar in appearance to mono but has many attributes that make it different. Some that make it better and some that make it a worse option.
One of the main attractions of fluorocarbon line is how clear it is. Fluoro is the least visible line to fish, especially when made from pure fluorocarbon. Not all fluoro lines are made from pure fluorocarbon, so it’s important to read the packaging carefully.
The percentage of fluorocarbon used can affect the lines behavior drastically. And that’s important because fluoro can be very hard to manage the more rigid it is. You’ll often see a big difference in how manageable the line is when switching from one brand to another.
- Lowest visibility
- High sensitivity
- Least buoyant
- Low stretch
- Less abrasion Resistant
- Least manageable
Best Lures with Fluoro
Besides its low visibility, another one of the most well-known features of fluoro is that it sinks. This makes it ideal for diving baits like crankbaits and jerkbaits, or any other lure you want to get down in the water column faster. And less than ideal for lures you want to keep up and on the surface.
It also has more sensitivity than mono but slightly less than braid. This is because the sensitivity has to do with the amount of stretch the line has. It’s important to realize that the amount of stretch will vary from brand to brand. So you need to experiment to find the one that fits you and you’re technique best.
Any lures where sensitivity matters and visibility is high make great choices for fluorocarbon. Some examples would be jigs or soft plastics. You need to feel the bite more so with these lures than others. They’re also slow moving baits so the bass are going to get a good look at them, and the line.
|Punch Rigs||17 - 25 lbs|
|Small Swimbaits||8 - 14 lbs|
|Big Swimbaits||20 - 25 lbs|
|Spinnerbaits||14 - 20 lbs|
|Buzzbaits||17 - 20 lbs|
|Umbrella Rigs||17 - 25 lbs|
|Casting Jigs||14 - 20 lbs|
|Swim Jigs||14 - 20 lbs|
|Vibrating Jigs||12 - 20 lbs|
|Finesse Jigs||6 to 12 lbs|
|Shaky Heads||6 to 10 lbs|
|Drop Shot||6 to 10 lbs|
|Ned Rig||6 to 10 lbs|
|Shallow Crankbaits||10 - 20 bs|
|Deep Diving Crankbaits||10 - 20 lbs|
|Lipless Crankbaits||10 - 20 lbs|
|Poppers||12 - 20 lbs|
|Walk The Dog Baits||15 - 25 lbs|
|Small Rubber Worms||6 - 12 lbs|
|Big Rubber Worms||14 - 20 lbs|
|Tubes||6 - 12 lbs|
|Underspins||6 - 12 lbs|