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Old 12-09-2017, 11:58 AM
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Default Coated fluoro

Just looking at some cheap fluoro on the bay, some of which is listed as "fluoro coated copolymer" or "high performance clear hybrid copolymer mono-filament with added fluorocarbon coating" blah, blah.

Any good? Or Sh1te? Do tell...

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You'll find it thick in diameter compared to 100% fluro or copolymer. Plus the coating can come off. Fluro sinks, copoly is suppose to float, don't see the point in either being coated with the other, might as well use normal mono.
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It works but only for recreation fishing. I wouldn't use it in a comp. Its advantages is its more supple than the flourocarbon but negative has a core of nylon that is definitely more visible than pure flourocarbon.
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You'll find that Middy Match Team Fluorocrystal and Trabucco Blue Diamond are very highly rated by competition coarse anglers and are as good or better than the majority of "trout" tippets. Both are low diameter, very strong to diameter and have controlled stretch with the only negative being that they are very supple.

For river work I've binned Orvis Mirage and G3 in favour of the Middy line and haven't looked back. The only time I use fluoro now is if I need to turn a fly over into the wind where the increased stiffness helps.
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You'll find that Middy Match Team Fluorocrystal and Trabucco Blue Diamond are very highly rated by competition coarse anglers and are as good or better than the majority of "trout" tippets. Both are low diameter, very strong to diameter and have controlled stretch with the only negative being that they are very supple.

For river work I've binned Orvis Mirage and G3 in favour of the Middy line and haven't looked back. The only time I use fluoro now is if I need to turn a fly over into the wind where the increased stiffness helps.
Cracking recommendation, thanks Dave. I've just bought 100M of Middy Fluorocrystal for a fiver delievered, nice one.
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Cracking recommendation, thanks Dave. I've just bought 100M of Middy Fluorocrystal for a fiver delievered, nice one.
Skajtrout do you have a link to the Middy fluro you bought?
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Here you go, Jay:

Middy Lo-Viz Flurocrystal pole/reel Line | eBay

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Asso do a fluro coated copolymer at sensible money and good bs/dia ratio.

ASSO Double Strength Copolymer (100m Spools)
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