- Sep 28, 2017
Years ago on a clear stillwater ran a test with maxima versus fluorocarbon fishing buzzers static under the bung. Fluorocarbon outfished maxima by a mile, but I will admit knot strength is an issue. For pulling flies I would either use Maxima or Drennan or do like the match guys and use subtle 14lb fluorocarbon.
So there we have it, fluorocarbon for float fishing and nylon for fly fishing!
Why did the fluoro out fish the nylon? Less visible because fluoro is invisible in water, less visible because it was clear and the Maxima was not, less visible because it was thinner than the Maxima or was it because it sank the flies to the right depth quicker? Or maybe the trout liked the smell of it, do trout like the smell of BS?