Now in contradiction to the title I just want to make it clear, I love Flurocarbon especially for light game work. Something around 3-4lb breaking strain will stand up to pretty large fish if played right. I use fluro over braid in most instances and although it took me a while to get use to it after using nothing but braid for a year It's now my go to mainline for LRF.
Where the problem with fluro lies for me is using heavier fluro and lightish lures. I like to use a 8lb mainline when fishing for salmon and sea trout on the local rivers. I also tend to use lures from 2-12 grams and although the fluro copes well with the upper end it really does struggle with the lower end. The main problem seems to be it's memory and the line springing off the spool.
I had a quick word with John at Lure Heaven UK and he suggested a lure fishing nylon by Toray. The line in question is the Toray BAWO Superhard Polymide Plus. It has minimal stretch, knots well and most importantly a lot less memory than fluro. Initial impression is very good and in due course I will let you know how I get on.
Lure Heaven UK Species Hunt 2013
Just a quick reminder to those that do not know already but the Lure Heaven UK species hunt is nearly upon us. There have been a couple changes this year. Firstly you may have noticed the date has change and it has also been limited to salt water species only.
For those of you who are interested you can get full rules and enter here.
Now for the important bit, the prizes.
1st place will be a Graphiteleader Corto EX.
2nd place will get some of the awesome Toray Light Fish PE and some Gary Yamamoto and Bait Breath lures.
3rd place will receive some Gary Yamamoto and Bait Breath lures.
Not bad for a free competition, sorry did I not mention it is absolutely free to take part. I wont be taking part this year but wish the best of luck to all those entering. Get your entries in soon to ensure you get your card in time for the 1st of June.
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