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Friday, June 27, 2008

• Trilene Fluorocarbon Day 2

I used the line again yesterday casting a spinnerbait and a jig. I learned a few new things, but my official evaluation of this line is still months away. I didn't catch any fish, but that really wasn't my goal yesterday. Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon still has a quality that I just cannot describe. It's not supple, but it's not like wire, yet it almost feels like wire. This line is very "straight" if that makes any sense.

While fishing out in the small boat, I noticed that short distance casts are harder to control. This line seems to want to come off the spool towards the end of the cast a lot easier than my other lines no matter how much I fiddle with brakes. I'm still messing around with this line at short distances since most of my fishing revolves around it, but I'm a little disappointed. This line does improve my casting distance in long casts. I had to loosen up the magnetic brakes a little more than I usually have to, but I was easily and consistently able to throw a 1/2oz jig 110 to 115 feet, which is up to 10 to 15 feet more than what I was getting with the Gamma Copolymer. This line may be worth using in a crankbait setting given its propensity for providing long casts.

There is one last thing. I'm calling it the "fringe" effect. I noticed the same thing when I used Gamma Edge FC as well as with Yo Zuri Hybrid, which is coated with fluorocarbon. As I thumb my way along the line, occasionally I come across a fringe sticking out. I'm not sure if these spots are signs of abrasion or if they are some kind of natural defect in fluorocarbon. This sort of thing leaves me a little disturbed and less confident in the line.

I am also disappointed in the visibility of this line. To put things in comparison, Trilene FC is more visible than Gamma Copolymer with the same line test and diameter. Halo is less visible than either one.

Again as a reminder, the lake I fish is tough and heavily pressured. It's commonplace not to catch a single bass. I have yet to catch any fish on this line, but when I do, I'll try and report back on what I think about how it handles. The dog days of summer are here and the bite just isn't very active.

(EDIT 8/11/2008)
After the line frayed in so many places, I spooled on some more. After only two days of fishing off the pier, I had to take off at least five feet of line at the end. These same defects keep happening, so I cannot speak highly of this line and its abrasion resistance. I ran the line up against a couple of cypress trees, along the edge of the pier once or twice, and into weeds growing off the bases of cypress trees. Certainly not tough line. I'm not going to buy any more. I will say it's probably good for crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and maybe jigs if you don't rely on sensitivity. The only good thing I can say about this line is that it gives me a lot more casting distance compared to the other lines I use. Enough said? No more Trilene FC for me.

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