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Fluoro Leaders for Topwater Plugs?

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I use flourocarbon on heavier plugs for the abrasion resistance of striper or bluefish teeth. I have found that it holds up much better to equal pound strength mono. The exception being light tackle. It sinks and  pulls the plug downward.

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1 hour ago, steveo905 said:

I use flourocarbon on heavier plugs for the abrasion resistance of striper or bluefish teeth. I have found that it holds up much better to equal pound strength mono. The exception being light tackle. It sinks and  pulls the plug downward.

What do you mean by light tackle? Anything under 1 oz?

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13 hours ago, Badtothebugs said:

sometimes i specifically use Berkley vanish flouro fishing line compared to my usual yo zuri hd carbon flouro leader for it limpness.  i also like seagar blue label

I've found Vanish to be too brittle to trust.  No problems that way?

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50 to 100lb mono is all I’ve ever used for leaders. Hasn’t let me down in almost 50 years. Can’t see a reason to change what’s worked great for all that time.

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7 hours ago, BrianBM said:

I've found Vanish to be too brittle to trust.  No problems that way?

haven’t experienced that in the 14lb that i use. it’s quite limp. i have noticed you have to be very aware of your knot quality. had a few slip so i added 2 more turns to my trilene knot and make sure it seats perfectly

 

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This is what i don't understand.

You are plugging, means, you are constantly reeling.

Lets say 3, 4, 5 or even 10+ leader.

How much fluoro will sink in that situation? 

How much will affect action of the plug, compared to mono?

Nothing; it is constantly moving. It doesn't have a time to sink because you are working that plug.

 

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20 mins ago, Popasilov said:

 

Nothing; it is constantly moving. It doesn't have a time to sink because you are working that plug.

 

I am agree with you.

There is no way the lure will sink, my lure is flying 1.35+ meter per full turn.

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