Ouch. Terminal Tackle | Certainly, not all fluorocarbons are created equal, but we're now prepared to go out and discover which versions, if any, are worth the expense. See more of TackleTour on Facebook Interviews | Events | Engineered to maintain its transparent properties, even after repeated use, the Yo-Zuri Top Knot 100% Fluorocarbon Natural Clear boasts a super-durable, abrasion-resistant performance that anglers can rely on. Not one of the knots rated within 90% of this line's tested breaking strength. Line Review. Follow. google_color_url = "FF9900"; (continued) Knots: Finally, the last remaining issue for us with the fluorocarbon lines, before making the decision on which products to really spool up and go fishing with, is what knot or knots to use? We tested each lines' strength with this knot and compared it against tested tensile values. TackleTour's Fluorocarbon Showdown Sequel!! … (continued) Maxima Fluorocarbon: Maxima has always been one of the favorite lines of fisherman seeking a strong, durable line. Naturally, we were excited to see them offer a fluorocarbon product and were anxious to find a spool to throw into our mix of lines. The Angler's Source for News and Reviews about the HOTTEST Tackle! Fluorocarbon Line Tests Abrasion Tensile Knot Strength. Report. AllatoonaBass.com is your source for Bass Fishing Information on Lake Allatoona. Playing next. TackleTour Fluorocarbon Showdown II Deformity Results. google_color_url = "FF9900"; Monofilament is a good example of this. google_ad_format = "120x600_as"; Enthusiast | We selected one, unnamed, but higher priced product out of our test batch and put it through the wringer with five different knots: the improved clinch; the palomar; the san diego jam; the trilene; and the uni. The Angler's Source for News and Reviews about the HOTTEST Tackle! All but one of our test lines permanently stretch a given percentage over their original length, and some continued to deform after soaking. google_color_link = "006699"; (Big tip o' the cap to Bazmaz at gotaukulele.com for the suggestion.) google_ad_channel =""; Line Review. //-->, TackleTour's Fluorocarbon Showdown Sequel!! 5 years ago | 10 views. Each knot was tied, carefully, five times and measured for strength with this one specific product. //-->, TackleTour's Fluorocarbon Showdown Sequel!! google_ad_type = "text_image"; Watercraft | Disappointing to say the least so we're left to question, was it the line or was it the knot? We then threw out the high and low numbers and compared the average of the three remaining breaking strengths for each knot against this particular product's tested breaking strength and charted it above. Reels | google_color_text = "000000"; In Part I of our Fluorocarbon Showdown, we used the popular palomar knot exclusively. google_ad_height = 600; Available in an incredibly clear coloring, the Yo-Zuri Top Knot 100% Fluorocarbon is virtually invisible and provides a thin diameter for added stealth. Apparel | Sunline Shooter FC. Presenting the Much Anticipated and Highly Overdue TackleTour Fluorocarbon Showdown!! The Lake Allatoona Bass fishing message forum includes information on Allatoona Fishing Guides, Fishing Reports, General Tactics, Tackle, Boat Repair, DNR/COE Lake Projects, Tournaments, Float and Fly, Tackle Shops and much much more. google_ad_format = "120x600_as"; What we have shown for certain is that fluorocarbon isn't perfect, but then again, what fishing line, or product is? Select your subforum of choice and start sharing and asking information, and if you can't figure out which is the right one, choose "General". Rods | Lures | We hear quite consistently that the palomar is not the best knot to use with FC lines, but we also hear that FC lines have terrible knot strength. Five of these eight were still worse than the Trilene XL even after we soaked the XL for 3 hours. Reels | (continued) Visibility: One of the other nagging issues regarding FC lines is the general claim of their invisibility under water. In other words, not all the lines that had extended strain results after lengthier soaks, were the same products that illustrated different stretch measurements after more time in the water. It gets worse. TackleTour's … Terminal Tackle | FC's, it would appear, are not just bad with the palomar knots. While it might be stretchy if held between your fingers and pulled, once you stop and let go it returns to its original length. Our invisibility tests were inconclusive and the strain results were troubling. 7,700 Followers, 428 Following, 813 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from TackleTour (@tackletour) In Part I of our Fluorocarbon Showdown, we used the popular palomar knot exclusively. TackleTour Video - Braid and fluorocarbon connection without a direct knot. TackleTour's Fluorocarbon Showdown Sequel!! google_ad_client = "pub-1345308664656696"; Compared against our baseline product, Trilene XL, eight of our fourteen lines showed overall stretch results equal to or greater than this baseline when dry. The popularity of their Ultra Green monofilament speaks to itself. google_ad_height = 600; Dean from Blackwater International demonstrates a slick top shot connection between braid and fluorocarbon line without a direct knot. It is, afterall, all about the tackle. It's time to take these tests to the next level and experience both the good and the bad of fluorocarbon on the water to see what the true redeeming qualities of these individual products might be. google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; Perhaps so, perhaps not. The result? Welcome to the Lake Allatoona Bass Fishing forum. Daiwa has always made a great looking baitcaster, but the frame and finish on the Tatula 100 series for 2019 really shows off their attention to detail and gives anglers a reel to be proud to own and fish. Fluorocarbon does not share this ability. The Angler's Source for News and Reviews about the HOTTEST Tackle! google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; We took used one of our more expensive lines to conduct this knot test and we couldn't get a single one to perform above 80% let alone 90% of the line's tested breaking strength. This streamlined knot cast through microguides. Rods | Lures | Apparel | TackleTour Video - Braid and fluorocarbon connection without a direct knot. Sunline's Best Selling Fluorocarbon In Our Sights : Sniper. Knots: Finally, the last remaining issue for us with the fluorocarbon lines, before making the decision on which products to really spool up and go fishing with, is what knot or knots to use? 41 personen praten hierover. google_ad_width = 120; Are Worth Brown uke strings better than fishing line? Swimbaits | Lines | Certainly in this category, the overall performance of our FC lines was a disappointment. google_ad_width = 120; Interviews | Events | What we found was all but one of our test subjects, including our baseline Trilene XL, fell below 90% knot strength when compared to the tested strength of the line. We say enough with the lab. google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; So which is it? Others, like Sunline Shooter FC is great against stretch, but faired poorly in our knot strength test. Enthusiast | TackleTour Fluorocarbon Showdown II Knot Tests (Kg). Bradyn Karl. Dean at Hi's Tackle Box demonstrates Fluorocarbon to braid connections for fresh and saltwater applications. Strain or Deformity: Some materials can be placed under a specific, constant load or stress and then, bounce back or recover from that stress once the pressure is relieved. Presenting the Much Anticipated and Highly Overdue TackleTour Fluorocarbon Showdown!! Fluorocarbon Line Tests Abrasion Tensile Knot Strength. google_ad_channel =""; Watercraft | Tools | Storage | Conclusion: Have we burst the fluorocarbon bubble? That's a little over a third of the lines that fared worse than the our baseline mono. Not too far off from our original assessment in part one. Swimbaits | Lines | Some, like the Seaguar Invisx actually have very good knot strength, but this same line has terrible stretch performance. Seven of the lines countinued to deform after extended soaks, and to make it even more confusing, these strain results do not all correspond with the behavior we witnessed during the stretch tests. It would appear the claims that fluorocarbons lines have poor knot strength may indeed be true. (continued). 108 talking about this. Tools | Storage | We found, after subjecting our test lines to a constant load of 3 pounds over a length of time just long enough to measure each samples' change in length and write this value down, all but one fluorocarbon product failed to recover fully from the stress and had permanent strain or deformation. google_ad_type = "text_image"; Conclusions from our stretch and strain tests? (continued). Even then, aside from a couple of products, the difference in stretch totals from this baseline was not very significant, and the surprise permanent deformation ( or strain ) results in the fluorocarbon is a bit disturbing. The lone exception? 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