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craigwack
11-02-2005, 23:12
flurocarbon vs braid rigs ? which is best, which works better, im currently using flurocarbon, "esp ghost" , have not try braid rigs, would like some info and tips on which works better,

Dave_C
12-02-2005, 12:25
i use esp ghost and have had no problems with it at all.......presentation is fantastic http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif
if you're using combi rigs, try an inch or two of neutral bouyancy braid to give your hookbait that 'natural' movement

craigwack
12-02-2005, 18:58
do u find combi rigs , work well ? i have used suffix heavy skin to make combi rigs, but have not had a take on it yet, never thought of using esp ghost for a combi rig.

does it work aswell as the suffix would ?

Dave_C
12-02-2005, 19:12
use em most of the time now mate and works for me.......good luck http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Sam_Allison
12-02-2005, 20:39
Stick with braids mate...flurocarbon can be unrealiable, and the last thing you want is your hooklink snapping with a carp at the net.

Dave_C
13-02-2005, 10:36
Sam,

Which flourocarbon do you use mate? i've never had any trouble with esp's ghost, it's the first one i used and didn't see the need to change it.......

Cash
14-02-2005, 09:45
Again - Pure Fluorocarbon pound for pound is stronger and has more abrasion resistance than mono - period!
Just know what ones to buy!
Cash

singy
14-02-2005, 09:53
Which ones do you recommend cash?

Cash
14-02-2005, 10:27
LOL
I know what I use, so do you! But wouldn't want to *plug* away!
Pure fluorocarbon that I know of:
Gardner Subterfuge
Sufix Invisiline
Korda IQ
Game On
Riverge

Cash

jimboo
14-02-2005, 11:38
is x line not pure Cash? not a trick question i just dont know!

Gemo
14-02-2005, 11:43
Had a bad weekend using Korda 10 flourocarbon hook lengths it seemed to snap a lot easier than 8lb normal mono low diameter hooklenghts I was using. I think I will have to rethink what I am doing with Flourocarbon hooklenghts.

Markoncarp
14-02-2005, 11:49
In my opinion IQ is awful. I lost three fish in a day on it, and they were definately BIG fish, in fact, I think one of them was the biggest fish in the lake!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif

I would never use it again.

On the subject of fluorocarbon I WOULD use Xline (and do) and Ghost.

jimboo
14-02-2005, 11:50
i use 20lb x line and have never had a problem with it, great stuff and very user friendly.

Cash
14-02-2005, 11:55
Opps
Yes X-Line is a fluoro - regarded it as mainline rather than a hooklink.
IQ - what knots where you using / hook pattern?
Cash

jimboo
14-02-2005, 11:59
cheers cash, i thought is was but bow to your superior knowledge on these things.

Markoncarp
14-02-2005, 13:23
Was using the raptors with a knotless knot. Know now that you have to be careful with this one. But id rather just use a decent hooklenght and NOT worry.

Ashman
14-02-2005, 13:26
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Careful with this pattern hook because of the inturned eye you mean?

MattPilky
14-02-2005, 13:54
straight eyed hooks have a similar effect as down turned when it comes to hooklink weakening problem. They still have the angle the hooklink goes through.
http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
Braid however can cope much better.

Ashman
14-02-2005, 14:22
agreed

So if you do want fluro....esp stiffy's? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif