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    Default Which Fluro main line

    Looking to go back onto Fluro mainline, was a tigerline user before but this was 4 seasons ago. Any feed back on Korda Kontour, Fox Trans Khaki or the Ridge Monkey Fluro or any others I should explore.
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    Berkley have had good write ups

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    Gardner Mirage - been using for three seasons now and it's been spot on. Not too wiry compared to some, well behaved on the spool and sinks like a brick. Not lost any due to cut offs whilst using it, and had some fish in very snaggy conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSlinn View Post
    Berkley have had good write ups
    I've been using the Berkley in 12lb this winter. I switched from xline as i got a spool cheap, and tbh its just as good as x line. I think the bigger spool for less money makes it a no brainer for me from now on. It's certainly tough as old boots and sinks like a fluro should.

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    I will be using the new Berkley Fluro this season instead of X Line ;-)

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    i've used shimano aero in the past and that was good, though have switched to 14lb daiwa floor it and found it superb and can be got at times via ebay for £20 for 1000m which is v good value
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    I've been using Berkley cf600 since it came out in 12lb bs and the equivalent breaking strain and diameter in xline is 17lb which I don't find as nice to use being stiffer with more memory.
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    Another vote for Gardner Mirage, a great fast sinking line, if it starts to misbehave just tie one end to a fence post or similar and give it a good stretch and it will take all the memory out of the line.
    PS When I first load the line I stretch it as above before using it in a fishing scenario, and maybe restretch it once or twice during the season depending if it starts to coil.

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    Gardner mirage for me too. I've not used too many others but no need to. This behaves really well on the spool.

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    Yep defo mirage in 16lb for me ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeOn View Post
    I've been using the Berkley in 12lb this winter. I switched from xline as i got a spool cheap, and tbh its just as good as x line. I think the bigger spool for less money makes it a no brainer for me from now on. It's certainly tough as old boots and sinks like a fluro should.
    Is it the cf600 Berkely line you’re referring to
    As I used Vanish once and it was very poor

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    I got my hands on a spool of 15lb cf 600 today and it feels pretty good. I’ve not spoiled it up yet. I dare say the instructions that come with it are pretty naff.

    The only promenant point being that they suggest a 2mm gap between the spool lip and line at full capacity. Regardless of line manufacturer is this the norm with Fluro?

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    I've just ordered some Rigmarole Fluoro Coated Mono SLX. Obviously not a true Fluorcarbon, more of a half way house. Ultima used to do one and I really rated it.

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    Isn't the Ridge Monkey a mono coated Fluro as well. ?
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    Used x line and the new daiwa floor it and both are just fine.

    Stay away from the old daiwa floor it. It sank well but everything else was poor.
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    has anyone tried Yo Zuri Hybrid ? on paper it sounds good ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyd View Post
    Is it the cf600 Berkely line you’re referring to
    As I used Vanish once and it was very poor
    Sorry for the delay, yes the cf600. Very good , on a par with x line performance wise, which i've used for many years. Seems to stay cleaner too for some reason.

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