The Best Fluorocarbon Fishing Line – what to buy?
So..what is fluorocarbon fishing line?
Fluorocarbon fishing line is associated with PVDF or Polyvinylidene Difluoride. PVDF is a compound that is extruded in a single strand just like nylon monofilament. The difference and therefore benefit is, Fluorocarbon has very tightly packed molecules and is very dense. It differs from monofilament in stretch, visibility and durability.
The Benefits of Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Visibility – fluorocarbon fishing line has very low visibility. In fact it’s almost invisible. Fluorocarbon line does not refract light as does monofilament. It almost has zero refraction of light. It’s very close to water. So when fish cannot see your line, it will allow you to go after very skittish fish in fresh water without spooking them.
Abrasion Resistance – fluorocarbon fishing line is extremely resistant to abrasion because of it’s high density molecule structure. It will reduce wear and tear on rod guides and on itself which means it will last longer. it’s a fantastic fishing line to use when bass fishing in heavy cover or when dragging baits or lures on the bottom.
Sensitivity – the high density molecular structure enables it to carry vibrations more efficiently than monofilament line. You can feel much more with fluorocarbon than mono. This helps you feel when your bait has been taken lightly/gently, so you can strike and not lose the fish. Fluorocarbon also sinks faster than mono which reduce slack line.
Durability – fluorocarbon is more abrasion resistance than mono and it will not succumb to the UV rays and deteriorate like monofilament.
Stretch – fluorocarbon line has much less stretch than monofilament. With less stretch, you can set the hook more solidly, even at long distances of 400 yards or more.
Diameter – fluorocarbon fishing line is about the same diameter of nylon monofilament when the same weights are compared.
The best fluorocarbon fishing line for 2019 are the following, in no certain order.
- KastKing FluoroKote fishing line – was awarded the ICAST 2015 Award and continues to outsell every other brand.
- Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL
- Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
- Stren FluoroCast Fishing Line
- Seaguar Invisx Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
- P-Line Tactical Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
- SpiderWire EZ Fluoro Fishing Line
- Sufix Castable Invisiline Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
KastKing FluoroKote Product Video
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KastKing FluoroKote Features
- ICAST 2015 Award winning brand released a new 2016 FluoroKote Fishing line. It’s a combination of the No.1 selling KastKing Copolymer Fishing Line with high-tech 100% fluorocarbon coating that reduces the line’s visibility when immersed in water.
- The combination of the two materials maximizes the advantage of fluorocarbon invisibility with the low memory and superior castability of copolymer. So you can have similar qualities and performance of fluorocarbon at a lower price.
- Low Stretch
- High strength
- Superior abrasion resistance with higher density
- Greatly reduced visibility make it a great upgrade from mono line and an ideal low cost alternative to fluorocarbon line.
- Smaller diameter than KastKing Copolymer Fishing lines or other monofilament lines, resulting in a smaller, stronger line that gives you more reel capacity and increased depth with diving baits.
- Sinks faster with low absorption.
- Unique fluorocarbon materials make the line extremely durable, offer great knot strength, and exceed in sensitivity.
- Extremely versatile, giving anglers piece of mind to fish almost any conditions and techniques with confidence.
- Low cost
- Long life
Kastking FluoroKote fishing line is more invisible submersed under water than any other fluorocarbon fishing line. It also sinks much faster. FluoroKote stretches 10% less than other fluorocarbon fishing lines which means you will have increased sensitivity and be able to set the hook easier and quicker. The reason fluorocarbon fishing line is beneficial is because it has superior abrasion resistance and superior knot strength. These qualities are needed with spinning and baitcasting tackle where the line takes a lot of abuse from the rod guides and underwater obstacles. Knot strength is a must have with any fishing line otherwise it fails and you loose the fish.
Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL
Berkley has been around for a very long time, since 1937, and all of their fishing line are high quality and priced low. It’s really hard to beat Berkley fishing line.
Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon XL fishing line is a top contender in fishing line. It’s typical of most Fluorocarbon fishing lines in that it’s extremely abrasion resistant, nearly invisible, tough and sink fast. It’s available in line weights of 4 lb tp 12 lb and is ideal for freshwater fishing. The diameter ranges from .007″ to .012″. It’s the same diameter as nylon monofilament. The retail price is $19.99.
Berkley Vanish Fishing Line
Vanish is a specially formulated fluorocarbon monofilament line that provides the most invisibility in water. Vanish is the best fishing line for skittish fish because it’s invisible under water. Interested fish will only see the bait or lure. Don’t spook fish with a fishing line that refracts/reflects sunlight. They’ll take off before you know it.
Vanish is available in line weights of 4 lb to 60 lb. Retail price starts at $5.99 for a 110 yard spool of 4 lb.
Stren FluoroCast Fishing Line
Stren is another big name in fishing tackle and for good reason…it’s great stuff! Stren has been around since 1958.
FluoroCast fishing line is another great choice in fluorocarbon fishing line. It’s “claim to fame” is it’s castability. It casts as easily as monofilament and we all know how great mono is. FluoroCast is also very abrasion resistant, invisible and has excellent knot strength.
Seaguar Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Seaguar offers a whole line of fluorocarbon fishing lines to meet the specific needs of freshwater anglers. If need ultra tough for fishing in weeds and submerged obstacles then you might want to look at Seaguar Abrazx. Abrazx is twice as abrasion resistant as other fluorocarbon lines. Let’s take a quick look at each specialty fluorocarbon fishing line.
Seaguar Finesse – ultra sensitive and soft for those fishing scenarios where you need a light line that’s invisible, sinks fast and is strong enough for big fish. Finesse is a dual custom resin unlike any other fluorocarbon line. It features a very small diameter, high strength and maximum durability. It’s available in weights of 5.2 lbs to 8.4 lbs.
Seaguar Flippin Fluoro – designed for flipping and pitching in heavy cover and clear water. It has incredible knot strength and abrasion resistance. Because of its near zero stretch, it’s one of the most sensitive fishing lines on the market. It’s available in line weights of 20, 25 and 30 lbs.
Seaguar Tatsu – the ultimate in castability and knot strength. This is a very special fishing line. Seaguar fuses 2 different fluorocarbon resins together creating the world’s only double structure fluorocarbon fishing line. It’s available in line weights of 4 lbs to 25 lbs.
Seaguar Abrazx – super abrasion resistance. If you’re fishing around rocks, trees, docks and rocks…then you’ll want the toughest fluorocarbon line available. This is it! Abrazx can handle the most difficult fishing conditions without breaking. It’s practically indestructible. It’s available in line weights of 2 lbs to 25 lbs.
Seaguar Invizx – most invisible fluorocarbon line available. If this is your main obstruction to catching more fish then Invizx can help. It’s soft, supple, sensitive, strong and has high castability. It’s pretty much unbeatable. It’s available in line weights of 4 lbs to 25 lbs.
Seaguar Red Label – 30% stronger knot strength. This is a great all around fluorocarbon fishing line and at a very attractive low price. It offers super high knot strength, super low visibility, abrasion resistance and high tensile strength. It’s available in line weights of 4 lbs to 20 lbs. Red Label starts at a very low $9.00 for 4 lb test.
P-Line Tactical Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
P-Line fishing line was first introduced in North America in 1982 with the challenge of producing the finest fishing line available. It quickly snatched the attention of anglers around the world. Their copolymer based technology offered a thin diameter line that was soft and supple. Anglers found it to improve casting performance and allow reels to hold more line because of its small diameter.
P-Line continues to lead the fishing line industry with state of the art fishing line which includes their excellent fluorocarbon line.
Tactical fluorocarbon gives any angler specific advantages that can enable him/her to catch challenging fish or fish in challenging situations. It’s small in diameter, invisible under water, increases casting performance, very durable and sinks fast.
P-Line Tactical Fluorocarbon fishing line is available in line weights of 6 lbs to 20 lbs. Tactical Fluorocarbon retails for around $25.00 for a 200 yard spool of 6 lb line. It is a premium fishing line.
SpiderWire EZ Fluoro Fishing Line
SpiderWire offers some really outstanding fishing line and their EZ Fluoro is no exception. I know a lot of fishing pro’s use SpiderWire exclusively. It’s a brand you can trust. It retails for about $8.00 for 200 yard spool of 2 lb test. It’s a bargain.
EZ Fluoro fishing line features the same great qualities of all fluorocarbon fishing lines. It’s virtually invisible under water which allows you to sneak up on skittish fish. It’s also very abrasion resistant. You can fish in heavy cover without fear of breaking your line. Line sensitivity is much greater with fluorocarbon versus mono or braids. You can feel the slightest nibble on your bait or lure. Knot strength is superb. Knots are typically the weak link in fishing tackle but fluorocarbon line holds up its end very well…almost 100% line strength.
EZ Fluoro fishing line is available in line weights of 2 lb to 15 lb and is clear in color.
Sufix Castable Invisiline Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Sufix is another quality fishing line brand and their fluorocarbon line is exceptional. Sufix is not cheap in price and you would not expect a premium fishing line to be. At the same time, it is not expensive either…. $25.00 for a 200 yard spool of 4 lb test.
Castable Invisiline is an excellent casting line, even better than most monofilaments. Like all 100% fluorocarbon fishing lines, Invisiline is invisible under water. It’s highly abrasion resistant for all who love to fish in heavy cover like rocks, logs, tree stumps and sunken boats. Don’t worry about UV rays damaging your line because fluorocarbon is impervious to the Sun’s rays. It’s strong yet very sensitive to bait movement and fish strikes. The low stretch makes hooking a fish more solid. Monofilament can give you a “rubber-band” stretch when trying to set a hook. Invisiline and all 100% fluorocarbon fishing lines sink 4 times faster than monofilament. This gets your bait or lure to the target quickly. G2 Precision Winding, a feature of Invisiline, virtually eliminates line memory.
Invisiline is excellent for spinning reels and casting reels alike.