What is fluorocarbon fishing line made of?
Fluorocarbon fishing line is made of the fluoropolymer PVDF and it is valued for its refractive index, which is similar to that of water, making it less visible to fish. Fluorocarbon is also a denser material, and therefore, is not nearly as buoyant as monofilament.
What should I use as a leader line?
Fluorocarbon is the best fishing leader line to use. The best qualities of fluorocarbon is that it is invisible underwater. It doesn’t reflect the sunlight like monofilament so the fish are not able to see the line and makes your lure/bait look like its naturally floating or moving through the water.
What is the difference between monofilament and fluorocarbon line?
Fluorocarbon is denser than monofilament, making it more resistant to abrasion. Monofilament is nearly the same density as water, making it neutral-buoyant. This is the opposite of fluorocarbon, which is denser than both, allowing it to sink.
Does fluorocarbon leader make a difference?
This question is coming up because there is a large price difference between the two. In fact, it is very common for fluorocarbon leader line to be 5+ times more than fluorocarbon main line when measured on a price-per-yard basis.
Do you need to use leader line?
A leader line for fly fishing is essential because the heavy colored fly line used to cast lightweight flies is too thick for tying on the small flies and is easily detectable by fish.
Can I use regular fishing line as a leader?
You’ll need a few varieties of line in several sizes to build the different sections of the leader. You can use either mono or fluorocarbon, but to keep things simple, our recommendations will focus on nylon monofilament.
How long should a leader line be?
In most cases, the length of your fishing leader should be between 24 to 30 inches. Your leader length can be shorter or longer than this, depending on your fishing style, main fishing line, weather, and surrounding underwater features.