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  • Hi-visibility mono for trout

    I'm mostly a spin fisherman and have a hard time seeing clear or green monofilament on the water. In your opinion is a trout's eyesight so good that a hi-vis gold line might spook them?

  • #2
    Have you considered using braid and then running a long fluorocarbon leader off it? You'll get a lot more sensitivity and visual bite detection out of that kind of set up than you'll ever manage with straight mono.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dylar View Post
      Have you considered using braid and then running a long fluorocarbon leader off it? You'll get a lot more sensitivity and visual bite detection out of that kind of set up than you'll ever manage with straight mono.
      I literally just switched all my non fly trout gear to this setup Dylar is talking about per the advice of another forum member. Braid to flouro leader. Seems like the ticket.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jakkbauer View Post
        I literally just switched all my non fly trout gear to this setup Dylar is talking about per the advice of another forum member. Braid to flouro leader. Seems like the ticket.
        Thanks!

        What lb. test braid and flouro are you using?

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        • #5
          Varies with application. What kind of gear fishing are you doing?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dylar View Post
            Varies with application. What kind of gear fishing are you doing?
            Right now 4 lb test on an ultralight...mostly use floating trout worms, Mepps, Panther Martin spinners.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by richf7 View Post
              Right now 4 lb test on an ultralight...mostly use floating trout worms, Mepps, Panther Martin spinners.
              I'd go with something like 8 lb braid and 4 lb fluoro for that kind of fishing.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dylar View Post
                I'd go with something like 8 lb braid and 4 lb fluoro for that kind of fishing.
                Pretty much same setup I used when I spin fished for trout, but I used 10# power pro uni knotted to 4# or maybe 6# fluoro leader and your set.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by richf7 View Post
                  Thanks!

                  What lb. test braid and flouro are you using?
                  20lb braid to 12lb leader with a uni to unit knot. From trout to striper, same setup.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JerryG View Post
                    20lb braid to 12lb leader with a uni to unit knot. From trout to striper, same setup.
                    That's what I run when I'm chucking hardbaits. A triple surgeon's knot or a slim beauty, works, too.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the info. Iím not as steady on my feet as I once was and donít wade out too far...as a result I get hung up on the rocks pretty often. My vision isnít the best and tying fresh knots is a chore on the water. Would braid tied to a barrel swivel (two eyes...not a snap) with a flouro leader work? I could easily tie those at home and bring with.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by richf7 View Post
                        Thanks for the info. Iím not as steady on my feet as I once was and donít wade out too far...as a result I get hung up on the rocks pretty often. My vision isnít the best and tying fresh knots is a chore on the water. Would braid tied to a barrel swivel (two eyes...not a snap) with a flouro leader work? I could easily tie those at home and bring with.
                        Probably be better using the swivel if your throwing spinners, spinners like vibrax and panther Martin's have a tendency to put kinks/knots in the line if you don't allow it to be straightened out some while fishing. Knots in braid can be VERY difficult to get out because how thin the line is.

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