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Old 12-27-17, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 12-27-17, 09:55 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-27-17, 10:36 AM   #3
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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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Old 12-27-17, 11:27 AM   #4
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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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What lb. test braid and flouro are you using?
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Old 12-27-17, 11:29 AM   #5
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Varies with application. What kind of gear fishing are you doing?
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Old 12-27-17, 11:36 AM   #6
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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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Old 12-27-17, 11:56 AM   #7
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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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Old 12-27-17, 01:23 PM   #8
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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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Old 12-27-17, 04:20 PM   #9
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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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Old 12-27-17, 04:44 PM   #10
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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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