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    Default Fluorocarbon JDM Lines

    Anyone using any Fluorocarbon JDM lines? I generally use Varivas and they make 4 different FC lines in the 2-5 # range that I would consider, but I haven't used any of them before. I also hear good things about Sunline FC lines.

    I have reels with Ester, Mono and PE but only use FC for leader.

    I'm mostly concerned about the manageability of the FC on shallow spool reels. I generally am either jigging a trout magnet or using reaction baits such as spoons and spinners. Either way i would prefer to keep the baits low in the water column which the FC should take care of. I also would think I could use the FC as a main line without having to tie on a leader.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markedman1132 View Post
    Anyone using any Fluorocarbon JDM lines? I generally use Varivas and they make 4 different FC lines in the 2-5 # range that I would consider, but I haven't used any of them before. I also hear good things about Sunline FC lines.

    I have reels with Ester, Mono and PE but only use FC for leader.

    I'm mostly concerned about the manageability of the FC on shallow spool reels. I generally am either jigging a trout magnet or using reaction baits such as spoons and spinners. Either way i would prefer to keep the baits low in the water column which the FC should take care of. I also would think I could use the FC as a main line without having to tie on a leader.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
    Yodie has a great write up on JDM lines somewhere on here. He has probably tested out more JDM lines than anyone I know of. I use the Sunline BMS Azakaya FC line in 3# test. I like it because it is a colored FC line and I can see it. The 3# test though is a bit stiff for tossing 1 gram jigs. I can never seem to find the 2# in stock anywhere. If I could get some 2# I might give up the ester lines but have no clue when or where I might be able to get some.

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    Iíve been away from here for a while, but I see my line chart is still getting passed around and the effort/money I put into all those lines is being used. Iím glad itís been of use to some, I was just documenting my journey to finding the lines I like most so I could make sure I didnít double buy, of course it grew into a monster after that.




    As far a JDM fluorocarbon, with all the ones Iíve tried so far (6-8 different FC lines) if itís not the BMS that Randy mentioned, itís wasted time and money for this UL stuff. Twist, nests, stiff... just all around nasty... all the bad habits of ester with none of the benefits, except the BMS, itís special for whatever reason: lays like nylon mono, 3/4 as sensitive as braid/ester, more forgiving than ester, it will get some twist in it if youíre not careful, but most line will.

    The 2lb is the gold standard. <1.5gram

    The 3lb really punches above it weight class. >1.5gram
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    Yodie and Randy Many Thanks for the info

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