Reasonable Leader Material
September 3, 2012
Given the "science" behind fluorocarbon leaders, decided to give it a try. I have been using premium mono leaders for more than 40 years and never had too many issues with knots and fish catching. I've used the fluorocarbons and mono of the same test within minutes of each other in identical fishing situations for the same type of fish and I notice only a very slight advantage with fluorocarbon but not enough to make a 100% switch in all situations. Will use only when fish are noticeably finicky. Based solely on my experience and type of fishing and knots used, I give mono the edge on knots and fluorocarbon the edge in clear water for wary fish.
Pros:reasonably good leader material