Stren Fluorocast Fishing Line
Excellent For Leader Line
I decided to give the 4 lb Stren Fluorocast a try as a leader line for Trout fishing. Had 4 nice 3 to 4+ pound trout, (Nebraska Tailwalkers) take the line into the weeds quite a few times during the fight, with no line problems what so ever. I was also getting more strikes than anyone around me. I gave it 5 stars for holding up the way it did.
February 13, 2011
Mind of it's own
Thought I'd try Fluoro and I've always trusted Stren so I picked up a spool of 10 pound. Nightmare begins! I didn't even finish spooling this on my reel due to the amount of twist and "mind of it's own" action this stuff was giving me. I've never had Original Stren act like this and you'd think Fluoro would act better than Mono. Highly Disappointed! If you're a Stren user stick with the Original Mono if you're brand loyal. If you're looking to move away from Mono and go to either Fluoro or Co-Poly, try Silver Thread AN40. That's my go to for clear water now. I also use Power Pro Original for braided where needed.
October 31, 2014
Wanted to try 10LB florocarbon on my pike rig without breaking the bank.
Lots of negative reviews on this line but here's mine.
I have it spooled and it hasn't birdsnested me once
if i flip the bail open it without a finger on the line it will coil off.
Ive landedmy first two 16' and 30' Northerns and deadlifted them out of the water with not even a hint of weakness
October 18, 2014
Not sure why people are reporting issues with this line. I fish it in 8LB on a spinning reel with absolutely no issues.
I have brought muskie as well as monster bass in on it and not had any "bird nesting" as some call it nor have I had problems with lure break offs during casting or getting my fish in.
You need to have good quality fishing gear and it needs to be maintained correctly. If your inserts on your guides are damaged, it will cause nicks or abrasions on the line which weakens it severely. That's not an issue of the line, it's an issue of your inferior and improperly maintained equipment.
You need to check your line for wear every few fish. ESPECIALLY FROM THE KNOT going up a few feet. You can't just use and abuse this line. It is not for fishing in really rough cover or around dense structure.
Know what you are doing before you buy this product. Have quality and correctly maintained gear before buying this product.
June 28, 2014