Best Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
- Best Overall – Sunline Assassin FC
- Best Value – Seaguar Red Label
- Best Leader – Sunline FC100
- Best Finesse – Sunline FC Sniper
- Most Invisible – Seaguar InvizX
- Most Abrasion Resistant – Seaguar AbrazX
Best Overall Fluorocarbon
Sunline Assassin is one of the most versatile, high-quality fluorocarbon lines on the market. It uses P-Ion technology to improve its sleekness, abrasion resistance, and lifespan. It is super sensitive and casts like a dream. Assassin is my go-to fluorocarbon line.
|Sunline Assassin Diameter||8lb||10lb||12lb||15lb||17lb||20lb||25lb|
Best Value Fluorocarbon
Seaguar Red Label is a great inexpensive fluorocarbon line. I first tried Red Label when I was in college and on a tight budget, I was always surprised at the quality you got for the money.
I recommend Red Label for new anglers who want to try fluoro out without breaking the bank. It is stiffer than higher-end fluoro but that is to be expected with the price you pay. It has nice sensitivity with decent abrasion resistance. It is a great all-around fluorocarbon line and for the price you cant beat it.
|Seaguar Red Diameter||6lb||8lb||10lb||12lb||15lb||20lb|
Best Fluorocarbon Leader
Sunline FC100 is my favorite heavy duty fluoro to use as a leader. It is specially designed to be a leader for targeting large gamefish. It’s made with a triple resin for improved lure movement and durability to withstand abrasions and sharp teeth. It also help minimizes line memory to prevent line flattening and increase surface hardness, resulting in stronger knots with braided lines and preventing braid cutting of the leader.
|Sunline FC100 Diameters||16lb||20lb||25lb||30lb||35lb||40lb|
Best Finesse Fluorocarbon
Sunline Super FC Sniper is my go to line for finesse fishing. It comes in super light test, all the way down to 4lb. This covers all of my needs while also providing the top notch quality you expect from Sunline.
FC Sniper is 100% fluorocarbon, made with triple resin processing. This gives it high abrasion resistance, low memory, suppleness, long life and uniform line diameter. It’s low pound test lines are perfect for finesse techniques such as dropshots or ned rigs.
Most Invisible Fluorocarbon
Seaguar InvizX is virtually invisible when underwater. It’s 100% Fluorocarbon line that has good sensitivity, strength, and exceptional abrasion-resistance.
|Seaguar InvizX Diameter||4lb||6lb||8lb||10lb||12lb||15lb||17lb||20lb||25lb|
Best Abrasion Resistant Fluorocarbon
Seaguar AbrazX is the best abrasion resistant fluorcarbon line. It was designed specifically to withstand rubbing across rocks, weeds, and docks without breaking or weakening. Seaguar makes excellent line and it’s my second favorite brand for fluoro overall.
What to Look for in a Fluorocarbon Line
All fluorocarbon line isn’t created equal. Each brand has their own unique blend used to create their products. When I test a fluoro line I am looking at a few key attributes to distiguish which is high quality and which are trash.
- Color – One of the biggest advantages of fluorocarbon is it’s low visibility. High quality fluoro should be almost invisible underwater and stay clear. Poor quality fluoro will turn opaque white overtime, and some will shed a fine powder that coats your gear and hands.
- Sensitivity – When fishing fluoro, I am looking for a line that is sensitive, even when its slack. If it doesn’t transfer feel up the line I stop using it.
- Abrasion resistance – I want my fluorocarbon to be able to withstand rubbing against rock or cover without weakening or breaking.
- Smooth casting – When casting there are some clear winners and losers. I look for a line that is smooth and provides solid casting distance.
- Knot strength – Fluoro is known for being difficult to tie knots on. If a knot won’t hold on a line then I won’t risk using it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What brand makes the best fluorocarbon?
Sunline makes the best fluorocarbon lines. They are my go-to brand for mainline, leaders, and finesse fluoro.
Does fluorocarbon have memory?
Yes, fluorocarbon does have memory. It has less than mono and more than braid.
How often should you change fluorocarbon line?
Fluorocarbon should be replaced every two years when fished occasionally (a couple of times a month). For anglers that fish every week will need to replace their fluoro line every 6 months.