Sugoi Flurocarbon Line Tips
If you have never tried Sugoi fluorocarbon line,
it has more sensitive bite detection and better hooksets than
monofilaments. You will feel more bass, hook more
bass and catch more bass. That's quite a claim! There are
other merits touted for Sugoi fluorocarbon line too. Claims of
low visibility and abrasion resistance are valid points.
But the sensitivity and hooksets outweighs all other merits
of Sugoi fluorocarbon to me.
Since I use and like Sugoi, I just haven't had a need to
seriously try other brands of fluorocarbon line. So I can't help
you there, but I can definitely recommend the Sugoi for the
following situations where I wouldn't want to go back to
- deepwater bass (fluoro sinks faster, less stretch, more
- flipping/pitching (less stretch, less abrasion, harder
- weightless Senkos (fluoro makes more wiggle in your Senko,
better bite detection)
- leaders on rigs (less abrasion, less visible)
Of note to Senko chuckers.
There are two kinds of bass anglers when it comes to Senkos.
First, those who don't use them or haven't heard of Senkos.
Second, those who would never fish without Senkos again.
Fluorocarbon line has a heavier density and sinks faster than
other line types. If you don't use it for anything else, the
fast-sinking Sugoi can really put a wicked wiggle in your
weightless Senko for baitcasting, and better bite detection and
hooksets on the semi-slack line used with weightless Senkos.
However, Sugoi is different. Sugoi
takes some getting used to at first. By that, I mean it tends to
spring off the spool and it has a more wiry nature than other
On baitcasting, you have to keep an eye on fluorocarbon's
tendency to abrade itself during a nasty over-run on the spool,
plus it has more springiness when pulling out a backlash. Keep in
mind, backlashes are operator error. You won't backlash any more
or less than you usually do (who doesn't) with Sugoi. Sugoi
just doesn't manage well for me on spinning gear. So I don't use
it for spinning.
Those aren't faults, just features
of Sugoi fluorocarbon. Once you become comfortable handling it a
few times, Sugoi will become second nature on baitcasting gear.
As soon as you sample Sugoi's sensitivity and hooksetting power,
you will immediately ask why you ever used another line. You will
be amazed at how differently your rods feel on the hookset due to
a lot less stretch than mono! Simply pit, Sugoi makes your rod
more sensitive. Bites are amplified and hooksets are more solid!
It is also somewhat more abrasion resistant than monofilaments,
and both the grey and clear Sugoi are claimed to be less visible
than other line types underwater.
Grey (90 meters)
|Clear (50 meters)
As can be seen from the chart, grey is lighter and thinner
line, making grey better suited for light to medium baitcasting
applications. The clear is heavier and thicker line for medium to
heavy gear. Clear has more abrasion resistance in nasty cover
simply due to the larger line diameter of clear.