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Braid is actually banned as a reel line on nearly all of the waters that I've fished over the last ten years, although you can still use slightly thicker braid as a hook length on a lot of them.

The two main reasons for this is because it parts too easily on snags because of its lack of abrasion resistance compared to mono, and it's ability to cut the mouths of heavier fish due to its thin diameter and lack of stretch. 

Keith 

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Do people use fluoro for hooklengths? I use it for bass fishing for a leader, but have no experience with it for course stuff. I'm guessing the much hyped benefits still hold true, but is it worth the price hike? 

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Yes a lot of us coarse anglers do use fluorocarbon line for some of our hooklengths; and price doesn’t seem to be that relevant.

Keith

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Getting around braid bans for light/UL lure fishing is easy. Just use Fireline. It's not braided, so it gets past most rules. The only problem is finding the real thing because it's fake city out there.

It's a bit thicker than most braids but on the positive side, it is much less prone to wind knots with light lures.

Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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On 7/18/2021 at 11:59 PM, wotnobivvy said:

Used Maxima for over 50 years and had no problems. mainly straight through with no hooklength

Me too !  Not only that but some of the line I have on bulk spools was bought over thirty years ago.  Provided your line is stored where it is cool, dry and dark there is no reason it should deteriorate.   I cut off the last few inches of line  at the end of each trip  and replace the reel line once it is markedly too short (that takes years, not months)  Before Maxima my "go to" freshwater line was Luron - anybody else remember that ?

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Thanks all. I've had a few sessions since my return and they've all gone well; a double figure common off the top with home made bait and some fun taking tench on the float of an evening. More serious feeder/legering might be on the cards this weekend, now I know I haven't completely forgotten what I'm doing! 

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