Does Mono OR Fluoro Get Weaker After Soaked In Water?
Note: This blog post on what happens to both mono vs fluoro soaked in water was originally shared with our Insider Members on February 9th, 2022, but we’re now revealing the results to the public!! Be sure to scroll down to check out all of the HELPFUL comments below this article!
What happens to both mono vs fluoro soaked in water?
Will the lines absorb the water or will there be a different result?
This is an experiment you do not want to miss!!
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Mono VS Fluoro Soaked In Water Experiment [VIDEO]
Lines Used In This Test:
In this experiment, we are testing the line types to see how much abrasion is caused after they are soaked in water.
From past experiments, we learned mono absorbs water more than fluoro and over time will get weaker.
For this test, we are using a 15-lb monofilament leader versus a 20-lb fluorocarbon leader.
The reason for using different pound test leaders is that these two lines have the same diameter.
The lines have been sitting in the water for over a week.
First, we will test the wet lines, and then for comparison, we will test the dry lines for abrasion.
After running fluorocarbon versus monofilament on the first test, fluorocarbon broke on the 29th run.
Monofilament was still intact and able to maintain a connection.
Even though fluorocarbon is thicker and more expensive, it did not come close to performing as well as the monofilament after both lines were soaked in water.
To maintain accuracy, we tested the lines again but switched the lines.
Again, monofilament crushed fluorocarbon with ease.
In an effort to examine the effectiveness of monofilament on its own, the next test we ran was the dry monofilament line versus the wet monofilament line.
After the first run, the soaked monofilament won versus the dry line.
Now, we swapped the lines again and tested the dry versus wet lines a second time to confirm our results.
The wet monofilament line again beat out the dry monofilament line.
Moving on to testing fluorocarbon on its own, we did the same setup as with the monofilament by starting out with a dry fluorocarbon line attached to one weight and wet fluorocarbon attached to the other.
Fluorocarbon yielded an interesting result with both lines breaking off almost simultaneously.
After checking the replay, the wet fluorocarbon snapped seconds before the dry fluorocarbon.
Then again we repeated the experiment to observe the same exact result which was both the dry and wet fluorocarbon lines breaking simultaneously.
Upon reaching conclusions after conducting the experiment, we can confirm fluorocarbon whether it is wet or dry does not matter when it comes to abrasion resistance.
The Monofilament line actually improved in performance after being soaked in water versus dry.
One other thing to note is the 15-lb monofilament outperformed the 20-lb fluorocarbon in every trial run.
Monofilament is the overall winner in terms of abrasion resistance both when it has been soaked in water as well as when tested dry.
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