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    Default Gorilla UC-4 Fluorocarbon

    Anybody using Gorilla UC-4 fluorocarbon for salmon fly fishing?
    Came across this fluorocarbon a while back and liked the fact that it has a lot of stretch relative to the more usual Saeguar; hence better knot strength, more flexible and less brittle etc.
    Apparently its popular with sea anglers?
    The adverts speak of high fluorocarbon content which suggests it's a mix of other monofilaments.
    It's made for Tubertini, Italy but the web site is not informative and I wonder then what's its reflective index and its density?
    It comes in a wide range of diameters and seem to be a lot cheaper than other fluorocarbons if that's what it is.
    I'm tempted to start using it for built tapered leader.
    Anyone using it?
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    I use this stuff all the time and really like it. Very very thin indeed and when wet virtually invisible. I also like the fact that it is extremely flexible so offers enhanced fly mobility. The 0.30 stuff has a breaking strain of about 24lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perrypokemon View Post
    I use this stuff all the time and really like it. Very very thin indeed and when wet virtually invisible. I also like the fact that it is extremely flexible so offers enhanced fly mobility. The 0.30 stuff has a breaking strain of about 24lbs.
    Thanks for that - I'm not alone then!
    I take your point about enhanced fly mobility.
    In the meantime I have emailed the UK distributers in the hope that they can confirm the specific gravity.
    I gather nylon mono has an SG of 1.05/1.10 whereas fluorocarbon is said to have an SG of 1.75/1.90.
    If I get a response I will post it here.
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    Never did get a response from the Italian company for whom this fluorocarbon is made in Japan (despite my best Google Translation Italian!).
    A sea-fishing acquaintance tells me that the knots have to be watched as the fluorocarbon curls up like a pig's tail when heat is generated by the knotting process.
    He tells me too that the line is only a mix of fluorocarbon.
    The search continues.
    H

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    I would look at the trikene 100% fluro. Proving reliable and very cheap. Not thinnest but I find it good
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    Same here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piker20 View Post
    I would look at the trikene 100% fluro. Proving reliable and very cheap. Not thinnest but I find it good
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