Fluorocarbon also has the advantage of being more “sensitive” than monofilament line.
“If you pull on fluorocarbon it has similar stretch to mono but it doesn’t soak up water. Mono is stretchier when wet, so that makes a big difference,” said Clay Norris of Pure Fishing.
“We think is the reason why fluorcarbon feels more sensitive is because we think the material is denser and transmits vibration like a hard cable. Secondly, the line sinks so there is less bow or slack in the line and it keeps better contact with the rod shaft so you can feel more vibrations.”
Bassmaster Elite Series pro and 2003 Bassmaster Classic Champion Michael Iaconelli is a big proponent of “finesse” fishing and said fluorcarbon is a big part of that.
“Finesse fishing is all about the approach and presentation. You slow things down and give them a more lifelike approach,” Iaconelli said.
In his book Finesse Fishing with Michael Iaconelli he addresses his finesse concept at length and discusses the advantage of fluorocarbon.
“Fluorocarbon definitely has its advantages. A lot of times using tube jigs or a small worms on pressured fish in conjunction with fluorocarbon line can be a game changer, especially in clear water conditions,” he said.