This is pure Japanese extruded fluorocarbon with a special slick coating, this means it is easy to tie, crimp, doesn’t kink easily and is very robust, ideal material for leaders
The BIGPIKE fluorocarbon Leader from Leech/Gator is renowned for its invisibility, superior tensile and knot strength, abrasion resistance and UV resistance. The fluorocarbon construction will not absorb water like most monofilaments. BIGPIKE fluorocarbon won’t inhibit the action, so your lure looks natural in the water. Because it’s invisible, you can use a higher-strength line for your leader without fish seeing it.
Pure clear fluorocarbon, not to be confused with lower grade fluro, this material doesn’t splice when it gets a cut in it from a sharp tooth and maintains strength until it is almost un-useable and a new need’s to be tied, an extremely reliable product
- Diameter 1.28mm
- Length 25m
Benefits Of Fluorocarbon
Low Visibility—One of fluorocarbon’s biggest benefits is it’s nearly invisible underwater. This is because it doesn’t appreciably distort light passing through the line (it has nearly the same refractive index as water), and it’s a huge factor in clear water and when targeting skittish fish.
Abrasion Resistance—Fluorocarbon’s low visibility characteristics allow anglers to use stouter pound test lines in situations such as heavy cover tactics for bass. As an added benefit it also has incredible abrasion resistance and as such has quickly become a top choice of the pros when fishing the thickest cover or dragging baits along the bottom.
Sensitivity—fluorocarbon tightly packed molecules transmit more energy than mono, better telegraphing information from the other end of the line, such as light bites or your lure ticking bottom. Also boosting sensitivity, fluorocarbon sinks faster than mono, resulting in less slack or bow between the lure and rodtip.
Toughness—Fluorocarbon is more abrasion resistant than standard nylon monofilament of the same diameter. Plus, while the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays weaken nylon over time, fluorocarbon shrugs off UV with no ill-effects.
Waterproof—Unlike mono and some superlines, fluorocarbon doesn’t absorb water. This means it has the same strength, sensitivity and handling below the surface as it does when dry. It feels and acts the same on your first cast as it does on your last.
Hooking Power—Lacking the low-end stretch of nylon mono, fluorocarbon delivers more solid hooksets, even at long distances. If you need to drive the hook home at the end of a long cast, this is a key consideration.
Diameter—Fluorocarbon is about the same diameter as nylon monofilament of the same breakstrength. But because fluorocarbon is so hard for fish to see, you can upsize pound test for extra strength and abrasion resistance, without spooking line-shy fish