Is Fluorocarbon leader really stronger than "main line" fluorocarbon? Is it worth the price?

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asked Oct 29, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Fluorocarbon leader is more expensive per foot than "main line" fluorocarbon. Is it worth the extra price you pay for it, or is it OK to buy and use the less expensive fluorocarbon sold in longer lengths?

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answered Oct 29, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
selected Nov 1, 2017 by Boneyard
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SaltStrong just did a video about this on their YouTube channel, and so far, it seems like the stuff is the same... i'm never gonna buy "leader line" again - I'm curious if it is also the same for Mono, I commented on their video asking them to do that test as well. I think they will also be testing different brands (maybe some brands really do have a difference between their main line and leader line). will be interesting to see. Here is the video:
commented Oct 29, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
I saw that video...kinda why I threw it out here.
commented Oct 30, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
LOL, I wasn't sure. I had a feeling you probably saw it since it was such a well timed and specific question ;-)
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answered Oct 31, 2017 by Josh Marcus (395 points)
Florocarbon leader gives more action to the lure than mono or braid and florocarbon main line casts far like braid and it is streachy like mono. Florocarbon is totally worth the price because there are so many perks you can cast further, gives more action to the lure, and it is streachy which helps you feel bites.
commented Oct 31, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
I agree totally and I use fluorocarbon...but can we save money by using "line" quality instead of "leader" quality flouro??
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