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Seaguar Tatsu Fluorocarbon Review
« on: March 11, 2020, 09:21:19 AM »
I've tried quite a few different fluorocarbon lines and have stuck to Seaguar AbrazX and InvizX for quite awhile. I dont really have any complaints on those lines at all. I fish around a lot of rocks and docks so AbrazX really is my go to and it has not done me wrong. However, I do recognize that these lines get super stuff and can be brittle in cold water. A recent BassU seminar with MDJ talked about Tatsu being superior in every way. So I figured I would give it a try. I grabbed 1000 yard spools of 8lb and 20lb.

First impression. The first thing i noticed is how limp it is. It reminded me of back in the day when I used trilene XL. Very soft, super flexible. Not stiff at all like other fluorocarbons. I spool up a jerkbait rod with the 8lb and my flipping sticks with the 20lb. I get out on the water yesterday and start slinging around a visoin 110 on the 8lb. Overall really pleased with the casting of it. Feels nice, super smooth, real solid distance. Start working the jerkbait and the bait is responding as it should when twitching a line with minimal stretch. Heres the kicker, I thrown this bait around a lot of rock this time of year. So I get super anal about checking my line and retying. I had the typical day you would expect throwing a jerkbait this time of year. Handful of fish, some toothy critters. The bait is getting beat up clacking rocks, but I keep checking the line and don't feel any nicks or fraying. Nothing. I was out there for about 3 hours, but came to realize that I didn't retie once (which is odd for me).

Feels like XL mono, acts like fluoro, and is pretty abrasion resistant.

So is it superior? First impression says it is. However, does it warrant the price tag? I dont know yet. Its better, but AbrazX and InvizX was plenty good and this stuff is expensive. Right now if you see it on sale I would say go ahead and give it a try. I will follow this up once I get some time with the flipping stick on it.

Anyone else have experience with it?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2020, 11:58:55 AM by Curt - RI »
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Re: Seaguar Tatsu
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 09:37:23 AM »
That stuff sure is pricey, TW gets $40 for a 200 yard spool  :o

I've fished some different floro's the past few years and wonder if it's worth the hassle and money. I've been slowly going back to mono and copolymer lines.
I think my favorite was the cheaper Seaguar Red Label but there's been reports it's not the same quality anymore.

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Re: Seaguar Tatsu
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 10:01:45 AM »
Yeah it is. Shopping around and buying bulk helps a little bit. For the 8lb I paid $106 for 1000 yards. Paid $166 for the 20lb. So you can find it cheaper. I only spool 1 rod with mono nowadays for small cold water crankbaits and some topwater. My set ups are pretty reliant on fluoro at this point with a handful of glass rods in the mix. SO far so good. We will see as I beat this stuff up over the coming months.
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Re: Seaguar Tatsu Fluorocarbon Review
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 01:08:59 PM »
@Brazzy Thanks for sharing this with us. This line sounds really interesting for those looking for fluorocarbon line that's more soft and supple, especially people using it on spinning gear.

I have had mixed results with various types of fluoro over the last several years. I used to use the Bass Pro brand, but stopped buying it when they jacked the price up to $20+ per spool. For the last few years, I have been using the Stren Fluorocarbon, with really good results. And it isn't expensive to buy, either.

http://www.tackletest.com/stren-fluorocarbon-fishing-line-review/