EXPERIENCE WITH SEAGUAR GOLD LABEL?

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  1. Mike Rooney

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    You would think this would be the right leader line for the finicky BFT . Just checking for reviews ? Someone had to have caught a nice one with the gold label ??
     
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    When it comes to a finicky bite, bait selection and appropriate hook size is more important than brand of fluorocarbon. I use just regular seaguar and I have caught limits of bluefins on my last two full day trips..
     
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    I used it on my last trip-it’s good stuff. I’ve also used blue label, premier and pink. Blue is the stiffest premier seems thin, pink is kinda stiff but they all work fine. Black water is good as well but seems hard to find now
     
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    Stay away from the IGFA green label. It sucks and not because of break strength. It does not tie the same.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    I used 40lb gold label on my last trip. Was a little worried it would break as the diameter is the same as 30lb. Landed a 70lber but I’ve landed 70lbers on 30lb flouro, too. It seemed pretty strong and I felt like I could pull hard. I’ve broken premier several times and don’t fish it at stated break strength. I fish the premier as if it is 5lbs lighter test. I will continue to use the gold over premier moving forward.
     
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    I went out and didn't catch one this past weekend. It was a matter of hook size. The guy using premier seaguar broke of 3 times. I didnt get a bite on blue label with 1 or 1/0, Guys who limited were running size 4 hooks. Hope this helps.
     
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    Have done some testing of the Gold Label.
    It is basically an IGFA rated line. Even though the spool label does not say so. It's ABS (absolute breaking strain) is very close to its labeled strength. Tested 20# and the line broke between 18 and 21 lbs. Like all fluoro it does not knot well. Would treat it just like you would treat the IGFA rated Premier 20 lb. which is .015 in diameter, the Orange is .014 in diameter, the Blue is .016 in diameter. Nothing really special there. In reality they have just reduced the diameter as much as possible and still meet labeled specifications. In doing so, compared to the Blue, eliminating any over test and reducing its ABS.

    https://www.seaguar.com/saltwater/fluorocarbon.html
    The Gold is not on their site yet you have to Google it separately.

    As a direct result of line testing, my recommendation is to start purchasing fishing line (mono/fluoro) by diameter not labeled line strength.The Mfgs. play all sorts of marketing games in an effort to gain market share. That coupled with the complete and utter lack of manufacturing standards leaves us with no objective specifications with which to compare and make intellegent line purchasing decisions. Marketing Hype is preferred over the facts which are the last thing they want you to know.

    My .37 cents worth for your consideration.
    Walt
     
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    YES have used several times in past. Blue Label too.
    Seems as good as Black Water . Damn bluefin. LOL
     
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    If I'm not mistaken the blue label premiere is IGFA rated so it will break around +/- 2lbs. The plain blue label is not IGFA rated and will probably break 10lbs above rated strength. Never fished the gold so no info there. Just carefully check the label to make sure it's not IGFA rated, unless you're going for a record.
     
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    2 different people fishing Seaguar this past weekend both had a bad batch of it and were breaking off 40lb like it was 15lb. I'll stick with Blackwater.
     
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    BlackWater Fluoro,,,,,, the line and the myth.
    Yes BW fluoro is stronger for its labeled # strength. But there is a obvious reason for that. For any given line rating BW is thicker by about .001 or more. That .001 difference does not sound like it would have much affect on ABS but in fact it is a significant advantage.
    You can double check the line diameters in the links below.
    https://seaguar.com/saltwater/fluorocarbon.html
    http://blackwaterinternationalinc.com/saltwater.html

    Just another fancy dance by a line Mfg. screwing with your brain to get you to spend $2.00 a meter for fluoro.
    50# BW is $49.99 for 25 meters at Fishermans Landing.
    Walt

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    Agreed. Stuff is garbage IMO. I HAD TWO BAD SPOOLS.
    Got bit on pink yo-zuri just fine...
     
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    rodblder I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Ive been fishing premier since it came out years ago on my summer 8 day trips, never had it break!!!!!!!
     
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    Its my understanding that the blue is the most abrasion resistant and therefore may be what you want to use for bluefin
     
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    I used the gold label this past weekend for the first time and i was impressed with the diameter and how well it held up but i didnt get bit till i went down to a size 2 hook. Small hook and a good bait was the ticket.
     
  17. Mike Rooney

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    You are all the reeel deal, Gentleman, i hope this detailed info help some of the other BD's, also . This is all very good dope and i believe you have provided enough detail. Sounds like Gold Label as i move forward, Come on Yellow Fin !
     

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