i keep reading about using flurocarbon for leaders. Is it a good idead to just spool the whole rod with it?
what is all the hype on the power pro lines. why so much hype, is it that much better than other lines?
Flurocarbon is used primarily for line shy fish. AKA Tuna. There is not one reason in the entire world that you really need to use it other than that. Please do not spool an entire reel with fluro. If you told someone you did that they would laugh at you.
Power pro is good for bottom fishing in 70 feet or more. I really do not start using it until I go above 90 feet. You can use it for seabass and blackfish if you want (Not entirely neccessary) I really only use it for cod jigging, tile fishing, and offshore wreck fishing in 240 - 300 ft.
i use 3-6 foot 10-20# flouro leaders w/power pro, but i'm kinda anal about fish seeing anything but the lure. if you're just starting out (pp can be tough on fishing beginners, but if you've got experience it's a pretty painless transition), or baitfishing, no need to use anything but a good mono in the vast majority of situations. there are countless threads regarding power pro if you do a search on it, those should answer any questions, though i'd love to extoll its virtues (sensitivity, strength, casting distance) here if you need help
see above about spooling with flouro. expensive, stiff, tough to cast, memory like an elephant. for leaders only.
In past years I allwayed used mono for everything,I switched over to power pro two years ago,and now i have all my spools wrapped with it.Been using florocarbon for leaders for many years,the fish not seeing it makes a great difference[sight fishing].Hope this helps!