Fly Fishing Taught Something to Bass Tourney Winners

Roland Martin created a phenomenon when he introduced flourocarbon to the tournament bass fishing set in the early 1990s. Where did he learn it? From his saltwater friends in Florida. Martin began actively fly fishing in the Keys in the late 1980s. “Martin had discovered that polyvinylidene fluoride (the official name for the fluorocarbon material) was indeed less visible to fish. Measured via a refractive index that gauges the light refraction of water at 1.33, that early fluorocarbon line was gauged at 1.41 or so, while monofilament line is 1.55 and greater.” Tim Tucker on

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