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LINE WARS

There’s a war going on out there and the battlefield is your own fishing budget or wallet. I was truly amazed when I turned the corner at my favorite wholesale outlet… the fishing aisles were completely made over. The areas were expanded more fishing rod selections etc including the line aisle… which really caught my eye!... so many consumer choices!!

This is the place to give your own personal reviews, studies, opinions on your favorite lines and applications. Remember its to the point now with so many variables and specifications some lines are better suited for different applications of fishing than other lines. However many people prefer to keep it simple and do it all with one line… Either way fish happy,  

The group is designed to inform ask questions and give reviews.

also any hints or tips pertaining to fishing lines... knots etc.

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Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2019

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Mono to braid 8 Replies

I typically use Berkley 4-6 lb test one my light spinning gear and I have bin wanting to try out some 8-10 lb braid and was wondering what brand to go for?I regularly go for power pro on my bass rods…Continue

Started by Jose mejia. Last reply by Brad Reid Jun 26, 2019.

Nanofil 1 Reply

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Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 13, 2018.

GLISS 12 Replies

…a couple of weeks ago i obtained a spool of 8# GLISS and have used it on a couple trips so…Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Slip Sinker Nov 9, 2018.

Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon 10 Replies

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Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by John Sheehan Jul 21, 2018.

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Comment by Brad Reid on September 6, 2017 at 9:34am

Slip Sinker, thinness does make a difference is visibility, no doubt, but fluorocarbon lines ARE more difficult to see in water than either mono or braid. Those refractive index metrics are real. It does depend on water clarity, I am sure. And, fluorocarbon lines are not as elastic as most monofilaments. The most elastic mono I have ever seen is that red Cajun line strung on Zebco reels. Wow! There is a difference between "plasticity" and "elasticity." The latter might describe a rubber band . . . or mono. Fluorocarbon lines do stretch, but they don't recede, sort of stay elongated. Plasticity. I suppose an analogy would be a stick of chewing gum: you can pull it but it won't return to its pre-stretched shape, not totally. Anyway, fluorocarbon is great for fishing in extreme weather, for its longevity since it is unaffected by freezing or sun, for being the hardest to see in clear water and for presentations where you want your line to sink faster.  Brad

Comment by Slip Sinker on September 6, 2017 at 9:25am

...so much trash line is unwound from the prop hubs on my boat each year!... what a nuisance!!

Comment by Slip Sinker on September 6, 2017 at 9:19am

...I read somewhere there is really no visibility advantage/disadvantage when it comes to any type of line, except thinness. That fluorocarbon claims there is invisibility in the water column but is truly not the case. Visibility goes by line thickness which is the articles claim… I'm currently trying to find the article.

I like fluorocarbon properties on a bait caster and that’s about it because of the way it comes off the spool. It is more sensitive than mono because of its denser molecular structure but stretches more than mono.

Floro coated mono may not offer any advantage at all in stealth except corporate profits.

This is based on what I have read and mentally retained… I hope I can back it up ;>) … but for right now I’m rigging up for a Major period on 100% day.

In either case John… if you do decide on the line a review for the members would be nice.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on September 6, 2017 at 9:05am

Forget picking lines. I have to bring an extra specialized container to store bird nests of lines that I fished out of the water, and the banks. Irresponsible anglers are abundant, and they don't give a crap about the local waterbodies. This is why I talked loudly to my kids around anglers and their families, teaching about what's right, and what's wrong. Those who do wrong got irritated. Those who agreed nodded their heads and smiled, but never had the guts to talk loudly and bluntly like I did. I have the "I don't give a crap what you think" mentality. 

Comment by Slip Sinker on September 6, 2017 at 9:02am

...i hear ya John... the thing is 3$ scissors are available nowadays at any bait shop... if someone finds it necessary to dispose of in the field wrap it around your fingers in a coil and cut it into tiny sections. last time i went to the bridge i nearly tripped over what looked like at least 20# mono.

Comment by John Sheehan on September 6, 2017 at 8:48am

Always picking up line by the river Bruce .Pretty disturbing .

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on September 5, 2017 at 3:46pm

It sure got great reviews, John. Give it a try. Personally, I don't like to use fluorocarbon because it doesn't degrade. You strike me as very responsible, but there are a lot of guys that just throw it in the weeds and forget about it.

Comment by John Sheehan on September 5, 2017 at 10:00am

Thinking about trying this line Anyone here use it before? https://www.amazon.com/KastKing-FluoroKote-Fishing-Line-Fluorocarbo...

Comment by John Sheehan on August 20, 2017 at 8:23am

Got a plug in a tree thought it was a goner but i yanked it out .Glad I was using 8# test strong Pline

Comment by John Sheehan on August 20, 2017 at 8:03am

Liking the 15#/4dia. Power Pro line for Catfishing ! Very sensitive Line ,no memory .Strong to lift the fish up to 5# or more over a wall .Palomer Knot to hook .

 

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