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JUST MY EXPERIENCE WITH FIRELINE. NOT TRYING TO DEBATE LINES BUT MY I'VE BEEN FISHING WITH FIRELINE SINCE DAY ONE. ALL FISH FEEL BIGGER, I'VE NEVER SET THE HOOK IT'S AUTOMATIC. IT'S ALL SKILL LEVEL WHEN THE FIGHT IS ON. SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY SAY IT PULLS THE HOOK OUT OF THE MOUTH. WHEN THE FISH PULLS YOU GOT TO GO WITH IT (skill level). UNLIKE MONO WHICH I SAY IS LIKE FISHING WITH RUBBER BANDS BECAUSE OF THE STRETCH. EVERY THING IS FELT WITH OUT THE STRETCH. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND TRY IT THE 1LB. DIA. 4LB. TEST IS THE BEST YOU CAN REALLY SEND THOSE BAITS. UNLIKE MONO WHEN THE FISH SURGE'S THE STRETCH ABSORBS THE PULL, NOT WITH FIRELINE THAT'S WERE THE FEEL BIGGER COMES IN. I FEEL I'M A EXPERT WITH FIRELINE SINCE THAT'S ALL I HAVE USED SINCE DAY ONE. SO ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK. ALSO LOOSEN THE DRAG A BIT. h2o.
 

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I am glad you feel that way....

I too tried the "superlines" when they first appeared on the market and still use them occaisionally, but as with all lines and baits, no one is good for all situations.

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AMEN John: I have fished with so many different lines over the years it is impossible to say how many but no one line is good for all fishing.No names but you need Braid for Jerk Baits. and I still prefer Mono for my Crank Baits and Bucktails. Of course being as old as the dirt I am set in my ways. Casting for my Baby's I feel I need the give of Mono at boatside. With Braid to many fish pull off even with a lighter drag.
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I spooled one of my reels yesterday with spider silk. I'm going to Gladwin this weekend for Pike and Walleye. . .I'll have a report Monday or Tuesday. . .never used a super line. . .hope I like it. . .it sounds cool anyway. . .B.
 

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Superlines are to fishing folk what graphite shafts are to golfers - one step closer to the front of the ranks. LOL, heehee, heehee.
 

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all i can say is that ive yet to break a super line, (berkley fireline or whiplash) in a snag.or what ever. i draged a boat with an ancor down a good cuple hunderd feet to a dock when my lure got snagged on it. it some strong stuff. im thinking of trying some berkley vanish this year any one got anything to say about it..
does anyone remember berkley tri-max???? i used to love that stuff
 

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You guys can have your "super" lines. I hate them
I just spooled up with some fireline specifically for Detroit River jigging. I will admit that it was a bit easier too feel bottom but not much. That line will be coming off soon.

I'll stick with good old Maxima ultragreen
 

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I started using fireline about 3 years ago. I tried it because it floats, thought a line that floats might help my top water baits. Been using it ever since, love it. But as stated earlier, its not for all situations. Still like using mono for finess fishing.
 

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Thank you mini for being hear for us. Your a true leader of men. This is just a follow-up. Fireline is not a braid. Unifilament design, resulting from an advanced molecular reorientation process, provides anglers with an entirely new concept in fishing line technology. Qualities like unbelievable strength, sensitivity and incredible casting performance are just some of the benefits. Zero memory means reduced friction on the reel and guides, producing longer, more accurate casts. Efficient energy transfer and ultra-low stretch provides great feel and lure control. Don't let the small diameter fool you--Fireline is the ultimate in abrasion resistance, plus it is 3 times stronger than monofilaments and 30% thinner than braided lines of comparable knot strength. I use the smoke color. No i don't work for berkley, I just think fireline is a excellent concept in fishing lines. h2o
 

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I am very familiar with Fireline and it is still considered a "superline" or "braid". I do think it has its applications, but it certainly is not for everything.

If you really want to try a superior braid try PowerPro.

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Sorry mini but fireline is not a braid. Sure it's a superline. I quoted what berkley say's about it in the earlier post. Anyways i use it for trolling, jigging, and casting. I said in my original post. I wasn't debating lines. I just enjoy it and other people should be aware of it and try it. h2o
 

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Kinda like a Lincoln or a Cadilac, hey spiderman. Those lines just don't stretch. Fish feel bigger on that line also.... h2o
 

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If I remember right, Fireline is just MicroDyneema in a different form than the original fiber weave. It might not be exactly a braid as the original braids go, but it is a superline made from filaments. You can see that when the line frays.

H2o, are you absolutely sure you don't either own Berkley stock or at least get some type of commission every time you mention Berkley?


I use Berkley products mainly too, but I use different lines for different purposes, including Fireline on some combos. Line is a fairly major expense. H2o, if you got some kind of deal going, could you let me in on it? Thanks.
 

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djKimmel I purchase the 300 yard spool usually at bass pro shop for 24.95 that last forever. Sure it's a bit expensive. But i don't have to replace it all the time. Therefore i feel i save some denero. When i fish i usually just cast so that's all i need. Thanks for your reply and though it might seem like i own stock lol i don't or work for them either. Good fishing to you this season and keep up your great post i enjoy reading yours there so right on the money... h2o
 
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