Berkley FireLine Fishing Line - 1500 Yards - Crystal
I love this line
I have read the review on this line and I am puzzled. I have been using Fireline on all 4 of my spinning reels. As a matter of fact I just bought a new Shimano 1000 for my ultra lite rod and I picked up a spool of Fireline. I have a cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin and fish almost evey weekend in open water season. I like the fact that if I do get a wind knot just be a little patient with this line and it is very easy to undo. It cast well, very low memory, The fish in my lake must be blind because I have no problem having a great day on the water. Personaly I do not even want to bother with mono of any brand. Fireline is great.
The only thing I do not like about fireline is it will cut your hands up when it's new.
February 27, 2011
crystal, dont think so
I bought this line for my jig rod. I was using mono and doing pretty well but loosing a few fish in heavy cover. I have used braid line before and the strength and feel is great. I bought and spooled up this "low vis" line. Well its not anything like their ad says. I can see this line almost as far as I can pitch my 1/2 ounce jig. This line is highly visible and noticeably a lot less strikes when using this line. One day I made a pass on my favorite lake using this line, not one bite. turned around and used a clear/green mono line, caught five in the exact spots I had casted earlier. Dont buy unless you WANT to be able to see your line in the water.
February 7, 2011
If you happen to be fishing in a giant bowl of milk, this line may indeed be "invisible." If you fish in water, like I do, this bright-white line will be the most visible thing you've ever used.
Berkley's claims for this product have no relation to reality. "Near invisibility underwater"? Perhaps compared to a nuclear bomb going off underwater, or for someone who is legally blind, but that's about it.
If fishing has gotten too easy for you, and you want the added challenge of spooking all the fish you come across, this stuff will do the trick.
February 15, 2011
I can't believe some of these negative reviews. This line is awesome. I use the 10lb/ 4 dia version on a 7' lady Ugly stick with a PENN Sargus SP. Reel. I also attach a couple feet of Flourocarbon as a leader. I routinely bring in big Stripers in the 30" + class range with it.
NO lie i've litteraly caught more than 250 Stripers (inshore) on this rig. I fished the entire season and this line was tough to kill. Great Knot strength...use a palomar. No stretch, VERY sensitive. The line is so darn thin and Plus with my leader it's perfect. I don't think the line is very visible, mable above the water...but down under it doesn't effect my fishing at all.
One spool of this line will last at least 3 Refills of Mono fishing during a season.
One thing you do have to do before each trip is to spray your spool with Silicon Lubricant spray like REEL Magic. That will condition the line and it'll cast like a dream.
June 9, 2011