Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Fishing Line - 250 Yards
Works as described
I fish a lot at a lake called Irvine Lake, which is located in Southern California. This line helps a lot when using 2 or 4 lb. test. It also works well with 6 lb. test. It works as described. Everyone has their own opinions on fishing tackle. This line is MY preference. Using 4 lb. test, I caught a 9.25 pound brown trout. I also do a lot of kayak fishing. On some spots of the lake the water is "dirty" and other parts clear. This line performs well in all conditions. I've also used it in saltwater and it performed well.
February 6, 2014
I've tried fluorocarbon line all over the price scale. It seems the more expensive the line, the more "soft" or "limp" the line which takes away fluorocarbon's biggest advantage which is the sensitivity. Vanish is the best value in my opinion. Using proper knots and caring for the line appropriately provides outstanding performance. I use the line as-is without any type of line conditioner (on baitcasting equipment) and get the advertised strength and it casts great. Fishing tackle is personal from angler to angler but for my money this line is hard to beat, especially when matched with tungsten weights on bottom baits.
January 11, 2015
bad, amazingly bad. this line does not hold any knot i tried to tie. and i have been tying the same knots for over 40 years. it was shocking to tie a hook on with an improved clinch knot and it just can't hold it's strength.
it's even more surprising that berkley hasn't pulled this product from the shelves. they cannot still believe that it's any good or even worth selling and ruining it's own reputation.
buy this line and try it, lol !
December 18, 2014
Great for Trout
The key is to let lower your drag. If to much tention on the line, it will snap. Key is to set the drag lose, when the fish doesn't feel the resistances from the line. They usually stop running. Just give them a nice steady reel. I caught 3-4 lbs trout with this line. I kept 3 good size ones, all together caught 3 nice rainbow trout. All together 7 that day, most where release cuss they where females, full of eggs.
April 5, 2014