Berkley® Vanish® Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Line Breaks Easily
I was pretty disappointed with this particular purchase. I spooled 3 of my reels with 14lb Berkley fluorocarbon fishing line and experienced more line breakage in 2 weekends than I have in all of my days fishing.
Most of the breakage occurred during close up hook sets when pitching etc. Adding that if you got hung up there was no such thing as pulling on the line to break it free, just plan on the line breaking.
I don't throw into heavy cover so nicks cant really be the culprit. But its possible that the line has no UV resistance (we fish in full sun at 115 temps) nonetheless I lost my confidence in this line pretty quickly.
I didn't use it long enough to be able to say if it had any memory issues, losing just one fish to line breakage is one fish to many for me.
July 8, 2014
Makes lures Vanish
I bought Vanish to use as leader material on my braided line. My double uni-knot held up, but after the 3rd cast with a 1/4 ounce knuckle ball jig and a powerbait power grub the line snapped at the lure when i made a cast. I used an improved clinch knot and the line broke. Tried a palomar knot with a ball head jig and the line broke again. Tried a uni knot and same results. I wet the line and tighten slowly to avoid friction, but regardless the line breaks.
Don't care for it. Going to try a different brand of fluorocarbon so I don't run out of lures.
September 24, 2013
I use this line on all of my baitcast reels that I don't fish heavy cover with and I love it! it is very strong doesn't fray easy and has good knot strength. It has a very bad memory fro spinning reels!!! that is the reason for the 4 stars for a baitcaster it is a perfect 5 but for spinning reels never get this line. Good thing is I use spinning reels one time a year.
August 25, 2013
Don't bet on it
Several issues with this line. Using 10# on spinning gear. Tried using Palomar knot that's worked on every line so far and threw a nice chartreuse spinnerbait into the lake. OK, strike one, could've been a bad knot whatever. So I tried the Trilene knot "as recommended". Takes tying roughly 3 knots , thoroughly wetted of course, before 1 will finally hold and hold strong. Strike 2. Using a 3/0 EWG w/ a Yum Dinger get a huge bite , zips drag and then nothing, line's limp, reel it in for a clean break no where near the fish or cover, just up the line some. Strike 3. Only good thing was using a 3/8 jig w/ Money Craw, was able to reel in a 2.5 lb. w 2lb of slop/grass mat on her. So yeah it works but I wouldn't put money, except plastic ones, on it.
August 3, 2013