Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
THE GOOD: This is a decent flouro that I have been using for years. I still don't spool up entirely with it - but I do tie any and all leader material with it. I also use back to back uni knots to attach a fluorocarbon leader to mono and especially braid - unless I'm using a steel leader. Everything helps.
THE BAD: This (and possibly all) fluorocarbon line holds kinks. If you fight a fish or come over brush, you will feel all the notches and bends in your line that you ever wanted to feel. Does this weaken that line? Hard to say... it can't help.
THE VERDICT: While it holds kinks and bends, I think adding a fluorocarbon leader to all of my rigs has helped me get more bites. So that is why I will continue to use it. Honestly a 300 yard spool will last forever whether it's $12.99 or not...
July 26, 2013
This fishing line is the bomb. Its the only fluorocarbon that I have used and is the only one i probably will use. I have fished soft plastics, crank baits, live bait, for many different species and have never had a problem with it and have landed bass from 5 to 8 lbs. and even a couple muskie all on 10lb.vanish.
November 4, 2009
This is a great line it doesn't twist up or wear
out real easy, and has great streingth.
I use this on my baitcasters, and it doesn't
seem to birdnest on me as much. I trim the end of the line down after every fishing trip
just to be safe.
January 26, 2009
Great & Poor Properties
I will admit that on clear water lakes like Lake Meade or Silverwood Lake it has its definite advantages for catching stripers but its knot strength is less than desirable. I had three times as many fish hooked with Vanish but it seemed liked I broke at least one out of three off at the knot and these were small stripers. I would have hated to have hooked a trophy and lost it to poor knot strength, so I changed back over to my green glowing big game and after landing a dozen or more small stripers like the one in the photo the monofilament had no signs of damage. It does have its advantages but for me I am sticking to monofilament for now.
December 22, 2007