Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
TOO MUCH MEMORY!!!
Far too much memory to use on spinning reels effectively.
August 1, 2013
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
everyone i fish with hypes braid like its the only line to use. i agree it has its place, but not for a medium action rod 12 lb reel like i use...throw on this 12lb flouro and you will slay the fish. since i switched to vanish i have caught a minimum of 5 fish every time i go out. smallies, muskies, largies....... they cant see your line. only the bait. its awesome and strong. it does have a bit of memory when you use it for first few times, but after you catch a decent size fish it straightens out and doesn't seem to retain it anymore.... try it out... better then any flouros ive used for sure
July 25, 2013
Berkley, what else can I say?
For years I used other brands of line, and recently getting back into fishing I ended up giving this a shot because it wasn't expensive and was curious about fluoro. I use Vanish #10 for my BG15 for inshore flats, and #6 on my lighter bass rig. I am very satisfied with the casting distance I get out of this line. There is a bit of a twist in the line, but thankfully I know how to get all that twist out so it's not even a big deal. I have 3 rigs and Berkley is the fishing line of choice for me now.
NOTE: If you're looking into braid I suggest Berkley Fireline, I use the crystal, but I need a day to really test that line out.
June 30, 2013