Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Try it and decide for yourself!
Reviews are a great tool, their are many reviews on this line concerning the line breakage I feel are not issues with the product. First of all, this line requires its own knot. There is an instruction sheet in each box of line explecitly showing how to tie the recommended knot. I tested this, and jsut about any knot (other than the recommended) knot failed and not actually broke, but came untied. I landed a 7LB largemouth on a finesse lure with 8lb Vanish- I was actually stuck in rock pile, while jerking on the line to free it, it sprung free and the $1800 fish snatched it up! (I was in a bass tournament). I landed the bass, after inspection of my line, about 2 to 3 feet of the line in front of the hook was frayed. I could not believe I landed this bass! It made 3 or 4 last minute dives when near the net. I give VANISH a 100% positive feed back from my experience. My buddy and I fish a circuit on a clear water lake- vanish has improved my catch ratio in clear water. I even converted my buddy- he only uses VANISH now too! I have been using it for 3 years now and have yet to break a fish off. Hek, getting a snag loose is bad enough, I straightened many hooks freeing a lure. One huge benefit, this line is unbelievably sensitive, there is hardly, if any, stretch to it. We adapted to lighter line by using lighter action rods. MH to Med. Enough of my rambling. Give it try, use the right gear and tie the right knot and you won't use monno again!!! Good luck!
May 26, 2010
It is funny to read each one's different opinion, so here is mine. First off I have used nothing but Berkley products for years. How is that rewarded? You write them asking about this fishing line and get no answer what so ever. Poor customer service. Second, I was using both this line and the gold and neither hold up well in trees and rocks. I found nicks and slivers of line 2 feet from the knot! Over all due to Berkleys customer service, Berkley anwering questions and in my opinion poor line quality I will never use this line again or the real heart breaker is I will never use anything made by Berkley, including power baits! WHAT A HEART BREAKER!
August 14, 2007
This is not my favorite fluorocarbon line. I seem to get line twist with it, and it does not seem as strong a XPS Fluorocarbon line.
January 27, 2009