P-Line Floroclear Fishing Line - 260-300 Yards
No break strength
I was looking for a new line for top water that was a cross between mono and Fluorocarbon. I wanted a line that didn't sink like Fluoro, had less stretch than mono and was abrasion resistant like Fluoro. P-line fluoro clear was recommended by several people. After spooling up once, I realized this line is about as strong as baby hair.
Initially I soaked the main spool in line conditioner over night. Spooled up a bait caster using 12#. Before I hit the lake I wanted to test it out on some casts in the back yard. I was trying to find a line to replace braid for top water as I have been getting robbed on distance with braid. I tied on a lure using the San Diego Jam knot that I have used for Fluorocarbon and mono lines for some time. I moistened the line and started to cinch the knot down. Line broke before the knot was tight. Broke just at the knot. I thought it was the knot and retied. Each time the line broke just below the knot. I checked the line for kinks, cuts, wear marks etc. Line was brand new and had not seen one cast yet. I changed the knot up to an improved clinch knot. Same deal. Line broke with little to no pressure when cinching down the knot. I tried a total of 4 different knots and same results.
Most 12# test lines have a breaking strength of 15 pounds or more. They all should have a breaking strength of at least 12 pounds. I tied the line to a 5 pound weight and lifted it up. Line held just fine. Then I used a 10 pound weight as I only had 5 and 10 pound weights. When I lifted the 10 pound weight up, the line snapped before the weight was even fully off the ground. The weight was lifted very slowly as it not cause a jerking motion. Tried this 5 times and each time the line broke before the weight was lifted fully. I can't say what the breaking strength was of this 12 pound line, but I can say its no more than 10 pounds. Just to make sure my weights were not off by 10-12 pounds, I tested it with some 12, 8 and 4 pound test mono and some 10 and 12 pound fluorocarbon lines. Even the 4 pound test mono held a 10 pound weight up with no breakage.
Its sad because this line went on the spool and laid flat like no other mono or fluoro line ever had for me in the past. I had really high hopes for this line. It was recommended by several people at Bass Pro and other places however after reading all the reviews on this line, I should have stayed away from it. I hope Bass Pro will accept a return on this otherwise I'm out 10 bucks.
September 6, 2012
Not with BaitCasters!
I went and bought some 6lb. test line it worked ok on the spincast for still fishing, however my baitcaster another story. Casting it didn't seem to cut through the air very good, not smooth at all also when a backlash occurred it was the hardest of any other line that I have used to get out!! Word of advise also, never buy line with superior knot strength if your using a baitcasting reel cuz when a backlash occures and your spool gets a birdnests that superior knot strength kicks in! Avoid that type of line all together, if your using a baitcasting reel, use other type of lines and just time the extra time to tie a bigger or extra knot, it's more than worth it! The P-line Floroclear for one is one of the worst for this situation and I have used and tried more the 20 types or brands of line.
July 29, 2012
glad i foune this line
I was wanting a high quality very thin 6# line for bate fishing for trout. The line is very thin and flexable and strong
July 9, 2012
I had high hopes of this line, but was sadly disappointed. The 8lb. actually had a decent feel in the water, with very little stretch. It seemed to cast very smoothly, without much memory. Now for the problem:
The line became very brittle/fragile at the knot. Sometimes the knot would hold, and the line would just snap when casting. I did manage to land roughly 2 dozen bass on this before I just gave up. I was tired of losing lures, and fish. My search continues.
June 9, 2012