Spiderwire EZ Fluoro Fishing Line - 200 yards
Just say no!
This is the worst line I've come across in all my life. The only thing "EZ" about this line is how it frays and breaks. I would give it a zero rating if I could. Just click on the video and see what happens.
March 17, 2013
Excellent line. I have the 10# test fully spooled on my spinning reel.
I tried several knots and finally got it right. Spiderwire recommends a double clinch knot which I tried. Seemed to work ok but had some breakoffs that weren't that tough. Then I tried a uni knot and it just slides out with a good tug. Then I went to my most trusted knot, the palomar. I wetted the line/knots excessively on all the different types of knots.
I have my drag set pretty heavy and had a bedding female pull drag and the line held. She shook the hook but 15 min. later I hooked another. She wasn't able to pull drag and I just horsed her in for a quick photoshoot and weigh-in. Put her on the scale and she was a full 6lb. 6oz. beauty.
So I have complete confidence in the strength and invisibility of this line. When used properly it is the best in my opinion.
April 26, 2013
Second time out using the 12 pound test I started by stripping off any line with nicks and abrasions. Twenty feet later I was able to tie on a crankbait. A dozen casts later the line broke while twitching the crankbait back to me. Fortunately the crankbait floated so I was able to go get it. It had about 4 inches of line attached to it so it wasn't a bad knot. When looking at the line still attached to the reel there were a bunch more frays in it again so I put it away and am going back to my trusted brand for fluorocarbon. Additionally I have never experienced so many backlashes from a line since I first started learning to use a baitcast 25 years ago.
July 29, 2013
Tendency to break
I purchased 4 spools of this line, two 10 pound test and two 15 pound test. I filled up 4 new baitcaster reels with the line and began fishing with it. This line is very easy to cast and stays pretty limp but if you get a minor backlash in the line and get a crimp it will break. After only about 10 hours of use, every reel's line broke and I replaced it all with the same brand (different spools) line. Again within just 2 days the line was starting to break again. I bought the line because of it's lower cost than most and paid the price for a poorer quality line. I will go back to the Berkley Vanish Transition I have fished with and enjoyed for a number of years.
April 16, 2014