New fireline fused 8 carrier

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Postby ScoobyDoo » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:45 pm

Since this is an ongoing type thing.

I've now started to get some fuzzyness in the last 6 feet or so of line. So I guess it will happen with this stuff.

It has also gotten a bit noisier.

Not as bad as the original..but nothing at all like nanofil.

Still good stuff.. I'd say the 4lb test is probably the best choice for most freshwater trout and bass fishing. Using 6 to 12lb test leaders


It's tough and strong. KNots are a bit finicky still. Fished an alberto knot for the first time in awhile with it. And it didn't break in my hands like when I tested a bunch when it was new. SO maybe when all that waxy crap disappears..it bites better.
Who knows....
Been fising the same PR knot for the past 20-30 hours and it started getting a bit too sketchy to be tossing the fancy japaneezium plugs

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Postby ScoobyDoo » Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 am

as a running update.

Fished the 14lb quite a bit this spring so far for stripers.
And this spring has been epic. If you know where to be and put your time in....usually meaning calling it quits at 2 to 4 am...
conditions have been pretty snotty as well...wading out 100 + yards on flats in heavy winds and mid 30's temps

Lots of fish in the teens to 30's some lucky enough to crack 40 and this last week one was weighed in at 59 pounds.

I had the 14lb spooled on a 10k stella sw. and had been tossing plugs ranging from 1ounce sp minnows and redfins up to 4 ounce grs, or black labels.

I tied to a 40lb fluor leader using a pr knot....and when I inpected it today..i was shocked to see while it took on the color of the bay...nary a fiber was out of place....I had loaned the setup to someone on days I fished a black hole conventional paired to a lexa 400 hd spooled with 65lb braid...and even after someone else made repeated casts...and caught a bunch...it still stayed fuzz free.
I cut back about 10' but it probably didn't need to.


I had some fuzzing with a different spool of 14 as well as 4 but not bad at all. (guys in the salt that use original fireline know when it gets fuzzy it means it's about broken in :) they like it :) )

Only thinkg i don't like about it is knots....I'll only use a double polomar or PR knot with it ..to get it at or above 30lbs knotted break strength.

And it's held up beautifully so far with no complaints this spring.

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Postby 1nutinthewater » Mon May 14, 2018 8:25 pm

Great line! I use 6# for trout and 20# for steel head. Zero problems- does not fray- palomar holds fantastic. After flipping between mono and braid for years I am finally happy with just one line!
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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Postby ScoobyDoo » Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 am

Fished the 6lb on a steez sv tws and an aldebaran bfs
Wow....I really dig this stuff on a baitcaster.

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Postby Strewth » Wed May 16, 2018 2:56 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:Fished the 6lb on a steez sv tws and an aldebaran bfs
Wow....I really dig this stuff on a baitcaster.


Ditto. Use it on my Steez A with a Megabass IS spool. No fluffing so far after months of use around oyster covered rocks. No problems with FG knot either.

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Postby aquaholik » Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 am

ScoobyDoo wrote:Fished the 6lb on a steez sv tws and an aldebaran bfs
Wow....I really dig this stuff on a baitcaster.


You get the best of both worlds. Mono like behavior on the cast without the stickiness of thin braid but zero stretch and fantastic slack line sensitivity. Granted is not as smooth as Nanofil but it frays much less. But seriously, try 12-14 lbs Nanofil when you want a little more strength. It behaves like 6lbs Trilene XL on there without all that stretch. Killer sensitivity on Senko setup and it coils with a little bit of memory just like good old mono.


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