New fireline fused 8 carrier

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:13 am

aquaholik wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I just ordered some Berkley X9 to test out in 20lb.
We need a gofundme account for line testing.
20lb x9 coming your way.


I got a idea, people can pay for our line, I will fish it and you can test it...

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by aquaholik » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:36 pm

If I like the FG knot strength and S/W, I'm going to order the 8 and 10 lbs. Hopefully it has the FG knot strength of the 4 strands Fireline Crystal or better. For some reason, the new fused 8 carrier has terrible FG knot strength in the 60% and not the usual 80%.

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:32 pm

aquaholik wrote:If I like the FG knot strength and S/W, I'm going to order the 8 and 10 lbs. Hopefully it has the FG knot strength of the 4 strands Fireline Crystal or better. For some reason, the new fused 8 carrier has terrible FG knot strength in the 60% and not the usual 80%.
It seems like nice braid, a little waxy and kinda soft to begin with..
Can't wait to see your results.

I will see how it fishes using crankbaits soon

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by aqua71 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:15 pm

I want to try the 8 carrier on a baitcaster (TD-Z), but I can't find it anywhere locally. Most of my reels are spooled with 30 lb test Sufix 832 (.29 mm) and J-Braid x8 (.28 mm). I'm seeing different line diameter specs on the Fireline, so I'm not sure which # test will be the most suitable within my diameter range. I was thinking about the 17 lb test, but I'm not sure. Any recommendations?

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by 1nutinthewater » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:15 pm

I use 20# ultra 8 on numerous steelhead reels. I would guess its about the same diameter of 12# mono. Great stuff!
Stiff as wire until it breaks in.
6# on the trout rods is fantastic also.
I use the crystal which is easy for these old eyes to see and dont have to worry about fading like the hi vis Sufix.
Zero wind knots and zero tip wrap. I will never use power pro again!
Our tradition is that of the first who sneaked away to the creek when tribe did not really need fish

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by doomtrprz71 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:11 am

I didn't care for it myself, I used 30lb but it was very thick compared to jbraid or ohero (12lb diameter vs 7-8lb diameter), I'm trying it on spinning instead of baitcast reels to see if I'll like it better on spinning gear, I do have some 17lb I want to try in smoke but I can't bring myself to strip off the gliss yet as it hasn't seen much fishing time.

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