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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:45 pm
by ScoobyDoo
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

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 am
by ScoobyDoo
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.

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:25 pm
by 1nutinthewater
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!

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 am
by ScoobyDoo
Fished the 6lb on a steez sv tws and an aldebaran bfs
Wow....I really dig this stuff on a baitcaster.

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:56 pm
by Strewth
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.

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 am
by aquaholik
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.

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:40 am
by jrk
I've been keeping up with this thread's updates as it moves along. I tried the original fireline crystal in 10lb last fall chasing reds on a spinner and was very impressed with the casting.
I'm interested in trying this on my shimano dc casting reels...one for general bass fishing and the other for general inshore, as the last several posts have me interested. I don't have this to buy locally, so i'll have to buy online. What size would you guys recommend me try on either?
Currently have maxquatro 30 on my casting reels and don't like it all that much...mainly from a line management context...so thin and wispy...

appreciate the suggestions...

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:47 am
by OkobojiEagle
I put on the new 8 strand Fireline 20lb on an Abu Premier a month ago. It was very stiff for a day or two, but has been breaking in nicely throwing spinnerbaits. Closest braid to mono casting attributes I've used... I like it.

oe

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:48 am
by DirtyD64
OkobojiEagle wrote:I put on the new 8 strand Fireline 20lb on an Abu Premier a month ago. It was very stiff for a day or two, but has been breaking in nicely throwing spinnerbaits. Closest braid to mono casting attributes I've used... I like it.

oe


How are you liking the Abu Premier? Is the 8 Strand Fireline more like a conventional braid or the superline style braids? Been using 6lb Sufix Nanobraid and really like it. Considering trying something new on my wife's Premier/my shaky head setup when the 832 gets worn. Would you still suggest the 10-12 Nanofil over it?

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 4:51 am
by OkobojiEagle
DirtyD64 wrote:
OkobojiEagle wrote:I put on the new 8 strand Fireline 20lb on an Abu Premier a month ago. It was very stiff for a day or two, but has been breaking in nicely throwing spinnerbaits. Closest braid to mono casting attributes I've used... I like it.

oe


How are you liking the Abu Premier? Is the 8 Strand Fireline more like a conventional braid or the superline style braids? Been using 6lb Sufix Nanobraid and really like it. Considering trying something new on my wife's Premier/my shaky head setup when the 832 gets worn. Would you still suggest the 10-12 Nanofil over it?


2nd gen Premier is my favorite "do anything" reel. As stated earlier in the thread, this line is much stiffer than most (if not all) of the other PE lines on the market. I don't remember suggesting NanoFil. I used 8 & 10lb NanoFil for a year back when it was introduced, but went back to original Fireline. I found the NanoFil coating wore with use and casting distance became the same as Fireline.

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:00 am
by DirtyD64
OkobojiEagle wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
OkobojiEagle wrote:I put on the new 8 strand Fireline 20lb on an Abu Premier a month ago. It was very stiff for a day or two, but has been breaking in nicely throwing spinnerbaits. Closest braid to mono casting attributes I've used... I like it.

oe


How are you liking the Abu Premier? Is the 8 Strand Fireline more like a conventional braid or the superline style braids? Been using 6lb Sufix Nanobraid and really like it. Considering trying something new on my wife's Premier/my shaky head setup when the 832 gets worn. Would you still suggest the 10-12 Nanofil over it?


2nd gen Premier is my favorite "do anything" reel. As stated earlier in the thread, this line is much stiffer than most (if not all) of the other PE lines on the market. I don't remember suggesting NanoFil. I used 8 & 10lb NanoFil for a year back when it was introduced, but went back to original Fireline. I found the NanoFil coating wore with use and casting distance became the same as Fireline.


Don't know why I put that "still suggest" in there, should have been just "suggest". Either way that is nice to know, almost bought 6lb Nanofil over the Sufix Nanobraid. I think the Nanobraid is closer to a conventional braid than that weird flat, slick feel of Nanofil...

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:33 pm
by aqua71
I'm thinking about trying the 20 lb for deep cranking. It's probably a long shot, but does anyone use it for this purpose?

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:26 pm
by BRONZEBACK32
I just ordered some Berkley X9 to test out in 20lb.

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:33 am
by aquaholik
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I just ordered some Berkley X9 to test out in 20lb.


We need a gofundme account for line testing.

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 am
by BRONZEBACK32
aquaholik wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I just ordered some Berkley X9 to test out in 20lb.


We need a gofundme account for line testing.


Agreed :big grin: