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.
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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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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by Cranky » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:59 am

6# ultra 8 has been great so far. Was a big fan of the original 6# and this appears to be an upgrade to an old classic.

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by Salty Parrot » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:48 am

I read that the diameter for fireline is way different from other braid companies, what would the closest diameter of fireline be compareable to 8lb mono or 10lb mono?

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by mark poulson » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Does the fused carrier have memory, like a monofilament or fluorocarbon line?

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by Cranky » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:41 am

No

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by mark poulson » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:05 am

Cranky wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:41 am
No
Thanks.

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by Cranky » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:32 am

I’m partial being a former 4#, 6#, and 8# original fireline user but I think for light applications the Ultra 8 Fireline is the best spinning reel line I’ve found in the smaller diameters. That includes a lot of JDM lines that cost a small fortune. For me its awful hard to beat 6# ultra 8.

It has some stiffness to it for slack line sensitivity you won’t get in any of the softer braids but has no memory.

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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by mark poulson » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:03 am

Cranky wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:32 am
I’m partial being a former 4#, 6#, and 8# original fireline user but I think for light applications the Ultra 8 Fireline is the best spinning reel line I’ve found in the smaller diameters. That includes a lot of JDM lines that cost a small fortune. For me its awful hard to beat 6# ultra 8.

It has some stiffness to it for slack line sensitivity you won’t get in any of the softer braids but has no memory.
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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by slipperybob » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:17 am

mark poulson wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Does the fused carrier have memory, like a monofilament or fluorocarbon line?
Line memory yes.

Like mono or flouro...no. Fused superline has very little spring resistance memory. 1/32 oz can easily pull line pretty much straight on the retrieve.
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Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Post by Cranky » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:27 am

It will hold a shape under no load but one contact/pull/twitch/shake of the line and it’s memory free like braid. Even a reasonable cast through guides or a bait in the water straightens it completely for me. So no, I would not personally call that memory in any way.

I think that very slight stiffness once straightened is what gives it superior slack line sensitivity that I don’t think is found in other common braids.

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