Line Conditioner

The single most important aspect of your tackle providing that vital link between yourself and your catch. What's everyone's favorites and why? Come on in and find out!
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Line Conditioner

Post by a1712 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:35 pm

I heard someone say they won't use Line Conditioner. His reasoning, he said from experience was, it makes the line supple and he loses all sensitivity. Thoughts? Brian.
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Re: Line Conditioner

Post by QUAKEnSHAKE » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:01 pm

He is allowed his opinion. It would be quite easy to find out for oneself if it matters. I dont use LC on FC cause I dont feel its needed. I use 16# Sniper.

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Re: Line Conditioner

Post by slipperybob » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:16 pm

Depends...which line which line conditioner/destroyer :big grin:
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Re: Line Conditioner

Post by bstuckey » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:52 pm

It’s always been my opinion that the line manufacturers would recommend it if they thought it was beneficial. So far I haven’t seen it.

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Re: Line Conditioner

Post by njbasscat » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:37 am

I use KVD line conditioner on spinning reels with fluoro and it helps prevent those dreaded loops. I can't imagine it effects sensitivity but who knows. How could you even measure the effects as sensitivity?

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Re: Line Conditioner

Post by Riverguy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:35 am

Never compared it, I suppose theoretically less tension grabbing the guide train could impact feel or pullback from a lure or fish.


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Re: Line Conditioner

Post by johnnybassboat » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:04 pm

Part of the reason fluoro is so sensitive is because the stiffness of it helps aid in slack line feel, where as braid being more supple is not as good at slack line sensitivity but much better at straight line feel because of the very limited stretch. Maybe he thinks the conditioner is softening the line enough to make the benefits of a stiffer fluoro a non factor. I use it with some lines and have yet to feel the difference with my hands.

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