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#1 edingerj


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:06 AM

I purchased a spool of Berkley Vanish 4#(100% Fluoro) for trout fishing last fall and had a rough go of it out on the creek. The line birdnested every chance it got, sometimes bunching up inside of my reel spool. I am afraid to take it out this saturday for fear it will do the same. Did I improperly spool my reel or have others had the same experience with this line?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:10 AM

This has to be the worst line I have ever used - way worse then even the el cheapo lines!!!!!!  Take it off and dispose of it properly and then put just about anything else on!

I recently was given a spool of 20# vanish that I planned to use as leader material - it was so crappy that it broke every chance it could.  I just tossed the entire spool!

It you use Floro for anything stick with Seaguar

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:11 AM

I used Vanish once, that was enough. Now i hust spend the extra money and buy Seaguar floro, i have caught salmon on 6 lb, and stealhead on 4 lb. For local stockers you could use 2 lb.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:01 AM

I echo that with the exception of one spool of 12lb i had that i had great success with.  didnt birdnest, didnt break, didnt twist . . . . guess i just got lucky.  Anyone try the new trilene 100% fluoro or anything else other than vanish or seaguar?
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:20 PM

I usually use mono but last year I used Seaguar 4lb florocarbon for trout and was impressed.  I only had it fail once when I was using it for some bass.  I had a nice sized bass on it but when I went to grab him the line snapped.  It was probably my knot though.  I did notice that it had more memory than what I usually use (McCoy mono) and its more expensive.  I have heard bad things about "vanish" and a guy at Dick's was trying to sell me on it one day.  Probably trying to get rid of the stuff.  You could also try out some yo-zuri hybrid.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:49 PM

Seaguar flourocarbon is the only flouro to use, they invented the technology.  4lb is great for spooky fish, like trout.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:09 PM

My first time using flouro as line was last fall at the DRS.  I used 6lb Seagar and was able to land a few salmon in the 15lb range.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:48 PM

I also hear some negative things about vanish too.

You might have too much line you your spool too.  Too much line on spinning gear can cause a lots of wind knots.
Also, brand new mono or floro tends to cause problem on spinning gear since it has different memory from factory spool.  You might want to spool your reel at least a night before fishing for the line to get settled on your spool.  Few days to be on the safe side.

But I guess it is just notorious Vanish...
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:01 PM

vanish sucks, yes... but i would not use flouro over 12 lb test as main line. it is stiff and can jump off a spool like that, any brand. aki is right about letting it rest for a while on your spool.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:17 PM


DSR killer was the 6lb mainline, and 4lb. leader.
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