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Roberta
07-06-2006, 02:11 PM
Cabela's and Bass Pro have dropped Berkley Ironsilk from their catalogs. KMart has a few spools in weights we don't use and Walmart have none. Berkley still lists it on their website and Doug is going to see if he can order it from work, since this computer won't work.

If we can't get it, can anyone recommend another polymer line in 6 pound test? I really liked their solar mint color, too. - Roberta

ykkapslabhunter
07-06-2006, 02:26 PM
I use berkley sensation and really like it. I've landed 4-5 lb strippers with 4 lb test line. It has alot of stretch too but is very very tough. Be careful though, 6 lb test would stall a trollin motor out.

Mo'nBack
07-06-2006, 02:39 PM
I just made an order from BPS about a month ago online and recieved it a couple of weeks later. Berkley changed the box it comes in and I almost over looked it the catalog. In the '06 Master fishing catalog, Ironsilk is listed on page 153 on the top left of the page. I too like the Solar Mint. Can't do without it!

Carl Palmer
07-06-2006, 02:43 PM
I just bought a 3,000 yard spool of calcutta in 6 pound. I can't handle 4 lb. too well since I can't see it and I almost always manage to break it when I'm drawing the knot up on the hook. Is Ironsilk really a good line? Have seen it advertised but never tried it. What is the story on the mint stuff?

Roberta
07-06-2006, 05:54 PM
>>>>I just made an order from BPS about a month ago online and recieved it a couple of weeks later. Berkley changed the box it comes in and I almost over looked it the catalog. In the '06 Master fishing catalog, Ironsilk is listed on page 153 on the top left of the page. I too like the Solar Mint. Can't do without it!<<<
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Boy, overlook it is exactly what both of us did. I've got the catalog open now, so I'll get anorder out. I wonder why they changed the package. Anytway, you're a life saver. I'm hooked on the stuff. I use the14# on my 300X and 6# on my ULs. The solar mint is the only stuff I can see in the lighter weights. Thanks again. - Roberta

PS - Doug has the gold Sensation on his baitcasters and likes it, too; I just can't see it.

Mo'nBack
07-06-2006, 06:41 PM
Roberta; Glad I could help. I too almost went bezerk when I couldn't find it at first.


I can't handle 4 lb. too well since I can't see it and I almost always manage to break it when I'm drawing the knot up on the hook. Is Ironsilk really a good line? Have seen it advertised but never tried it. What is the story on the mint stuff?

Carl; The solar mint is the color which is a bright chartruese and one of the easiest lines to see that I've ever fished with. Good strong line and easy to see.

Jerry Blake
07-06-2006, 07:34 PM
I tried Ironsilk after Berkley quit making bright green in XT but found it got brittle way to fast for me having it out in the sun every day. A friend gave me some 6-pound Ande Envy to try and I'm real happy with it for vertical jigging.

http://www.andemonofilament.com/aboutande.htm

GRIZZ
07-06-2006, 07:49 PM
I used to use berkley lines but have found other MFG's to make superior products. I currently use Sufix ProMix. Pound for pound, penny for penny its the best line I've ever used. 2 other lines thats are also excellent are Pline xxl and Gamma. Both are just as good in ways, but all 3 lines are slightly different. Not factoring cost, ProMix and Gamma are neck and neck with Pline slightly trailing, but and excellent tough line. Factoring cost, nothing beats ProMix.

http://www.bubbajackstackle.com/Sufix%20DNA%20Fishing%20Line.htm

Get the 1/4 lb spools and its an amazing value considering its the best line I've ever used. I frequently cut off samples of the 6lb test promix and show it to people. I tell them to wrap it around thier hands and try to break it. Any berkley 6lb test is easy to break with your hands. This stuff will hurt you if your not careful. I still have the original 1/4 spool I purchased 4-5 yrs ago and the line coming off it is as fresh as when I got it. Amazing stuff.

Roberta
07-07-2006, 08:55 AM
But do those lines come in a hi-vis color?

CrappiePappy
07-07-2006, 09:39 AM
But do those lines come in a hi-vis color?

http://www.sufix.com/FishingLine/USA/images/Elite01.jpg


http://www.andemonofilament.com/images/lines.jpg

........ cp :cool:

Cane Pole
07-08-2006, 09:53 PM
I tried Ironsilk after Berkley quit making bright green in XT but found it got brittle way to fast for me having it out in the sun every day. A friend gave me some 6-pound Ande Envy to try and I'm real happy with it for vertical jigging.

http://www.andemonofilament.com/aboutande.htm

I agree Jerry. That stuff don't last long. I got some hanging on the wall at the lake. It ain't worth a crap.

Buy Stren and Grin...

bella
07-08-2006, 10:07 PM
http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ProductDirectory.cfm?PassProdCat2=Monofilament&PassProdCat1=Lines&SearchLevel=3

CrappiePappy
07-09-2006, 09:33 AM
Buy Stren and Grin...

That's exactly what Berkley did !! :eek: ;) :D

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I haven't had any trouble with Iron Silk becoming brittle ... but, then I also don't get to fish as often as you & Jerry. Could be, also, that a spraying of Real Magic on the line, helps stop the UV "burn" :confused: Don't know. But, if it ever does start showing a tendancy towards becoming easily breakable ..... I'll certainly consider Ande &/or Sufix lines, in the hi-vis colors. I'm already using Stren Gold :p ........... cp :cool:

Roberta
07-10-2006, 07:36 AM
We haven't had any trouble with brittleness with Ironsilk. We like it because it's so limp and doesn't kink the way mono does. Like CP, we usually get to fish once a week.. We also use Reel Magic before each trip. - Roberta

Greenwing
07-10-2006, 01:25 PM
I havent tried any Suffix but the Gamma is the line on all of my spinning reels started using it in March of this year so far have been very pleased. If you cant find the Ironsilk give the Gamma a try so far I have told three friends about it none have complained.