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Cane Pole
05-22-2008, 06:54 PM
This is my first year to use hi vis line. I have used Stren original for decades.

I have been using the Suffix hi vis yellow 8# (all they had at Gander Mt in Jackson). Not too bad and I can see it.

Today, I picked up some Suffix 6# Neon Tangerine. Looks good enough to eat. I'll see what it does. Also picked up some Fireline hi vis 10# braid. Gonna try this with my Ky rigs. I ain't ever used braid line either. This stuff ain't cheap, but it is on sale and I get my seniors discount plus the 10 dollar (over 50 bucks) discount.

Anybody using this stuff or am I wasting money?

Tom

J White
05-22-2008, 06:57 PM
Fireline good stuff - have switched over to powerpro, mainly because
most of the stores around here switched over too.

stuff will last forever, or seems like it to me.

noooooo stretch!

bigfish5
05-22-2008, 07:39 PM
braided line is great stuff. i just replaced some on my main fishing reel. it has been on it since 1997. the line was still good, i just had cut it off to retie so many times that it got down to where i was throwing down to the backing. i believe you will be very happy with the braid.

txtider
05-22-2008, 08:00 PM
i hate fireline ! i like the others ! fireline has more memory than mono for me !

smoothlures
05-22-2008, 09:21 PM
For the fireline or any braided line, make sure you put tape or a mono backing on the reel before you put on the fireline. If you don't, all of the braid will spin around the spool.

Cane Pole
05-22-2008, 09:25 PM
For the fireline or any braided line, make sure you put tape or a mono backing on the reel before you put on the fireline. If you don't, all of the braid will spin around the spool.

ok. Thanks.

How far can you cast with this line with a 1/4 oz jig? Give me an idea of how much line to spool.

caseydrew
05-22-2008, 09:25 PM
The Suffix Hi Vis works well for me, but I tried the Stren Microfuse and I'm pretty sure I can feel the crappie when they breath on my bait. That has to be the problem because when I set the hook they just don't seem to be there near enough! Hard to catch them when you can feel them before they strike.

Don G
05-23-2008, 05:11 AM
ok. Thanks.

How far can you cast with this line with a 1/4 oz jig? .

To Memphis.........................:)

Tom, I use Sufix Elite(red box) 4# test but I doubt it would hold the weight of your jigs...:D

Have a great Memorial Day....

J White
05-23-2008, 07:27 AM
How far can you cast with this line with a 1/4 oz jig? much line to spool.

Cast :confused: what's that? Oh, you mean when you're in a hurry letting
your lines out trolling? :D

TreednNC
05-23-2008, 07:54 AM
i hate fireline ! i like the others ! fireline has more memory than mono for me !

:confused: I love it because it has no memory. Especially when it gets good and broke in and starts getting fuzzy and fraid looking, it's in its prime with no compremise of strength.

LBM
05-23-2008, 08:46 AM
Just for more clarification in my simple and confused mind I tend to break line types down three ways. The three ways I compartmentalize lines are monofiliment, braids and fused.
I have used all three and for me I prefer using only mono to cast with and use braid and fireline (fused) for tightlinging with fireline my least fovorite and seldom used. I don't think fish are line shy especially in the mucky water in my area and do like to used high vis line to make it easier to detect bites.

frank lawhead
05-23-2008, 09:03 AM
Tom other than cutting my fingers pullin on the line [HA]---I must not jig right because it twist around the end of pole [its a chore to get it undone on a 10-12 poles]--like Jeff said it lasts a long time --
as good a caster as you are I,d say you could throw a 1/4 oz. jig a country mile :):)

Cane Pole
05-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Now this is a true case of "tackle harassment".:)

I am gonna use the firline on my ky rig pole. Sometimes I get my poles confused. Wanna make sure I gotta nuf line on it before I forget and happen to cast it out.:)

I may have to cut back from 3 poles in the boat to two poles.:(

Cane Pole
05-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Tom other than cutting my fingers pullin on the line [HA]---I must not jig right because it twist around the end of pole [its a chore to get it undone on a 10-12 poles]--like Jeff said it lasts a long time --
as good a caster as you are I,d say you could throw a 1/4 oz. jig a country mile :):)

I have the same problem with the clear mono. I need a 2 foot pole so I can see the tip. Whatever happened to the pocket fisherman?

Frank , think about coming down first weeK or two in june. We can fish mid week. Not many skiiers out. Fish should be thru PMSing and should by active.

Give it some thought.

Tom