View Full Version : Line softeners?

04-14-2009, 10:01 PM
Anybody have any input on these?
Never used them before, figured id try. I go through alot of mono during the season, usually about every 2 weeks i re-string reels, fishing alot about twice as often. Figured if i can strech an extra week or so out of them might save a considerable amount of money, especially during the tourny season.
I bought a can of "Real Magic" today. havent used it yet, i'll try it tommorrow.


No Limits
04-14-2009, 10:16 PM
Real Magic is good stuff

04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
tanglefree works great but is a bit hard to find.

04-15-2009, 07:42 AM
I bought some stuff years ago and it works not sure of the brand of if they still make it.

04-15-2009, 07:57 AM
I use it. It really makes the line slide through the guides much easier. A quick spray two or three times a day really helps.

04-15-2009, 08:04 AM
Hillbilly; You can extend the life of your line usind the line conditioners, less spool-set as well you will be pleased with this brand.

04-15-2009, 08:15 AM
Like Gone fishing, I purchased some stuff, cannot remember the name that really worked. I have not been able to find it again. It was something like, mono line relaxer . I called Stren and they told me to use water. They say the line will absorbs water. When the line dries out it starts to get memory and kink. If you soak it, it will relax, so they say. I tried it but I did not see any difference. If you want to purchase Tanglefree here is the information.
Tangle Free line Dressing (http://www.tanglefree-fishing.com/)

04-15-2009, 08:22 AM
Wonder what a fabric softener would do?

04-15-2009, 08:39 AM
try,"WEATHERLOCK LINE&LURE CONDITIONER", cost is a bit high but a little goes a long way. check it out on,


04-15-2009, 04:24 PM
I use Reel Magic all the time,great product.

04-15-2009, 04:43 PM
i currently have reelmagic in the can and the pump bottle , tangle free in the little sqeeze bottle and kevin van dam in the pump spray bottle. all the work. i think i like the kevin van dam line conditioner the best. but i would use any of the 3 if i have them in the boat. the will increase your casting distance, and make backlashes easier to get out as well as reduce line memory.

04-15-2009, 06:51 PM
I use it and it helps a lot.

04-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Ever spray your line with WD40.

04-15-2009, 09:20 PM
i know old schoolers used it(wd-40) for atrractants and other stuff, i dont know about spraying it on line.We used it on race car tires, among 1000 other things.

I used the real magic today. did soften them a bit, took a couple times of stripping and working them to get good and limber, but it beats what i was doing(new line). So yeah, id say its a success. as long as it doesnt break down the line, or weaken it, i'll be buying alot more real magic and alot less line. It definately slicks up the works, and i can see how it will promote long casts.


04-16-2009, 07:36 AM
Ever spray your line with WD40.

WD-40 is a petroleum based solvent solution ... not the best thing to put on your line, or in our waters ;)

... cp :cool:

05-03-2009, 11:45 PM
I use the Kevin Van Damm stuff,especially when using Trilene XL in
4# which I use most of the tiime Crappie fishing. It helps reduce memory
from a small spool which I use. Like it a lot!


05-04-2009, 09:09 AM
Is food grade silicone spray about the same as Real Magic. It's a lot cheaper.