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Do You Condition Your Line?

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I recently got a few poles spooled at BPS and 1 in particular is very unevenly and loosely spooled which I failed to notice until I got it home. I pulled some line out by hand and re-spooled on my own by putting tension on the line while reeling it back in, and I feel it is much better now but feels like I am going to get backlash as soon as I cast out. I think they did a really terrible job spooling this reel and I spent $25 on the line which I don't want to go to waste so I am thinking about putting some sort of spray on the line to condition it and resist backlash. I know some people have things they like to do to their lines before putting them into use for the first time, any suggestions on what I might be able to do so that I don't waste this money needlessly?

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KVD L&L is great fro treating your line.  I would spray some on and let is soak in and then reapply before you go out fishing the next time and it should help considerably.

 

You could also spool some of the line off and apply KVD L&L to a rag and hold the line with it and reel it back on the spool and that would probably help the most.  If you go this route also spray some on the line on the spool directly about every 20 to 30 turns of the handle.

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i also use KVD conditioner. I spray it on when I spool. Then every morning before I head to the lake, ill give all my setups a good spray.

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x3 for KVD L&L!

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x3 for KVD L&L!

 

X4 for KVD line conditioner...can't beat it.

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X5 .. kvd line and lure, RELIGIOUSLY! It makes life a little easier.

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Kvd is amazing...I had ardent line butter and it was crap so I didn't buy into the conditioner thing. Kvd changed my mind

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Nice, totally unanimous hahah. I will be picking up KVD L&L, thank you!!

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You already know KVD stuff rocks! I used to use Reel Magic but this outdoes it long term. I treat new line as I spool it up and put a squirt or 2 the night before a tournament.

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I have a bottle of KVD that I've had for about 3 years. Now that most of my gear is braid, I don't use it much. But it is majorly good for mono, fluoro, copoly lines.

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I use KVD and have never looked back. A big difference in lowered memory and fewer backlashes, and a good 10 yard increase on most casts.

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I got both. Spooled two baitcaster with 14# trilene and headed down to a river on a 40 degree afternoon. The KVD outperformed. They both work, but since cost is about the same the KVD is the choice for me.

The RM did come in handy when detailing my car. Tires, dash, and trim.

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KVD here for me. I swear I think my line lasts longer because of it. I know I get longer casts from it and the line is easier to manage. If nothing else, I get less tangles on spinning reels and that makes it worth it right there. I put it on line and also wipe down the line guides with it using a soaked Q-tip. I even soaked braided line in it when I was using it. I never tried braid without it so I couldn't give a comparison there, but fluoro and mono and copolymer lines, night and day differences.

Try cleaning your rod line guides with a Q-tip soaked in it. It wipes the crud off that builds up from winding line back in from nasty water. I think it also leaves a slick layer on the guides afterwards that helps reduce friction. My guides feel silky smooth, almost lubricated even when dry. I know this has to help cast distance.

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I'm a HUGE KVD L&L fan.

 

Adding to The Rooster's post, you can also use it to clean the screen of your electronics and your sunglasses. ;)

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I'm a HUGE KVD L&L fan.

 

Adding to The Rooster's post, you can also use it to clean the screen of your electronics and your sunglasses. ;)

Forgot to say that but I do that too, on the screen anyway. Sunglasses? Really? Didn't know that. I would have thought it might leave streaks or greasy looking lenses with smears to look through.

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Don't condition braid.  I've tried the KVD and back to using hot water and liquid fabric detergent on mono and copoly lines.  In spinning I find it best not to spool up too much line, I don't get any coiling with the way I do it and I always troll out my line prior to my outing.

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I've used KVD LnL for a couple years, and though I was skeptical at first, I took a chance and I'm glad I did. It works amazing on mono, and the 10# Yo Zuri Hybrid I use behaves much better with it. Great stuff.

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Something else to keep in mind about KVD L&L is that it is a water based polymer that will actually bond to your line. Most other conditioners are petroleum based and just coat the line. You can actually see them coming off in the water. I have been able to use flourocarbon for a long time due to L&L, because it keeps it manageable. Without it, flouro. gets stiff, coils up and has to be changed often. That really helps, considering the price of flouro.  Also, don't be afraid to use it on braid. It was originally developed specifically for braid and flouro. I fish braid with a flouro. leader on my finesse spinning gear and always keep it coated with L&L.  

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I use KVD L&L religiously on ALL lines.  However, to the original poster, I would say take that reel outside, and tie the line to tree or fence, and walk out a 100 yards or so.  Then, reel it in under moderate tension, not enough to stretch the line, if it's mono.  That should take care of the bad spool job.

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I never respool without KVD Line & Lure Conditioner.

That includes braided line.

 

 

 

 

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I guess im the minority once again, i think its a waste of money

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I use KVD L&L religiously on ALL lines.  However, to the original poster, I would say take that reel outside, and tie the line to tree or fence, and walk out a 100 yards or so.  Then, reel it in under moderate tension, not enough to stretch the line, if it's mono.  That should take care of the bad spool job.

 

Thanks, I'll try this as well!

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KVD L&L is so well-loved, why hasn't any line manufacturer licensed it from RMR industries to incorporate it into their lines during the manufacturing process or during the packaging?

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i also use it on ALL lines.  it simply works. 

i put some on as i spool and again either the night before or the 1st thing in the morning right after i start my cofee before i head out

IMO  KVD L&L is just as an important part of my set ups as choosing what line and/or bait to use...  

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