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Do You Condition Your Line?


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#1 joetomlee

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Posted March 24 2013 - 02:36 PM

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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Posted March 24 2013 - 02:54 PM

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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Posted March 24 2013 - 04:16 PM

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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Posted March 24 2013 - 04:34 PM

x3 for KVD L&L!



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Posted March 24 2013 - 04:36 PM

x3 for KVD L&L!

 

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



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Posted March 24 2013 - 04:47 PM

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

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Posted March 24 2013 - 04:52 PM

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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Posted March 24 2013 - 05:26 PM

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



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Posted March 24 2013 - 06:28 PM

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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Posted March 24 2013 - 06:30 PM

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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Posted March 25 2013 - 07:01 PM

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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Posted March 25 2013 - 07:52 PM

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.

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Posted March 25 2013 - 08:44 PM

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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Posted March 25 2013 - 08:55 PM

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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Posted March 25 2013 - 09:02 PM

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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