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Does Fire line have a braid that is a high vis- for a black lite for night fishing! Some one told me they have a glow braid! But I can't find it anywhere! :cry3:

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About a year ago, Berkley changed the name of "Fireline Braid" to "Trilene Braid", and for 2 good reasons:

 

1) Even though it's been on the market for years, many anglers still confused Fireline Braid

          with the original 'Fused Fireline', which is not true braid.
2) In addition, Berkley Trilene Braid is an upgrade to 8-strand braid

I'm not aware of any high-visibility Trilene braid other than Berkley Trilene Tracer Braid (which I use).

 

Roger

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About a year ago, Berkley changed the name of "Fireline Braid" to "Trilene Braid", and for 2 good reasons:

 

1) Even though it's been on the market for years, many anglers still confused Fireline Braid

          with the original 'Fused Fireline', which is not braided line.

2) In addition, Berkley Trilene Braid is an upgrade to 8-strand braid

I'm not aware of any high-visibility Trilene braid other than Berkley Trilene Tracer Braid (which I use).

 

Roger

I just wanted it for a black-lite for night fishing.Someone down here on Table Rock told me about the Glow braid and maybe it is the Tracer you are talking about?

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About a year ago, Berkley changed the name of "Fireline Braid" to "Trilene Braid", and for 2 good reasons:

 

1) Even though it's been on the market for years, many anglers still confused Fireline Braid

          with the original 'Fused Fireline', which is not braided line.

2) In addition, Berkley Trilene Braid is an upgrade to 8-strand braid

I'm not aware of any high-visibility Trilene braid other than Berkley Trilene Tracer Braid (which I use).

 

Roger

 

Fireline original is a 4 carrier braid - just a really bad one.  The stuff that makes up the strands is fused and all 4 of them are braided together in what I assume is the old Gorilla Braid machine.  It's pretty awesome stuff at the carrier level being a nearly indestructible gel spun thermally fused Dyneema product but it's braided together horribly and that's were all the problems lie.  Fireline Braid is an conventional 8 carrier Dyneema braid that's 'Fireline' in name only. 

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Fireline original is a 4 carrier braid - just a really bad one.  The stuff that makes up the strands is fused and all 4 of them are braided together in what I assume is the old Gorilla Braid machine.  It's pretty awesome stuff at the carrier level being a nearly indestructible gel spun thermally fused Dyneema product but it's braided together horribly and that's were all the problems lie.  Fireline Braid is an conventional 8 carrier Dyneema braid that's 'Fireline' in name only.

 

The 'original' Fireline is a fused line, this is a direct quote from In-Fisherman>

"FireLine was introduced in 1996. It’s not a braid (weave), rather a linear bundle of polyethylene micro Dyneema fibers

that are thermally fused—thus the first fused “superline.” <unquote>

 

A couple years later, Berkley introduced true braided line that they unwittingly named "Fireline Braid".

That proved to be a big mistake, because anglers to this day confuse Fireline Braid with Original Fused Fireline.

Then about a year ago, Berkley upgraded their braid to 8-strand braid. They took that opportunity

to end the confusion by dropping the name "Fireline" from their braided lines, and replacing it with "Trilene". 

Today, Berkley Fireline is only available as a fused line, the way it started out in 1996.

In turn, all Berkley braided line is now in the "Trilene" family of lines.

 

Roger

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Original Fireline is a fused line, here's a direct quote from In-Fisherman>

"FireLine was introduced in 1996. It’s not a braid (weave), rather a linear bundle of polyethylene micro Dyneema fibers

that are thermally fused—thus the first fused “superline.” <unquote>

 

Several years later, Berkley introduced a braided line that they unwittingly named "Fireline Braid".

That proved to be a big mistake, because anglers never stopped confusing the new Fireline Braid

with Original Fireline which is fused line. Then about a year ago, Berkley upgraded their braid

to an 8-strand braided line. They then took the opportunity to end the confusion by dropping the name "Fireline"

from their braided lines, and replacing it with "Trilene".  Now Berkley Fireline is available 'only' in fused line,

just the way it started out, and Fireline Braid is now Trilene Braid.

 

Go to Tackle Warehouse and enter "Fireline" in their search engine, then enter "Trilene Braid".

 

Roger

 

They love referring to the stuff as a non braided product.  I didn't start fishing it until the late 90s at the earliest so it's possible that the stuff was at one time briefly a singular fused product.  I remember hearing that claim about it being a singular fused flat line but always caulked that up as bad info.  It's a 4 carrier braid with a very low weave per inch today and was since I started fishing with it.  The ends would always become unwoven and you'd have these 4 strands going every which way that you'd have to slobber over then twist back into something resembling a fishing line again just to tie a knot.

 

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I ran into the guy that first told me about the line..I had it somewhat wrong! It was Spider Wire Glow viz.And he said Wall-Mart sells it.

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I don't have any direct experience with this, since I don't own a black light and don't fish at night much.

However, I would guess that both Fireline Crystal and Nanofil would both show up pretty well under black lights.  I like 14 lb Fireline Crystal (which has a diameter similar to 14 lb mono)  to throw jerk baits with.

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I don't have any direct experience with this, since I don't own a black light and don't fish at night much.

However, I would guess that both Fireline Crystal and Nanofil would both show up pretty well under black lights.  I like 14 lb Fireline Crystal (which has a diameter similar to 14 lb mono)  to throw jerk baits with.

 

Been there done that.  It doesn't show up any better than any other braid unfortunately.  I'm guessing the line needs some fluorescence to it to glow under a black light.  

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I don't have any direct experience with this, since I don't own a black light and don't fish at night much.

However, I would guess that both Fireline Crystal and Nanofil would both show up pretty well under black lights.  I like 14 lb Fireline Crystal (which has a diameter similar to 14 lb mono)  to throw jerk baits with.

 

14 pound Fireline has a diameter comparable to 6 pound mono, not 14. Any color on a superline is going to fade over time.

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 I've never considered Fire Line because I have/had no idea what it is or what it is intended for.  Mono I know, braid I know, fluorocarbon I know, but Fire Line?  I always figured it was some sort of line for Walleye fishing or something but not sure at all.  So I've always stayed away.  They don't seem to marketing that line very well.  

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Like any other national brand, if it's Berkley, folks are going to buy it. It might be only 5% of their line market but probably has a huge profit margin. "Fireline" wow, I remember that, gotta get me some. Walmart shopper thought process.

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I know several guys who like to use Fireline on their spinning reels. They prefer it to the more limp braided lines. It is somewhat popular around here. Then there are others who prefer PP, or some other braid. Of course, there are those who won't use braid at all. Personally, I fish so much rock I don't use braid or fused lines all that much, as it seems rocks cut right through them. Everybody has their own opinion. Just wanted to say that Fireline is used quite a bit in my circles.

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Fireline (fused) is great spinning line, is loosely braided (then stretched and fused), and flame green is black light visible...

 

 

oe

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I've tried about every line out there at one time or another over the years on my spinning reels. Fireline will outcast all of them, but that's the ONLY good thing about it in my opinion.

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I've tried about every line out there at one time or another over the years on my spinning reels. Fireline will outcast all of them, but that's the ONLY good thing about it in my opinion.

 

The line has got its problems but it is very quiet through the guides, long casting once broken in and is the most abrasion robust braid by miles.  You can put the stuff through hell and back and all it will do is fuzz up in a velvety texture as opposed to having chucks ripped from it like other braids.  The stuff is hard to kill but the irony is that it can't be fished on a baitcaster unless you reel set and net land you fish for fear of digging into the spool.  Knot strength is also poor and is why the stuff is rated at 50% of what is should be rated at.  #14 Fireline is actually a 28-30 pound 4 strand braided product.  Tie a real good uni knot and #14 ceases to be #14.     

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I've used Fireline, since it's introduction, on many of my spinning rigs. In my opinion, it performs better in spinning applications than do many of the braided lines. Mainly due to the fused manufacturing process, which allows it to cast well through spinning guides; especially without the "sing" that braid has going through those guides.

 

As far as black light visibility is concerned, you'd just have to try some samples it to see if it's to your liking. All I can tell you is that after a couple of decades of use, Fireline (Crystal especially) is my go-to. Highly visible to these old eyes and has never let me down. I'm especially fond of the 2# test Crystal I'm useing on several of my crappie rigs right now. :)

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I've used Fireline, since it's introduction, on many of my spinning rigs. In my opinion, it performs better in spinning applications than do many of the braided lines. Mainly due to the fused manufacturing process, which allows it to cast well through spinning guides; especially without the "sing" that braid has going through those guides.

 

As far as black light visibility is concerned, you'd just have to try some samples it to see if it's to your liking. All I can tell you is that after a couple of decades of use, Fireline (Crystal especially) is my go-to. Highly visible to these old eyes and has never let me down. I'm especially fond of the 2# test Crystal I'm useing on several of my crappie rigs right now. :)

 

I'm always happy when a bass sees my line, then I know for sure it sees my lure.

 

Roger

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They used to make two different color braids that were visible with blacklight. They stopped selling them due to the fact not enough people bought it. You can occasionally find it online though. Stren Super Braid came in flourescent white for a couple years as well, but again it is hard to find.

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I've used Fireline, since it's introduction, on many of my spinning rigs. In my opinion, it performs better in spinning applications than do many of the braided lines. Mainly due to the fused manufacturing process, which allows it to cast well through spinning guides; especially without the "sing" that braid has going through those guides.

 

As far as black light visibility is concerned, you'd just have to try some samples it to see if it's to your liking. All I can tell you is that after a couple of decades of use, Fireline (Crystal especially) is my go-to. Highly visible to these old eyes and has never let me down. I'm especially fond of the 2# test Crystal I'm useing on several of my crappie rigs right now. :)

I use #6 fireline crystal for jigging walleye in fast current. It's thin diameter, strength, abrasion resistance, and high visibility are great in fast moving water with lots of snags/boulders.  :Victory:

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I've been using 8 pound Fireline on my spinning reels for years. I've been very happy with it.

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Spiderwire has Glow-Vis Stealth Braid which was designed to react with light above the water to create a high visibility line that anglers can see and yet doesn't glow under water. The line has special UV reflectors in it and because of it it works very well with a black light. 

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Spiderwire has Glow-Vis Stealth Braid which was designed to react with light above the water to create a high visibility line that anglers can see and yet doesn't glow under water. The line has special UV reflectors in it and because of it it works very well with a black light. 

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Yep, that is what I was talking about. P-Line make's a high -vis. in mono but I wanted a braid that would do the same. I found it at Wal-Mart :respect-059:

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