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I'm thinking of using 6 lb Fireline which is equivalent of 2 lb mono on a Pflueger President 25LE. I haven't used Fireline, will this line be good to throw 1/16oz and up lures, like small crankbaits, topwater and worms, also Ned Rig?

Fireline just seems a bit stiff even that small 6lb line.

What are your thoughts?

 

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It will work, but I'd much rather use Gliss for what you're trying to do. 

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Fireline is probably the smallest test braided line you'll find for a spinning reel. I've never used it that small though. If you don't have heavy cover around, I'd spool up some 4-6lb Maxima UltraGreen and put your drag to good use personally.

 

 

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I used to use it just for what you want to do. When the line is new, it is stiff but after a short while, it softens up. Another choice is Nanofil. Fireline isn't very popular with guys on these forums, but I liked it quite a bit. 

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My father an I used to use fireline a lot actually on our spinning gear.  Not so much anymore, but I liked it then.  Only used 6lb on ultralight gear.  I'd go with 8 or maybe even 10lb.  The only problem I found with that line was knot failure with sharp snaps or impacts every now and again.  

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My wife and I use a lot of FireLine. Currently it is spooled on at least 6 reels that get used all of the time. I use both 10 pound and 14 pound all of the time. This past April we fished Dale Hollow Lake for big smallies. We caught the big females back out on main lake just after spawning. They were in a foul mood and not eating yet, All they would respond to was a Ned Rig. We were throwing the TRD bodies on 1/10 oz Shroom heads on G Loomis 6 foot light action rods using 10 pound FireLine. It helped us land bass up to 7 pounds and a big 8 pound channel cat. That took a while. I agree with an earlier poster, the line really softens and smoothes out after being used. You will not experience any line memory at all. It plays very nicely. In really clear water we fish with a 4 foot leader made of P LIne CXX 10# line in moss green. It works terrific,

If I was setting my next rig up for your use, I would use 10 pound test Original or Fused FireLine.   It measures .008 in diameter.  For a standard I compare all lines to Stren Original Clear Blue Mono.  Their 6 pound test mono measures .009. We use 2500,3000 and 3500 size Pflueger President reels.  I always load half the spool with good quality mono in 12 or 14 pound test. For this I like Stren mono.  It tightens well on the spool, lays flat and smooth and cuts the cost of filling a reel in half. Tie a good double uni knot and then spool the FireLine. You will find it will work well for you.

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I like Fireline, have used it for years, mostly for some finesse situations.  For many years the 10/4 was the lightest I used but last year I put the 6/2 on one of my BFS casting rigs. I just measured both with my ultra reliable, highly accurate micrometer...

6/2 = .006

10/4 = .008 as mentioned above.

I am just going to stick to the 10/4 and 14/6 for bass.  I may try the 6/2 for panfish but it is coming off my bfs caster (ABU LTX). 

It is stiff, it does soften up and it cuts through vegetation like a razor blade. I do use some of the 30lb on a worm rod also if I want extra light bite detection on those tough days when they burrow back into the weeds a bit.

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With due deference to Shaggydog, 2 of my 3 spinning reels are spooled with 6lb Fireline the other with 10lb Fireline.  I've used Fireline for 20+ years and have fished it along side several other PE lines, including NanoFil and Gliss...each time choosing to stay with the Fireline.  Sometimes I choose to add a mono leader, often times not.  Good luck with your decision.

 

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MY experience with it is that the knots do not hold (not palomar anyway).  

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