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I've been seeing lots of buzz on people using Ardent Reel Butter and KVD Line and Lure on monofilament line.  I know several people use STP Son of a Gun Protectant on their fly lines for cleaning and treating.  I've got some to use on my fly lines.  Anyone ever use it on mono?  Many fly fishers call it el slick because it makes fly lines cast better.  wondering why it wouldn't work.

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I have only ever used Reel Magic and KVD, but KVD is the ticket and  does the job.  It doesn't coat line, it soaks in.

Line & Lure is a special polymer blend that becomes part of the fishing line it is applied to. Other line treatments you find on the market are primarily silicone oil and solvents. Silicone oil only temporarily coats the line and solvents can damage line. Silicone oil rapidly comes off the line (on your hands and in the water), requiring re-treatment of the line after just a few casts.

The special polymers in Line & Lure are hydrophobic (water repelling) and very slippery. It doesn't allow water to draw back on to the reel spool, which eliminates the line drag that a "wet" spool has. It also protects the line from wearing out as quickly as un-treated line because it resists the abrasion that wears line out.  It contains no oils or solvents as in Reel Magic that can build up and collect dirt like silicone/oil treatments will. 

e it soaks in.

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I've used Ardent and KVD.  Just wondering if anyone has used the STP.  Armor All reacts with plasticizers in fly lines and you can't use it on most lines.  So many spey fly fishers use STP as a line conditioner.  I'm going to try it on a cheap reel and some cheap line.  I'll let you know.

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 8:31 PM, Obi_Wan said:

I've been seeing lots of buzz on people using Ardent Reel Butter and KVD Line and Lure on monofilament line.

Reel Butter is grease, not line conditioner. Who's putting it on their line?

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6 minutes ago, S. Doolittle said:

Reel Butter is grease, not line conditioner. Who's putting it on their line?

It's called Line Butter. Made by Ardent as well.

 

I have no reason to stray from L&L, it's always worked, and I use it after every trip.

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I had never heard of line butter. I use KVD line and lure.

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6 hours ago, S. Doolittle said:

Reel Butter is grease, not line conditioner. Who's putting it on their line?

Sorry, meant Line Butter.

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