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Anyone tried KVD's Line & Lure Conditioner?

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I want to make sure I never run out.

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4 hours ago, punch said:

I guess it's YMMV but people in the industry seem to think it's pretty much snake oil. 

'Snake Oil' would be a good name for line conditioner.

 

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I use it on all my reels. It wirks, plain and simple.

 

The best snake oil I’ve ever used next to WD40!

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   I'm not going to say what I think of ANY line conditioner, but I'll tell you what I do.

   1) I put one drop of dishwashing liquid in a cup of hot water, and I spray my line b4 I go fishing. Alternative: I soak a rag in hot, soapy water and then cast a heavy lure out and run the line through the rag on the retrieve.

   2) If I fish in a place that has a parking lot, I attach the end of my line to the car and walk off a distance equal to my longest cast. Then I pull like heck, hold for 10-15 seconds, and wrap the line on the reel.

   3) Hot weather is a killer. In July and August, I watch my line like a hawk, and I re-string at the first sign of surface brittleness. I can do this economically because I use Big Game, and I buy it once a year on sale. Yeah, I know. I'm cheap.

    No matter what I do or what I see other fishermen do, it all seems to make a much bigger difference in hot, sunny weather. Nothing I have ever found nor anything I see other people using seems to work in cold weather. Since I fish from ice out to ice up, this is by comparison a lesser percentage of my problems.    jj

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1 minute ago, jimmyjoe said:

   I'm not going to say what I think of ANY line conditioner, but I'll tell you what I do.

   1) I put one drop of dishwashing liquid in a cup of hot water, and I spray my line b4 I go fishing. Alternative: I soak a rag in hot, soapy water and then cast a heavy lure out and run the line through the rag on the retrieve.

   2) If I fish in a place that has a parking lot, I attach the end of my line to the car and walk off a distance equal to my longest cast. Then I pull like heck, hold for 10-15 seconds, and wrap the line on the reel.

   3) Hot weather is a killer. In July and August, I watch my line like a hawk, and I re-string at the first sign of surface brittleness. I can do this economically because I use Big Game, and I buy it once a year on sale. Yeah, I know. I'm cheap.

    No matter what I do or what I see other fishermen do, it all seems to make a much bigger difference in hot, sunny weather. Nothing I have ever found nor anything I see other people using seems to work in cold weather. Since I fish from ice out to ice up, this is by comparison a lesser percentage of my problems.    jj

By the time you do all that half the fishing day is gone! GEEZ

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3 minutes ago, pauldconyers said:

By the time you do all that half the fishing day is gone! GEEZ

   True, true. But I never said I was perfect.     😇    jj

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4 hours ago, Hank. said:

'Snake Oil' would be a good name for line conditioner.

 

 

Agreed!

 

Tried it!

 

All it did was remove the shine off the line which can't be a good thing!

 

On the other hand it makes a great paper weight 😉

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I use it when I spool line and then the night before. Works fine for me. Keeps my line more manageable.

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Never tried KVD, but "Reel Magic" was a quick way to waste 7 bucks.

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Reel Magic sucks and seems to just be oil really...i have no idea what is in the KVD stuff but i know when i use it my yozuri hybrid line is more manageable and i have less issues.  Use it when respooling and before each outing.  

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Line and lure is quick detailer.  I prefer meguiars or the turtle wax ice quick detailer.  If you like reel magic, you can save money by just buying food grade silicone spray they use on molds.  Also better and cheaper.

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 12:12 PM, matbellon3 said:

Helps with line memory on some of the cheaper fluorocarbons but not so much high end fluorocarbon 

Same experience for me. I first started using Seaguar Red Label and that stuff made me buy KVD line conditioner. I changed to Seaguar InvizX and it didn't need it. Now I use Sunline Sniper and it doesn't need it either  

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