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10lb Fire Line Crystal Review

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First outing with it I immediately noticed it is not as round and smooth as Suffix braid.  When reeling it in with a crank bait it caused slight vibration in the rod similar to an unsmooth fishing reel with bearing noise.  I didn't get further with testing.  That was enough for me.

However I am using it in 2 lb on my crappie rod without that or any other problem.

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I tried the 14/6 fireline crystal and also thought it was not smooth. However, it did get a bit smoother with use. Still does not compare to sufix braid which is the best I've tried so far. Yesterday, we transferred the fireline crystal to a friend's reel and he fished with it for awhile.....said he wouldn't buy it, but can't find much wrong with it. Pretty much my take.

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I've used alot of fireline regular(smoke) on light spinning gear for smallies and its great but for anything heavy i use braid. The real question is why were you using fireline for crankbaiting

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The real question is why were you using fireline for crankbaiting
I had heard it is a less visible type of braid.  I use braid with a floro leader for everything.  Thought maybe I could eliminate the leader.  What application is Fireline suited for?
 but for anything heavy i use braid
Isn't Fireline braid?

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That must be why the 2 lb is just 2 strands loosly wound. :-?

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I used it once, won't use it again.  It wasn't terrible, but it did begin to fray after several uses.  As for the crystal, that's what I used, and it didn't seem to be any less visible in the water than normal braid.  I use Power Pro for braid, and haven't had a single problem with it.  

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I've used 4#, 6#, 10#, 10# crystal and 20# Fireline. Casting and spinning reels. No problems; no worries. JMO.

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I just ordered some Spiderwire Invisi-Braid. We'll see how that compares.

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