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Has anyone tried Fireline Braid?

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Its fused line, not braid.  I personally don't like it at all.  

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Nevermind, I see they've come out with a real braided line: http://www.berkley-fishing.com/prod.php?k=124927&sk=47013&u=FB300.  Never used it.  Not switching to this when Power Pro works so well.

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If it's anything like the original...then I will stick with Sufix.

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Junk, Buy the Sufix, I think they have the best braid! :(

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Junk, Buy the Sufix, I think they have the best braid! :(

Please let us know about your fishing experience with the Fireline braid that led to your opinion that it was "junk".

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I tried the original fused Fireline for a year.  It was a big headache with knots appearing in the line and odd breakoffs half way back to the reel on hangups.

I got rid of it and went to Power Pro several years ago.  I have some PP on reels which have been in place for over 5 years.

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I tried the original fused Fireline for a year. It was a big headache with knots appearing in the line and odd breakoffs half way back to the reel on hangups.

I got rid of it and went to Power Pro several years ago. I have some PP on reels which have been in place for over 5 years.

Steve IA, This is the reason, I had the same problems! Iwent to the Sufix and Power Pro and NEVER had any problems. I do like the Sufix  bit better than Power Pro.

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I have used fireline crystal for a year now and have not had one problem with it yet. I used the 8 pound test fished with it almost everyday of the summer. I have never broke this line. The only thing is it is not "crystal" it looks like anchor rope.

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I have used fireline crystal for a year now and have not had one problem with it yet. I used the 8 pound test fished with it almost everyday of the summer. I have never broke this line. The only thing is it is not "crystal" it looks like anchor rope.

Maybe it would be a good froggin line? 8-)

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I have used fireline crystal for a year now and have not had one problem with it yet. I used the 8 pound test fished with it almost everyday of the summer. I have never broke this line. The only thing is it is not "crystal" it looks like anchor rope.

X2, but I use it with a flouro leader and it works fine in that application.

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I tried the original fused Fireline for a year. It was a big headache with knots appearing in the line and odd breakoffs half way back to the reel on hangups.

I got rid of it and went to Power Pro several years ago. I have some PP on reels which have been in place for over 5 years.

Steve IA, This is the reason, I had the same problems! Iwent to the Sufix and Power Pro and NEVER had any problems. I do like the Sufix bit better than Power Pro.

I believe the original question was concerning the Fireline braid that has only recently been released. It isn't the original fused braid but is an eight carrier braid that has a radial cross section and isn't fused. If I read between the lines of your post, you haven't fished it yet.

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I tried the original fused Fireline for a year. It was a big headache with knots appearing in the line and odd breakoffs half way back to the reel on hangups.

I got rid of it and went to Power Pro several years ago. I have some PP on reels which have been in place for over 5 years.

Steve IA, This is the reason, I had the same problems! Iwent to the Sufix and Power Pro and NEVER had any problems. I do like the Sufix bit better than Power Pro.

I believe the original question was concerning the Fireline braid that has only recently been released. It isn't the original fused braid but is an eight carrier braid that has a radial cross section and isn't fused. If I read between the lines of your post, you haven't fished it yet.

Your are wright I have not used the new stuff! I am sorry for jumping the gun! That's what happens when you get old! :'( :-/

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sorry, but Power Pro is Power Pro, and I dn't think I'll give the new fireline a try.  Don't fix wats not broke in my case :(

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I tried the original fused Fireline for a year. It was a big headache with knots appearing in the line and odd breakoffs half way back to the reel on hangups.

I got rid of it and went to Power Pro several years ago. I have some PP on reels which have been in place for over 5 years.

Steve IA, This is the reason, I had the same problems! Iwent to the Sufix and Power Pro and NEVER had any problems. I do like the Sufix bit better than Power Pro.

I believe the original question was concerning the Fireline braid that has only recently been released. It isn't the original fused braid but is an eight carrier braid that has a radial cross section and isn't fused. If I read between the lines of your post, you haven't fished it yet.

Reading "between the lines" of your posts, it occurred to me that you might want to try waking up on the opposite side of the bed tomorrow IMHO. :):(

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Speaking of new braids, has anyone used Daiwa Samurai Braid? I never heard of it before this weekend.?

I was in the Daiwa booth at the Richmond Expo and noticed a multi-color braid on a large spool. After a few questions about it the rep. mentioned smaller spools in a solid color were available. When I read the label, it had the same diameter to pound test as the second generation Spiderwire 6/30 which was my favorite until they made it fatter as 8/30 which is like Power Pro, Suffix, and a few more. The Samurai is an eight-braid weave which gives it a smoother finish and maybe the Fireline Braid is the same constuction. The price is about what Spiderwire 6/30 used to be when it was first marketed.

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