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Tips on working out memory in fluorocarb line??

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Hello all

I just recently bought some Invinzx and Triline 100% FC and was wondering if anything I can do to help with memory on these lines. Tried them for the first time today, they did seem to get better as time went on. I do use KVD line conditioner, but anything else I could try???

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IMO, you're using the best stuff out there (KVD L&L). Do you apply the L&L when you spool up initially? That's when I like to apply it. I'll spray some on my reels the night before an outing if I haven't used a rod in a while. Hopefully, some others can offer you some other advice!

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The only thing I have ever done is just sprayed it with KVD L&L while spooling and the night before going out.  Haven't had any real major problems with memory in the fluorocarbon I have used.  Seaguar Red Label.

Later, :)

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IMHO 12lb Fluorocarbon of any brand on the typical bass size spinning reel (2000 or 2500) is way to heavy of a line for too small of a spool. Now if your using a larger spooled reel you could probably get away with it, but I don't use anything larger than 8lb line of any type (mono, fluoro, copoly) except braid on my spinning reels and have no issues. I do not treat it with any thing, spool it up, and before I use it I troll the line out behind the boat and reel it in to take any twist out of it. Trilene 100% has almost zero memory, and what little it does have, once you "stretch it" by catching a fish or 2 it is gone.

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IMHO 12lb Fluorocarbon of any brand on the typical bass size spinning reel (2000 or 2500) is way to heavy of a line for too small of a spool. Now if your using a larger spooled reel you could probably get away with it, but I don't use anything larger than 8lb line of any type (mono, fluoro, copoly) except braid on my spinning reels and have no issues. I do not treat it with any thing, spool it up, and before I use it I troll the line out behind the boat and reel it in to take any twist out of it. Trilene 100% has almost zero memory, and what little it does have, once you "stretch it" by catching a fish or 2 it is gone.

yeah, I think you may be right. I'm learning the finer details about lines. I always like the stronger test line so i could muscle the fish and didn't use drag, but now reconsidering that and dropping to a lower lb test because the 12 lb fluro doesn't cast as far. I did stretch out the line tonight and added planty of KVD, so I'll see tomorrow if there's a difference.

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Any other tips for fluoro??? I thought I read something about tying it to a fence and reeling it in tight???/

It will still have memory. The line acquires it when is stays on the spool.  You can make the line taut and that can help a bit but don't pull so hard that you stretch the line. Unlike mono, it isn't going to revert to its non-stretched state.

The best thing to do is live with the memory if the KVD stuff doesn't work. The line is still functionaly albeit ugly to look at. Fish fighting performance is not affected. I use 6# invizx and it the memory that it acquires is bareable and quite manageable, making it a non issue for me. Don't know how it acts at higher tests, however.

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I generally would be reluctant to use more than 8# floro on a spinning reel. As already mentioned troll the line behind the boat, apply KVD line conditioner as you reel in. Kevin Van Dam himself and other pros that I've talked to reccomend using a reel with a large spool such as a 3000 or 4000 size, the line comes off in bigger coils which result in longer more hassle free cast. I would also use a tiny Salmon style swivel on a drop shot rig as this rig will tend to spin on your cast. The other advantage is I will have 3-4 leaders pretied so if I break off I'll be back in business right away. Most importantly, catch a few fish that's the best way to loosen up your line :)

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I used to use flourocarbon line on about 3/4 of my setups. here's my trick for memory management.

I used an old, 1/2oz double willow spinnerbait. The skirt was gone, and I had a 1/2oz rubber core sinker clamped to the hook shank.

The blades on this thing were about 3.5" long. The water resistance was pretty high on this monstrosity.

I'd sling it out as far as I could, let it hit the bottom, and crank it fast enough to put a good bend in the rod. One cast was usually enough to remove most of the spool memory. If the reel had been unused for several days, it sometimes took two casts.

Every now and then I'd actually catch a fish doing this.

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I use 8# flouro on my spinning reels, treated with Line and Lure, with no problems. If at all possible, as previously mentioned, let the L&L dry before using to get the most benefit.

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