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this may be a Mr. Obvious question...

does KVD line conditioner work on mono?

i see where it is always recommended for fluoro.

is it necessary for mono?  i use trilene XL and XT

there is some memory with these...not a lot...but if KVD will help it would be worth it

thanks...

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KVD line and lure works on all fishing line. It will take some memory out of mono and make it a little slicker which helps casting distance. And if you flip a lot with mono it will help the line slide through your fingers much better.

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I noticed that it turned my line a bright chalky white. It this normal?

I Love the stuff when it is wet but it makes my line show up more when it is day. Anyone notice this or do I have a bad bottle of it?

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This stuff works GREAT on ALL lines! :)

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It works on mono, fluorocarbon, and supposedly all the cheap braid like fire line, and spider wire. Don't use it on power pro.

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Yes.

Use it on mono.  :)

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It works on mono, fluorocarbon, and supposedly all the cheap braid like fire line, and spider wire. Don't use it on power pro.

why not? it worked great on my power pro! mater of fact, it worked great on all of my lines, and I was skeptical at first!

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sweet daddy broke his line and blames it on the KVD. We have

addressed his comment on a number of threads and he simply

won't leave it alone. In fact, he makes it a point to bring it

up with negative posts at every opportunity. I think you should

try KVD Line & Lure Conditioner for yourself. Most of us really

like the product.

8-)

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Works great on Mono and Flouro. Have not used it much on Braid, have not seen the need to. One other good thing about it with Flouro especially, but mono or braid to, is if you use it on your knot as your tying it, you will get a good solid knot.  

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sweet daddy broke his line and blames it on the KVD. We have

addressed his comment on a number of threads and he simply

won't leave it alone. In fact, he makes it a point to bring it

up with negative posts at every opportunity. I think you should

try KVD Line & Lure Conditioner for yourself. Most of us really

like the product.

You make it a point to say it works on fire line, the other cheap braids. I point out that it has failed on two occasions on real braid. I never said  it's a bad product, I just warn people not to use it on power pro.

8-)

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I am not in the MOST OF US CLUB either. I use Berkley  Trilene XL, and I really did not see any benefits using any of the 2 conditioners I tried, KVD being one of them. Added expense and work with out any returns. The only thing around my boat that has memory issues is me :)

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I am not in the MOST OF US CLUB either. I use Berkley Trilene XL, and I really did not see any benefits using any of the 2 conditioners I tried, KVD being one of them. Added expense and work with out any returns. The only thing around my boat that has memory issues is me :)

You are supposed to spray it on your line, not your jeans. God knows you don't need help with your jean slipping down revealing butt-crack.

Seriously, though. I didn't see much benefit from it, either. Maybe a little, but not enough that if I didn't know it was on the line that I would have said "Hey, what's up with this line!" I did spray it on some 8lb test Trilene XL that I had on a spinning reel. What I did notice is that I had a lot of line twist issues - more than usual.

I just don't experience issues that necessitate the use of this product. My casting distance is fine and memory in the line is not that big of an issue.

What I do do is wipe my rods down with a damp cloth after fishing with them, dry them, then wipe them down, including the guides, with Lemon Pledge. I will also wipe down the reels. It does make the guides slick and smells pretty. A lot of saltwater fishermen I know use Lemon Pledge since it will counteract salt.

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A lot of saltwater fishermen I know use Lemon Pledge since it will counteract salt.

Any dollar store wax does the same thing, I use auto wax(lasts longer) for my spoons, keeps them corrosion free.

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It's kind of odd how some of the responses to this question indicate the product works great, but others can't notice any benefit.

I wonder if the effect is partly psychological--not that that would make it irrelevant.    I've honestly noticed that my car will run smoother and accelerate and corner faster after I've washed and waxed it.   At least it feels like it.  

I haven't used the product yet.   I was wondering if it worked myself and found this discussion via a google search.

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Depends....on a lot of things.  Your needs.  Your expectations.  Opinions you've heard and read from others....what type of line it was used on; mono, fluoro, hybrid, braid, monotex...etc...what diameter line?  Spinning?  Casting?  How long ago was the reel spooled? 

 

So, you're right...lots of subjectivity in opinions here...but if you can weed out some of the variables, you might have better info....or just try it yourself...too many people swear by it for it to be a huge risk/total waste of money.

 

For me... I absolutely swear by it on my reels with Yo-Zuri Hybrid (6-12#).  I spray it on the night before...and sometimes again right before hitting the water.  I wouldn't consider mono without it....same for most fluro....I don't use it on braid or Gliss, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't help them, too.

Makes a momentous difference on spinning gear....a big, but maybe not quite momentous difference on baitcasting. 

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I am anxious to try the can I ordered from TW. I have used Reel Manic years ago. I pretty much only use braid too.

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On 7/10/2009 at 1:47 AM, sweet daddy said:

It works on mono, fluorocarbon, and supposedly all the cheap braid like fire line, and spider wire. Don't use it on power pro.

 

Total bull.  Been using it on Power Pro for almost a decade.  It's fine.  You did something wrong, got a bad batch of line, or had some other issue like a cracked guide insert or something.

On 7/12/2009 at 3:11 AM, sweet daddy said:

I just warn people not to use it on power pro.

 

And we're warning people of your UNFOUNDED claim.

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It really depends on the line. Some lines need it far less than others.

 

But yes it works. It works very well. I've fished some lines that I just couldn't stand the coiling and the memory, backlashing all the time. Used the line conditioner on it and it made the line way more fishable. 

Now if you spray it on a line that has very little memory then obviously the result will be a on a smaller margin. 

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I said it in a previous thread about KVD line conditioner and I will repeat it here. I use it on my Power Pro braid and I find it to make the line smoother and cast farther. Understand  some have a different opinion on it. Everyone is certainly entitled to that. I run pretty much all braid with fluorocarbon leaders and have been using  KVD on all my braided reels for years and I have never had any breakoffs that I could say was caused by the conditioner. Been good to me

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18 hours ago, PoconoTom said:

It's kind of odd how some of the responses to this question indicate the product works great, but others can't notice any benefit.

 

The perfect definition of YMMV (Your mileage may vary)

 

For me it works. I use it on Mono and Fluro and notice it reduces the line memory issues I have.

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