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I just spooled two spinning reels with Berkley Crystal and would like to hear from those who have used that line. Is there a better fused line for spinning? How does fused line compare to a braid on spinning equipment?

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To me, it seems that it works about the same.  I like the fireline crystal for throwing lucky crafts and other jerkbaits.  Once I jerk it down and get it to where I want it to suspend, I can let it set a while and the line, being very visible above the water works asa strike indicator.

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Fused Fireline is a 4 strand line. I have more faith in a 6/8 strand line.  I believe Sufix fuse is an 8 strand fused line, but doesn't come in a hi-vis color.  My favorite spinning line is Spiderwire Ultra-Cast... 6/8 strand line with a decent coating.

steve

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I used 14/6 in smoke and crystal for casting spoons and plugs for trout and salmon and had great success with it.  It gets a little "fuzzy" with use, and the crystal can stain in colored water.  Sub freezing conditions caused me to switch back to mono for this, but I see no reason it wouldn't work well for bass.

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Crystal will work fine on a spinning reel - no memory, very round, and very soft. I've used it on spinning reels for several years.

I guess our frame of reference is different... I find it works very well on spinning gear IF you manually close the bail and give the line a little tug before you cast.  I find fused Fireline to be quite flat and because of the coating, not particularly soft.  It does soften as you break it in. 

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Crystal will work fine on a spinning reel - no memory, very round, and very soft. I've used it on spinning reels for several years.

I guess our frame of reference is different... I find it works very well on spinning gear IF you manually close the bail and give the line a little tug before you cast. I find fused Fireline to be quite flat and because of the coating, not particularly soft. It does soften as you break it in.

What size?  I used 10-15lbs for my spinning gear?  I agree it softens as you break it in, much like Suffix.  Maybe they changed how they make it as I haven't used it for a few years now?

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I have been using 15 pound crystal on my spinning setup for a year now and love it! I have know problems with it.

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fireline braid is far superior.

What a generic statement , expand on your statement so people better understand what you're trying to say.

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fireline braid is far superior.

What a generic statement , expand on your statement so people better understand what you're trying to say.

doesn't fray.is rounder.lasts longer.cats better on casting reels.

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fireline braid is far superior.

Cortland Master Braid is even more superior. That fireline stuff is outdated.

12 carriers > 9

More carriers = weaker line.

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fireline braid is far superior.

Cortland Master Braid is even more superior. That fireline stuff is outdated.

12 carriers > 9

More carriers = weaker line.

why is that?anything i have ever heard about textiles is that when they use higher thread counts the fabric gets stronger.

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Do a little research, and you'll find some interesting, and enlightening results.  Florida Sport Fishing will be a starting place. ;)

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i tried it dont like the stuff at all .it gets hairy like and i had trouble with it breakin on me when i was settin the hook use in swim baits , i have now switched to power pro and love the stuff

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