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Old 01-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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just picked up some 14lb and wondering if anyone has or does run it.mainly going to bobber fish it but occasionaly drift as well.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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just picked up some 14lb and wondering if anyone has or does run it.mainly going to bobber fish it but occasionaly drift as well.
I barrowed a reel the other day with fireline on it and it cast really nice. I use nanofil and it is super nice. but the only problem i've seen/had with Berkely is it start to fray then lose strength and break. I noticed the same back when i use to use tuff line. its because they aren't circular they are more a flat rectangularish line. Why i really like power pro. but i will say it takes a while before they start to fray and they may be better than PP out of the box but after a while pp stays stable and doesn't lose its strength.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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just picked up some 14lb and wondering if anyone has or does run it.mainly going to bobber fish it but occasionaly drift as well.
We run 14lb fireline on all of our steelhead bobber setups. We don't run crystal though I prefer hi viz but I have never had it break frayed or not. I know we've run the same line for atleast two years. It's good stuff.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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I use 14 lb crystal on my bobber rod, it wears out faster than other braids, but its a good trade for how nice it is to work with. it is also hi viz, shows up well
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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Next time but the 20# it is larger and floats better. Had the same line for 4 seasons and never broke. It did fray and i can say that i just re spooled my bobber rods and damn the new stuff floats like crazy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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Next time but the 20# it is larger and floats better. Had the same line for 4 seasons and never broke. It did fray and i can say that i just re spooled my bobber rods and damn the new stuff floats like crazy.
the 20 floats better? and u had the 14lb for 4 seasons? also,u ever drift fished it?
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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Next time but the 20# it is larger and floats better. Had the same line for 4 seasons and never broke. It did fray and i can say that i just re spooled my bobber rods and damn the new stuff floats like crazy.
You can flip that line so your frayed line is at the base of the spool and the new stuff is on top. Cheaper than buying new an waistin the rest.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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I use 14 lb crystal on my bobber rod, it wears out faster than other braids, but its a good trade for how nice it is to work with. it is also hi viz, shows up well
I agree. I would add that, when the coating is in tact, no other similar size braid I've tried has as good of knot strength or abrasion resistance as original Fireline or Fireline Crystal. I do trim, reverse, or replace it every 10-20 hours of fishing. I also use a swivel and a short (1.5-2 foot) mono leader.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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just picked up some 14lb and wondering if anyone has or does run it.mainly going to bobber fish it but occasionaly drift as well.
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It's all I use on my bobber/jig rods.........

You'll love the stuff...........

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #10
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Any problems with Bobber stops slipping on fireline?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #11
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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Next time but the 20# it is larger and floats better. Had the same line for 4 seasons and never broke. It did fray and i can say that i just re spooled my bobber rods and damn the new stuff floats like crazy.
I have had the opposite results.. 20# is so stiff it wont cast well on casting reels, and is very very prone to line twist.. The 14# is flawless by comparison.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #13
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14 LB crystal is all I use on my bobber setups as well. Freaking strong line! I love it because it isn't as soft as other braids. The softer the braid the more it will wrap around the tip of your pole causing you to retie. Very frusterating. Crystal is money!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #14
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finally put some fishin time in with it. the stuff is hands down one of the best if not the best ive used. i also love the bright orange suffix.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:09 PM   #15
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My third year using 14# crystal for float/ jig fishing and would not use anything else-- it has put many fish down for the count!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:51 PM   #16
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Fished fireline for years. Use 20# on baitcaster for drift fishing, great sensitivity! Use 20# on baitcaster with section of mono for spoon fishing. Use 14# on spinner rod, tie directly to FL or onto section of spliced mono. Use 14# on bobber rod, yes, sometimes frays but doesn't lose strength. When frayed, bobber wont slide as well and jig wont get down as fast. Sometimes splice mono section, avoids fray and helps bobber slip.
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