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Fireline Crystal

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Just wondering if its any good? I was at Cabel's in Rogers this past weekend and i bought a shimano sahara and had them put crystal on it but i havent got out to try it yet. I really like the smoky color Fireline but supposedly its not just the color thats different?

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I started using it this year and I have it on 4 reels. Other than the color, I haven't really noticed a difference between the Crystal and the Smoke that I have been using. I haven't had any issues with it.

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Used it all winter and I'm using it this summer on all the reels. IMO Fireline is the best their is.

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Haven't tried it myself, I'm a PowerPro guy, but I know some people who really have had sucess with it...they may not acctually catch any fishing but they sure like the line....

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Works great. Tie directly to the jig if jigging and tie on a snap for cranks. Slip bobbering a nice 1 to 2 foot leader of fluoro and lindy rigging use a fluoro leader.

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Works great for me too. I spooled two reels last year with the Crystal and dind't notice any difference from the Smoke that I had used the 2 years prior. I only had a couple of break-offs and I would guess just about all of the lines would have broken off in those situations.

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Alright, hopefully the weather is nice this weekend so i can get out on the lake and try it out! Maybe even catch some fish if im lucky! laugh

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Well it is obvious, I am the only one who doesn't like it, must be just me.

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i googled it and saw quite a few people on forums that hated it, but quite a few who love it. So it apparently isn't JUST you moviking! smile I suppose it's like anything else- some people hate it, others love it. I guess some things are just junk and all people hate them but i think Crystal is just about personal preferance.

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I used ice fishing this year and it worked great. Although I tryed it on opener and they wouldnt take my jig untill I switched to mono. now im not sure what to think of it.

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Like every tool, if you don't know how to utilize it, it is junk.

I can name other lines far worse in performance than Crystal, but it goes right back to the statement above.

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