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Fireline??

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Just opened the box and it is black.. has anyone had problems with the fish seeing the line ir does it disappear under the water?? I wanted to try the 8 lb test for mille lacs eyes.

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I would recommend Fireline Crystal with a fluorocarbon leader, especially on Mille Lacs. I use a fluorocarbon leader on just about everything now.

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why the leader??? is that much bettereven with tieing another knot..

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Tie a small barrel swivel to the end of your fire line, use a 12" to 18" piece of flourocarbon line and tie a small snap clip on the end. The flourocarbon "leader" dissappears, the swivel keeps your line from twisting, and the snap clip helps you change lures quicker and easier. The flourocarbon line is really tough so it won't break but is usually way to hard to spool your entire reel with. That is the reason it is mostly used for making leaders.

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If you do exactly what BIG DS said, you're golden. I couldn't have said it any better. The only thing I would add is for Mille Lacs, a longer leader is better. 24" is typically the minimum for me.

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There's something to be said bout those leaders. A few years ago I landed a 36" northern on URL while the hook was completely through the mouth and hooked on the outside of the gill. I was running around a 16" leader of 14 lb Vanish. A close to 10 minute fight and the line held. I rarely ever leave home without the Vanish.

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Tie a small barrel swivel to the end of your fire line, use a 12" to 18" piece of flourocarbon line and tie a small snap clip on the end.


This is the only way to go. Keep in mind that flourocarbon does Vanish under water so you can get by with a heavier pound test leader. you can use 6-10 pound fireline and 10-14# leader. When swinging heavier baits they fall to fast back down and that falling motion is a big turn on for Eye's. The heavier the flourocarbon the slower the fall $$$.

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