Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
fisherman-andy

Fireline wear & tear problems...

Recommended Posts

fisherman-andy

I generally use 6lb test Berkley Fireline on spinning reels. Problem is after a few fish or so I noticed the line does stretch and it has worn tearings. I have to check it often otherwise the lure will just snap off the line when casting.

I expected this with regular mono-filament lines but not fireline. I checked the reels and rods for defects. If it wasn't for line strength i'd switch back. I've been hearing good things about the Gamma colpolymer lines and might try that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich

Keep in mind that Gamma is a mono, not a braid.. So you really cant compare the 2 lines at all.. I use Gamma and love it for my mono applications.. But I still have a few rods that I use braid on. (I do however prefer Power Pro over fireline.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kslipsinker

Fireline is not a braid, but a bonded microfiber. It will fuzz up after some use. you will have to retie more often with Fireline than a true braid like Powerpro or Super Braid. Braided line and Fireline is very hard on rods and reels, especially some of the cheap stuff. There isn't any give at all in any of the lines, so the rod and reel are the shock absorbers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maximum12

Andy, I've never had that problem with FireLine, but I always use 8lb. or 10lb, & I've been using it for years. I suspect maybe you got a bad batch.

I had this problem with Power Pro as well, & although I know a lot of people like it & I probably just received a random crappy batch of line, it soured me on it. But unless there's something weak about the 6lb. line that would be my guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • walleyewalby
      Anyone been out yet? Ice Thickness please
    • walleyewalby
        Ice report on etwin lake and blue?
    • Harpenter
      I'm 4-5 hours South, but my cousin texted me yesterday and said guys are walking out from the North side of French.  He said there's still open water on the South side though.
    • eyeguy 54
      SCHACKOPEEEEEE  SATURDAY RAT
    • monstermoose78
      @river rat316 is turning into a walleye guy Boo!  Just let me know when you want to fish for gills again.
    • crappie king 42
      Moose is right. We fish the same area and all those lakes were sketchy with old sheets of ice and lots of open/skim ice. I have not been out this week but vetween my brother and friends i have heard the ice is all getting stronger. Idk if ive ever seen lakes freeze like this. Plus snow everyday makes it scary when u cant see the ice. No mater what dont go alone and just because u see people out there dont mean the ice is good. Lots of circumstanes this year where u have 6 inches in one spot and 5 feet away there is one inch 
    • Kettle
      Out of the north west part of the lake yesterday, found anywhere from 5-8 inches of ice.  Close to a few pressure ridges there was less than 3 inches.  There are a lot of patches of rough ice and pressure ridges so be careful.  Saw several places where spearer's were set up where they pushed the ice block under the ice and did not mark their holes, please people be cautions. 
    • cookie129
      Here's the scoop, Buddy Hillmen is now allowing 1/2 ton trucks with single axle wheel houses.. Also any size wheel house pulled by wheeler or side by side. Drive slow there's a bridge plate about a mile out. Do not try and cross berm to the south of road. I have all ready seen a couple tracks where they did not make it through. be safe use commom sense and enjoy such a grand lake. On a side note. Last weekend a small fish house was set up about 200 yards from me. Sunday I was driving by and noticed a plastic bag so I stopped to pick it up. It was pushed down into the augured hole and turned out to be a bag of poop. From now on I will be taking random pics of wheel houses and if I find that kind of crap again I will be reporting to dnr and expect a possible ticket in the mail.  
    • certified jumbo
      Some are fishing it.   But the winds kept parts open till Monday.  Be cautious as you go.  Ice thickness really varies.
    • Naturboy
      I checked ice earlier and there was 2 different ice sheets one was 4” ant that time and the other was 1 1/2”. The 1 1/2” ice was most of the lake. Be very careful on there.