Originally posted by: jignpig on 3/3/2007 10:57:38 AM
i am starting to read several posts on this new fireline crystal. i fished recently with a good friend who used it during our trip. he is a professional fisherman and he was not impressed with it at all. neither was i. it is certainly far from invisible. in the water it looks like what it is - a milky white colored string. i'm not sayin' it's not a good product b/c i'm sure it is very strong, sensitive, durable and stretch-proof just like regular fireline. just don't buy it expecting superline properties with flourocarbon invisibility. i like fireline but i am really a big fan of powerpro and stren superbraid. one trick i use is to take a black sharpie or other permanent marker and color 2-6 inch segments every few inches from your lure on up for about 3-4 ft. this alternating black, geen, black, green, etc. color scheme really "camoflauges" the line and breaks it up in the water. many times i have outfished guys in the same boat using the exact same bait presentation in clear water situations when they were using FLOUROCARBON! don't get me wrong, not braggin' on my fishin', it's just a testament to how well this works. and it should - i learned about it from and article by the "bass professor" himself - doug hannon. reason i bring this up is that the new crystal fireline seems pretty expensive and in my opinion you have a better and more "invisible" line using the method i described above. give it a try and keep that sharpie handy in your tacklebox. you may just need it to sign autographs when you win the big tourney using this method. i hope you do. <!--graemlin::)--> anyway, just thought i'd pass this on. good fishin' to all of ya.