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    Berkley Ironsilk line
from Banjomarsh (  
5/31/2003 2:42:00 AM


 This Ironsilk line has got to be the worst monofilement line I have ever used. It maybe tough, it maybe abrasion resistant, but the knot strengh is terrible, I tried Palomor knot and Uni knot and Trilene knot and they all failed at the knot with hardly any pull. Also, it twists worse than anything I have used on a spinning reel. Just a few casts results in loops if you give it any slack. I just got some Realine and it seems to be very good, not enough experience to see if it is as good as the Spiderwire Super Mono that is the best I have ever used on a spinning reel.

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   hahahaha from fongster (  5/31/2003 3:30:00 AM
 I didn't get to test the know strength as I never got bit with it! That stuff practically glows in the water spooking the fish--it's a fat line too. I had to add a 3 foot maxima leader and instantly caught fish.

   Iron suck line from Triton180DC (  5/31/2003 9:37:00 AM
 I have to agree, although it is a great line when cast from a baitcaster, Ive been Broken off too many times right at the knot, I had it only on one reel, So its off with it and back on with MCCOYS Mean Green like all the rest of my reels


   I've found by talking and reading BFHP for every 1 who likes it... from Curado Kev  5/31/2003 9:38:00 AM
 At least 3 people have tried it and don't. They quit making the tournament strength and forced me to goto McCoy Mean Green and I LOVE IT....

   Stuff stinks from Kick'n Bass Fish Attractant  5/31/2003 1:49:00 PM
 I reported this when I was going to Mexico last year. I had just receveived some from the BAss Classic in AL and i was spooling up in the garage getting ready for Mexico around Christmas... took it out of the package, tied a over hand knot in it and gave a small yank... 20# test snapped like 6# test... I didn't think it would stand up too well against 150 fish a day and those 5# bass living in trees. I threw the entire spool away after one yank. Glad I did.

By the way... found out that Fireline is about 10 times better than Spiderline. Spider line breaks too easy, Fireline works great on spinning reels and will not break at all. Good stuff. Cos>

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   I will never use that stuff again! from Bill (  5/31/2003 3:54:00 PM
 I used berkley iron silk for probably 2 weeks before getting rid of it, it was the worst line I have ever tried. It has very poor knot strength(seems like everyone is noticing that), is very visible under water, and also seems very stiff and brittle. I switched to Trilene XT in 10, 12, and 20 pound test line and it works great.

   Iron Silk Sucks from BlazerSC (  5/31/2003 4:17:00 PM
 How did you guys get to fish with this stuff. I got a couple sample 14# spools at a tourney and put it on a reel and couldn't tie a knot it it without it breaking and its too thick diameter for me. AN40 SilverThread green only way to go. I've used SilverThread for alot of years now and every once in awhile I get to thinking something newer is better but it never turns out to be true like loosing a big bass and crankbait trying the new Stren. It seems the newer lines just cost more. BlazerSC

   I liked the stuff from Oldfishhead (  5/31/2003 9:57:00 PM
 Until I broke the 14# twice on hooksets the first and last trip out with it. I keep trying new line but always return to the old standby.....Big Game 15#. Wouldn't use it on spinning gear but it works fine for me on baitcasters.

   Iron Silk from dbenoit (  5/31/2003 10:18:00 PM
  Iron Silk is the best. Just not for fishing! Lost 2 today at Norton Res with 8 lb. when the junk broke . Sticking to the Fireline and XT

   For those of you who don't like Iron Silk... from Rob*Bass2xs*  6/1/2003 10:57:00 PM
 Curt Lytle (B.A.S.S. and FLW pro) will be making a post here on some very important tips when it comes to using Iron Silk. He uses it religously while flipping and made some very interesting discoveries about it. I'm not about to steal his thunder on this, I'll let you wait to hear what he says about it. I would expect him to post tomorrow or the next day. Just trust me on this, if you haven't thrown the spool away, don't! You may actually be surprised at how good it is.

   Will Curt post his address so we can send him ours? from mikesnow (  6/2/2003 2:55:00 AM
 He'll have to pay shipping. :)

   Hey Rob from RobShaw  6/2/2003 9:13:00 AM
 Heard you and Bobby had 'em figured out on Kerr Saturday. Good job!!that water level made it tough for me last week as I was helping Rodger pre-fish. Had I fished that tournament, I figure the best I could have done would have been 15 pounds at the most. Rodger caught lunker on one of my I feel I helped him a

   Rob....(and mike snow) from Rob*Bass2xs*  6/2/2003 10:27:00 PM
 Rob, We hammered them pretty good, I figured them out by 8:00 am and stayed on them all day long. Bobby lost two mules, one 15 minutes after blast-off and one 15 minutes before weigh-in. The first was 7+ and the second was 5-6. Guess his net man was a little slow (actually, I wish they got that close!). I liked the tip that you sent to me, I'll have to try deep cranking that jitterbug some day!!! LOL

Mike, You can e-mail Curt on your request, he posts his address on his web site "". I'm not trying to sell the stuff to anyone, heck I don't get a commission on it (neither does Curt for that matter). He uses it extensively and that is saying something for someone who's livelihood depends on catching fish. I spoke to him today and he is planning on posting tomorrow afternoon, he's out doing a photo shoot today. I too had stopped using the higher test Iron Silk (25#-30#) until he explained to me what I was doing wrong. The results speak for themselves, as you can see from above, I won my BASS Federation's Region Tournament on Kerr Reservoir. Just some quick facts, I flipped all day (25# Iron Silk), in heavy cover (flooded bushes and trees), and clear water (4'-5' visability) and I never broke-off a fish. I guess I'm just saying don't write it off just yet, you may be pleasently surprised.



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