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#1 chumfish

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Posted January 22 2011 - 01:17 PM

....Such as 'Line Butter'.





I saw it in a catalog and am wondering if there are any real benefits.


Anyone use line conditioners?

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Posted January 22 2011 - 03:20 PM

I use "Reel Magic" and it does bring mono back into shape. On my anchor rod I use 40lb mono & it takes a beating day i and day out. Live bait rigs sliding up & down, other folks tangling up in it, lures cast over, all sorts of stuff, at the end of the day a spritz of Reel Magic and it is almost good as new. I get 2 months of use on what used to be weekly change.

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Posted January 23 2011 - 11:49 AM

Can't tell in the salt because I'm always in the dark.

Freshwater-especially with ultra lite (trout) and LMB (10# Fireline) I get more distance OR get my usual distance back using reel magic.

#4 wchestnut

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Posted January 23 2011 - 11:51 AM

i have reel magic and it seems like it may have hurt SW stealth braid. I'm not sure that i will use it again on braid.. maybe fusion line...

It does work well on mono for sure.

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Posted January 23 2011 - 12:19 PM

Picked some up...curious as well. I use almost exclusively braid.
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Posted January 23 2011 - 01:43 PM

I don't know what the advantage of a line conditioner on braid would be.

I've put it on braid and noticed nothing.

It does make a diff on mono.

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Posted January 23 2011 - 03:30 PM

Used to spray wd40 on braid.





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Posted January 23 2011 - 06:01 PM

I can see it making mono slippery and helping it lay on the spool. Braid is so much more rough not sure how it could coat it enough to smooth it even a little bit.





I'll choose one of my reels as a guinea pig and report back on casting distance increase (if any) and if the retrieve was smoother at all on the guides.





Hmmmmm
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Posted January 23 2011 - 06:23 PM

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Posted January 23 2011 - 07:01 PM

I have been using the reel magic for years. I spray it on my


reels, wipe down my rods with it, and spray it on my line.


I never had a problem spraying it on mono or braid. I just


started using the Penn brand cleaner. it is also an excellent


product.
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Posted January 24 2011 - 12:11 AM

heard good things about reel magic and used it once on my smaller setup

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Posted January 24 2011 - 12:48 PM


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Originally Posted by Tagman
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I have been using the reel magic for years. I spray it on my
reels, wipe down my rods with it, and spray it on my line.
I never had a problem spraying it on mono or braid. I just
started using the Penn brand cleaner. it is also an excellent
product.





Was there ever any evidence of damage to the braid?

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Posted January 24 2011 - 01:05 PM

Going to let my reels simmer in bunker oil...you get some lubrication plus you have 200yds or dropper smell! Good casting too!

Yeah long term stuff I am curious about...

OK here is the deal.

Reel Magic-appears to work well
WD-40-appears to work well but I am worried about the smell turning off fish
Line conditioner I have and I don't mind giving it a shot on at least one of my reels and I'll try to do a before and after. Now if it only wasn't -12 with the wind chill
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Posted January 24 2011 - 02:40 PM

last year I soaked a spool of braid in a bowl of hair conditioner and water. I let it soak for about 24hrs. I wanted to see if it would get rid of the stiffness of new braid that leads to windknots.
It worked so well, I did it to all my spools.
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Posted January 24 2011 - 08:23 PM


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Originally Posted by MightyMouse
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Was there ever any evidence of damage to the braid?







I never had any damage to my braid. I spray my spools down with either


the reel magic or the penn spray, and it keeps everything working nice


including the line.
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