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  1. Not much different than a uni to uni knot but ends up with better results
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  3. If tying at home I always burn the end of both my fireline and flourocarbon and if I tie it properly using a uni to uni knot with about 9 turns on the braid and only a few turns on the 40 lb leader it doesnt slip. Im using original 20lb Smoke.
  4. I always tie my leader to braid connection with a uni to uni knot, are you guys saying there is not a good chance of this knot holding with the new Ultra 8. It works fine with the 4 strand original line. would be using 20lb ultra 8 tied to 30-40lb flourocarbon. Not looking at getting into tying fancy knots in the field.
  5. I am using original 20 lb FireLine on a Shimano Aero Technium 10000XSB, previously I was using 40lb Seagaur Kanzen which I believe has a similar actual break strength as 20 lb Fireline. The Kanzen was a good line that casts well but I would have a lot of trouble with wind knots. If others are having issues with wind knots and long cast reels I would suggest 20 lb FireLine. Not sure about the older Penn reels, but if the issue is wind Knots I think FireLine would solve the problem
  6. Thank you for all you do with the line testing, this is good to know. I will probably stay with 20lb original as I have never had any trouble with it, just thought it may have got even better.
  7. PM sent
  8. I would consider selling mine, I will PM you tomorrow
  9. Ya I know, Maybe I will buy a 300 yd spool first
  10. Thanks for the response. What pound test are you using ? I currently use 20 and was considering going down to 17 for top water at the canal
  11. Looking to buy a bulk spool of line and due to wind knot trouble with my long cast reel I have been using Fireline Original 20lb with no problens. I am curious now that the Super 8 has been out for a while how those that have used it feel it compares to the original as far as strength, abrasion, knot strength, and casting distance. I use a Uni to Uni currently to tie to my flourocarbon with no troubles and have had no trouble with breakoffs. As happy as I am with the original is it possible I would like the Ultra 8 in 17lb or 20lb even more ? Also I have been using the smoke color and use this particular rod mostly for top water, does anyone have an opinion on smoke color vs crystal for top water plugging with the occasional stick shad. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
  12. I have never quite understood fighting communism as a country only later to enrich a communist nation that has little value for human rights and a deep hatred of our way of life. I would love this country to boycott all chinese made products as most of us could do without 70% of the uneccesary chinese pieces of crap we have wasted our money on.
  13. I enjoyed my Frontier X, but after receiving the new front half which I paid $300 plus shipping for, I sold the rod. Would I purchase another Frontier X, Im not sure... Its a lot of money knowing if it breaks under warranty you may have a battle to get it replaced.
  14. ODM did the same thing to me, broke my Frontier X and was told it didnt look like a mechanical defect, end of story, offered to sell me new top piece at a discounted $300 plus shipping, which as painful as it was I accepted due to the owner in no way accepting responsibility. I felt the owner was very unresponsive and with ODM you can forget "the customers always right".