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#11437741 - 02/24/16 09:50 PM new line at Academy
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
Gliss Monotex Fishing Line,..I ve heard that this is good stuff, and I see that Academy has it now,
its listed in this weeks newsletter..any one got any insights,..I saw on here that Amarillo Joe had used it and liked it,.. fish

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#11437750 - 02/24/16 09:52 PM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
Bissett Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4089
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
I don't think I've heard of it. Is it new? And how much are they selling it for?
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#11437847 - 02/24/16 10:33 PM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1840
Loc: Lantana,Tx
I haven't used any personally, but have heard from others that it may leave little to be desired YMMV

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#11437881 - 02/24/16 11:00 PM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
BarryH Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 514
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
We have it here at Oak Ridge (but now that I know Academy has it, I might have to rethink that! grin).

If I understand correctly, it is a line that was developed and sold by a company in the UK (WFT). I think it's been available there for awhile. Ardent appears to have recently licensed U.S. sales.

It's a new line that uses a completely new technology. Basically, it is extruded like mono but it has the characteristics of braid (it doesn't stretch and it floats).

Here's the best part: It is about 1/4 the diameter of mono. The 40# test is the same diameter as 10# mono. The 24# test is the same as 6# mono. The 18# and 12#, well, who can see them to tie a knot???

Feedback has best mostly positive. The one caveat: it is a SLICK line so make sure that you're tying a knot that will not slip out.

150-yard spool sells for $14.99. We've got it in green and yellow.
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#11437894 - 02/24/16 11:19 PM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 9991
Loc: North Texas
I think this was mentioned here a year or two ago, but it had not officially hit the market in the US. What Barry mentioned sounds right, but I thought it was Swedish or something, not UK. I'm interested in it, for sure, but I'm waiting for some real world feedback.
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#11437952 - 02/25/16 03:32 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
txfsh Offline
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Registered: 03/28/04
Posts: 283
Loc: Weatherford
I bought a spool of 18lb test about a month ago. It is super thin and slick and I thought it was going to be the next big thing! I couldn't wait to use it. The next day I showed it to my fishing buddy and told him how strong it was and he, like me was very impressed. I used it that morning and caught my first fish with it and it was great! Then it went down hill from there! The second fish broke off on the hookset, then the third broke off again on the hookset. Both were probably dinks. thinking the knot was slipping I tied a diffrent knot and when I cinched down the knot and gave it a tug the line snapped about 3 inches from the hook! And yes I did wet the line before I cinched it so the line wasn't burnt. Needless to say after spending $14 for the line I was a bit PO'ed. I quit using that pole the rest of the day. I was going to strip the reel and put some of my trustworthy Silver Thread back on it but after spending $14 for the line I figured I'd give it another try just to make sure. I took it with me a second time and made sure I cut off 5-6 feet of the line in case it had a weak spot. It didn't take long before I got my first bite, went to set the hook, and the line broke off at the reel this time. I don't try to cross their eyes on my hooksets and mostly use 10lb Silver Thread so I know this line should have more than held up. This is my story with this trash line and will never use it again but if your willing to put out $14 bucks for it, its your money.


Edited by txfsh (02/25/16 03:37 AM)
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#11437962 - 02/25/16 05:27 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
NjTexan Offline
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Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 122
Loc: Kyle,Texas
Hmmm..sounds like Vanish

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#11437976 - 02/25/16 05:57 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
papamark Offline
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Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
Cant go wrong with Silver Thread - banana

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#11438210 - 02/25/16 08:16 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: lipjerk]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Originally Posted By: lipjerk
I haven't used any personally, but have heard from others that it may leave little to be desired YMMV


I've also had a buddy that tried it. He was very impressed until he put it in the water. He broke it several times. Sounds like it's not all it's cracked up to be.

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#11438227 - 02/25/16 08:23 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
bogey Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 14806
Loc: plano
You guys saved me $14. Thanks cheers
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#11438346 - 02/25/16 09:08 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
fosterfence Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 178
Loc: Kingwood,TX
Does the silver thread sink? Is it a copolymer or mono?

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#11438449 - 02/25/16 09:47 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
txfsh Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/04
Posts: 283
Loc: Weatherford
Its a copolymer line and yes it sinks. Best stuff I have ever found. Like papamark said, you just cant go wrong with Silver Thread. Only problem is it is hard to find around here. I order it on Amazon and get the 3000 yard spools.


Edited by txfsh (02/25/16 09:50 AM)
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#11438536 - 02/25/16 10:15 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 2914
Loc: Between here and there
Used Silver Thread for close to 30 yrs NEVER had a problem IMO best line made 17lb AN40 is the bomb also love their fluoro Tacklewarehouse and Lurenet are the places to get it from
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#11438539 - 02/25/16 10:16 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1627
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Tackle Warehouse has it too. They have quite a few strength selections in 300 and 3000 yards, I believe. I have used it since it was introduced as well.

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#11438566 - 02/25/16 10:28 AM Re: new line at Academy [Re: JIM SR.]
Fishingking Online   happy
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Registered: 12/11/13
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Big Game just keeps on working.

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