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#11722674 - 07/14/16 02:18 PM Line Conditioner Questions
tbates Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
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Loc: Lubbock
Bought line conditioner to loosen the memory in some of my fluorocarbon leaders, but ever used the stuff before. I have a couple questions...

1) Do you simply just spray it on the line as it rests on the reel, do I have to work it in somehow?

2) Does anyone condition their braid?

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#11722680 - 07/14/16 02:19 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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1) Yes

2) Yes
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#11722681 - 07/14/16 02:19 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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At the beginning and end of the day make an average cast, spray, reel about half way, spray, reel the rest spray. The end.
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#11722801 - 07/14/16 03:21 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I believe the KVD line conditioner says to spray it on and let it dry a few minutes before using. I spray it on the night before, and, on the water, spray it on and dry 10 minutes or so. But there are several different conditioners as I'm sure you have seen.
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#11722805 - 07/14/16 03:23 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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If you haven't already, you can use the search mode on this forum and get a lot of info and opinions on this subject.
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#11723091 - 07/14/16 06:32 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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I'll save you the search. Save your money. NOTHING can make the line magically have no memory. Of course, that's my opinion.
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#11724227 - 07/15/16 10:13 AM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: SteezMacQueen]
forkduc Offline
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A good stretching before fishing is a big help.

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#11724353 - 07/15/16 11:09 AM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
propman Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
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I always spray KVD and stretch my FC the night before a trip.

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#11724514 - 07/15/16 12:44 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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Stretching is a key and line conditioner won't hurt.

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#11724526 - 07/15/16 12:52 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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The other thing I do, is I spray some on a piece of paper towel and hold it between my fingers when I'm putting line on a reel. Good stuff

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#11724541 - 07/15/16 01:00 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 391
Loc: Bossier City, LA
I've used them(line magic and kvd stuff) and I think they help some. But for flouro best thing I've found is to hook up to something solid then back up 100' or so and pull tight(not hard like a hook set just steady tension) and hold for a minute or so then reel back in. No kinks after that!! If you do it the night before you are good for the next day. Doesn't hurt to add your line stuff then too.


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#11725036 - 07/15/16 05:33 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: bassmanrudy]
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+2 what everyone is saying. I use Seaguar fluorocarbon and generally the night before, I will walk out about 100-150' stretch it out, reel in about 20' spray some KVD line conditioner, reel up another 20-30' spray again and repeat all the way in. Plus it gives you an idea if there are any weak spots in your line too... Once I'm done with all my rods and reels, I will spray down the spools one more time to be sure I got it all coated.
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#11725175 - 07/15/16 07:09 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: bassmanrudy]
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with all the rods I have.. I'd be up all night!!! roflmao

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#11725200 - 07/15/16 07:22 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: wishn4fishn]
Lee in Texas Offline
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Whew, roflmao thought I might be the only one.
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Originally Posted By: wishn4fishn
with all the rods I have.. I'd be up all night!!! roflmao
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#11725207 - 07/15/16 07:26 PM Re: Line Conditioner Questions [Re: tbates]
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Anyone use Reel Snot?
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