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Counterfeit fishing line? #12699510
04/02/18 03:56 PM
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I have been using Seaguar Invizx fishing line for a number of years and have been incredibly satisfied with its performance. Having said that, a few years ago I purchased a bulk spool off Ebay. It was horrible. I wouldn't bet my life on it but I felt like it was a counterfeit. I did notice that it was not as I will desribe it "mechanically" wound like all the other spools that I had gotten. I just received a new 1000 yd spool sold by Amazon and it is wound the same way. I am concerned. Flourocarbon is so darn expensive, I love getting a good price but sure don't want to be purchasing a fradulent product. Anyone have any credible information regarding this type of thing? I had hoped that Amazon might be more reliable!

Thanks!

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Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12699523
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I had bad luck with some stuff I got off of ebay also. I broke several times on hook set, took it all off and started over.

Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12699534
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Probably Vanish on an InvizX spool


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Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12699541
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http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/12667550/Re:_invizx_fishing_line#Post12667550


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Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12699579
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I would bet the stuff from amazon isn’t fake


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Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: M. Alexander] #12699582
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Well that is good to know that bulk spools no longer have "level winding". However, I still have some concerns about counerfeit line in general.

Thanks!

Originally Posted By: M. Alexander
http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/12667550/Re:_invizx_fishing_line#Post12667550

Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12699605
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Drop a note, an email, to the company and ask them if they are aware of any counterfeiting of their lines.

I know it is being done in other areas and EBay is a common avenue for delivery. I believe it all started with wristwatches and has devolved from there.

Brad

Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12699877
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Its out there, seen some seaguar red label, I wonder if some of it didn't make it into walmart because they had some red label that was level winded and some that was not...

Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12700332
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Here's an old video of your problem and how to tell fake from genuine.

https://www.bdoutdoors.com/buyer-beware-fake-seaguar-fluorocarbon/

Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12700341
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With just about anything I order on Amazon, I get an email from the seller within a few days asking for feed back. That may be an opportunity to discuss your concerns with them.


Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: El Skeeter] #12700411
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Yea, I saw a couple of videos like that. Never sure how to process some of what I find/see on the internet.

Originally Posted By: El Skeeter
Here's an old video of your problem and how to tell fake from genuine.

https://www.bdoutdoors.com/buyer-beware-fake-seaguar-fluorocarbon/

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Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: Brad R] #12700414
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I did earlier today. I wonder if they will respond.

Originally Posted By: Brad R
Drop a note, an email, to the company and ask them if they are aware of any counterfeiting of their lines.

I know it is being done in other areas and EBay is a common avenue for delivery. I believe it all started with wristwatches and has devolved from there.

Brad

Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12700467
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3000 yard rolls of seaguar bulk spools are not precision spooled. 1000 yard rolls should be

Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12700478
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The last thing I will be a cheap a## about is line


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Re: Counterfeit fishing line? [Re: saskeeter] #12700490
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I bought some years ago and broke off on hooksets. Threw it in trash but others never had issues so idk


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