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Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Statton48] #13493904 03/30/20 12:44 PM
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Consider using the Shaw Grisby knot for Flouro, best knot for flouro. Palomar, great knot for mono or braid, Flouro is a different beast.

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Re: Red label 15lb [Re: GROD] #13493936 03/30/20 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by GROD
Just do the simple knot test to check the line. Simply tie a single regular knot, then pull both ends. If line breaks line is no good. If line is on a reel already, then pull some line out and repeat until you find good line. I keep my rods and reels in my garage so I do the test often.



You can break almost any line with this test.

Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Statton48] #13493937 03/30/20 01:12 PM
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Palomar is a very strong doubled line knot tied correctly, but you can’t cross the lines or cinch it above the over hand or it can cut the line. It’s also a very small knot that doesn’t have a lot of abrasion resistance.

I prefer bulkier knots that correct themselves when cinched down
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Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Statton48] #13494159 03/30/20 03:29 PM
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I bought some on sale at Cabela's. I've never used it before so thought I would try it out. Bought 12 and 15lb. 12 was used for cranking. Had a back lash and noticed it had quite a few abrasive spots. Noticed same using 15lb on trig. Several bad spots in line after only using on a couple trips out. I don't really like it and won't buy again. I bought some invizx that was on sale too and can tell a huge difference between the two lines. Obviously big difference in price too but may be worth it.

Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Statton48] #13494164 03/30/20 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Statton48
Bought some just recently from academy. Had to even open the wrapped package that holds 6-8 spools. Well last wknd, first flip, new line, good knot, broke off about a 3lbr.....checked the rod and all was good. 30 min later..... snap “maybe my fault” I gave her all I had and was a
Little closer than I thought. Well, it happened again and I threw that rod in the box. Took it out yesterday and I saw a little buck bass on a bed. Flipped in there, he ate it, set the hook and snap!!! I didn’t lay it to him or anything!!! Threw it down again and checked the rod and reel over real good when I got home. All
Checked out.

Has anyone gotten bad spools lately? I bought 3 more out of the same package, along with some 20lb that was new also. One break was at the rod top, others were down close to the knot. No frays, no knicks, and no curls or bent line from knot failure.

I used 10lb once and it kept breaking on the spool and the knot. I will only use invizx or equivalent now.


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Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Statton48] #13494568 03/30/20 07:39 PM
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hummmm, I've used Red label for the last 5 years or so and never had a problem with it (mostly 12lb ) but I have noticed in the last 3-4 weeks that I was getting a lot of fraying. had a 2 1/2 lber wrap me on a branch and it didn't break but it did fray. I've hung bigger fish in worse stuff in the past and never had that issue... BTW I got mine at Academy

Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Martinial] #13494753 03/30/20 09:29 PM
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ever considered the inexpensive yo zuri top knot? great flouro low memory abrasive resistant and low cost

Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Statton48] #13495125 03/31/20 02:09 AM
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Get some 20 Invizx and use big game on crank baits and learn how to tie a palomar knot. fish

Re: Red label 15lb [Re: Statton48] #13495253 03/31/20 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Statton48
Bought some just recently from academy. Had to even open the wrapped package that holds 6-8 spools. Well last wknd, first flip, new line, good knot, broke off about a 3lbr.....checked the rod and all was good. 30 min later..... snap “maybe my fault” I gave her all I had and was a
Little closer than I thought. Well, it happened again and I threw that rod in the box. Took it out yesterday and I saw a little buck bass on a bed. Flipped in there, he ate it, set the hook and snap!!! I didn’t lay it to him or anything!!! Threw it down again and checked the rod and reel over real good when I got home. All
Checked out.

Has anyone gotten bad spools lately? I bought 3 more out of the same package, along with some 20lb that was new also. One break was at the rod top, others were down close to the knot. No frays, no knicks, and no curls or bent line from knot failure.


I bought it one time and had the same experience. Never again.

Interestingly, I’ve had a great experience with Seagar Invis-X.


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