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Fabric softener as a line conditioner? #13607184 06/25/20 01:03 AM
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Think I recall Swindel mention this a while back. Anybody try it?? I’ve used KVD’s stuff and thought it was ok, just bought a bottle of reel magic....I usually just attach my line to something and stretch a bit as well. Thoughts?


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Re: Fabric softener as a line conditioner? [Re: i-Fish] #13607202 06/25/20 01:21 AM
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From what I've read, don't use reel magic on fluorocarbon line. I've never had a problem with it on mono but it's not good for fluorocarbon. I use the KVD stuff with good results.


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Originally Posted by bsouth401
From what I've read, don't use reel magic on fluorocarbon line. I've never had a problem with it on mono but it's not good for fluorocarbon. I use the KVD stuff with good results.


Where did you hear this rubbish...I use reel magic on my flouro and have no issues with at all. Granted, I very rarely need to use it on my Sunline Sniper, but I do use it.

Re: Fabric softener as a line conditioner? [Re: i-Fish] #13607290 06/25/20 02:48 AM
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Fabric softener works great on mono. When my saltwater castnets get older and harder I soak them often and it softens them right up. Not sure how you'd use it on spooled line though as I soak my nets in a bucket. I doubt the fabric softener would be very good for the reel itself but there may be a way to make it work. I just re-spool. And I have never wasted money on bottled softeners and such because i feel that again, if it needs softening then it needs re-spooling with new mono.

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Never had no problem with reel magic, been using it for years.

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Originally Posted by rut-roe
Never had no problem with reel magic, been using it for years.

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The actual line conditioner is inexpensive enough that I will just keep buying the real thing. Then again I really do not have a need for it much at all. Occasionally I use it but far from regularly.

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The fabric softener is for use on heavy braid line to soften it up. It is a noticeable difference


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Re: Fabric softener as a line conditioner? [Re: i-Fish] #13607403 06/25/20 10:46 AM
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Never tried that... I’ve used KVD and reel magic. I really see the difference on fluorocarbon.

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On new cast nets this is used to make the fibers more pliable. Soak the entire net in a bucket with fabric softner. Works well.


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Originally Posted by bsouth401
From what I've read, don't use reel magic on fluorocarbon line. I've never had a problem with it on mono but it's not good for fluorocarbon. I use the KVD stuff with good results.

This is not correct in any way.

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Originally Posted by i-Fish
Think I recall Swindel mention this a while back. Anybody try it?? I’ve used KVD’s stuff and thought it was ok, just bought a bottle of reel magic....I usually just attach my line to something and stretch a bit as well. Thoughts?


I wouldn't really do this with Floro. Really stretched Floro becomes brittle.

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From what I've read, don't use reel magic on fluorocarbon line. I've never had a problem with it on mono but it's not good for fluorocarbon. I use the KVD stuff with good results.


Where did you hear this rubbish...I use reel magic on my flouro and have no issues with at all. Granted, I very rarely need to use it on my Sunline Sniper, but I do use it.


I don't know if there is any validity to this but this is where I read it. https://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/7896445/2
I use the KVD stuff from time to time and like it. I will say though, I never had a problem with reel magic. I just like the KVD stuff better. If you use the reel magic and like it, Rock on!

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If you contact any of the makers of the floro they will tell you it doesnt work on floro since it doesnt absorb... that said I contacted seaguar to see if there is a conditioner that will work on tatsu because reelx and kvd and some other home brew i bought all work great when applied but after sitting the line is pitted and jacked up and brittle... they said "line conditioner will have no effect" I replied back Ummm did you read what I said, Im asking if there is one that wont make the line brittle and pitted... no reply... apparently they are incapable of buying a bottle of conditioner and knowing wtf they are saying.


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