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Old 28-11-2017, 04:55 AM
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2lb Stren Microfuse

I just spooled up some 2lb Stren microfuse on one of my 1000 series reels. I've had the line sitting around so I thought I would give it a go. I had tied some 6lb vanish fluro leader on it and found it to cast terribly and snap at my leader knot twice in a 30 minute fishing session. Has anyone had any experiences, good or bad, with this line? I'm interested in any feedback. Cheers.
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Old 28-11-2017, 07:26 AM
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There may well be some bias nostalgia attached to my opinions on 2lb Microfuse but I still have a soft spot for that line and found it great when I used it. Strong as an Ox like all fused braids and doesn't (to a degree) have that typical rigidness fused lines can tend to have. Solely because of the diameter. Have you experimented with other knots?

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Old 28-11-2017, 07:24 PM
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Double the working end up and tie that to your leader.

Ive got some 2 / 3 lb fireline and thats thin and manageable, but did graze my eyes over some 1lb microfuse spools over the weekend at Anaconda for $10 a spool... I thought as i ran it through my fingers "just nope"...

Casting techniques need to be softened to allow the line to cope, cant think that this line will be comparable to say 4 or 6lb in cast-ability & resistance to dynamic shear forces that either flat or round lines go through, thermo fused lines will be a bit different to that of braids due to their binding structures and mfg processes.
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Old 29-11-2017, 10:59 PM
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I live and die by Stren Microfuse in 3lb. I also double it via a simple bimini to my leader.
Its getting harder to find these days.. luckily I bought a heap of bulk spools.
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