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on March 21, 2007
Berkeley Fireline is a technological phenomenon because it might be the diameter of an 8 # test monofilament line, but Fireline will be a 20# test line. This means there are fewer "break offs" and with a 20# test line, the loss of lures to snags is lessened. You just pull the lure free.
This is a finely BRAIDED line, which is the secret of its tremendous strength. Visibility turns out not be a factor. However, if used for toothy fish such as Walleye or Pike or Muskellunge, a good 20# or 30# monofilament leader is an asset. Personally, I use a 40# monfilament leader.
Fireline can be connected to monofilament using a SAN DIEGO KNOT, which permits the connection to retain 95% of its original strength. (Knots are always the weakest link!)
There are other braided lines on the market. Most are quite good.