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andy1_i
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

baitdigger yes im still using F1, i now have black 20lb + 25lb and 18lb titanium,and havent had any reel problems,i found that over time abrasion will take its toll though and then shock knots can be a problem,but i solved this by stripping back atleast 30ft of line (yes alot i know).im happy with the stuff,mind you im not fishing over excessively rough ground,so that may help,mostly sandy and shingle beaches around my way.yes it does seem wirey at first (my thoughts exactly) but fine once bedded in.

all the best

Andy

ps i did pick up the spool of 20lb at half price (new) tackle shop was having a closing down sale sad
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

A couple of my mates swear by it and wont use anything else.I guess I just had a bad experience ( on two reels the same day). May be I should give it another go. I have some 'Varivas suspend' that I was given to try. Its been very good but it come s in 'Old Gold' and the visibilty is not great especially fishing two rods at night, I like to be able to see where the lines are.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

yes i have a "night line vision" problem with the F1,but a good headlamp sorts that,it can be irritating,as there is alot of groyne marks i fish and have to make sure i dont wrap my gear around them crying crying .

its good to hear your willing to give it another go though,alot of people just dont touch stuff again after one bad experience sad

all the best

Andy
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

~~i have a great headlamp, just dodgy eyes cool cool cool
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've just bought a 4oz spool of 20lb. First impressions are that it's nice and thin. Wound onto my reel quite nicely, and the one knot I tied didn't slide together as easy as some of the line i've used but that's no problem.

I've not yet cast with it or fished with it so don't have any idea about abrasion/stretch etc properties. I've used yellow,blue,red,clear in the past but...decided I'd go for black. Maybe then when i'm fishing in the summer people won't walk into my line angry
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

I think you will have the same problem with the black line, flying birds certainly cant see it. Red is the only colour that seems to deter birds and people.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think it'll make a diffrence...a black line against a bright sky should do the trick. If not i'll get some braid and start chopping off limbs/heads.. it's not like anyones going to miss these idiots smug
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Just re- spooled two reels, one with red ice one with F1 both in 18lb. Snapped three Albright Knots on the F1 tying the leader, doesnt fill me with confidence for tonights session so I'm going to take some back-up reels. Last chance for the F1.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

blimey baitdigger thats really bad fella !! your luck with the F1 doesnt seem good,switch to the red ice winking ,gotta stick to what works for you.

lol maybe its something in the air lol big grin

Andy
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

After last night the F1is where it belongs, in the bin. I did a few casts with a plain lead to help it bed in, got confident enough to start whacking it and fished away for a few hours then for no reason a big fizz and my reel looked like Stevie Wonders' Hair.
Stripped it this morning and found it snapped in three seperate places on the reel???, dont know how it happened as I was only doing 50-70 yard lobs for bass.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

just filled one of my multi's for tonights session with high vis F1 ( normally use red ice or sensor ) so lets hope you just had a bad spool or i'm gonna be seriously annoyed at blowing a tenner on it
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

i must say though,not sure if i mentioned it but i use F1 on a fixed spool,so i cannot vouch for its performance on a multi,sorry my bad

Andy
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

quick review of last nights test , no problems at all , leader knot stength was fine , no crack off's ( although i was using a shock leader ) , did have 1 major birdie due to line being wrapped around the tip ring and me not checking it before the cast and the line was fine after the unpicking process with no kinks or noticeable damage ,

so all in all it gets the thumbs up so far cool
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

dose the F1 suffer with line twist ??? ian
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Most lines will suffer from line twist if not put on the reel correctly winking
 
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