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Bud Kennedy

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Fishing Line Evolution
« on: August 19, 2020, 03:06:21 PM »

Lets see.  When I was a kid, My dad gave me a casting reel that had black dacron style fishing line.  Then mono came into being and there were a whole bunch of flavors of that, the next new line was braid and now there have been a whole bunch of those flavors.  Move on now to flouro and now there is a bunch of that out there.  I wonder what the next generation of line will be.
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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2020, 04:20:04 PM »

No line
We will use remote control baits hook, play and retrieve fish with a Joy Stick
This with the new electronics is all you need.
Boy am I glad I so old I never see this too much joy the old fashion way no matter the line
JUST A OLD FARTS OPINION & RANT
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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 04:26:53 PM »

Bud I forgot about that dark colored line. Be advised you are giving your age away, and mine.

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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 05:22:27 PM »

I still have a rod with dacron line that my dad gave ne in the 1960's.

Interesting note. Dacron was a brand name made of polyethelene or PE - the same basic material today's braids are made from.

Yes, the formulations, coatings etc have changed, but at their heart they are the same old PE us geezers fished with way back then.

As the old saying goes "the more things change the more they stay the same".

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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2020, 05:47:22 PM »

Braid with the invisibility of fluoro would be sweeeeeet.
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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2020, 08:04:04 PM »

I actually find myself liking mono more and more these days lol


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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2020, 04:58:58 AM »

Remember when Dupont/Stren made Prime. A line within a line. How about fluro with a small mono outer line or my dream fluro with a small braid inter line. Got to see Stren line being made. I worked for Dupont at the time.
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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2020, 06:36:22 AM »

Bud I forgot about that dark colored line. Be advised you are giving your age away, and mine.


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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 11:04:12 AM »

i grew up with dacron line.  it came in camo, and black.  and, that is why i believe fish do not become line shy.  i fished the same pond day after day, catching the same bass over and over, and they never did become harder to catch.  so, if those bass in that pond never became line shy, where did we get this new breed of bass that can reason?? 

glad i grew up when i did, and you actually learned on your own from experience and not by just what you read.  believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see lo.

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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2020, 12:54:31 PM »

When I was a kid, I only recall Berkley and Shakespere monos.  I honestly don't think there will be any huge break through in new technology. The R and D verses return of investment to bring out something marketable just doesn't seem plausible right now.  ;PEP)
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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2020, 01:45:17 PM »

i grew up with dacron line.  it came in camo, and black.  and, that is why i believe fish do not become line shy.  i fished the same pond day after day, catching the same bass over and over, and they never did become harder to catch.  so, if those bass in that pond never became line shy, where did we get this new breed of bass that can reason?? 

glad i grew up when i did, and you actually learned on your own from experience and not by just what you read.  believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see lo.

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Love this comment some of my biggest fish were pulled off using only moss green braid . Before all this “should use  this for this” and “that for that” info come flooding into my life


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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2020, 05:17:09 AM »

I actually find myself liking mono more and more these days lol


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Re: Fishing Line Evolution
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2020, 06:18:36 AM »

I think they still offer Dacron line for fly fishing, several years back I saw it advertised.
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