Berkley Fireline Ultra 8 – Christmas Test

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B.A.S.S. AUSTRALIA NATION
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fireline Ultra 8 delivers a line that is incredibly strong and abrasion resistant yet long casting and user friendly, resisting wind knots like never before. Optimised for spin reels Fireline Ultra 8 is ideal for all light to medium lure fishing applications.

The unique fusing process using heat to molecularly bind thousands of Dyneema fibres gives Fireline Ultra 8 more body than regular braids. The body and heft of

After testing the new Fireline Ultra 8 over Christmas on some quality bass at Lake Boondooma and then stepping up to the salt to chase some hard pulling spotted Mackerel, we have to say that we are more than impressed with performance of the cast ability, knot strength and all round smoothness of the line.

Malachy McGrath with a nice 75cm Spot from Moreton Bay.

Using it matched with the Berkley Vanish in 8lb on Lake Boondooma we managed over 60 fish for 3 days fishing, with the 3 best bass being 52 cm, 51cm & 50cm. Added to that collection was a huge size range of bass and some ultra large yellow belly, where the line had no issues and flawless performance. We fished a number of techniques including soft plastic jig presentation, the ever popular spoons, deep water spinnerbaits, vibes and even some jerk baiting, and the line worked fine with all these techniques.

As always Luren Kelly ctaches the big bass that measured over 52cm's.

Moving offshore we have caught good numbers of mackerel including Spots, Small Spanish and Schoolies and again the line cast incredibly far and had zero wind knots or knot breakages. Of course the occasional bite off does happen when chasing pelagic toothies, but we put the hurt to a lot of fish over the couple of sessions offshore and the line came up trumps.

We used the Fireline Ultra 8 6lb Crystal during the freshwater sessions matched to 8lb Vanish Fluorocarbon with an Albright improved knot, and we matched the heavier 30lb in Flame Green to a much heavier 60lb Flurocarbon leader on a Bimini Twist knot and we had no issues at all.

Tournament Director Drew McGrath with a 53 cm Golden Perch using the new Fireline Ultra 8.

Fireline Ultra 8 delivers a line that is incredibly strong and abrasion resistant yet long casting and user friendly, resisting wind knots like never before. Optimised for spin reels Fireline Ultra 8 is ideal for all light to medium lure fishing applications.

The unique fusing process using heat to molecularly bind thousands of Dyneema fibres gives Fireline Ultra 8 more body than regular braids. The body and heft of Fireline Ultra 8 delivers unique handling properties and superb manageability. More tolerant of line twist than traditional soft braids, Fireline Ultra 8 performs exceptionally well on spinning reels meaning less loose loops and less wind knots on the water.

The 8 strand fusing process also gives Fireline Ultra 8 several significant advantages.

Fireline Ultra 8 is 4X more abrasion resistant than original Fireline, often regarded as the benchmark in toughness. Ultra 8 stands up to structure such as mangroves, barnacles, reef and wrecks. That means more fish in the boat.

Rounder and smoother, Fireline Ultra 8 casts 10% further than traditional Fireline expanding your fishing zone.

Fireline Ultra 8 retains superb knot strength and near zero stretch delivering a telegraphic feel for structure and strikes.

The unique fusing process produces a round profile that resists digging into the spool under heavy loads and never separates like many standard braids.

New Fireline Ultra 8 thermally fuses 8 braided strands to create a line that is 4X More Abrasion Resistant and casts 10% further than traditional Fireline while retaining that Fireline sensitivity and manageability.

 

RRP 150m $34.99

RRP 300m $67.99

 

Fireline Ultra 8 is available in Crystal, Flame Green and Blaze Orange colourations.

6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 25 and 30lb breaking strains. 150m and 300m spools.