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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    Thanks for the feedback. When I drive down from Arkansas it usually takes all night to get there early Thursday....fish all day and Friday and sometimes a little on Saturday before heading back. Trying to maximize my fishing time.....but it is sounding more and more like a trip to J&M to get line put on might be my best option.

    Midwestexile...I bought a bulk spool of another brand of line. It was rotten from the time I opened the box and a complete waste of money. I'm a little spooked about buying those, especially at these prices.

    Fin, I've had some great experience with Big Game myself. I've had trouble trying to brake that stuff on purpose -- but the casting distance I got out of the Illusion was very impressive. I knew it stood up to the two days of spanish fishing with flying colors -- but at these prices two days isn't much experience to go on.

    Yep....its settled.....I'm going to J&M. Hey John, do you take Academy gift cards?







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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    [quote author=Rich1 link=topic=413.msg3662#msg3662 date=1325081330]
    [size=10pt]Yep....its settled.....I'm going to J&M. Hey John, do you take Academy gift cards?[/size]
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    [size=12pt]I always ask Santa for J & M Gift Cards only, and that’s the only thing on my list![/size]

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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    Every line manufacture offers me free line except for one,Momoi.The day I quit using Illusion on my king rod is because something better has come along.The only problem I've ever had with it, is being too strong to pop off fish at the pier.I never change out a whole spool of line on my reels,I either top shot whatever backing is on the spool or blood knot mono to mono.If you pay attention you may see one or two splices peel of my reel on a long run.I don't care how strong or fresh my line is 200 yards down in the spool because seldom do you have more than 5lbs of drag applied.That top 50yds is a different story,that line is always in the water and when you have a big fish close to the pier,it better be flawless.

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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    hi vis 16 lb high catch Momoi for me and my wife, she deserves the best, Thanks Pete and John for turning me onto that great line. Please keep on selling it. :headbang:

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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    [quote author=john g link=topic=413.msg3664#msg3664 date=1325090256]
    Every line manufacture offers me free line except for one,Momoi.[size=14pt]The day I quit using Illusion on my king rod is because something better has come along.[/size]The only problem I've ever had with it, is being too strong to pop off fish at the pier.I never change out a whole spool of line on my reels,I either top shot whatever backing is on the spool or blood knot mono to mono.If you pay attention you may see one or two splices peel of my reel on a long run.I don't care how strong or fresh my line is 200 yards down in the spool because seldom do you have more than 5lbs of drag applied.That top 50yds is a different story,that line is always in the water and when you have a big fish close to the pier,it better be flawless.
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    Thank you, sir. That is exactly what I was hoping to hear. See you in April.

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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    [quote author=Rich1 link=topic=413.msg3613#msg3613 date=1324902265]
    [size=10pt]I condition my line with Reel Magic regularly. [/size]
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    [size=12pt]Anybody got a review on Reel Magic?[/size]

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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    I personally don't use Illusion on spinning reels, it is too stiff for my liking. I do like its qualities on conventional reels, the way I fish conventionals.

    This is the best advice you will ever read concerning fishing line:[quote author=john g]I don't care how strong or fresh my line is 200 yards down in the spool because seldom do you have more than 5lbs of drag applied.That top 50yds is a different story,that line is always in the water and when you have a big fish close to the pier,it better be flawless.
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    Opinions are cheap concerning one line over another, no matter how heart felt or true any one opinion may be. This isn't an opinion, it is a fact. A fact that any fisherman, that is qualified to state an opinion, should know and understand. If they truth were to be known the first 5 feet are the most important, several times more important than the next 145 feet of the first 50 yards.

    This is also good advice:
    Quote Originally Posted by the original pier pest
    I will just stick to getting my line from John. It hasn't failed me yet and I have caught some huge fish on it.
    The reason this is good advice is because good fresh line from a reliable source is better than line of questionable heritage that may have the same label. No matter what brand or type of line you chose to use, get it from a reputable store that moves a lot of fishing line and stocks its shelves from reputable distributors.

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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    For the most part,all lines are equal when one or more of these conditions take place:gets old,chaffed,used with bad guides,poor knots,froze-up line roller,too much UV,and last but not least,way too much drag the first few seconds after a fish is hooked.If I could only have a dollar for every time I've seen a fish hooked and the person freaks out and grabs the drag knob and locks it down till you hear that POW!!! and they have no clue why it happened,hmmmm,guess the line must have been bad.........

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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    Fin, be glad to share my opinion on Reel Magic for what it's worth. I like Reel Magic because it doesn't just go on the line, but the reel, the rod, the guides -- it provides an extra measure of protection all around from harsh conditions. I started using it while living in Missouri. Crappie fishing in January, it kept the ice off your rod guides noticeably longer. It makes a big difference casting. All it takes is one or two wind loops and I'm squirting it down again. Casts further, less memory, fewer loops. I prefer the pump spray or trigger spray bottles, only because I'm a little paranoid about whatever they use for propellant on the spray cans. I don't go fishing without it.

    DRH, I had no problems with the 10 lb illusion being too stiff on my spinning rods Just the opposite, I've never had anything of that test that cast as smooth or as far on any spinning rig I've ever used. Again, I'm used to 4 and 6, so 10 usually feels awful to me -- but illusion didn't.







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    Re: Is Momoi worth the extra $$$$?

    My experience, very rare to see a fish lost due to line failure. It's usually the operators fault/malfunction. When I'm broke off, I can pretty much tell you why as soon as it happens. Never blamed it on bad/old/stale line.

 

 
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