A couple of months ago, I told you about Fireline original being discontinued and being replaced by a new thermally fused version. I like to buy my Fireline in the larger spools and all the local fishing stores in town have been out for months. Well, they finally have the new stuff in. The packaging looks different and it’s now just called Fireline, not Fireline original. It has a smoother feel to it than the original but otherwise it looks just the same.
However, we’ve been working with it here in the office for a week or so and a couple of us have noticed that it seems to shred faster and just doesn’t hold up as long as the previous formula did. Of course, this is totally unscientific and based on a few isolated uses. We’d love to hear from anyone else who has tried it. If you’ve tried the new Fireline, tell us what you think!