Gliss Line 4kg

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Gliss Line 4kg

Postby Jeremy Schrader » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:20 am

Just interested if anyone has used this line and if so what they have thought of it . Considering it for some long range work with braided leader as well .

Any feedback appreciated :D
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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby jonathan » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:02 pm

Let us know how you get on with it.
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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby Jeremy Schrader » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:42 pm

Followed up with a number of different sources and have had good feedback , sadly currently out of stock in the 300 meter spools that I need as a minimum :D

Will follow up in a week or two to see how things are going and also try and get some bulk spools if at all possible.

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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby Tima » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:14 am

Hi Jeremy

If you haven't seen this already it might be of interest.

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php ... orum_id=10

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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby Jeremy Schrader » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:31 pm

Thanks for the link TIm , hadn't seen the forum topic but reviewed all the links contained in it as well as additional info .

Will be interesting to put it through a number of tests moving forward. :D
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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby Sandgroper » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:51 pm

Jeremy:

As I responded on the face book page, I have purchased two spools each of 19, 11 & 6 Kg GLISS.

They were obtained from a UK supplier.

Currently I have my ABU NINE spooled with 19 Kg but it hasn't been worked as yet... :(

My Diawa TATULA HD200 HS is spooled with the 11 KG and required a substantial backing to fill the spool with the 300 metres of GLISS. I have been using this to toss larger type lures around the freshwater (about 15 gm size) and it just flows off beautifully. I have also used this in one of the AAA casting events at my club (single handed accuracy event) and am unable to fault it in any way.

The 6 Kg GLISS has been spooled on my Tica Taurus threadline and so far has caught heaps of trout on hard body lures.

Here is a couple of pics of 'success with GLISS'.... :) :)

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This nice Jack went 45 cm and was caught in a 'tight stream'. Released to fight again..:) then caught his smaller missus in the same little pool :D :D

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This lovely lady was caught in a lake and is the only fish that has taken over 30 metres of line on four consecutive runs before I landed her. I didn't measure her because I wanted to put her back in the water ASAP due to her prolonged fight, but she was estimated around 47-48 cm and very heavy for her size.
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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby smiles » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:36 pm

Dinga has 300m spools of it on sale at the moment, they aren't stocking a huge range of breaking strains though. The lightest is 13lb.
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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby Jeremy Schrader » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:50 pm

Thanks for that will order some of the 13 pound stuff with my next pay :D
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Re: Gliss Line 4kg

Postby lbg15k » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:20 pm

I put a few thoughts on Gliss together recently.

I have just had 2 weeks fishing experience using Gliss and other lines. The fishing was from the shore, long casting lures to shark mackerel, cobia and small tuna in the NW of WA. Fish ran to about #30 lbs, perhaps a tad bigger. Fish were fast, and we lost about 40% to whaler sharks. Rods from 9'6" to 12', and reels Daiwa size 3000 to 6000. Casting weights varied from a half-oz up to 2 ounces with the Gliss. Distances cast up to 120 m typically. The rods were fitted with K-series guides, or other guides of varying quality were also in evidence. Notably the "micro-guides" which are a "ring-inside-a-ring" affair.

The following observations offered:
Knots are a problem. The Gliss is not forgiving (sorry!) of any issues like a loop out of place. Any deviation form 100% perfect in the knot will be punished. What I found to work the best was a 12-turn uni knot in the light Gliss, and a 3-turn uni in the leader or other line. Soft nylon leader line is best, with tougher fluorocarbon the worst to tie Gliss to. I did have issues with tying new knots on the rocks in the wind.

Joining Gliss to other superlines is also an issue. Will knot properly with high-end 8-strand lines (uni-to-uni) but something like Fireline cuts the Gliss easily.

Casting distance and line management is so far ahead of other lines that it is worth putting up with some teething troubles. Dropping a 1oz lure over 100m away is achievable and at least 20% better than another braid at the same rated strength.

Holding the line and ensuring no loose line onto reel during fishing (windy, spray - the full surf-fishing story) is easily done without lines wearing away at wet fingers. Big bonus.
Durability is an issue - but in some areas only.

Abrasion resistance is actually quite good compared with other super lines. Damage can be quite obvious and the line will have strength enough to cut an incautious hand giving it a testing pull.

Durability in fishing is an issue and by far the biggest one for me. There are two ways that I believe this line is compromised through durability issues.

First - Casting a long way. The line is pulled off at speed and is throttled through the first eye. The first 8 to 20m takes a bit of a pounding here, and it soon shows on the Gliss. VERY sensitive to how well you have set up your rod for casting. Micro-guides - good as they are with something like Fireline, damage Gliss quickly. Large K-series guides more slowly, but still at a rate that I was discarding the first 4 to 6m of line every couple of hours.
Second - Pushing a cast hard into or across a wind gets the line over-runnning the first eye (the scenario K-guides were invented to address) and makes the throttling effect far more severe, and even K-guides would wear away at the line in a short time.
The solution was to amp down the energy in the cast - which helped - bit does cut into the advantages a bit.
My assessment so far is that this line has applications for fishing in light conditions at long range. It demands a rod set up for casting distance with good K-series guides. Larger spool diameter will help,as will a slower lobbing style of cast. Or possibly an overhead reel could be used. Or possibly a boat and you don't need to do a long cast. You want to set yourself up to avoid the line travelling around corners and curves at high speed. But you will need to be aware that the front few meters is wearing away in your casting. Under the same conditions I have used Fireline 11 lbs and do not redo the front connections, etc for several sessions as compared to several times per session for the Gliss 24lb.

I will continue to use it in light conditions. I enjoy the way it casts - it is a real rush fishing well that far away.
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