I think I like fireline. it was hard to get used to when I first started using it a couple of years ago. I like the no strech. I like the way it don't twist on spinning reels like mono. I seem to like everything about it but my fish catch has been down since I started using it. Yesterday, in a touniment I watched a guy catching bass in tree tops. It was cold weather and 39-41 degree water. He is a nice guy and when I asked him what he was using, he told me green tubes. I was throwing green tubes. Later I saw him in the same spot. He had gotten 3 more bass the same way. I asked him if they were still hitting tubes and he said yes. He said he was using 1/8 oz weight and I was using 1/4. I swithed and could not get a bass. He said that you can bearly feel them pick it up. He said that he had some break offs, so I wonder if he was using mono. I did't ask. Maybe I just suck. I wonder if the fireline is the problem maybe changing the action of the tube.