Berkley Fireline Original 30lb Braid


Fireline=Superline! In 1996, the first “Superline” was introduced, Berkley Fireline. Not a conventional braid and certainly not a monofilament, thermally fused Fireline changed the fishing line landscape forever!

  • The smooth handling superline – Optimized for spinning reels
  • Superb Sensitivity – Instant feel for structure and strikes
  • Thin Diameter – Incredible lure action and low visibility
  • Exceptional Strength and Toughness – Microfused Dyneema® fibers are 3 to 4 times stronger than mono
  • Hi and low-vis colors available – Hi-Vis Flame Green, Ultra-low-vis Smoke

Key Statistics

  • Measured Diameter: .464mm (+122% on stated .380mm)
  • Out of Roundness: .105mm (22.6% variation in diameter)
  • Measured Breaking Strain: 81.33lbs (271% of rated 30bs)
  • Abrasion Breaking Strain: 23.64lbs (29.07% of max break)
  • FG Knot Breaking Strain: 35.89lbs (44.1% of max break)

Quite a disappointing result across all tests. The actual breaking strain was 271% above its ranking. Unbelievable. The line was extremely stiff and could be “kinked” very easily. It also seemed to be coated in a waxy substance which had a strong smell.

Testing Process

Key Line Statistics

Diameter Variation