Very affordable fluorocarbon that offers anglers the majority of benefits expected from a fluoro line.
- Very affordable, entry-level fluorocarbon
- Pretty much invisible to fish underwater
- Very strong and sensitive, especially considering the price
Reasons to buy
- Probably the most cost-efficient way to experience the key benefits of fluorocarbon (strength, sensitivity and underwater invisibility)
- Great option for people looking for an affordable fluorocarbon leader
- Holds knots well according to many users
- Viable as a mainline on baitcasting reels. This seems to be a common use case for many customers
- Many users have said they get great casting distance with this line
Reasons not to buy
- Fairly brittle when there is a kink/knick. Make sure that you re-tie if there is a visible weakness in the line (this is something you should do regardless of what fluoro you are using)
- Has a fair degree of memory. This is an issue particularly when fishing Vanish as a mainline on a spinning reel
- Fairly sensitive to UV rays. You will need to replace your line regularly if it received regular, prolonged exposure to sunlight
Reviews from our Readers
Berkley Vanish is a great product if you want to experience the key benefits of fluorocarbon line without breaking the bank. The product boasts solid strength and knot tying ability as well as very low visibility underwater, all very important traits when looking for a good fluorocarbon line. However, this line does come with some challenges as it has fairly high memory and becomes brittle quickly when there is a kink or knick in the line.
The best use case for Berkley Vanish is as a leader material or a mainline on a baitcasting reel. We do not recommend using this line as a mainline on spinning gear due to its memory and tendency to twist.
If you are looking for a solid, affordable fluorocarbon, give Berkley vanish a go. If you want something that offers premium degrees of strength, suppleness and durability and have a bit of budget, you would be better off going for something in the Berkley Trilene series or Seaguar InvizX.
About the brand
Berkley is one of the few fishing companies that strictly adheres to the scientific process to develop products to give anglers the tools and the confidence to catch more fish. Berkley baits are scientifically proven to work, in the lab and on the water.
Berkley is one of the most well known and versatile brands in fishing, and they're always a solid chance when considering options.