Yea fireline definitely improves with use, when I first started using fireline I didn't like it at all. I found it really stiff as I was used to supple "normal" braid. Over a seasons use it has only got better and better. I needed to load a reel and chose to try whiplash braid, its very good but not a patch on fireline once its been "worn in" so to speak :fish:Fireline seems to improve with use. The coating seems to soften after several outings. I have some on a ABU 7000 that has been on a few different reels.