What is Real Magic? The base is called "iso-something or other". Heck, it may be French for all I know. But I do know it works and it has UV inhibitors that protect my line and gear. A lot of anglers ask me how often I use Real Magic. I like to spray my line (monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided) before my trip. This allows the formula to soak in. Then I spray it a couple of times during the day. Real- Magic lasts longer than that watered down stuff the imitators make. There's no smell after it dries too. Since it reduces friction; I believe that Real Magic also increases line life.