Product Review                  

Week of September 25, 2006

Fishing Lines

 

       

                       

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SpiderWire Ultracast

Outcasts and Outlasts the Competition

Since its inception in 1994, SpiderWire has been the unquestioned leader in superline technology. For 2007, SpiderWire will continue to break the mold with the new SpiderWire Ultracast. Using a revolutionary cold fusion process, new Ultracast is SpiderWire’s best braid ever. Rigorous testing has shown that in virtually every performance category – including knot strength, casting distance and break strength – SpiderWire Ultracast Outcasts and Outlasts the competition.

 

SpiderWire Ultracast has everything you are looking for in a superline – superb knot strength, unmatched casting distance and accuracy and raw strength. And this line is so smooth it actually fishes like a mono. The cold fusion process also gives Ultracast a thinner diameter than traditional, thermal-fused superlines, while still maintaining all of its strength characteristics.

 

Ultracast is made with the highest grade of Dyneema – the strongest microfiber on the water. It also has the highest pick count of any line in the industry for an ultra-smooth finish. SpiderWire Ultracast is amazingly thin and sensitive, so it’s easy to handle.  You never have to worry about wind knots or bird’s nests. And because this line is so smooth, every cast I make is on target.

 

SpiderWire Ultracast is ideal for nearly any freshwater application, but also is great for inshore saltwater applications, such as calico bass on the West coast, bluefish on the East coast, or redfish in the Gulf.

 

SpiderWire Ultracast comes in 10/2, 15/4, 20/6, 30/8, 50/12, 65/14 & 80/15 lb test and 100/20, 130/25 lb test (bulk only) 125-yd filler spools, 300-yd filler spools and 1100-yd. bulk spools. Available colors include: Lo-Vis Green and Hi-Vis Yellow.

 

Features:

Stronger, smoother and more durable

Amazingly thin and sensitive

Freshwater multi-species

No wind knots

 

About    $20.99 –   $23.99 (125 yds)

              $40.99 –   $49.99  (300 yds)

            $137.99 – $164.99 (1100 yds)     

           

spider@purefishing.com  800-237-5539

 

www.spiderwire.com

 

FireLine Translucent Crystal Braid

Berkley Introduces World’s First Translucent Braid

Clear superlines were just a dream – until now. Berkley has engineered the world’s first translucent superline. New Berkley FireLine Crystal is clear enough to fish like a mono yet strong enough to be called FireLine. Scientifically engineered with patented thermal fused technology, FireLine Crystal delivers maximum performance on the water.

 

Anglers have been asking for a clear superline for years, always being told it can’t be done. Leave it to Berkley to figure out a way to engineer a superline like FireLine Crystal.  Not only is FireLine Crystal the world’s first clear superline, it also delivers unprecedented diameters.       

 

And the line is incredibly smooth for longer, more accurate casts and reliable performance. What angler wouldn’t want a combination of mono and superline? This line is going to be deadly for any spinning application in clear water. 

 

Berkley engineers FireLine Crystal using a unique thermal fused technology, ensuring a consistent finish while delivering its never-before-seen crystal clear finish.

 

FireLine Crystal comes in: 1/.25; 2/.5; 3/.75; 4/1; 6/2; 8/3; 10/4; 14/6; 20/8, in 125 yd., 300 yd. filler spools and 1100-yd. bulk spools.

 

Features:

Crystal

World’s first translucent superline

Unprecedented diameters

Winner, Best of Show - 2006 ICAST

 

About    $14.99 for filler spools

 

berkley@purefishing.com     800-237-5539

 

www.berkley-fishing.com

 

 

FireLine Translucent Micro Ice Crystal Braid

Berkley Introduces World’s First Translucent Braid

Clear superlines were just a dream – until now. Berkley has engineered the world’s first translucent superline. New Berkley FireLine Micro Ice Crystal is clear enough to fish like a mono yet strong enough to be called FireLine. Scientifically engineered with patented thermal fused technology, FireLine Ice Crystal delivers maximum performance on the water.

 

Not only is FireLine Ice Crystal the world’s first clear superline, it also delivers unprecedented diameters –starting with diameters thinner than a human hair. And the line is incredibly smooth for longer, more accurate casts and reliable performance. This line is going to be deadly for any spinning application in clear water. And the diameters are unreal – ice fishermen are going to love it.

 

Berkley engineers FireLine Ice Crystal using a unique thermal fused technology, ensuring a consistent finish while delivering its never-before-seen crystal clear finish.

 

FireLine Micro Ice Crystal comes in: 1/.25; 2/.50; 3/.75; 4/1; 6/2; 8/3; 10/4, in 125 yd., 300 yd. filler spools and 1100-yd. bulk spools.

 

Features:

Crystal

World’s first translucent superline

Unprecedented diameters

Winner, Best New Line, 2006 EFFTEX convention

 

About    $5.49, Micro Ice Pony Spools

 

berkley@purefishing.com    800-237-5539

 

www.berkley-fishing.com

 

Vanish Transition Crimson Red

Berkley introduces a red fluorocarbon line

Now you see it, now fish don’t. Berkley Vanish Transition is the first and only fluorocarbon proven to be undetectable underwater while changing to high vis above water. The line’s unique composition refracts light similarly to water, making it virtually invisible to fish yet visible above water so anglers can see more strikes. And now, Vanish Transition introduces Crimson Red for higher visibility when fishing stained waters.

 

By seeing what the unsuspecting fish cannot see, the high vis/no vis combo of Vanish Transition offers the best of both worlds to anglers. In addition to being the only fluorocarbon that changes color, Vanish Transition is more manageable than other fluorocarbons.

 

Vanish was the first truly fishable, 100 % fluorocarbon line. It maintains 100 % of its knot and line strength when wet.  And its higher density makes it sink faster, with a low-stretch formula for increased sensitivity and hooksetting power.  Berkley Vanish Transition Crimson Red joins the already successful Clear/Gold line for an unbeatable combination for any angler’s arsenal.

 

Vanish Transition Crimson Red comes in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20 & 25 test, in  250-yd. filler spools and 2,000-yd. bulk spools.

 

Features:

Crimson Red color

Physically changes colors above water

100% fluorocarbon

Remains invisible underwater

 

About    $15.99 - $18.99 filler spools

 

berkley@purefishing.com    800-237-5539

 

www.berkley-fishing.com

 

   

                                  

SpiderWire G-String

Strong enough to be called SpiderWire

SpiderWire introduces new G-String monofilament, the only line tough enough for the pros.  Tournament pros worked directly with the engineers at SpiderWire to develop a monofilament with superior strength and unmatched abrasion resistance while still providing extreme sensitivity and superb handling characteristics. When ripping through heavy cover, SpiderWire G-String is the only line to trust.

 

G-String is specially designed for extreme shock strength, abrasion resistance and straight strength, and is ideal for power fishing applications, from flipping and pitching in heavy cover to casting near structure. Week in and week out, you can put more stress on this fishing line. This monofilament line will stand up to the most extreme conditions, while still delivering the all-important handling characteristics of traditional monofilament line.

 

SpiderWire G-String comes in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 20 lb test, in 330-yd filler spools and 3,000-yd. bulk spools. Available colors include; Clear and Low-Vis Green.

 

Features:

Brutally strong

High sensitivity

Unmatched abrasion resistance

Freshwater multi-species

 

About    $8.49 – $9.49 filler spools

 

spider@purefishing.com  800-237-5539

 

www.spiderwire.com

 

Stren Sinking Braid

Gets Down to Business and Bottom Faster

Patience is a virtue for all – especially for anglers – but enough is enough. When you need to get your braid in the strike zone quickly, look no further than new Sinking Braid from Stren.  While other braided lines float on the surface, the unique makeup of Stren Sinking Braid helps gets your bait to the strike zone faster for more strikes.

 

“When I’m trolling for salmon or steelhead, I sometimes need a braid that doesn’t float,” said professional angler Buzz Ramsey. “With new Stren Sinking Braid, I have the advantage I need to get on fish quickly.” Without sacrificing sensitivity, Sinking Braid is twice as strong as mono, with a unique blend of fibers backed by Stren dependability. Stren Sinking Braid is ideal for deep water trolling in the Great Lakes and in the Northwest for salmon and trout.

 

And unlike other sinking braids, Stren Sinking Braid does not use polluting lead agents so it will not pollute the water. This Camo-Green Sinking Braid comes 10/4, 20/8, 35/10 & 50/14 lb test,  in 125-yd. spools.

 

Features:

Dyneema/Dacron blend ensures line sinks faster

Runs deeper

Twice the strength of traditional monofilament

Freshwater multi-species

 

About    $10.99

 

stren@purefishing.com        800-237-5539

 

www.stren.com

 

Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon Leaders

Creates New Standard For Invisibility

As the old saying goes, “seeing is believing." But with the new invisible Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon Leaders, not seeing is believing. These new leaders are setting standards for invisibility.

 

Anglers will have the undetectable upper hand when they choose Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon Leaders. Just match the leader color with the water you are fishing with instant results. Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon Leaders are scientifically proven to help increase strikes by eliminating the sparkle of traditional clear fluorocarbon.

 

Plain and simple, fish won’t get spooked by what they can’t see. Best of all, with Stren’s proven colors, anglers will have the tools they need for nearly any saltwater application. Adding stealth to strength, Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon Leaders will sneak into battle and win every time.

 

Stren Tinted Leaders come in 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100-yd test, (10-50), 75-yd. (60-80). Colors available include: Coral Mist, Gunsmoke and Tannic.

 

Features:

Unique Tinted leaders block shine and “light piping”

Color ranges match nearly all water conditions

Saltwater multi-species

 

About    $28.49 – $32.99

 

stren@purefishing.com        800-237-5539

 

www.stren.com

 

Stren Super Knot

All Knots Better with Super Knot

No matter the knot, new Stren Super Knot line makes it a better, stronger knot.  Stren Super Knot is specially engineered to take abuse and keep the pressure on the fish – instead of the angler. Reliable and dependable, Stren Super Knot uses a self-lubricating technology to eliminate the burn that comes from cinching down on a knot. Stren engineers say Stren Super Knot is scientifically proven to outperform competitive lines in strength-retention tests using standard knots, including the double cinch and overhand knot.

 

Looking for dependability in your line?  With Stren Super Knot your knots will be invincible. Proof for anglers will come as Stren Super Knot brings them peace-of-mind on the water – regardless of the angler’s knot-tying skills. Even basic knots will withstand greater pressure with new Stren Super Knot. Novice knot-makers won’t have to worry. Just tie one on and let it rip.

 

Stren Super Knot comes in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20, 25 & 30 lb test, in 220-yd. filler spools and 3,000-yd. bulk spools.  Available colors include: Clear and Lo-Vis Green.

 

Features:

Effective for all knots – simple to sophisticate

Outstanding strength

Abrasion resistance

Knot strength nearly equal to tensile strength

Freshwater and saltwater multi-species

 

About    $4.49 – $5.99 filler spools

 

stren@purefishing.com        800-237-5539

 

www.stren.com

 

Berkley Trilene Maxx

The Best Berkley Trilene Ever

Designed with the castability of Trilene XL and the toughness of XT, new Berkley Trilene Maxx delivers maximum performance for the most demanding applications. Berkley didn’t compromise a thing with Trilene Maxx. Its unique copolymer construction delivers unmatched shock strength, abrasion resistance and castability proven to outperform all other premium monofilament lines.

 

After using hundreds of different lines through the years, you will say, "Without a doubt, this is the finest monofilament line I have ever used."  "It’s a line for nearly everything." Rigorous testing has shown that Trilene Maxx consistently outperforms other premium lines, in nearly every major performance category. Trilene Maxx scored extremely high on toughness, sensitivity and casting distance.

 

True toughness is the ability to retain strength after the type of mild abrasion lines receive during repeated casting. And Trilene Maxx holds its strength better than any other line on the market. Quite simply, this is the best Trilene ever. Look for Trilene Maxx in state-of-the-art recyclable plastic packaging.

 

New Berkley Trilene Maxx comes in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20 & 25 lb test; in 300-yd filler spools and 3000-yd. bulk spools. Colors include: Clear, Low-Vis Green, and Photochromic.

 

Features:

Superb strength, handling and sensitivity

No compromise on castability or toughness

 

About    $10.49 - $11.49 filler spools

 

berkley@purefishing.com    800-237-5539

 

www.berkley-fishing.com

 


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