Product Review                  

December 23&30, 2002

                    

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Berkley® New IronSilk™

The Evolution of fishing Line continues

A fish's mouth is filled with hundreds of super sharp knives. A fish's home is next to a jagged granite rock, beside a barnacle-covered pier or beneath a tree trunk with a heavy and deep bark covering. IronSilk, the new fishing line from Berkley, doesn't care. IronSilk is not like conventional monofilament. It's tough as iron, smooth as silk.

 

Polymer chemists working within the state of the art laboratories at Berkley have discovered a technical breakthrough that allows a way to molecularly reinforce nylon molecules. They refer to this chemistry as "Reinforced Polymer Matrix." The easiest way to visualize Reinforced Polymer Matrix technology is to think of it as being akin to the using of steel rebar to reinforce concrete. Only this reinforcing system is done at the molecular level and is so incredibly complex that not even electron microscopes can detail the process. Berkley lronSilk is the first fishing line ever made using this breakthrough technology.

 

Tough as iron, lronSilk is 200% - 300% more abrasion resistant than other leading tough-lines. The reinforcing network of the line's construction adds greater resistance to nicks, cuts and line wear. Knots tie strong and tight. With lronSilk the angler has the confidence needed to seek aggressive fish that live in impossible locations and are hard fighting on the hook.

IronSilk casts smooth as silk, not because of some slick coating of silicone or fluorocarbon. The smooth feel of IronSilk is due to the reinforcing polymer mixture used to create the line. The low co-efficient of friction allows lronSilk to travel through rod guides 10-25% faster improving casting distance and accuracy. With no line memory like other tough lines, lronSilk lays out flat on the water, giving the angler more control over bait action whether using baitcasting or spinning tackle.

 

The low stretch of IronSilk creates a sensitivity unlike monofilament yet the line maintains the shock resistance needed for hard hooksets.

 

Features Include:

Smooth as silk

200% - 300% more abrasion resistant

Greater resistance to nicks, cuts and line wear

Knots tie strong and tight

Low stretch

Low visibility

No line memory

Ultra Sensitive

10-25% greater casting distance

Colors: Low-vis green and Solar Mi

Comes in 4 to 30 lb test, in 330 yd spools; 25 lb test in 275 yd spools; and 30 lb test in 250 yd spools.

 

About  $10.49 for the 4, 6 & 8 lb spools; $12.19 in 10 lb test and heavier spools.

 

800-237-5539     www.berkley-fishing.com

Berkley® Trilene® Sensation

New Colors Created For Optimal Performance

The new Trilene Sensation monofilament fishing line from Berkley took the fishing scene by storm last year and has quickly become a favorite of both the touring professional angler and the weekend angler. Now Berkley introduces two new line colors, Solar and Photochromic, to meet the demands of anglers who want visual contact with their line for bite detection, as well as those anglers fishing in low light conditions.

 

Berkley Trilene Sensation delivers up to 30% greater sensitivity than competitive mono filaments, is 25% stronger and up to 70% more flexible for greater control. The line features low stretch manageability, small diameter and super strength. Sensation has less memory and increased casting control and is one of the strongest monofilaments in the Trilene line. It incorporates five different and unique polymers and a newly engineered extrusion process to deliver its enhanced properties.

 

The Photochromic line appears gold on the reel spool but has a fluorescent demeanor to the angler on the water. Beneath the surface the line looks clear, a big advantage when dealing with line shy fish. The new solar color is proven to be the most visible color to the human eye, even more visible than the popular hunter orange. The line will fluoresce in sunlight or under a black light for nighttime fishing.

 

Available in 330 yd spools in line strengths from 4 to 20 lb test in photo chromic and 4 to 14 lb test in solar.

Berkley monofilament is made in the USA, under strict measures of quality control. Berkley continues innovations in fishing lines with a commitment to research, professional anglers testing on the water and finding the needs of today's anglers.

 

About $8.49 for 8 lb test and smaller,

About $10.19 for 10 lb test and larger

 

800-Berkley (237-5539)   www.berkley-fishing.com

Berkley® Improved Trilene® Big Game® Supreme

Now 40% Stronger With Smooth I Castability And Shock Strength

Big Game Supreme has been improved to create a line that is up to 40 % stronger than other high strength brands, yet is even smoother casting.

 

The complex polymer alloy technology that was first used in Trilene Sensation is incorporated into Improved Big Game Supreme. Even with all the new strength attributes built in, this line is still 25 to 100% more flexible than other high strength brands and is more sensitive. Improved Big Game Supreme is the line of choice when ultimate shock strength is critical.

 

Comes in Low-vis green and steel gray. Available in 1/4-lb spools in line strengths from 10- to 50 lb test. Large 1lb spools are available with 30-, 40-, 50- and 80 lb test line.

 

Berkley monofilament is made in the USA, under strict measures of quality control. Berkley continues innovations in fishing lines with a commitment to research, professional anglers testing on the water and finding the needs of today's anglers.

 

About $12.95 for a ¼ lb spool,

About $44.95 for the I lb spool.

800-Berkley (237-5539)   www.berkley-fishing.com

 

Berkley® Trilene® Big Game®

New colors added to the Big Game line-up

Anglers love the abrasion resistance of Trilene Big Game monofilament fishing line from Berkley®. Anglers rely on the line's durability and strength to land fish in the most hostile environments of heavy timber and rocky wing dams. But anglers wanted a Big Game fishing line that was more visible, and Berkley answered.

 

Big Game is now available in two new colors, Fluorescent Clear Blue and Photochromic. The Photochromic line appears gold on the reel spool but has a fluorescent demeanor to the angler on the water. Beneath the surface the line looks clear, keeping the fish unaware of the Big Game tools in use.

 

Just like original Big Game, these new introductions are abrasion and shock resistant. Designed for saltwater conditions, freshwater anglers have also discovered the advantages of Big Game.

 

Berkley monofilament is made in the USA, under strict measures of quality control. Berkley continues innovations in fishing lines with a commitment to research, professional anglers testing on the water and finding the needs of today's anglers.

Big Game Photochromic is available in ¼ lb spools in line strengths from 10 lb test to 50. Big Game Fluorescent Clear Blue also comes on ¼ lb spools in line strengths from 12 lb test to 30.  

 

About  $8.49

 

800-Berkley (237-5539)   www.berkley-fishing.com

 

Berkley® Gorilla Tough Braided Line

Half The Diameter, Twice The Strength Compared To Mono

Berkley announces a new brutally tough sinking super braid fishing line that combines extreme strength with ultra-high sensitivity. Compared to monofilament fishing lines, Gorilla Tough delivers half the diameter and twice the strength at a price that is sure to please anglers.

 

Gorilla Tough is a bi-component micro braid consisting of high tenacity microfiber Dyneema backbone with a colored polyester tracer filament. The combination creates an incredibly thin fishing line that is brutally tough and extremely strong yet is soft, with no memory and low stretch characteristics for a great handling line.

 

The line is resistant to side cutting, an important feature when hard fighting fish twist and turn and test the line and angler to the limits. It cuts thru weeds and vegetation, has zero water absorption and is extremely long lasting.

 

The 125 yd spools of Gorilla Braid come in line tests of 10-,20-,35-,50- and 80 lb test and is available in camo-green color. The 10 lb test has a 4 lb dia., the 20 lb test- 8 lb dia, 35/10, 50/14, and 80/20.

 

About $8.95

 

800-Berkley (237-5539)   www.berkley-fishing.com

 

 


Berkley® Line Out Alarm

Compact Electronic Bite Indicator Works Day and Night

The easy-to-use strap-on Berkley Line Out Alarm is a must for anglers who challenge fish from a stationary rod or use monitor multiple rod set-ups. This new strike indicator makes no secret of a fish on the line whether fishing from a pier, dock, bank, surf or boat.

 

The red with black accent box can be used for fishing both fresh and saltwater species. The Line Out Alarm has an adjustable rubber strap and fits onto virtually any rod. Simply affix to the rod handle directly in front of the reel and cast the bait to the desired location. Press the line into the groove on the round disk at the front of the Line Out Alarm and wait for the bite.

 

The line moves the round disk when a fish strikes triggering a light for night fishing and easily recognized audible alarm. Bite sensitivity can be adjusted allowing for live bait to move around without setting off the alarm.

 

The Line Out Alarm operates for hours on two replaceable AAA batteries

 

About $13.25

 

800-Berkley (237-5539)   www.berkley-fishing.com


About Berkley – the Company

Berkley was founded in Spirit Lake, Iowa in 1937. What began with young Berkley Bedell tying flies in his parent's basement has grown into one of the world's leading producers of technologically superior fishing gear. From the beginning, Berkley has committed significant resources to research and development - a continuing strategy that has resulted in countless product innovations, including Berkley Trilene, the Lightning Rod, PowerBait, and most recently, FireLine.

 

Berkley®, now known as Pure Fishing ™, is headquartered in Spirit Lake, Iowa. It is the world's largest fishing tackle company; a global manufacturing, sales and marketing organization that includes over 1,400 dedicated employees and fifteen regional operating centers worldwide.

 

To Pure Fishing, fishing is much more than just a business; it's a passion they share with anglers world-wide. It's about nature and the outdoors, the water, the excitement and the good times in the company of family and friends. Through their portfolio of leading tackle brands including Abu Garcia ®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Johnson™, Mitchell®, Red Wolf™ and Spider Gear™ products, Pure Fishing is dedicated to helping anglers everywhere have more fun catching more fish!

 

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