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Specialty Monofilament and Copolymer Lines Are All the Rage

Capt. Steve Dougherty June 11, 2015

Just a few short years ago, line selection was really only a choice between manufacturers, not material. With great advancements in line material and manufacturing processes anglers now have to choose between a wide variety of line types designed for particular applications, species and techniques.

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Sufix Seige

Although the introduction of braid revolutionized recreational fishing as we know it, the newest developments in monofilament and copolymer lines bring incredible advancements to the table for the most specialized lines ever developed. Whether you’re looking for ultimate durability, castability, stretch, knot strength or abrasion resistance, there’s a line with performance characteristics specially formulated for your particular needs.

 

Sufix Siege

Website: sufix.com
MSRP: $11.99 (20 lb. 330 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Monofilament
-Line Weights: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20, 25, 30
-Available Colors: Camo, Clear, Smoke Green, Neon Tangerine

Notables
-G2 Precision Winding lays line on spool in concentric circles to eliminate memory when spooling
-High tensile strength
-Superior abrasion resistance
-XV2 Technology enhances strength to diameter ratio

Sufix Elite

Website: sufix.com
MSRP: $11.99 (20 lb. 330 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Monofilament
-Line Weights: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20, 25, 30
-Available Colors: Camo, Clear, Hi-Vis Yellow, Lo-Vis Green

Notables
-Superior tensile and knot strength due to J7 Micro Resin Technology
-Easy handling
-All around exceptional performance
-Enhanced castability due to proprietary extrusion process

 

SpiderWire Ultracast

Website: spiderwire.com
MSRP: $11.99 (20 lb. 330 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Copolymer
-Line Weights: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20
-Available Colors: Clear, Brown Recluse

Notables
-Low stretch
-Thin diameter
-Excellent knot and shock strength
-Designed for bait casting reels

 

Trilene XL Smooth Casting

Website: berkley-fishing.com
MSRP: $7.95 (20 lb. 270 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Monofilament
-Line Weights: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20, 25, 30
-Available Colors: Clear, Fluorescent Clear/Blue, Lo-Vis Green

Notables
-Enhanced castability
-Maximum manageability
-More limp and less memory than previous Trilene XL
-Increased wet strength

 

Trilene Sensation

Website: berkley-fishing.com
MSRP: $7.95 (20 lb. 270 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Multi-Polymer
-Line Weights: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17
-Available Colors: Solar, Clear, Green, Blaze Orange

Notables
-Ultra sensitive
-Maximum knot strength
-Low memory for increased castability
-Low stretch

 

Berkley IronSilk

Website: berkley-fishing.com
MSRP: $9.95 (20 lb. 300 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Super Polymer Monofilament
-Line Weights: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20
-Available Colors: Green

Notables
-2014 ICAST Best Line
-Incredibly abrasion resistant
-Low coefficient of friction improves casting distance
-Reinforced polymer matrix

 

Stren Magnathin

Website: stren.com
MSRP: $10.99 (16 lb. 330 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Monofilament
-Line Weights: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 30
-Available Colors: Clear, Walleye, Moss Green

Notables
-High strength to diameter ratio
-Low stretch
-Delivers increased lure action
-Ideal for clear water

 

P-Line CXX X-Tra Strong

Website: p-line.com
MSRP: $11.99 (20 lb. 300 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Copolymer
-Line Weights: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100
-Available Colors: Fluorescent Green, Smoke Blue, Crystal Clear, Hi-Vis, Moss Green

Notables
-Highly abrasion resistant
-Increased breaking strength
-Soft and supple
-Ultimate sensitivity

 

Momoi Hi-Catch IGFA

Website: diamondfishing.com
MSRP: $108.99 (20 lb. 2650 yds.)

Features
-Line Type: Monofilament
-Line Weights: 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 30, 50, 80, 130
-Available Colors: Hi-Vis Yellow, Brilliant Blue

Notables
-Meets IGFA standards for each line class
-Ultimate abrasion resistance
-Shock absorption
-High knot strength

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