New Fishing Lines and Leader Materials

Here’s a sampling of the newest fishing lines and leader materials we discovered from brands exhibiting at this year’s ICAST fishing-industry show in Orlando, Florida.Here’s a sampling of the newest fishing lines and leader materials we discovered from brands exhibiting at this year’s ICAST fishing-industry show in Orlando, Florida.This 100 percent custom-formulated fluorocarbon leader material was developed by AFTCO in conjuction with Sunline Japan to provide optimum saltwater leader performance. Its supple yet hard finish that offers 20 percent greater abrasion resistance than comparable fluoro from leading competitors, according to AFTCO. The SecureSpool prevent inadvertent unraveling of the coiled line. Available in 12- to 300-pound test in both pink and clear.This 100 percent custom-formulated fluorocarbon leader material was developed by AFTCO in conjuction with Sunline Japan to provide optimum saltwater leader performance. Its supple yet hard finish that offers 20 percent greater abrasion resistance than comparable fluoro from leading competitors, according to AFTCO. The SecureSpool prevent inadvertent unraveling of the coiled line. Available in 12- to 300-pound test in both pink and clear. (Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing/)J-Fluoro is the new 100 percent fluorocarbon leader material from Daiwa Corp. This clear, Japan-made leader line is engineered to match with Daiwa braided lines. The convenient spool band prevents the line from accidentally unraveling from the spool and becoming a tangled mess. Daiwa’s J-Fluoro is available in 2- through 20-pound test in 100-yard spools and 25- to 80-pound test in 50-yard spools.J-Fluoro is the new 100 percent fluorocarbon leader material from Daiwa Corp. This clear, Japan-made leader line is engineered to match with Daiwa braided lines. The convenient spool band prevents the line from accidentally unraveling from the spool and becoming a tangled mess. Daiwa’s J-Fluoro is available in 2- through 20-pound test in 100-yard spools and 25- to 80-pound test in 50-yard spools. (Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing/)Hi-Seas’ Grand Slam Bluewater monofilament for saltwater fishing uses a formula that combines of advanced multi-polymer and co-polymer blends. Actual breaking strengths are up to twice that of the published ratings, according to Hi-Seas. The specially engineered, super supple Grand Slam Bluewater line is stronger than conventional monofilament, and offers greater abrasion resistance and knot strength.Hi-Seas’ Grand Slam Bluewater monofilament for saltwater fishing uses a formula that combines of advanced multi-polymer and co-polymer blends. Actual breaking strengths are up to twice that of the published ratings, according to Hi-Seas. The specially engineered, super supple Grand Slam Bluewater line is stronger than conventional monofilament, and offers greater abrasion resistance and knot strength. (Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing/)Soft Steel USA Stretchable Flourocarbon from Okuma Fishing Tackle features 100 percent fluoro, but with the stretchable properties of monofilament. That results in extra forgiveness that can help prevent pulled hooks, especially as the fights nears an end. This leader material also offers high abrasion resistance and knot strength. Available in 10- through 150-pound test in 5- and 25-yard leader spools.Soft Steel USA Stretchable Flourocarbon from Okuma Fishing Tackle features 100 percent fluoro, but with the stretchable properties of monofilament. That results in extra forgiveness that can help prevent pulled hooks, especially as the fights nears an end. This leader material also offers high abrasion resistance and knot strength. Available in 10- through 150-pound test in 5- and 25-yard leader spools. (Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing/)Using a special process to make it glow when illuminated by a blacklight, PowerPro’s new Moon Shine braid lets anglers track their fishing line at to detect subtle bite and/or more effectively battle fish in the dark. It won the ICAST Best New Product in the fishing line category. Using Super8Slick V2 braid as its core, Moon Shine is targeted at the growing number of anglers who fish at night, be it tarpon below bridges or snook under docks. Available in 8- through 80-pound test in 150- and 300-yard spools.Using a special process to make it glow when illuminated by a blacklight, PowerPro’s new Moon Shine braid lets anglers track their fishing line at to detect subtle bite and/or more effectively battle fish in the dark. It won the ICAST Best New Product in the fishing line category. Using Super8Slick V2 braid as its core, Moon Shine is targeted at the growing number of anglers who fish at night, be it tarpon below bridges or snook under docks. Available in 8- through 80-pound test in 150- and 300-yard spools. (Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing/)A new Aqua Camo shading pattern is now available in Ultracast X8 from SpiderWire. Designed for saltwater fishing, Aqua Camo features alternating sections of blue, aqua and yellow colors for high visibility in all waters. The smooth eight-fiber braid is designed for long casts, and the cold-fusion construction process creates a small diameter with high abrasion resistance. It is available in 4- through 100-pound test in a wide range of spool sizes.A new Aqua Camo shading pattern is now available in Ultracast X8 from SpiderWire. Designed for saltwater fishing, Aqua Camo features alternating sections of blue, aqua and yellow colors for high visibility in all waters. The smooth eight-fiber braid is designed for long casts, and the cold-fusion construction process creates a small diameter with high abrasion resistance. It is available in 4- through 100-pound test in a wide range of spool sizes. (Jim Hendricks / Sport Fishing/)The new Advance 100 percent Fluorocarbon line from Sufix features proprietary gel-phase technology that results in a high level of clarity for extremely low visibility to fooling a wide range finicky fish species, while providing supple handling, high knot strength and abrasion resistance. This clear fluoro is also impervious to line-damaging ultraviolet rays, according to Sufix. Available in 4- through 30-pound test in 200- and 1,200-yard spools.The new Advance 100 percent Fluorocarbon line from Sufix features proprietary gel-phase technology that results in a high level of clarity for extremely low visibility to fooling a wide range finicky fish species, while providing supple handling, high knot strength and abrasion resistance. This clear fluoro is also impervious to line-damaging ultraviolet rays, according to Sufix. Available in 4- through 30-pound test in 200- and 1,200-yard spools.

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