Why Use Superlines?The best fishing line, many anglers have discovered the benefits of amazingly thin, super-strong superlines.
Super strong, Thin and senstive,Berkley-branded lines are made from the highest grade Dyneema™ in the industry, a gel-spun polyethylene that is 15 times stronger than steel by weight.
Berkley superlines offer zero stretch at typical fishing loads, plus low memory and, thanks to incredibly high tensile strength, remarkably thin line diameters.
Manufacturers use a variety of techniques to join Dyneema fibers to form polyethylene fishing line.Berkley Trilene Braid is woven into an extremely strong braid.
Thin Diameter-This is undeniably the best fishing line in terms of tensile strength, which refers to breakload per diameter.Since a 30-pound superline may have the same diameter as 12-pound premium nylon.
Fighting Abilities—Superline slices through vegetation like a knife, which is a big benefit when you’re hauling big bass and other trophy fish from heavy cover. Its zero stretch and amazing strength also help horse fish from harm’s way in a hurry.
Flotation—Unlike slow-sinking mono and fast-falling fluoro, superline floats. This makes it a great choice for topwater lures such as artificial frogs.
Abrasion Resistance—Due to their exceptionally thin diameter, not all superlines stand up as well to abrasion. But some are exceptionally tough, such as Berkley FireLine and Trilene Braid.
Sensitivity—Thanks to its zero stretch, superline transmits information from your lure better than any other type of fishing line. You can feel light bites, when your lure ticks bottom, and tell if weeds or other debris has fouled your presentation.
Shock Strength—Nylon monofilament offers superb shock strength, while fluorocarbon ranks in the middle and superlines have the poorest ability to absorb sudden impacts such as a hard hookset or violent headshake. The good news is, you can compensate by loosening your drag setting, using a softer rod, or adding a mono shock leader to the end of the mainline. High Visibility—With the exception of translucent Berkley FireLine Fused Crystal, superlines lack the hard-to-see qualities of low-vis nylon monofilament and fluorocarbon. However, adding a mono or nearly invisible fluoro leader to superline mainline can provide the best of both worlds. Knot Issues—Not every knot holds superline like they do monofilament. Trusted knots like the Palomar Knot work well, but it’s best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. For connecting superline to leader material, a three-turn Surgeon’s Knot or uni to uni knot are great options. Ease Of Use—Superline has very little to no spool memory and does not untwist like mono, which makes lines like NanoFil and FireLine fantastic for spinning reels. However, it’s not forgiving in terms of stretch or haphazard knot-tying, and when you get a backlash, it’s really a backlash. But by making adjustments such as loosening your drag, tempering your hooksets and tying carefully, superline is a great tool for presentations where strength and sensitivity are paramount.
Which Superline, When?
Berkley FireLine Fused Crystal
The best fishing line when you need the stealth of a translucent mainline (like mono) plus the benefits of superline.
Berkley FireLine Fused Original
Recent improvements have made this thermally fused powerhouse stronger, more abrasion resistant, smoother handling and longer casting. Ideal for spinning tackle.
The thinnest, strongest, longest-casting superline on the block. Perfect for a variety of presentations on spinning gear, especially when long-range casts are key.
Berkley Trilene Braid Professional Grade
Strong yet easy to handle, this tournament-grade, radial braid was built for mid- to heavy-duty baitcasting gear.
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