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How Does 832 Stand Up to Sudden Impact? It Might Just Make Your Day
If you read the piece about our new FPI (Fluorocarbon Performance Index), you already know we've reformatted and standardized our line review metrics per line type, and today we debut our BPI (Braid Performance Index) with a look at Sufix's popular 832.
Introducing TackleTour's FPI - Fluorocarbon Performance Index
In case you hadn't noticed, we've been in a bit of a hibernation mode regarding line reviews. With our acquisition of The Machine, we're looking to change that starting right now. Over the last several weeks, we've been in deliberations back at TT Headquarters developing a method of testing line, evaluating data, and translating all the results...
The Tackle Doctor: Professional Angler Aaron Martens Details the Albright Knot
When it comes to tackle on the professional bass fishing circuit nobody is more detailed than Aaron Martens. Because of this affection for the finer details in tackle and his ability to customize and mod his personal gear Aaron Martens is known as the "Tackle Doctor" amongst his peers.
Three Way Premium Braided Line Showdown
Premium braided lines have been showing up on store shelves touting more carriers (actual individual strands), smoother performance, and better color adhesion. How do these lines actually perform? Let's take a look right now.
A Double Threat From Triple Fish International
Today, we bring you a closer look at two of their more mainstream product, the original Triple Fish Camo-escent monofilament, and the abrasion resistant X-Line copolymer.
Sunline's Machine Gun Cast - A Misfire of Sorts
With positive experiences with two of their product already in the books, Sunline makes it easy to want to sample more. Today, we take a look at an older generation line from Sunline, their Machine Gun Cast Copolymer.
Toray's Premium Nylon : Bawo Superhard Polyamide Plus
Our second look into the fishing line product by Toray brings us to their Bawo Superhard Polyamide Plus line, a 100% nylon product touted as having low stretch and high sensitivity. These claims sound great, but really, they're in complete contradiction to what we've come to expect from a nylon line.
Top Flight Japan Bass Pro Morizo Shimizu's Take on a 100% Nylon Line : Sunline Shooter Defier
We had heard very good things about Sunline's 100% Nylon line, Shooter Defier, and since we already a favorable impression of this company's product based on experiences with the Shooter Fluorocarbon, taking the leap of faith to try this new line was not difficult...

 

A Fishing Line Worthy of the Title "Enthusiast": Toray's SuperHard Upgrade 100% Fluorocarbon
Today we take a look at what was once their flagship fluorocarbon product. Yes, that's right, while this premium fluorocarbon is still in production, believe it or not, it has been supplanted as Toray's top end fluoro. Introducing Toray's SuperHard Upgrade Fluorocarbon.
Filler-Spool Line Review: Sugoi Fluorocarbon
Next up in our filler-spool style round up of fishing lines is the fluorocarbon product from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Sugoi Fluorocarbon. Interestingly enough, this is almost a tale of two lines. For the last several years, I was under the impression, the Sugoi FC was only produced in one color, gray...
New 2009 Fishing Lines by Berkley, Spiderwire, and Stren
With ICAST 2008 is just a little more than a month away it is preview time here at TackleTour Headquarters as we break stories on upcoming products. Here is a first look at some of the new 2009 fishing lines by Berkley, Spiderwire, and Stren.
Blackwater International Brings to North America, Toray Fishing Lines
Thanks to Blackwater International, there is yet another battle for "best" ready to take place at a waterway near you. Here's a brief synopsis of the premium brand fishing line product brought to us by Blackwater International, Japan's Toray fishing line.
Filler-Spool Line Review: Gamma Edge 100% Fluorocarbon
We're introducing some abbreviated, filler-spool line reviews to quickly get the data and our impressions out to you, our readers, and help with your decisions amongst the vast array of line products available. First up? Gamma Edge 100% Fluorocarbon.
How Does Berkley's Latest Attempt at a 100% Fluorocarbon Line Stack Up?
While the Berkley Vanish & Vanish Transition Fluoro lines didn't do so hot in our Fluorocarbon Showdown, Berkley went to the drawing board and produced the Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon. We acquired several spools and put it through our own batch of tests to see if it's worthy of the name "Trilene"
A Tri-Colored Web of Line : Hi-Seas Black Widow Co-Polymer
When news of our Fluorocarbon Showdown articles broke, we were flooded with inquiries from fishing line manufacturers wanting in on the frey. One of these companies, Hi-Seas and today, we look at their tri-colored product, the Hi-Seas Black Widow Co-Polymer.
Sunline's Top End Offering: Shooter Fluorocarbon
The long awaited first official review following our Fluorocarbon Showdown parts I and II is finally here. Let's start with a line I've been using for the better part of almost two years now, here is our take on Sunline Japan's Shooter Fluorocarbon!
TackleTour's Fluorocarbon Showdown Sequel!!
It was becoming more and more obvious that there were some remaining, nagging issues that required our attention after our March 2007 article. Like how about our claim that fluorocarbon lines have as much stretch, if not more, than our baseline monofilament; or our use of the Polamar knot to assess knot strength; and how about the whole visibility issue? Let's find out!
Presenting the Much Anticipated and Highly Overdue TackleTour Fluorocarbon Showdown!!
We receive countless requests for tests on fluorocarbon lines and our response is always, "we're working on it." Well, the wait is finally over. Here are our findings from an investigation into this seemingly simple, yet ultimately mysterious market segment. Presenting TackleTour's Fluorocarbon Showdown.
Spooled and ready to roll for the 2007 season, Pure Fishing appears to have a winning hand
When it comes to lines there is no company bigger than Pure Fishing. Their portfolio of line brands is staggering, and boasts names like Trilene, Stren, and Spiderwire. We had the opportunity to preview what will be introduced in 7 days at the upcoming ICAST show.
Sufix’s new G2 Precision Winding process helps reduce memory on the premium Elite fishing line
The Sufix Elite is a premium monofilament that not only takes on a new winding process to eliminate memory, but uses a high-tech process to build a better and higher performing fishing line for anglers.
Just how strong is Trilene Big Game 50lb? We put it to the test in our lab and against Tuna
Trilene Big Game is among the most well known offshore lines and the company makes some pretty bold statements on their website including "
In key tensile strength tests, Trilene Big Game outperforms Ande®" We decided to put that assertion to the test.
P-Line's Spectrex IV capitalizes on the qualities of Spectra to offer a durable, sensitive, and easy casting braid
PLine Spectrex IV is an advanced Spectra Braid that is designed to be easier  to cast, exhibits virtually no stretch, is extra sensitive, and more durable.
PowerPro's braided execution gets you through the nastiest situations
Choosing a fishing line today can be a daunting task, with the sheer number of choices available to anglers. Braided lines went from being a fad, to becoming a extremely popular line choice for many unique fresh and saltwater applications.
Hook up with invisible Maxima Ultragreen fishing line
Even though fishing lines of today have become more complex than ever, mono lines are still a favorite among the majority of anglers who turn to the reliability of mono. Maxima developed the Ultragreen fishing line to deliver superior performance while still maintaining the reliability of mono
Sufix Tritanium Plus, an advanced copolymer line with super anti-abrasion characteristics
Through the process of copolymerization Sufix has produced a super abrasion resistant fishing line that performs well above expectations in specific techniques.
P-Line Floroclear, a perfect blend of copolymer and fluorocarbon for the best of both worlds
Many anglers yearn for a line that is as easy to cast as standard mono, but are as invisible as pure fluorocarbon. P-Line develops their new Floroclear copolymer line to be a single line that exhibits the most desirable attributes from both copolymer and fluorocarbon.
Sufix DNA, does this Copolymer line stand up to the extremes?
Sufix manufactures a wide range of quality fishing lines that are quickly making its way onto reels worldwide.  TackleTour first examines one of their many offerings, the Sufix DNA fishing line.
Maxima Perfexion, an ultra line for your ultralight tackle
When fishing with ultralight tackle it helps to use high quality fishing line.  The Maxima Perfexion is a premium monofilament line that has many benefits such as durability, high abrasion resistance, and a very fine diameter.
Seaguar's Invisible Fluorocarbon, does it give anglers that extra edge?
We take a look at the original designer of 100% fluorocarbon, Seaguar, and see if their invisible leader gives anglers that extra edge to land more fish.
Consistent fighting power for trophy sized fish, Trilene Big Game
Trilene Big Game is touted as a performance line for trophy fishing, and has found a huge following among offshore and inshore anglers alike.



 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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