Coverage Part 3 – Lines and Plastics round out the show
Sunline: Gone are the days when anglers would get sticker shock from
premium lines. There are many bassers that swear by high end lines and
fluorocarbon has become a mainstay for finesse fishing. Sunline had a number of
new products at the show including their "Super Fluorocarbon" which is a
reasonably priced fluorocarbon that is designed to offer both strength and
sensitivity. Each 200yd spool retails for only $19.99.
Sunline introduces a new
affordably priced Fluorocarbon
Perhaps even more exciting was the new "Super
Natural" line which is a new monofilament line that is designed to be extremely
manageable and durable. We felt this line in our hands and it appeared very
supple. The Super Natural is a nylon line that emphasizes balance of straight
and knot strength with a moderate amount of stretch to help minimize excessive
The Super Natural is a new
monofilament that is designed to be both tough and manageable
Super Natural also features a stable line diameter
and a round cross section for low memory that is resistant to kinks and curls.
It is available now in both "natural clear" and "jungle green" and retails for
$9.99 for each $330 yard spool.
The Super Natural is available in
Jimmy shows us the two new high
performing yet affordable lines
Mc Coy Lines: Japan isn't the only place
where quality Fluorocarbon lines come from. McCoy offers U.S. made fluorocarbon
lines and new for this season is their Fluro 100. McCoy Fluoro100 100
fluorocarbon Line utilizes a proprietary formula of the purest PVDF
fluoropolymer available enhanced with McCoy's Advanced Polymer Coating for
maximum abrasion resistance.
Looking for a better drop shot
The final result is a crystal clear line with
minimal stretch, exceptional knot strength and virtually no spool memory.
Developed to improve on conventional fluorocarbon lines, the McCoy Fluorocarbon
100 also delivers superior sensitivity to feel every bite and UV resistance for
greater durability. The line is sold in 250yd. spools and is available in
6-20lb. which retails from $17.99-$26.99 depending on the lb. test.
The slim shot (left) and tear drop
(right) are both designed to go through structure without snagging
There are a slew of McCoy lines to
choose from including Mean Green co-polymer and Fluro 100
Owner makes a hook for just about every occasion and you can now have a
weighted hook pre-rigged with a blade with the company's new "Flashy Swimmer."
This allows anglers to put together a unique setup for rigging soft swimbaits,
flukes, and other swimming plastics. The spinner blade is attached to a
non-moveable weight that keels a rigged soft plastic perfectly for use as an
ideal “search” bait.
The Flashy Swimmer allows anglers
to rig swimbaits and flukes with additional flash
In lieu of spinnerbaits or crankbaits, the flashy
swimmer can be used as an alternative to cover a lot of water in a short time. A
multitude of presentations can be achieved by switching baits and the speed of
retrieval. The added weight helps sink or “swim” the rigged bait down into the
strike zone, while the blade adds a fish-attracting flash. The wire pivots where
attached to the weight, but the design of the molded lead keeps the wire and
blade riding horizontal during a steady retrieve. Attached to the wire is a #3
hammered nickel-finished willowleaf blade, rigged with a dual mini swivel. Other
features include a TwistLOCK™ “Centering-Pin Spring” (CPS-patent pending)
attached to the hook eye, an “open” gap for more positive hook sets, a XX-strong
forged shank, Super Needle Point, and black chrome finish. The Flashy Swimmer
was being sold for $9.99 per pack of two at the event.
Dennis Yamamoto shows us the
Section: Lowrance goes HD and Ranger's new Z521