2006 ICAST Line Coverage
ICAST Coverage (Lines) - A Line for every Occasion
Bursting on the
scene with ultra premium, high performing fluorocarbon lines, Sunline is a
Japanese company exporting their product for sale into the states through their
US distributorship SR Trout Supply out of West Virginia. We were greeted at the
Sunline booth by sales representatives Nicholas Hinkle and Andy Caldwell.
Andy and Nicholas showcase the new
Shooter Defier: New for the US this
year is Sunline’s Shooter Defier, a premium monofilament line with built-in
protection against UV rays for longer life. Available in 330 yard spools, Andy
and Nicholas recommend this line for any type of moving bait situations,
especially cranks and spinnerbaits.
Defier features built in
protection from damage caused by UV breakdown
Super FC Sniper:
With the pedigree of being the winning line behind the 2006 Bassmasters Classic,
2004 EverStart Championship, and 2004 and 2005 US Bass Opens, Super FC Sniper is
Sunline’s best selling 100% Fluorocarbon Line. It is touted as the latest
generation fluorocarbon today featuring good sensitivity, low stretch, and super
clarity. It is available in mostly 110 yard spools with some varieties available
in 300 meter spools as well.
Super FC: Shooter is Sunline’s top end fluorocarbon
line. Coveted for its super smooth finish and excellent handling
characteristics, this premium line also comes with a premium price tag.
Averaging right around $30 retail for a 100 to 150 meter spool, this line is
engineered to stand up longer under UV rays than standard fluorocarbons and hold
up better under tough, abrasive environments therefore lasting longer and,
ultimately, costing you less than other premium fluorocarbons.
Shooter and Sniper both exhibit
excellent handling capabilities
also offers a selection of copolymer and braided lines and is poised to enter
the US Market with two nylon lines designed specifically for trout anglers
(Troutist Wild & Troutist Native). We welcome this premium line company to the
US market and look forward to the innovations their competition might inspire.
The main theme when it came to lines at this year's ICAST was superior handling
with improved invisibility. There were new fluorocarbon lines everywhere we
turned, and no two were exactly alike. While each line will exhibit it's own
distinctive characteristics we are sure that out of this vast assortment of new
lines there is sure to be something for the angler looking for the best of both
worlds...heck we even have a translucent braided line now!