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There's Nothing Mysterious About Sunline's Super Natural (continued)

Features: One of the cool features of Sunline Super Natural is its availability in four (4) different colors and three different spool sizes (330yds, 660yds, 3000yds). It doesn't have a coating, but the line does go through a "UV-R" processing to protect it from harmful UV rays, so it's more or less like a coating. Lastly, there is a clip on the backside of the spool, on the 330yd filler spool to hold the tag end of the remaining line, but it's not always easy to use.

Features Ratings for Sunline Super Natural

Colors (1-3)
Spool Sizes (1-3)
Coatings (1-2)
Package Features (1-3)
Spool Clip (1-2)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
3
2
1
2
12
13
9.23

Design & Ergonomics: One of my favorite things about fishing with Super Natural is the very low occurrence of memory issues. As is typical with most fishing lines, the first few casts you have in the day will reveal some coiling of the line, and this is true with Super Natural too. The difference is this latent memory disappears pretty quickly with Super Natural and doesn't affect casting or other areas of performance.


You don't have to feel bad filling up a deep spinning reel spool with straight nylon monofilament like Super Natural.

This line also lasts a long time on both spinning and casting gear. Clarity is really good and it does not cloud even after a long period of time out in the sun. I can go an entire season without having to respool my reels and thanks to the line's cost, if I do need to respool, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.


Did someone say glide baits?

Lastly, the overall average diameter of the lines we tested came to 0.311mm for an average breaking strength of 12.3lbs. Our 14lb Super Natural had an average, measured diameter of 0.304mm with a tested breaking strength of 14.4lbs. So not only is it a little thinner than similarly rated lines, it's stronger too.

Design & Ergonomics Ratings for Sunline Super Natural

Memory (1-5)
Longevity (1-5)
Dia per Rated Strength (1-3)
Clarity (1-3)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
4
4
3
3
14
16
8.75

 


It may not be as sensitive as fluorocarbon, but the manageability of Super Natural makes it a great choice in finesse situations.

 

Applications: Super Natural is a true nylon monofilament meaning it can be used for any number of applications. It might not be the best choice in situations where sensitivity is the key, or the smartest choice in situations where there's a lot of dense cover, but with all the line choices out there today, who really uses nylon monofilament in those situations today anyway? Moving baits and topwater applications are this line's strengths, but so are finesse applications where having a line that's manageable outweighs the need for something stiff and super sensitive.

 


A finesse jig fish out on Lake Berryessa, CA.

 

Application Ratings for Sunline Super Natural

Moving Baits (1-3)
Jig Style Baits (1-3)
Heavy Cover (1-3)
Topwater (1-3)
Finesse Fishing (1-3)
Total
Possible
Rating (= Tot/Pos * 10)
3
2
2
3
3
13
15
8.67

 


It's reassuring when we can back our impressions made out on the water with objective tests in the lab.

 

Ratings:

Sunline Super Natural Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality A smooth and consistent line with accurate diameter specifications 8.13
Performance Really easy to use, easy to manage nylon monofilament 7.2
Price $6.99 for 330yds spool = $0.02/ which is just the average of $0.04/yd of similarly categorized lines 9
Features Many different colors and spool size options from which to choose 9.23
Design (Ergonomics) Properly rated and sized with low memory 8.75
Application As versatile as a nylon monofilament gets 8.67

Total Score

8.50
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

Plus

Minus
+ An affordable Japanese made fishing product! - Not precision wound on spool
+ Really good manageability  
+ Properly rated so you can make an informed decision on diameter and line strength  

  

 


Did you even have to wonder whether or not Super Natural was this Editor's Choice?

 

Conclusion: How many times have you noticed in our reviews over the past couple of years where we said "I spooled my 'fill in the blank' reel with some Sunline Super Natural Nylon Monofilament and.."? Most of these decisions were made without the advent of actual analytics. Now that the data has been taken and impressions recorded against other, similar fishing lines, Super Natural continues to shine. It's reassuring when your own tests validate experiences out on the water and then both come together in a positive product review. Of course, when this does occur, it can only mean one thing: Sunline Super Natural wins this Editor's Choice Award for nylon monofilament fishing line.

 

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