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IZORLINE SPECTRA,  Cortland SPECTRA, Accurate SPECTRA,  Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid...

Before we talk about the various braded line products on the market, it's good to go over the basics. We distinguish Spectra verses "braid." Spectra is a particular type of gell-spun line made in the USA. It was developed for military applications and brought to the sportfishing scene by Izorline. PowerPro also was a pioneer in bringing this product to fishing, but they came in the back door. Initially PowerPro was used as a high end kite product. Offshore manufacturers came into production with a similar product, Dynema that was essentially similar to the first generation Spectra product used here in the USA. The Spectra that's sold now is not quite the same product as it was several years ago, it's advanced considerably in terms of long term strength and diameter. The production of this product is pretty amazing. It can take literally weeks to produce one 2500 yard spool of 65# line! There's a lot of weaving, tight QC, micro-thin threads, wrapped under some pressure. It can take several pounds of raw material to produce a pound of finished product. Note, the stuff is expensive, it's expensive to produce. But, it has some qualities that can be downright priceless in application under certain specific circumstances. Also, it does not degrade over time like a monofilament or Dacron.

Video Demonstration for Hollow Spectra Rigging
Max from our shop shows how to make a Spectra loop using Daho needles, and use of the Sato crimping method for Spectra to mono or fluorocarbon leader. Best resolution on a computer will be from the Windows format, but the Iphone compatible MP4 file will prove a fast load on your Ipod or Iphone. Click the link below to view the vid.
 

Instructional Video Files - Please visit our YouTube channel: CharkBaitUSA

Thumb Dinger
Spectra Burn Prevention!

Here's a strange new product that just might find a home with some of our clients. Slicing through a finger, or getting spectra burn while leveling line on a conventional reel is not uncommon. Some guys use Izor's Flex Wrap, some use a glove, some take their chances... But, for I think this little device might be something well worth considering. It's a one-finger-glove, just covering up to the first joint with a small leather cap. The product is MADE in the USA, designed by fishermen, works on either the left or right hand, and available in three sizes. The large size will work for most of us, the small for women and kids, the extra large for guys with major league mitts.

 

 

 

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Thumb Dinger small size $16.99
Thumb Dinger large size $16.99
Thumb Dinger extra large size $16.99

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Flexible Finger Tape

Our Flexible Finger Tape is a surgical grade product, designed to accomplish many things. It's stretchable, non-absorbent, self-sticking and long lasting. It will not absorb water and it retains stretch and adhesion under harsh conditions. We use this tape here at our shops as a cushion on the reel's spool when loading Spectra. It provides the line something to dig into, so it's less likely to rotate on the spool. It's also been used by fishermen for years (though typically in inferior form) trying to prevent or minimize Spectra cuts and burns on their thumbs and index fingers while fishing. From our experience, this is the best product of its type. There are two other similar products on the market, one from our friends at Izorline, another from Strikemaster. No knocks against these guys, but our tape is a heck of a lot better. Ours is thicker, and it has better adhesion. We've been using and selling this stuff at our shop for years, never made it available on-line. Well, based upon feedback from folks who have used it, we're now selling the product. We package the tape, two per pack. You get one 1 inch by 5 yard AND on two inch by five yard rolls. Our two pack sells for $4.99. Izorline's single pack goes for $3.50 and that's for one one inch wide x 5' roll. (Compare 1"x5 yd, verses our deal 3"x5 yd - three times the Flex Wrap for an extra buck and a half)  The Strikemaster version sells for about $2, and is so much inferior that it does not warrant discussion. Our Flexible Finger Tape is Made in America, too - a superior quality product and value. Just like our lures, by cutting out the middleman, we are able to pass along a significant savings to you.

 

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Description Price
CharkBait Finger Tape - 2 pack - RED $4.99
CharkBait Finger Tape - 2 pack - GREEN $4.99
CharkBait Finger Tape - 2 pack - PURPLE $4.99
CharkBait Finger Tape - 2 pack - MARINE BLUE $4.99

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BRAID TOOLS: We produce a very handy tool for dealing with Gel Spun PE Line (meaning Spectra® , Dyneema® and other Super Braided lines).  Our Toro Tamer CharkChopper Cutter is made from Stainless Steel, mirror polished with a treated cutting edge for durability. It's also spring loaded for easy one handed operation. The jaws are robust, and there is a safety latch. Also, a soft grip handle is provided for secure use and comfort. These are a quality product you'd expect to pay $15-18 or so. We're doing a bit better than than that and ours are nicer.

And for those serving their connections we offer another useful tool for making those wraps under appropriate pressure.  Here at our shop we typically make use of our 8 strand 30 and 40# Toro Tamer hollow braid for serving.  Reason for us using that line is hollow, lying down better than a solid, smoother at 8 strands, and a tad stronger. We bump up to 40# for the serving thread when we work with lines of 100# or greater.

 

 

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Description Price
CharkChopper - Spectra/Braid  Cutter
We're out of stock on this item until early November...sorry.
$12.99
Serving Tool $19.99

CharkBait One-Part Spectra Adhesive!

CHARKBAIT SPECTRA ADHESIVE!

Here's another GREAT exclusive. In the past ALL products used as an adhesive for mono/spectra connections have been two part formulas costing about $25. Two bottles, EXTENDED drying time, hassles...  We learned of another product that was a one part formula, NO ACTIVATORS REQUIRED. (It pays to know the right people.)  The new product is FAST DRYING. The CharkBait Adhesive is also thin, for better penetration through the line. Further, the new product allows some flex without cracking and flaking-off and it's designed to work in a marine environment. This is a major long term benefit. In all ways: IT'S BETTER, EASIER TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A BETTER VALUE! This is not your basic "super-glue," it's a unique new product that will work in water and retain some flexibility when used as directed - and that's exactly what you want for securing PE braided lines. For best long term storage please keep in the refrigerator or freezer.

Buy Description Price
CharkBait Spectra Adhesive $14.99

Cortland

Some may be unfamiliar with these folks, but to our clients who are familiar with Dacron and high end fly lines Cortland is an old friend. Over the course of the past year we've been talking quite a bit to Cortland, you might say we've been courted. We were ahead of the curve, years ahead when it comes to Spectra and Super Braid rigging and sales. We introduced those product innovations, in the saltwater scene, to a lot of folks. With one rather small exception, the use of Spectra in saltwater was a West Coast innovation. Izorline and Jerry Brown were on the scene quite early, Izor really being the first with a product specifically designed for saltwater application. Power Pro was originally designed as a high end Kite line, believe it or not. Then the folks in Colorado took that product to the freshwater side of things. PP is still used as a bottom fishing line, but it's design really isn't up to snuff when it comes to use as backing or in most saltwater applications. Based on our 10 plus year background, and rigging thousands of miles of Spectra for saltwater use, Cortland came to us. They were interested in what we felt was necessary for offshore and inshore applications of Spectra. They listened, and what they are doing is right-on!

Here's how the Spectra game is played. True Spectra was invented and patented by Honeywell Corp (actually another firm that's now owned by HC). They make the raw materials, and sell them to the braiding firms, who in turn manufacture the product for sale to distributors of the Spectra lines. Of the folks supplying Spectra to us fishermen, none of 'em make the stuff from start to finish, and the vast majority have little control of any step in the production process. For instance, Jerry Brown works out of his house, Izor works from their warehouse, but production is done by the braider and original manufacturer. The key step in production is the weaving or braiding of the line. Cortland is one of three manufacturers in the USA with the braiding capability to manufacture Spectra lines. They make the lines that some other well known suppliers offer for sale, having produced for firms such as Jerry Brown. So, they've got a significant advantage in making the product, and pricing it without added overhead or mark-up. What they needed was an incentive to get into the game directly/under their own name. What they lacked was saltwater background - their expertise has been producing IGFA Dacron lines, high end fly fishing lines, but not saltwater Spectra fiber lines. Given other suppliers having Cortland manufacture their product, learning the market, talking to retailers who specialize in the field of offshore fishing, they learned, and in my opinion, learned quite well. They've been selling Spectra lines for several years, but have recently become very serious about it and have come up with some unique things in the manufacture of these great lines that makes them even more positioned for serious growth and recognition in this category of product.

2012 - Cortland was purchased by another firm, one with strong management background and the resources to push this well established old firm into a new more significant position in the Saltwater scene. As you will no doubt notice, we now have even better pricing available from this manufacturer. So, price and quality have combined to make Cortland a strong player in the Super Line field.


(note to name names, but their initials might just be along the lines of PP...)

Fiber Tech Superbraid Protection: Cortland's proprietary Fiber Tech Superbraid Protection treatment was scientifically developed and tested to ensure consistent performance and extreme durability. The Fiber Tech formulation and application process penetrates the entire braid, not just the surface to ensure the braid is treated and protected inside and out (something Power Pro should learn from...snap!). This process is so darn good, it's been licensed back to Honeywell. Please note the images below, mentioning a couple other suppliers. Aha, things begin to make sense.


Brand "PP"
- you can figure that one out...

Brand "S"

Cortland Master Braid

Cortland has also developed a new C16 Spliceable Superbraid, new for 2009. They raised the bar with super braid construction and technology. Cortland is proud to introduce C16 Spliceable Superbraid. Constructed using high-tech Spectra fibers in a 16 carrier construction for an extremely small diameter to strength ratio. C16's 16 carrier braid construction and uniformed pick count (wraps per inch) is the perfect match for allowing you to quickly splice a few feet o mono, while maintaining line strength between the braid and the top shot. Add to this the proprietary Fiber Tech superbraid protection which increases the braid's durability and ensures consistent performance over time. Cortland also makes a hollow 12 strand, which can be spliced...but not nearly so easily as their 16 strand.

Master Braid, Cortland's upgrade 12 strand product is a bit less expensive and probably the correct choice for most fishing applications and most anglers. But, if it's your intent to run the mono into the Spectra - the C16 will prove well worth the added cost. Please also remember that Spectra is not something you change out each year. It's a product that can stay on your reel for a decade. So, a little added cost should not be too big a concern, if you need the benefits the C16 achieves. Otherwise, the 12 strand Cortland Master Braid will be your line of choice. The Master Braid is constructed in a way that makes it rounder, which means less twist, greater accuracy, longer casts and extended life. A proprietary Cortland process bonds the color and finish into the fibers of the braid, eliminating fading or flaking of the color. With only 4% stretch, small diameter pound/test ratio and unique hydrophobic coating that slices through the water and comes back dry, this new Master Braid is very easy to use and works equally well on both spinning and conventional reels.

Lines used as backing should be uncolored and uncoated in our opinion. The line will be more visible to you, the angler, and the line will be a bit softer in feel and will pack better. For use bottom fishing the uncolored natural white colored line with a topshot or leader will not be something the fish will notice. However, many guys prefer a colored line in this application. For those situations, or when tying off directly to the Spectra the bronze colored line is favored. Cortland colored lines do not use the typical waxy coating and coloring (which rubs off) like some competing lines.

Buy Description Price
Cortland Master Braid 20# 300 yds Bronze $29.99
Cortland Master Braid 30# 300 yds Bronze $34.99
Cortland Master Braid 30# 600 yds Bronze $55.99
Cortland Master Braid 50# 300 yds Bronze $34.99
Cortland Master Braid 50# 600 yds Bronze $55.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 300 yds Bronze $36.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 600 yds Bronze $64.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 300 yds Bronze $46.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 600 yds Bronze $76.99
Cortland Master Braid 20# 300 yds Blue $29.99
Cortland Master Braid 30# 300 yds Blue $34.99
Cortland Master Braid 30# 600 yds Blue $55.99
Cortland Master Braid 30# 2500 yds Blue $169.99
Cortland Master Braid 50# 300 yds Blue $34.99
Cortland Master Braid 50# 600 yds Blue $55.99
Cortland Master Braid 50# 2500 yds Blue $189.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 300 yds Blue $36.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 600 yds Blue $64.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 1200 yds Blue $109.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 2500 yds Blue $199.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 300 yds Blue $46.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 600 yds Blue $76.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 1200 yds Blue $139.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 2500 yds Blue $229.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 300 yds natural white $44.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 600 yds natural white $89.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 1200 yds natural white $149.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 2500 yds natural white $249.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 300 yds natural white $49.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 600 yds natural white $99.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 1200 yds natural white $159.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 2500 yds natural white $259.99
Cortland Master Braid 200# 600 yds natural white $119.99
Cortland Master Braid 200# 1200 yds natural white $199.99
Cortland Master Braid 200# 2500 yds natural white $293.99
Cortland Master Braid 20# 300 yds natural white $29.99
Cortland Master Braid 30# 300 yds natural white $34.99
Cortland Master Braid 50# 300 yds natural white $34.99
Cortland Master Braid 50# 600 yds natural white $55.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 300 yds natural white $36.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 600 yds natural white $64.95
Cortland Master Braid 65# 1200 yds natural white $109.99
Cortland Master Braid 65# 2500 yds natural white $199.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 300 yds natural white $39.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 600 yds natural white $76.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 1200 yds natural white $139.99
Cortland Master Braid 80# 2500 yds natural white $229.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 300 yds natural white $44.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 600 yds natural white $89.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 1200 yds natural white $149.99
Cortland Master Braid 100# 2500 yds natural white $249.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 300 yds natural white $49.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 600 yds natural white $99.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 1200 yds natural white $159.99
Cortland Master Braid 130# 2500 yds natural white $259.99
Cortland Master Braid 200# 600 yds natural white $119.99
Cortland Master Braid 200# 1200 yds natural white $199.99
Cortland Master Braid 200# 2500 yds natural white $293.99

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CORTLAND C-16
16 STRAND HOLLOW CORE - EXCELLENT FOR SPLICING AND INLINE RIGGING

Please note the new pricing for Cortland's best line, their C-16. This is a top quality product, better than most all lines now on the market which are 12 strand. 16 strand opens up better, is better for inline rigging and is a more expensive product to produce. Cortland has gotten more aggressive in their marketing, and we've also taken off the gloves in providing you another excellent USA produced braid that frankly blows JB out of the box and prices some other products out of the picture.

Buy Description Price
MSRP

SALE

Cortland C16 80# 600 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $169 $119.63
Cortland C16 80# 1200 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $279 $239.63
Cortland C16 80# 2500 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $653 $435.97
Cortland C16 100# 600 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $175 $129.63
Cortland C16 100# 1200 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $285 $239.63
Cortland C16 100# 2500 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $668 $445.97
Cortland C16 130# 600 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $185 $134.97
Cortland C16 130# 1200 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $289 $239.68
Cortland C16 130# 2500 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $683 $455.62
Cortland C16 200# 600 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $185 $139.30
Cortland C16 200# 1200 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $295 $239.30
Cortland C16 200# 2500 yds natural white 16 strand hollow core $688 $459.30

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For folks making up wind-on leaders, or other splicing techniques, Cortland offers their hollow spectra in convenient and economical 100 foot spools. Their Master Braid is a 12 carrier Spectra, while the C16 is 16 strands of state of the art Spectra. The C16 is very easy to work with, and it's excellent stuff!

 
Buy Description Price
Cortland 100 ft 100# Master Braid Hollow Spectra $7.99
Cortland 100 ft 130# Master Braid Hollow Spectra $7.99
Cortland 100 ft 200# Master Braid Hollow Spectra $7.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 80# $9.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 100# $9.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 130# $9.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 200# $9.99

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First on the list of great new product innovations from Izorline is their fantastic SPECTRA.  This is the super line you've been hearing about, it's incredibly strong for it's diameter.   It is redefining the way we think about fishing - both in terms of equipment and the potential for accomplishing things beyond our reach prior to it's introduction.   Izorline's Spectra offers anglers some excellent benefits:  it's incredibly strong, has a tiny diameter, and extremely long service life.   While it's expensive, and for good reason (due to the manufacturing process), it will save you cash over the long run. What the long range fishermen discovered, was that they could use smaller gear, higher test strength, and still maintain excellent line capacity with this product. It's common for folks to use 300-500 yards of 50-80 lb. Spectra on a 16S, then put on a top-shot of 50-60 lb. mono, up to 100 yards, or more. Then when it's time to change the mono, keep the Spectra. By the third time, you've evened the cost differential. After the third line change, you are making money. And, you will find yourself using the same Spectra for well over EIGHT years! (I only say EIGHT, because that's the oldest we've been able to check - the stuff has been field tested by Izorline for eight years now). Spectra is another product designed for Space and Military application, that's now hit the consumer market. It's space age science in fiber construction. It is awesome stuff, well worth the money.

HOLLOW-CORE SPLICEABLE SPECTRA
This version of Izorline's great spectra product deals with the only negative I've ever encountered with the product.  If you are planning on running heavy mono, like 130# to 200# stuff you are going to have some issues with standard size guides.  Your knot diameter may present a problem unless you are running Wind-On style guides (meaning BIG ONES). There are two solutions, either go with pre made wind-on leaders or use the hollow core spectra and rig your leader inside the Spectra. 
 
We've always stocked Izor's 135# in the hollow form, lies down better, allows greater spooling capacity. So, that's been the product we've been spooling for folks since 1997. Izor has upgraded their Spectra line-up to include more hollow core, given the advent of better quality rigging needles, like Daho offers, we now have hollow core options at 60, 80, 100 and of course the 130 and 200# level.
 
Izorline was the pioneer in developing Spectra to the long range fishing scene - they were first, and their product was the one everyone else tried to copy. That's a point of fact. And, they have been the leading manufacturer of Spectra on the West Coast since the product became available to fishermen.
 
 
Izorline 100% Spectra Fiber Braided Line:
#12 lb. 200 yards - green @ $24.55
#12 lb. 500 yards - green @ $39.95
#12 lb. 1500 yards - green @ $119.00
#12 lb. 2500 yards - green @ $199.00

#30 lb. 300 yards@ $29.95
#30 lb. 500 yards@ $42.95
#30 lb. 1500 yards@ $124.00
#30 lb. 1500 yards@ $209.00


#50 lb. 300 yards@ $34.95
#50 lb. 500 yards @$44.95
#50 lb. 1500 yards@ $169.00
#50 lb. 2500 yards@ $249.00
 
#65 lb. 300 yards @ $39.95
#65 lb. 500 yards@$49.95
#65 lb. 1500 yards@$179.95
#65 lb. 2500 yards@$269.95

#80 lb. 300 yards @ $49.95
#80 lb. 500 yards@$69.95
#80 lb. 1500 yards @ $189.00
#80 lb. 2500 yards @ $299.00

 
Hollow Core
(only available in white - since the coloring process makes hollow-core line darn close to impossible internally rig leader...)

#60 lb. 300 yards @ $68.50
#60 lb. 500 yards @ $112.50
#60 lb. 750 yards @ $167.60
#60 lb. 1000 yards @ $229.50
#60 lb. 1500 yards @ $321.50
#60 lb. 2500 yards @ $499.50

 

#80 lb. 300 yards @ $78.50
#80 lb. 500 yards @ $131.50
#80 lb. 750 yards @ $194.60
#80 lb. 1000 yards @ $261.50
#80 lb. 1500 yards @ $392.50
#80 lb. 2500 yards @ $624.50
 

#100 lb. 300 yards @ $78.50
#100 lb. 500 yards @ $131.50
#100 lb. 750 yards @ $194.60
#100 lb. 1000 yards @ $261.50
#100 lb. 1500 yards @ $392.50
#100 lb. 2500 yards @ $624.50

#135 lb. 300 yards @ $59.95
#135 lb. 500 yards@$79.95
#135 lb. 1000 yards @$171.95
#135 lb. 1500 yards @$239.00
#135 lb. 2500 yards @$399.00


#200 lb. 500 yards @ $183.75
#200 lb. 1000 yards @ $367.50
#300 lb. 500 yards @$199.50
#300 lb. 1000 yards@ $396.90

 

 

 

IZORLINE TOP-SHOTS
Well, as we've come to expect, here's another great idea from Izorline. They produce pre-made Top-Shots! Use these leader coils to quickly and efficiently attach mono leader to your Spectra. The only knot you'll need to tie is the Bimini Twist at the termination of your Spectra. Then just use the pre-tied Spectra loop from the new Izorline Top-Shot to quickly get ready for action. The Top-Shots come with Izorline's First String mono in various tests and lengths, attached to a Spectra loop for making your connection to your Spectra's bimini. Another nice feature of this product lies in it's flexibility. You can use various leader tests, without going through the bother of retying line. Click here to see a diagram showing the appropriate top-shot spool for your reel

30lb 125yds mono 50lb 75yds mono Order Now! 60lb 200yds mono
[P30VSW
] @ $27.38
100lb 50yds mono
30lb 225yds mono 50lb 150yds mono 80lb 50yds mono 100lb 125yds mono
40lb 50yds mono Order Now! 50lb 225yds mono
[P16S] @ $26.55
80lb 100yds mono Order Now! 100lb 200yds mono
[P50VSW] @ $33.07
40lb 100yds mono 60lb 75yds mono 80lb 150yds mono 130lb 125yds mono
40lb 200yds mono 60lb 125yds mono Order Now! 80lb 225yds mono
[PV50SW] @$30.57
(other configurations available up to 300 lb.#)

(BOLDFACE indicates typical topshot used for Penn International 16S, 30SW and 50SW with appropriate Spectra backing. Other configurations available as listed. Please contact us for pricing.

 

Momoi
-New Diamond Braid

Two firms were most responsible for bringing Spectra to the fishing community. PowerPro essentially offered their high-end kite line to fishermen. That's a fine line for bottom fishing, but left much to be desired for folks wanting better knots, less abrasion and for use as a backing. Izorline was the other pioneer in the field, offering a line better suited to what we needed in terms of thin diameter, high test and long life.  Since those early days other manufacturers have entered this field, most failed miserably offering a coarse line that proved difficult to work with. Jerry Brown was one major exception, but he too based his product on Izor's pioneering efforts (in my opinion). Jerry did better than most simply because he too was a long range fisherman and understood what we wanted from a Spectra line. By far the worst of the "super braids" have come from offshore, and some "freshwater" focused spidery-type lines. The critical thing in my opinion is the thread count, carriers, coating (or preferably) lack thereof, and pics (or weaves per inch). These characteristics determine how easy the line is to work with, how coarse it is, knot strength, grip, ability to splice, and acceptability for saltwater use. Having said all that, Momoi did get it right. Their line is colored, similar/same as JB's blue. It is a coated line, but that coating is imperceptible and actually improves the lines long term performance rather than degrading it like Power Pro's coating which comes off with wear...or spooling. Momoi has a very good Spectra braid product to offer.

The manufacturer's pitch: Diamond Fishing Products is proud to announce the next advance in braided line technology, DIAMOND BRAID. Diamond Braid joins the best monofilaments in the world. Momoi's Braid incorporates the latest braiding techniques which improves strength at diameter, 3% stretch and bonded color-fastness that prevents flaking or fading. The product is made in USA and uses true Spectra fibers and technology. This is not an offshore copy of American design.

This process produces a round line that ensures greater reel capacity, decreased twist, distance casting and longer fishing life. Our perfect roundness allows tighter spool winding, prevents line from "knifing" through spools and significantly improves knotting performance. Also, this braid is a hollow core from 80lb. through 200lb - perfect for splicing.

6/2012 - Since we've been stocking the product now for a few years, I can share some of our evaluations of the product. The blue colored Spectra offered by Momoi has proven itself as the most durable colored line on the market. The blue stays blue. The diameter is consistent with the other premium Spectra (Braid) products on the market.

Momoi produces their Spectra line in "solid" and hollow form (line tests of 80# and up).  In 2012 they also began supplying their line in white - which is generally the preference when splicing, creating in-line loops, wind-ons, or rigging your leader "Chinese Finger Trap " style. The new hollow core white is an excellent product and can be considered as good or better than any other product on the market. With certainty, one can argue that Momoi's most recently developed Spectra lines are the best in the business; with the new white hollow, Momoi's Hollow Spectra is every big as nice to work with as Cortland's C16 or Izorline's 100#. Only thing really lacking in their lineup is a 60# hollow. Jerry Brown has that turf to himself, same for his 40# (at present..., since it seems fishing line technology is rapidly changing).

 
 
Buy Description Price
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 50# 600 yards - "solid" blue $79.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 50# 1200 yards - "solid" blue $141.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 50# 600 yards - "solid" WHITE $79.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 50# 1200 yards - "solid" WHITE $141.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 65# 600 yards - "solid" blue $87.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 65# 1200 yards - "solid" blue $173.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 65# 600 yards - "solid" WHITE $87.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 65# 1200 yards - "solid" WHITE $173.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 80# 600 yards - "solid" blue $93.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 80# 1200 yards - "solid" blue $185.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 80# 600 yards hollow core blue $221.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 80# 1200 yards hollow core blue $396.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 80# 600 yards hollow core WHITE $221.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 80# 1200 yards hollow core WHITE $396.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 100# 600 yards hollow core blue $218.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 100# 1200 yards hollow core blue $392.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 100# 600 yards hollow core WHITE $218.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 100# 1200 yards hollow core WHITE $392.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 130# 600 yards hollow core blue $110.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 130# 1200 yards hollow core blue $220.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 130# 600 yards hollow core WHITE $110.99
Momoi Diamond Braid Spectra 130# 1200 yards hollow core WHITE $220.99

The Verifier
Momoi just shipped us a new product we've been waiting to introduce since we first saw it at ICAST in July 2011. Using their Generation 2 Technology, they have produced a line counter version of their popular braid (SPECTRA - meaning USA produced true Spectra braided line). The new line is four color, changing every 25 feet. So, if you see the same color, you know you've dropped 100' - pretty easy to recognize, and to count. These are all "solid" lines, typically that's the preferred product for deeper water drops. At present we have 30, 50, 65, and 80 lines.  We will also see some lighter lines and heavier too in coming weeks.

 

 

Buy Description Price
Momoi Diamond Braid 30lb 300 yd $38.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 30lb 600 yd $76.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 30lb 1200 yd $134.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 30lb 2500 yd $281.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 50lb 300 yd $38.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 50lb 600 yd $76.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 50lb 1200 yd $134.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 50lb 2500 yd $281.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 65lb 300 yd $38.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 65lb 600 yd $76.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 65lb 1200 yd $134.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 65lb 2500 yd $281.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 80lb 300 yd $46.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 80lb 600 yd $97.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 80lb 1200 yd $173.99
Momoi Diamond Braid 80lb 2500 yd $380.99

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Daiwa
Deep Water Line

Saltiga Boat Braided Line

It took me a while to warm to this product, multi-colored lines have earned a pretty poor review over the past years. But, it seems to me the folks at Daiwa have a good thing going with their version of a "super braid." Their Saltiga  Braided line is a bit different from the norm. It's a "super line" along the lines of PowerPro, Izor, Jerry Brown... The thing that sets it apart is that it's actually a darn good version of the super braid genre, and it offers bottom fishing anglers a nice advantage. It's a five color line, providing a distinct color break each 10 meters and with five and one meter indicators so you know your depth with accuracy. It's a smooth braid, not the stiff coated stuff you've come to dislike... It really does have more of a feel like Izor or JB. It is an 8 braid line, of thin diameter. It's not stiff, with an non-abraisive coating. It will deal with line guides more kindly that at least one popular braided line we know of.  Daiwa introduced this line as part of it's Dendoh style power assist reels which were designed to fish deep. But, this accessory product has a great future ahead on any reel who's owner happens to do some bottom fishing.

We stock the line in reel filling 300 and 500 meter lengths as well as bulk spools of 1800 meters.

 

Buy Description Price
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 55# x 300 yds $36.62
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 80# x 300 yds $45.78
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 100# x 500 yds $82.45
Daiwa Saltiga Boat Braid 150# x 500 yds $91.62

Toro Tamer® SUPER BRAID

There's a new player in the SUPER LINE field, Toro Tamer Super Braid! We've spooled more reels with high end Gel Spun line than any dealer in the country, and I'll suggest anyone in the world, since it's inception, which coincided nicely with our founding (1997). We've been the country's largest dealer for lines such as Izorline and Jerry Brown since they came to market, and I'll suggest we have brought this revolutionary technology to our clients attention through the sharing of information which the internet is so capable of providing. Same story for the appropriate rigging of this type of lines, through our presentation and sales of specific needles used for in-line rigging by our representation of Burns, Smitty and more recently Daho needles. We've been there first, and arguably been the best in providing information and filling the needs of our clients. That's the history, now for the present & future...

 

Toro Tamer SUPER BRAID is made from Gel Spun Polyethylene fibers. We offer this in "solid" form, meaning it does not have a hollow core. For our lightest 30# test we use a four strand line, moving up to 8 strands for our 100# products. We produce the line in uncolored white, brown for inshore fishing and 4 color line for deep water jigging (blue, red, green & yellow). Our 4 color line changes color every 10 meters (33 feet), so when you see a color repeat you know you've dropped 40 meters (~130 feet). It's our feeling that this is an appropriate way to mark the depth for realistic use. There are a few firms with depth finding lines, some with useless markings such as one firm which uses 10 colors changing every 10 yards...darn hard to keep track of when you are doing deeper drops. A 10 meter changing point makes a lot more sense we'll suggest. We also produce several hollow core lines, these are listed on this page, as well.

 
TEST SPECIFICATION DIAMETER COLOR
20 4 Strand PE Braid 0.234mm brown
30 4 Strand PE Braid 0.286mm white, brown and 4 color
50 4 Strand PE Braid 0.405mm white, brown and 4 color
60 4 Strand PE Braid 0.437mm white, brown and 4 color
80 8 Strand PE Braid 0.48mm white and 4 color
100 8 Strand PE Braid 0.52mm white & 4 color
 
Buy Description Price
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  White 1000 meters $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  Depth Finder 300 meters $24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  Depth Finder 1000 meters $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters $89.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb White 1000 meters $89.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb Depth Finder 300 meters $29.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters $89.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters $89.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb White 1000 meters $89.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb Depth Finder 300 meters $29.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters $89.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb White 1000 meters $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb Depth Finder 300 meters $34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 100 lb White 1000 meters $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 100 lb Depth Finder 300 meters $34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 100 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters $99.99

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Toro Tamer introduced the first 20# and 30# 16 Strand Spliceable Braid
 at the  2013 ICAST show in Las Vegas.

This new product offers both fresh and saltwater anglers all the benefits of virtual 100% knot strength...since there is no knot, there's no potential of line cutting into itself. Greater strength, stealthier presentations, and better casting.

Toro Tamer's new 20# Spliceable Braid accepts a wide range of leaders as the image above demonstrates. Frankly, ToroTamer's 16 Strand 20# opens up better for easier rigging than most competing firms 60# line.

Here are some independent test results from Daho, makers of excellent rigging needles, of our line's compatibility with their products. In this regard, we are FAR easier to work with than other manufactures on the market today. Comparison to other lines can be supplied upon request. Click on the table below for a closer inspection.

TEST SPECIFICATION DIAMETER COLOR
30 100% PE 8 Strand- recommended for serving use rather than hollow rigging - wonderful for reel fills on smaller reels such as Avet's SX, Abu Toro or Daiwa Lexa 0.26mm white
40 100% PE 8 Strand- recommended for serving use rather than hollow rigging - wonderful for reel fills on smaller reels such as Avet's SX, Abu Toro or Daiwa Lexa 0.286mm white
20 100% PE 16 Strand 0.24mm white
30 100% PE 16 Strand 0.26mm white
40 100% PE 16 Strand 0.286mm white
50 100% PE 16 Strand 0.331mm white
60 100% PE 16 Strand 0.4mm white
80 100% PE 16 Strand 0.45mm white
100 100% PE 16 Strand 0.48mm white
130 100% PE 16 Strand 0.64mm white

 

Buy Description  Price
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 30 lb $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards) $89.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 40 lb $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards) $89.99
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN $14.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter  (~1100 yards) 20 lb
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN  $14.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter (~1100 yards) 30 lb
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 40 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 40 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 40 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards) $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 50 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 50 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 50 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 50 lb $199.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 60 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 60 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 60 lb  $199.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 80 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 80 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 80 lb  $199.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 100 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 100 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 100 lb $199.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 130 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 130 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 130 lb $219.99

 

 

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