It may revolutionize the market for braided fishing line…
It’s not often that you can get excited about a piece of string. Heck most casual anglers can even “get er’ done” with the same ol’ mono line for years! At the end of the day as long as the fishing line brings in the fish, doesn’t tangle a lot, and stays out of the way, you could almost forget it’s there. Could doing these simple things and doing them well be the key to making great fishing line?
I think Sufix may have answered that question with their new 832 Advanced Superline.
How was it tested?
I wanted to be a little different with how I reviewed this spool of Sufix 832 Advanced Superline. Braid is traditionally something I think of using on a baitcasting reel. Most fishermen don’t like using braid on a spinning reel because it tends to spin on the spool when under pressure from a fish. I decided I wanted to try to overcome this issue and test this line on equipment that it would not normally be used on. After a little research I discovered that by placing a small amount of Teflon tape around the spool you can get enough bite to get the line to stay put.
What did I like?
Strength: Even though this is 20lb braid you wouldn’t know it from looking at it. The packaging says it’s equal to the thickness of 6lb mono and I’d have to agree. I tied a 8lb leader of fluorocarbon to the end of this line and fished a frog through lilly pads. All day. When I say “through the lily pads” I mean when the line wrapped around the lily pads I could pull right through them. This braid is amazingly strong and after beating the heck out of it I noticed no damage to the line. At one point I wrapped around a group of six thick stemmed lily pads. I pulled my canoe across the lake and pulled the lily pads out of the ground. I have no doubt that if tied directly to the lure I’d be bending hooks well before this braided line ever broke.
Texture: This has to be the smoothest braid I’ve ever tried. Sufix 832 Advanced Superline is made of eight braided fibers that are wrapped 32 times per inch. One of the eight fibers is made from Gore performance fiber. What does that mean? It means there is a special fiber in the braid that makes the line smooth and almost slippery.
I was actually asked about the line by another random fisherman one day while fishing from shore. No lie. I told him I was using Sufix 832 Superline and he actually reached out, touched my line, and said, “wow that feels just like silk.” If I wasn’t planning on reviewing this line he may have gotten his hand slapped but I decided to be a sport!
I really can’t say enough about the texture of this line. Other braids I’ve used in the past tended to knot up pretty quickly and the knots did not budge. I have another brand right now on a baitcaster and when I get wind knots, loops, or tangles I will usually cut the line before I try to untie the knot. The few tangled loops I’ve had with Sufix 832 Advanced Superline tended to pull themselves out fairly easily due to the smoothness of the line. Less time untangling line means more time fishing!
What didn’t I like?
With all of the praise above it’s hard to imagine a category where this line didn’t shine. For the sake of objectivity and a fair and balanced review I would be remiss if I didn’t share the one thing that I hated about the Sufix 832 Advanced Superline.
Ok file this one under petty: I REALLY didn’t like the hole in the center of the spool of line. Call me old fashioned, but I like to spool my line to my reel by jabbing a pen through the middle and holding it with my feet. Having sharp edges rather than a smooth inside hole made the spool bounce around a lot when I was trying to put the line on my reel. Again, this is a petty point but I like to pay attention to details.
My final verdict:
If you have $19.95 to spend on braided line, head on over to Amazon.com and buy it. I like Sufix 832 Advanced Superline. I will buy it in the future. Lately I’ve lost my patience with Fluorocarbon as a main line since it seems to ALWAYS tangle for me. Mono is still great but anymore I just feel like it is way too thick for the strength you get out of it. Sufix 832 Advanced Superline is going to become my go-to line. I can feel it. I may even be tempted to buy 6lb test Sufix next year and run it with no leader for small stream fishing.
For more science and details on the braid head on over to the Sufix website.
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