This week on Inside the Package
Saturday June 17, 2006
9:25 & 9:55 a.m. What Makes This Line SUPER? Slippery polyethylene is spun into silky thin filaments that are combined to create thread that's meticulously woven into a braided line that's twice as strong as comparable mono – that's what makes Superlines so super! Not to mention longer casts, no stretch, better hook sets and it's incredibly sensitive.
Today's Mono (It's not your grandpa's fishing line) Unlike mono of old, today's nylon monofilament is manufactured under strict quality control guidelines ensuring a uniform and dependable product. The resulting mono is smooth casting, super strong, small in diameter, shock absorbent and abrasion-resistant with high knot strength. And, compared to superlines and fluorocarbons it's still the most economical line on the market.
Why go natural? - Why not? It doesn't take a genius to figure out if you create a water-soluble soft bait that looks and acts like natural food and dispenses scent 400-times more readily than standard soft plastic you're going to see results. Boasting all-natural ingredients the biodegradable lure even claims to produce more bites than live bait. The choice is simple - all natural, all the way!
Hardballs Don't Need to be Difficult The old adage that lures are just made to attract fishermen and not necessarily the fish has persisted for years, but thanks to advances in modern tackle that way of thinking simply doesn't hold water anymore. Today's hardbaits are incredibly lifelike in appearance and have irresistible natural action, not to mention they cast easier and retrieve smoother than ever.
After the Catch Have a Good Plan. The decision to keep or release a legal fish is a personal choice, but whether you're a tournament angler or an avid recreational fisherman you have an obligation when returning an unwanted fish to the water to do all that you can to ensure its survival. Accessories like catch-and-release tools and digital fish scales make this process easy.
"Having a good plan to land, handle, unhook, photograph, and release fish helps ensure that the entire process is fast, smooth, safe and successful." – Berkley Journal
What You Don't See In Fluorocarbon For most finesse fishermen the choice is clear…literally! Fluorocarbons unique low refraction index is so close to that of water that the line virtually disappears under the waters surface and unlike nylon, fluorocarbon is waterproof. So what does an invisible, waterproof line mean for anglers? It's abrasion resistant, it has a high tensile strength and it has the added benefit of a specific weight heavier than water so it sinks.
An Ounce of Prevention Proper line maintenance and rod storage won't necessarily ensure a productive day on the water, but it will guarantee that your tackle is ready when you are. Regularly change your line and utilize helpful tools like a stripper, spooler and line station. And, take full advantage of vehicle overhead storage and boat rod racks.
What to Look for in a Baitcaster When your fishing style requires fast retrieves, bigger baits or heavier line reach for the tried-and-true baitcast reel. Why? Because aluminum frames and spools, brass gears, stainless-steel bearings and precision drag systems are the rule. Today's angler is looking for durability, consistent performance and design. Thankfully they all come standard.
A Rod Isn't Necessarily a Pole You may not realize it, but the modern "fishing pole" is on the cutting-edge of angling technology. Computerized designs, super light graphite composition and technique-specific actions all work in tandem to create the perfect blend of strength and sensitivity. So whether you're spinning, casting or flipping rest assured there is a rod for you.
What Makes This Line SUPER? Slippery polyethylene is spun into silky thin filaments that are combined to create thread that's meticulously woven into a braided line that's twice as strong as comparable mono that's what makes Superlines so super! Not to mention longer casts, no stretch, better hook sets and it's incredibly sensitive.