Honeywell has launched Spectra® HT high tenacity fiber, the newest generation of high-strength Spectra fiber and the world's strongest fishing-line material of its size. The new material will be used by Shimano, makers of the popular PowerPro® brand of fishing-line products in its new product, PowerPro Maxcuatro™.
Increasingly, anglers are seeking specific fishing lines and other equipment to help ensure success in certain environments. The market for braided super-lines, like those made with Spectra fiber, continues to outpace the overall fishing-line market, growing 4 to 5 percent over the last five years compared to an overall market growth of 2 to 3 percent. Avid and competitive anglers continue to trade up for braided lines with higher performance and value for use in both freshwater and saltwater environments.
Spectra HT makes braided lines 25 percent stronger than equivalent-size competitive materials, enabling up to 30 percent thinner lines so anglers can cast more easily, get more line onto their reel or use a lighter reel without sacrificing line strength or length. Fishing lines made with Spectra HT are also abrasion-resistant and less visible under water, so anglers can catch more fish.
Watch this video to learn more about what anglers want from their fishing line and how Spectra is meeting the needs.
"With the introduction of Spectra HT, Honeywell has set a new standard for strength in braided super-line material," said Mark Saholsky, global business manager for Honeywell's Advanced Fibers and Composites business. "Made from the same material that stops bullets and protects police officers and military personnel, Spectra HT provides higher strength than competitive fibers, enabling fishing-line manufacturers to develop new, thinner fishing-line products that provide features anglers want – additional reel capacity, improved casting and lower underwater visibility."
PowerPro Maxcuatro with Spectra HT will be introduced at the Bassmaster Classic, which is widely known as "the Super Bowl of bass fishing," on February 20.
Learn more about Spectra Fiber.