ICAST 2012: TUF-Line

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Ted Thibault

Ted Thibault, TUF-Line Sales manager, with 9lb bass

New Bass Tackle for 2013 from TUF-Line

At the annual ICAST trade show to be held in Orlando, Florida in July 2012, vendors in the sportfishing tackle industry unveil all the new tackle they’re planning for 2013.

New! SuperCast ~ Feels Like Mono…Performs Like Braid

Supercast, as the name implies this is the longest-casting and easiest handling superline in the TUF-Line family. Using a revolutionary post-process coating that adds lubricity, SuperCast will change the way you think about braided line. The coating allows the line to have superior castability and distance compared to monofilament, fluorocarbon, or standard braided lines. The added lubricity allows knots to cinch down tighter for higher strength and security.

Traditionally, braided lines create a noisy telltale sound as the line moves through the rod guides, and in situations where your line is over a log or timber, the sound that braided lines generate can spook nearby fish. SuperCast with its smooth outer coating quietly glides through the rod guides allowing for longer distance and effortless casting. So now when you find yourself with your line over wood or when you are trying to punch through thick weeds and vegetation SuperCast will give you that stealthy approach.

SuperCast eliminates common issues associated with spinning reels when using braided lines: poor bail performance, tip wraps, and wind knots. So if you have been hesitant to try braided lines on your spinning reels SuperCast is the perfect choice. For baitcasting reel applications, the ultra-round construction of SuperCast virtually eliminates the lines ability to dig into itself and will give you trouble-free handling all day long. So whether you are using a baitcasting or spinning reel, you will find SuperCast to be the quietest and easiest to manage superline ever designed.

SuperCastManufactured with a unique bi-component process SuperCast incorporates an exclusive inside-out coating process that ensures a perfectly round, smooth, and highly abrasion resistant superline that does not break down or lose its rigidity with prolonged use. The coating process of SuperCast ensures permanent coloration of the line so the color won’t fade, flake, or bleed.

SuperCast delivers a significant advancement in superlines by producing a line that has the smoothness and handling of monofilament and the toughness of braid!

Proudly made in the USA, SuperCast is available in 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, and 30 pound tests in 100, 125, 300 and 2500 yard lengths in both green and hi-vis yellow.

New! HeviCore ~ Sinking Core Design

HeviCore is an exciting new braided line that incorporates a weighted PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) core.

HeviCore, as the name implies was developed to have fast sinking characteristics for all subsurface techniques, including casting/retrieving and vertical jigging applications.

While a few other companies replace an exterior strand of PE fiber in their braid to incorporate a similar material, we have used the space in the center of the braid to incorporate the PTFE as a core, creating our Integrated Core Design. This ingenious use of space allows HeviCore to use 25% more PTFE without sacrificing diameter. The result is increased abrasion resistance, 15% higher strength, and increased knot security. Independent testing has shown abrasion resistance far superior to other braided lines.

HeviCoreHeviCore is up to 40% heavier than our standard braided lines and this additional weight equates to longer casts and extra distance when trying to reach fish that spook easily or that almost out-of-reach spot. HeviCore overcomes braid’s natural floating characteristics and maintains a more direct line to your lure increasing the ability to detect the lightest of strikes, for quicker hooksets, especially in windy conditions.

Fluorocarbon is being used in several applications because of its sinking properties. Hevicore gives you similar sinking characteristics allowing lures to run deeper, yet still delivers all the performance benefits of braid.

HeviCore delivers a significant advancement in technology by producing a line that sinks faster, casts further, with a higher abrasion resistance, giving anglers a truly revolutionary braided line.

Proudly made in the USA, HeviCore is available in 6, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 50, 65, and 80 pound tests in 100, 125, 300 and 2500 yard lengths in both green and hi-vis yellow.

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