Morris Township, N.J., Feb. 19, 2015- Honeywell announced today the launch of spectra HT high tenacity fiber, the newest generation of high-strength Spectra fiber and the world’s strongest fishing line material of its size.
Shimano, makers of the popular PowerPro brand of fishing line products, will be the first fishing line manufacturer to use Spectra HT 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
Braided fishing lines made with Spectra HT offer anglers an additional competitive edge. Spectra HT is 25 percent stronger than equivalent-size competitive materials, enabling up to 30 percent thinner braided fishing 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.
“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.”
Spectra HT is more than 80 percent stronger than nylon or fluorocarbon-based fishing line materials, and 25 percent stronger than competitive fibers, including traditional grades of Spectra fiber used in braided fishing line. This allows a line four times smaller than nylon.
The bottom line is a stronger, durable, sensitive and smaller diameter fishing line that can be cast easily.
For more information about Spectra HT fiber for fishing line, visit www.spectrafishing.com/