George Poveromo Talks About Sufix

       Every great once in a while, a superb and in-demand, serious saltwater fishing line comes blazing onto the scene like a wild fire. Sufix is a red hot brand, offering a multitude of fishing lines to cover a wide variety of applications.  They also have braided line.

       For a lot of my fishing, I favor Sufix Superior, which is one of the strongest premium monofilament lines.  It is a low-stretch line, which helps promote solid hook sets.  This is especially important when we have a lot of line out behind the boat, such as when we’re trolling, fishing live-baits from a kite, or chunking.  I also like the line’s smaller diameter, compared to the same breaking strength of some other lines.  This lets us spool more of it onto a reel.  And most importantly, the abrasion-resistance of this line is phenomenal.

        The smoothness and quick recovery of the line are also evident when we free line baits for yellowtail snapper.  It’s very supple and easy to handle.  Again, the smaller diameter of this line allows us to step up a class in strength. This is important when finesse fishing for snappers in clear water, while reserving enough strength to keep a big fish from reaching bottom.

SUFIX BRAID –  I have been a big fan of Sufix Performance Braid since it came out.  It is a “round”, super-strong braid that is easy to handle on spin, casting and conventional reels; and it is less prone to wind-knots. 

        Just when I thought this braid couldn’t be topped, out comes Sufix 832 Advanced Superline. Constructed of 8 fibers (seven Dyneema and one GORE Performance Fiber) and with 32 weaves (pics) per inch, this is a phenomenally strong and durable, small-diameter braid.  The line is more abrasion resistant than its predecessor, which is saying a lot!  Plus, it promotes farther casting and better accuracy.  I use it for bottom fishing, deep jigging, fishing around bridges or other threatening structure and even on many of my big game reels, like those for day-time swordfishing, and the ones where we’ve gone the “top-shot” route to gain line capacity.