Rated 5 out of 5 by rockchalk06 Great priced braid
Just about every local store was out of my regular brand of braided line. I found the Spider Wire Stealth for a great price and decided to give it a shot. I had purchased a medium spinning rod and needed some line. I thought for the price, if the line turned out to be junk, I was only out a small amount of money. This is my only spinning rod and after about 3 months of heavy use, I am very impressed.
Even with very expensive braided line, you will get some memory. Maybe just a tiny bit, but there will be some. I can honestly say I can pull off 30-40 feet of line and it just lays down. No twist, no coil and not a bit of memory that I can tell. When I initially spooled this line, I had forgotten to spool it correctly by lying the spool flat and spooling it in the same direction as the bait turns. I just ran it off the spool like my bait casters. Even with doing this, I still have no line twist or coil.
I purchased the 15# for my spinning reel. It has the mono diameter of 4# test line. This line went on the reel like butter. Laid perfectly flat with no issues. I backed it with about 20 yards of cheap mono to prevent slipping. After about 2 weeks of fishing, most braided line begins to fade. While this does nothing to hinder its ability to catch fish, I wanted to point out that this Spider Wire Stealth, has not faded a bit. Even after 3 months of fishing it, it still retains the same color as when it was spooled. I have no idea what the breaking strength of this line is, but I did get hung up once and it took way more than 15 pounds of pull to get this to break.
The line is somewhat ruff going through the guides and kinda noisy. Its not near as smooth as the higher priced lines. I really cant tell a difference in casting distance though. But for the price, this line is hard to beat. I still have enough to spool another reel, but after using this line for 3 months and no signs of wear, I'm sure I will have the remaining spool for a long time.
While I will probably not replace all my braided line with the Spider Wire just yet, I can recommend this to anyone wanting to give it a try. Its about half the cost of other quality braided lines. If a person wanted to give braid a shot, this is the way to start out. I can tell you this, if this braid is your first test of braid or a Spider Wire product, it will definitely not be your last.
September 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NebraskaBasser Best superline for me
This line is beast for jig and plastic worm fishing. Even use it for spinnerbaits too. Go with the 30lb.-50lb. range for bass fishing. I replace mono sometimes multiple times a year, but I fished with this stuff on my jig rod for TWO SEASONS and the line still was not frayed and still was highly usable. My only complaint is the price, I understand this is the bullet proof vest material, but do you really have to gouge us at $12 a spool Spiderwire company? Play fair!
March 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pppatrick formerly a power pro user.
wow has spiderwire came a ways since the last time i used a spiderwire brand line, maybe 96-97'. if you guys remember it then, ha.
cost and quality combined, best braid for your money.
i mostly use this line for sauger/saugeye. anyone that fishes for them can attest, hang ups are.. lets say commonplace ha. lose very few leadheads, 15lb easily straightens the hooks. and i think it combines to a mono/flouro leader as well as a more expensive braid. holds its color.
got a spool in my cart right now.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by golfer1 Spider Wire
Small diameter, limp, strong, and twist free which are all characteristics of a great fishing line. Would recommend ordering larger than 125 yd spool because you will need either backing or larger spool to fill your reel to optimum level.
March 19, 2013