Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 57
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 5 out of 5 by oldmanmouse spiderwire stealth
product is very strong and stands up to abuse very well. Been using this for walleye jigging in the river and tried it for salmon fishing this last weekend with a fluorocarbon leader.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TinyTim04210 So far so good
I put this on my froggin rod and is working so far, casts fairly well and if you have your baitcaster set up correctly, backlashes are not a concern.
September 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by indoangler half breaking strenght after two season
using this braid for two seasons ( six months ), i test the line using a load cell to see if the line as any deterioration or damage internally. i join a 50 lb berkley big game mono with 50 lb spiderwire stealth braid using a bob sand knot, to my surprise when i load the load cell up to 25lb or pressure the line snap. this loading was gradual load not an instant load ( if instant load is apply this will render the test not valid because braid do not stretch and would snap instantly ) the break does not occur in the knot but at actual braid line. you would expect more form spirdewire. this does not indicate any thing about spiderwire quality right out the box, but the durability of it. this is review is some what in conclusive, i need to take more samples to gain a better grasp on what is actually happen. the bottom line is this line is good but for one season.
September 4, 2013