Spiderwire® Stealth® Braid Line - 125 Yards
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
This line braid comes undone after a few casts. You can sections on the reel that are unraveling and then fine then unraveling. Changed spools after 1 hour fishing brand new line. Maybe a bad spool but will not buy again.
September 4, 2012
Best line in the world
I have been using this line for years. Extremely low memory, high strength, and low visibility.
May 10, 2012
I love this line . It casts great , doesn't break and lasts a long time . It tangles easily , but it untangles easily too . My old hands don't work so good anymore and the flexibility makes it way easier to tie than monofiliment lines . It's strength will save you the extra cost over and over , due both to it's long life and strength , because losing baits due to breakage is rare . I've actually pulled my boat towards hung up lures . It is a little tricky to use at first and always on windy days , but it's worth it and then some .
May 9, 2012