Tuf-Line Product Review
Because i've never used either, I was just wondering if anyone had thoughts on the tuf-line brand and the distibutor, longlines.com.
Was thinking of getting some braid to replace the old mono i have on some of my trolling reels.
I'm really interested in braid with length indicator. I found what looks to be a good deal on tuf-line's new product. I'm thinking of getting the #65 pound and spooling it on half of my rods.
Thanks for any input.
Bass Pro has pretty much the same price
Grady White 226
The term "good eatin size" is generally used by those that catch small fish.
I've been using the Tuf-Line for many years, its my favorite braid. I use the 50# on all my trolling reels, it doesn't fray like some other brands. I have tried Power Pro, Spectra, and several others......in my opinion Tuf-Line beats them all. I think you will like it.
The Jury Is Still Out
I wasn't overly impressed with Power Pro so I picked up a 1200 yd spool of 65# Tuff Line in green to try on a few reels. While spooling up the first reel I felt something odd going through the fingers and found a 5" section that didn't get braided together (the individual strands were just that, strands of individual line). I also saw several places that looked like lint balls were woven into the line. This was all in a 10 yd section of line. I contacted Western Filament and sent the spool back to them directly at their request. Their reply was that their QA folks confirmed there was a problem and they were looking into a cause. They also said they would be sending me a replacement spool. I'm hoping it was the end/beginning of a run and not a problem since I didn't find any bad reviews when I was looking for alternative line choices. After the bad section of line I ran off about 300 yds onto an empty spool and didn't notice any other problems. It's been about 2 weeks and I'm still waiting on the replacement spool so the jury is still out.
Never used Tuf-Line,. I like Suffix, doesnt flatten out.
As far as I know, all Spectra fiber is made by Western Filement, it is their trade name. They sell it to other companies like Power Pro, Tuff Line, who weave it to their specifications, ie; round, flat, hollow, ect. Bottom line is that it's all Spectra fiber, some guys put it together better than others. m2ctsw