SpiderWire Braided Line - Will It Make A Fishable T-Line?

On SpiderWire Lines and their attributes, you may find this of interest:

Born from the World’s Strongest Fiber - SpiderWire

http://www.spiderwire.com/SpiderWire-pro-tips-spiderwire-born-from-the-worlds-strongest-fiber.html

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Product Information

Strong, silent, and deadly, SpiderWire Stealth Braid is made from super-strong Dyneema® and features a smooth, thin diameter for whisper-quiet action. Its no stretch design enhances sensitivity so you can react faster to bites and structures. SpiderWire® Stealth® Braid sports unique colors to blend in with its surroundings. Fluoropolymer Treatment on the microfibers causes the line to shoot through the guides like a bullet.

FEATURES:

  • Made with strong and smooth Dyneema® PE Microfibers
  • Fluoropolymer Treatment on the microfibers causes the line to shoot through the guides like a bullet
  • Thin diameter for whisper quiet action
  • No stretch design increases sensitivity and strike detection
  • Enhanced casting and colors with Color-Lock coating technology
  • Resists “digging in” on reels
  • Varying color patterns to blend in with surroundings

SPECS:

Pound Test: 6

  • Diameter: 0.005 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 1 lb.

Pound Test: 8

  • Diameter: 0.007 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 2 lbs.

Pound Test: 10

  • Diameter: 0.008 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 4 lbs.

Pound Test: 15

  • Diameter: 0.009 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 6 lbs.

Pound Test: 20

  • Diameter: 0.10 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 8 lbs.

Pound Test: 30

  • Diameter: 0.012 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 10 lbs.

Pound Test: 40

  • Diameter: 0.013 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 12 lbs.

Pound Test: 50

  • Diameter: 0.014 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 14 lbs.

Pound Test: 65

  • Diameter: 0.015 in.
  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 17 lbs.

Pound Test: 80

  • Diameter: 0.016 in.

  • Superline Mono Equivalent: 20 lbs.

  • Brand : Spiderwire

  • Country of Origin : United States of America or Imported

  • Style : SCS

  • DSG Pro Tips

  • Web ID: 15SPIUSTLTH10LB30FLI

For comparison, the 65 pound test SpiderWire Invisi-Braid, @ 0.015", is about the same diameter as Size 4.5 Flurocarbon Tenkara Level Lines, which means it will not cast nearly as well in the wind but will be much easier to hold up and off of the water.

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Well my spool of 65 Lb. SpiderWire line arrived the other day and I made up a 12 foot long line and cast in the back yard on a pretty windy day, and I found it to be pretty impressive and much better than I expected it to be, and that was with out a leader and tippet on the line.

Then I took a hand tied tapered leader off of a Floating PVC T-line I had and added it to the SpiderWire line and did some more casting. With the leader but less any tippet material, the SpiderWire line cast even better in the wind with the leader than it had before with out a leader! The whole set up had the feel of casting with a Weight Forward Taper Fly Line. And I was amazed at how delicately the SpiderWire line cast and landed on the grass, and how super visible the line showed up against green tree foliage, gray fencing and blue skies. But I could tell the SpiderWire line will not handle wind as well as Fluorocarbon Mono and PVC Floating Fly Lines will, but it handled the wind a lot better than I thought it would. I was so impressed that I immediately went in and started making up second line for a T-fishing friend of mine to try.

In doing so I noticed that the SpiderWire Invisible-Braid label listed the line as being: 125 YDS. of 14 Lb Test Dia, which explains why in casting the line and leader it had a weight forward tapered line casting feel to it. The leader is made up of: 24” of Nylon RIO Steelhead/Salmon 16 Lb. Tippet material, then 18” of Fluorocarbon in size 3.5 Valcan Sanyo Stealth T-line, then 12” of size 2.5 Valcan Sanyo Stealth FC T-line, and 9” of Cabela’s No-Vis 8 Lb. test Spinning Line, with Perfection Loops at both ends of the leader to Loop-to-Loop the leader onto the SpiderWire Line, and 5X FC Tippet material to loop on to the leader.

The SpiderWire line to Lilian connection is made with a 20 Lb. Dacron Backing Loop, half-hitched around the SpiderWire line, then you tie a loose Overhand Knot at the end of the SpiderWire line and stick the knotted end of the Dacron Backing loop through the center of the loose Overhand Knot. Tighten the SpiderWire Knot down to form a Stopper Knot and pull the Dacron half-hitch up tight against the stopper knot and you are done after a second tightening of both knots. This makes for a very tight, compact and secure joining system that is also light in weight. The Lilian also needs a stopper knot tied in it. To connect the line to the rod, you just half-hitch the line-Lilian loop on the Lilian behind its stopper knot, and tighten. To release the line from the rod, you just pull on the Lilian loop tag-ends behind the knot in the Lilian loop and the Lilian loop comes right off of the Lilian.

I just got a fishing report Back from John on how the SpiderWire Line did under actual fishing conditions. He liked how the SpiderWire line needs no stretching, how well it casts, how easy it is to hold up and off of the water, and that it did float flush on the water if the fly he was fishing was not too heavy and pulled the line underwater. It was breezy on the pond this morning and the 65 Lb, SpiderWire line handled what wind he had Quite well. The line and knots also went on the Small Side of the Two-Line Tenkara USA Line Spool quite nicely, with his Floating PVC Rigs Floating Tenkara Fly Line occupying the wider line slot. All in all, he was pleased with the outcome and he caught some fish to boot. The water was 80 degrees and the air temp was 92 degrees when he left before noon. We are to be in the 100 to109 degree range in a few days and I am not looking forward to that…Karl.

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@T-stillwater

Karl, I am glad you found the line to work as I noted in my threads. Good to hear all of it, as it is always hard to tell if other people will receive the attributes of recommended item the same way. The 65# has some utility. I also bought both the spiderwire invisibraid and stealth…both in the white 65# and 50#. The stealth of the same weight is slightly thinner. They definitely are a little different from eachother but all cast nicely.

They dont hold a ton of water but @dwalker noted he could soak it to give it a little weight and then false cast a couple times to shed the weight if he desired. The extra weight may help in wind. Sort of giving a single line more utility depending on conditions.

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Hi G, Personally, I am most grateful for your excellent and informative posts on the SpiderWire Lines. I would have never thought to try it otherwise and I am very glad I did. As time goes on and I use it more, I am sure I will discover additional uses and applications for it. I was primarily interested in it for Stillwater applications. But after casting it, I can see it’s utility and advantages for stream fishing as well when there is little to no wind. Thank you very much for letting us all know about your discoveries…Karl.