Line Watchers, Rejoice! Seaguar Delivers with High-Visibility Smackdown – Flash Green
New York, NY (July, 2018)
When the water is warm or clear, or the fish are wary or highly pressured, there is simply no substitute for finesse. Under these conditions, a recipe of small baits, light line, and long casts is frequently the best way, and sometimes the only way, to get bit.
These subtle presentations are not without their limitations, however, with bite detection frequently being a significant challenge. Sometimes, we get lucky and feel the fish strike. But often – even when using the most sensitive graphite rods – we feel nothing at the point of attack. When this happens, anglers must rely on other sensory inputs to know when it’s time to drive the hooks home.
Specialists in finesse techniques are typically avid line watchers. They are fixated on their main line as it lays upon or enters the water, watching for twitches, changes of direction, sudden movements, or anything “different” that seems out of place, to telegraph a bite. The master linesmiths at Seaguar recognize the importance of main line visibility for detecting more bites and catching more fish, and are poised to introduce a line that sets a new standard for high-visibility braids.
At ICAST 2018, Seaguar introduced Smackdown – Flash Green.
Smackdown is Seaguar’s premium braided line, made with 8 ultra-thin strands woven into a perfectly round profile for quiet, exceptionally long, laser-precise casts. Smackdown’s tight weave makes it one of the thinnest-diameter braids available – so thin that 20 lb test has the diameter of 6 lb monofilament – which dramatically enhances its sensitivity. A remarkably strong line, Smackdown provides exceptional knot and tensile strength with unparalleled abrasion resistance. And now, all of Smackdown’s advantages will be paired with a high visibility color, Flash Green, which is easy for anglers to see under a wide range of ambient light conditions.
Two-time Bassmaster Classic Champion and Seaguar pro angler Jordan Lee is a fervent finesse angler. “The drop shot rig,” says Lee, “has caught me just as many fish, if not more, as any other technique. I can fish it vertically for deep water smallmouth and spotted bass, or cast it long distances to target shallow fish or bass on beds.”
“When I’m fishing drop shots, or any other finesse technique, my eyes are glued to my line, watching for any little tugs or twitches, or simply a falling line that pauses unexpectedly, to tell me that it’s time to set the hook. Seaguar Smackdown – Flash Green makes it easier for me to see those bites, helping me to catch more fish, cash more checks, and raise more trophies over my head!”
Pair Smackdown – Flash Green with a Seaguar 100% fluorocarbon leader for the ultimate finesse rig that is easy for anglers to see above the water, but nearly invisible to fish as they inspect the lure. Lee notes that, “great drop shot system is to combine 20 or 30 lb test Smackdown – Flash Green with a 10 foot leader of 8.4 lb test Seaguar Finesse, a double-structure 100% fluorocarbon that is incredibly soft and supple. That pairing is a big fish catcher and money winner!”
Seaguar Smackdown – Flash Green will be introduced in line tests of 10, 15, 20 and 30 lbs, in 150 yards spools, and will be available in late fall 2018. Smackdown – Flash Green sets a new standard in high visibility braided lines – fish it once, and you’ll understand why Seaguar is Always The Best!
For more information, call 502-883-6097, write Kureha America, LLC., Seaguar Division, 4709 Allmond Ave – Suite 4C, Louisville, KY 40209.