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Super cold reaction

Location: East Midlands (England)
Air temperature: 2 degree Celsius
Water temperature: Fairly low
Barometric pressure: Fairly high
Wind speed: Very low
Conditions: Sunny/overcast
Targeted species: Anything
Line used: 20 lb test Sunline Super Braid (Lime green)
Majorcraft rod: Days DC-662MH

Be it cold or warm, clear or stained, still or flowing water, there's a spinnerbait to suit most conditions and there's no secret formula to it. Basically, all you got to do is to pick a right size, blade configuration and color. In my humble opinion, that's about it and the rest is purely down to you to make it work in the water. For medium-heavy spinnerbaiting, I like to do it with braided lines.

My first fish on the Sunline Super Braid (lime green color). On a good day, this is considered a baby.

Barometric pressure of the day was on the high side with occluded front (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk).

As for this particular weekend, I couldn't have picked a better time to go fishing. Weather-wise, it was fairly clear skies to start with. Barometric pressure was slightly on the high side with occluded front. On land, it felt quite cold which is quite normal for the time of the year. The night before, we had about 5 mm of snowfall. For once in months, conditions in the canal were more or less back to 'normal'. And although I had quite a few bites, none of those felt committed bar one on a spinnerbait. It was also my first fish caught on the Sunline Super Braid in awesome lime green color.

It was all quiet under this bridge after a snowy night.

Performance-wise, based on just this one occasion, it felt different to PowerPro something which I've been using for all these years. One thing which stands out with the Super Braid is softness. Now, whether or not this can be taken as a favorable feature or not would have to depend on the conditions you're up against, wind for instance. Based on my experience with braided lines, soft lines are actually more prone to wind knots for obvious reasons. But, if you're fishing on a calm day, that's not really an issue. As with all Sunline products, the Super Braid casts well and line management is a bliss, which is what one would expect from Sunline.

I was using the Sunline Super Braid with a Shimano Scorpion DC7. No doubt, casting performance and line management with the Super Braid is good.
[ 2013/01/13 21:30 ] Category: None | TB(0) | CM(0)
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