New specialist lines for predator anglers in Europe

Predator anglers across Europe are getting their hands on a brand new range of line from Berkley designed specifically for their needs.

The Pure Fishing brand has released its Sick line-up of braid, fluorocarbon and monofilament lines for predator fishing across Europe and showed them off to top retailers and the media – including Tacklestream – in the Czech Republic in September.

Sick is a result of a collaboration between the state-of-the-art Berkley science lab in the US and its pro-anglers in Europe. Mark van Giessel, Product Manager Line for Pure Fishing EU, told Tacklestream that he called on the US technicians to come up with a line that met the challenges of fishing for the toothy zander. He explained that anglers like their line to be soft and smooth because they believe it casts further.

“However, the line needed to be extra strong and abrasion resistant too, to avoid breakages when confronted with mussels, rocks and other obstacles where zander lurk in the water. And therefore the lines are coated with a proprietary nano-coating of a highly durable microcrystalline polymer which achieves those requirements and delivers what is a unique product.”

The line-up includes:

  • Sick Braid: This very smooth eight-strand PE braided line has low stretch, high abrasion resistance and a Nano coating with microcrystalline polymer. It has been designed for pike, zander and perch.
  • Sick Monofilament: Extremely robust, it has high knot strength and low stretch. The lower diameter is ideal for trout, while the thicker ones can be used with dead baits for pike and zander.
  • Sick Fluorocarbon Leader: Has a very strong knot strength and is almost invisible under water, making it suitable for trout, perch or zander. It also provides protection when fishing amidst rocks and other obstacles.
  • Sick Two in One: Two spools containing the braided line and the fluorocarbon leader.
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