Do you love big bluegill?
A few weeks ago, I posted the math related to calculating just how much line is needed to fill a reel spool (of known dimensions) to a desired depth and in doing so, determined that it takes one heck of a lot of line if its diameter is .001". This is what Sufix claims for its 2 lbs. Nanobraid. If one converts the millimeter measurement Sufix also provides to inches, it is a bit closer to .002" as I recall. Still, it is incredibly small for a true braided line.
Anyway, I have fished with it a few times now over at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries and I've caught small stocker trout and bluegills with it. No issues yet regarding line breakage. I ran my finger down the line and did notice some roughness to it near the lure, so I assume that it isn't a line you'd want to fish in heavy covers as it appears to abrade a bit. The fact that it is 2 lbs. certainly doesn't help here.
And, knots are difficult for me with aging eyes with lines that small. I have no issues handling, say, 6 lbs. fluorocarbon leaders to lures or tying junction knots back to main lines on bass fishing set-ups. A pair of magnified reading glasses helps.
My new St. Croix PSF69ULF came in and I transferred my 1000 series Shimano Ci4+ over to it, walked down to the lake (Lake Athens) just before dark and made 6 casts with:
1 strike but a miss, then 2 caught, 3 no bites.
Bluegills? No, these were small crappie but it gave me yet another test for not only the line but my new rod. I was softly casting a very small jig and it was covering 35 or 40 feet with just a firm flip, not a real or full cast.
Tomorrow, back to the Freshwater Fisheries for another fuller test of the line, this and I bought some of the Nujin Spiders a few people were touting on another forum. The little lure mimics a bug that has fallen off a branch or flown into the water.
It looked like too much fun to pass up. Gosh, I am such a sucker for fishing stuff!