Sufix 832 Spectra

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  1. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known Member

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    Sufix has some new Spectra called Sufix 832. Out of curisoity I purchased
    150 yds of 30 lb just to check it out. All sorts of great claims about the line.

    http://www.sufix.com/usa/fishing_line/832/

    Did some knot testing and without a doubt it has the best knot strength
    of any Spectra I have ever tested. The 30 lb when connected to 40 lb
    Black Water Fluoro broke at 46 lbs and
    the standing line of the Sufix broke not the knot.

    This was the first time EVER that I have tested a brand of Spectra where
    the knot held fast and did not break but the line gave way first. Again
    close to 46 lbs.

    THe same result when tying directly to a hook, the line
    usually broke not the knot.

    The line is very round not flat like Izor. It is 8 strand with 32 picks per inch
    which is very high.
    It is also very color fast, I could not get the color to rub off which is amazing.

    This line cannot be purchased locally, I had to get it
    from Tackle Warehouse.

    Update: Bass Pro Shops in Fontana now has it.

    I am in no way connected to Sufix.

    Walt
     
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  2. togman

    togman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, curious, what knots did you tie to the fluoro and hook.
     
  3. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known Member

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    Hello Togman:

    For tying to a hook I use a modified Trilene Knot.
    Use 15 wraps up and 15 wraps back down.

    *** This knot is VERY hard to cinch down. You must
    use a wooden dowel or something simialr to wrap the
    spectra around and a solid anchor to pull the hook with.
    Wet the knot and try and pull this knot up as slowley
    as you can in order to minimize the amount of heat generated.
    If you cannot cinch the knot reduce the wraps to 14 up
    and 14 down. Do not go below 13 wraps up and down.

    For attachment to a swivel I use a 50 turn Bimini Twist
    then attach the swivel with a 3 turn Off Shore Swivel Knot.

    Swivel Fishing Knots step by step illustrated instructions on Swivel Knot and other fishing knots at Fish4Fun

    When cinching this knot down be sure
    to pull on the single line below the Bimini Twist
    not the double line above the Bimini Twist. This
    insures that the pulling stress is distributed
    equally between both lines when pressure is applied.

    Of the two knots the Bimini Twist / Off Shore Swivel
    knot is the strongest by a small margin. The Trilene
    will sometimes break at the knot but at a very high
    level of stress. In the case of the 30 lb. Sufix 832 in the
    above post the Trilene Knot held to over 40 lbs
    before failure.

    Good Luck,
    Walt
     
  4. tuna1001

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    New to this forum. How do the prices compare to other braided lines?
     
  5. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known Member

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    As a general comparison, the Sufix 832 is not the cheapest
    or the most expensive.

    For 300 yds. of 30 lb Test:

    Daiwa Samuri $55.00
    Sufix 832 $35.00
    Power Pro $25.00

    Walt
     
  6. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known Member

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    My MIstake.....Corrected

    Sorry Togman,,,,,,

    I just re-read you question and it's Fluorocaarbon not Spectra .
    The 15 wrap up and down is for Spectra not Fluoro.

    For Fluoro I also use a Trilene Knot but Use 7 wraps up and 4 wraps down.
    This is the strongest knot I have tested for Fluoro under 40lbs.
    For 40lb I use 6 wraps up and 3 down.

    A key to tying this knot is to anchor the hook and pull the standing line
    stretching the knot and simultaneously jam the knot down towards the hook with your thumb and index finger nail.


    My Bad :sad:

    Walt
     
  7. Master Chief

    Master Chief Active Member

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    yessokk,

    I have gone to using regular chapstick on my braid. I just run it up and down the line a couple times and it allows me to sinch the knots much easier, I think that water/spit just causes the braid to grab better and not to slide like normal lines do. Might help and also might just be a figment of my imagination, could you test it and let me know?
    Chad
     
  8. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known Member

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    Chad,

    Yes you are correct. Wetting Spectra makes it much harder to tighten down.
    Leaving the Spectra dry the knot cinches down smoother and better. And using
    the chapstick is even better.

    The only problem is .....HEAT. Make sure the knot is tightened down as
    slowley as possible. I will even stop about half way through the cinching process
    and let it cool off for about 15 sec.. Tightening down fast creates a heat level
    that is destructive. To realize this for your self tighten a Spectra knot down fast
    and immediately put the knot between your lips.

    Using the chapstick also reduces the heat build up.

    Walt
     
  9. Master Chief

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    Yessokk,

    I had never tried to test the heat that way, but thought that might be the case. I have used the chapstck on Stren SB and also PP and had good results. Good to hear that it works for someone else as well. Going to get some 832, also JB for my Ling Cod and Sturgeon rods. Not as concerned for the abrasion resistance for Sturgeon since the spot I am fishing don't really have anything other than smooth bottom. Always looking for new stuff that meets the need. Now just to find fluorocarbon in the 30-50 range at a decent price for my salmon fishing.
     

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