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- Pro Angler
- Posts: 6029
- Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:20 pm
What can you guys tell me about Gamma Touch and Edge? I've been running Sunline Assassin for a while now, but lost a giant PB smallie on it recently. Had her at my fingertips when she snapped the line. She'd been digging hard in the rocks. I'm looking for a fluoro with better abrasion resistance, and the reviews on these lines are off the charts. How are the handling and management conditions compared to Assassin, Sniper and Tatsu? Would be using lighter lb test like 6 or 8. Usually use 10, but these lines are thicker diameter. Slack line sensitivity is extremely important also.
Also interested in hearing about Gamma CoPoly. I'd want to use it exclusively for topwater. Just curious about the characteristics of this line.
- Senior Angler
- Posts: 61
- Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:53 am
- Location: Chuluota, FL
I've used Gamma Polyflex in 4# and 6#. Not bad line but it has more stretch and lower breaking strength than PLine CXX in the same sizes. For the 4# I've measured the Gamma as 0.008" and the PLine as 0.0075" diameter.
No experience with the fluorocarbon.
- Platinum Angler
- Posts: 975
- Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:42 am
- Location: Lil'Can
Gamma is great. I don't think that Polyflex is as good as the old stuff. Can't remember the name now. Better than average all around. I don't recall any specific superiority in one area.
Touch is like your a average soft fluorocarbon line. Again I don't recall anything that wow me, but nothing about it that would make me dislike it either.
slip bobbing is the laziest way to fish
- Pro Angler
- Posts: 1840
- Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Seems like no one is ever brave enough to try it, but I swear by HiSeas fluorocarbon. I use the Quattro fluoro, it looks pink/purple/grey/clear, but they list it as 4 other colors. It is much thicker than comparable lines, their 10lb is like Sunline +12lb. They make a clear version available in 6lb though I think, just hard to find. Just a random brand I found to be great, I think the dyed version is a bit more limp though.
Tatsu has always been great from my light experience with it, and a few friends have used it extensively with good results. I caught a PB largemouth on the green Sunline FC Sniper, but to be honest I haven't ever used Shooter or Sunline's highest end products. Would like to order some of the multi colored green Shooter or BMS (orange/pink segments) from Japan for finesse fishing.
To answer more of what you asked though, I think Gamma is a bit more stiff like I hear Shooter is. I ordered the 100yard cheaper spool from TW, 10lb was thick as 15lb InvizX or around 14lb Sunline. Stronger than both, but even being heavier rated line I think the Sunline/Seaguar matched the 10lb Gamma's manageability.
- Elite Angler
- Posts: 293
- Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:32 pm
- Location: Northern New Jersey
When I use Edge it's only on leaders. It's significantly thicker than Seaguar AbrazX at the same rated strength, but is far tougher. Seems that they rate it lower than it breaks at. Tough as nails, very abrasion resistant.
- Elite Angler
- Posts: 431
- Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:13 pm
edge is expensive however if line diameter isn’t a factor and you do a lot of flipping or just need the toughest nastiest flours out there. gamma !! It’s pretty brutal especially if your abusive with line it’s waaaay more forgiving.