For the majority of my LRF work I’ll use Sufix Nonobraid as my main line in 0.04mm, which is 6lb.
It’s a very strong, thin braid which is built with a wide angle braiding technology that creates a higher tension in the braiding process.
There’s three colours available which are neon lime, aqua camo and hot pink as well as various breaking strains from 4lb up to 16lb. It doesn’t matter really what colour line you use, but I use the hot pink variety as it helps me spot bites in low light or when there’s any poor visibility.
The one important thing that you should use though whatever setup you employ is a good fluorocarbon leader. Sufix Invisiline is a leader material that is made from 100% fluorocarbon that offers not only abrasion resistance but also has an excellent shock absorption.
Due to its superb light refraction properties it is virtually invisible underwater plus it sinks around four times faster than a standard nylon line. It has incredibly low stretch and is very durable making it perfect for using as a leader material.
Although I’m a predominately LRF angler, there are times when I need to use heavier lines such as when I’m after ballan wrasse and pollock over rough ground.
This is where I’ll use Sufix Performance Fuse in 0.12mm or 13lb. It’s a fused multifilament line with enhanced smoothness and superior casting ability that’s made with 100% HMPE fibres. It’s very tensile, has a good knot strength and it’s got a very fine diameter. The colour of this line is smoke blue and comes in 135m spools
When I travel abroad to the Canary Islands I will use a reel that is loaded with just fluorocarbon due to the need for stealthy presentation in crystal clear water. This is where I’ll use Sufix Super21 FC fluorocarbon. It has a very low stretch index, which gives me good line control and bite detection. It also has a good abrasion resistance which I need when fishing small light lures around rocks and boulders.
Fluorocarbon also sinks around four times quicker than normal nylon lines so when I’m using small jig heads or a split shot rig, the line and lures sink to the strike zone quicker.