Honeywell announced the launch of Spectra® HT high tenacity fiber, the newest generation of high-strength Spectra fiber and the world’s strongest fishing-line material of its size. Shimano, makers of the popular PowerPro®, will be the first fishing-line manufacturer to use the Spectra® HT in its new product. The PowerPro Maxcuatro™ with Spectra® HT will be presented at the Bassmaster Classic on February 20.
With the introduction of Spectra® HT, Honeywell has set a new standard for strength in braided super-line material. Made from the same material that stops bullets and protects police officers and military personnel, Spectra® HT is 25 percent stronger than equivalent-size competitive materials, enabling up to 30 percent thinner braided fishing lines. Anglers can cast more easily, get more line onto their reel or use a lighter reel without sacrificing line strength or length. Fishing lines made with Spectra® HT are also abrasion-resistant and less visible under water, so anglers can catch more fish.