Glow-Vis Radiates In The Sun

Friday, December 06, 2013

Photo: SpiderWire

Spiderwire has taken its most popular braid, Stealth, and created the new low-vis green color, which is a slightly lighter green than the original moss hue. This gives the line a less visible look underwater, which is very helpful when the fish have become “line shy” in heavy-pressure situations. But the low-visibility line takes on a high-visibility glow when exposed to sunlight to aid the angler in watching the line.

Seems impossible – a low-vis braid in the water and a high-vis braid out of the water. But the scientists at Spiderwire figured it out. The new Stealth Glow-Vis has a unique UV reflective coating with fluorescent brighteners that illuminate above the water. It actually appears to “glow” in the sunlight.

Anglers can watch the line and detect bites that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Even on cloudy days the line will still receive UV rays for the glow effect. Since no UV rays penetrate water, the high-vis glow returns to the low-vis green once the line goes subsurface.

The line is also exceptional when fishing in tannic or muddy/stained water. It seems to disappear for the fish, but once out of the water, the high-vis glow characteristic provides a great contrast with the murky water background.

The polyethylene (PE) microfiber construction of Stealth is strong, smooth and round. This structure, combined with Teflon pressure treating, allows the braid to shoot through the guides for longer casts. The breakthrough Color Lock Technology holds in the color and thus resists fading or bleeding on clothing or equipment.

Spiderwire Stealth Glow-Vis Braid is available in 125- and 300-yard filler spools in pound tests from 6 to 80. Bulk spools with 1,500 yards of line are available in 10-pound and higher sizes. MSRPs range from $14.99 to $184.99.

For more about Spiderwire, click here.

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