As the sport of fishing evolves over the years, researchers work hard to utilize science and technology to create new products and improve existing products. Fishing line, braid in particular, is one such product that has seen some dramatic advances with the help of technology. Sufix, a company well-known for its braided lines, recently released their latest addition to the lineup in the form of the 832 Ghost braid, which will have superline fans jumping for joy.
Anyone who’s used Sufix in the past knows how reliable and effective the braid is on the water. The light green shade and smooth texture that the line possesses go a long way towards raising the bar on superlines in general. Sufix’s 832 Ghost braid relentlessly raises that bar higher still.
The Ghost superline gets its namesake from the translucent/white coloration of the line itself, which enable the line to be nearly invisible in the water, much like fluorocarbon. Above the water, however, the line is easily visible to anglers. Thermal Gel plastic locks in the ghost color to prevent fading or staining, as well.
GORE Performance fibers help make Ghost line one of the most durable and abrasion-resistant line on the market today. These fibers are intertwined with Dyneema fibers to create a strand of 8 braids, with 32-weaves per inch, which increases tensile strength and knot strength. Furthermore, the braid is one of the quietest and smoothest casting braids ever made, averaging 10% longer casting distance against the competition.
Much like other braided lines, Sufix’s Ghost braid costs a little more than mono or fluorocarbon. Spools of 150 yards run $19.99, while 300 yards cost $34.99. If you know your reel model well and are experienced with spooling monofilament backing onto a reel, then you should be fine with 150 yards. I suggest using a line counter or otherwise having the line spooled by a fishing associate at a retailer to be safe. Saltwater or big lake anglers may want to invest in a 300-yard spool, though, to account for deep water and runs made by big fish like pike or red drum.
Like any braided line, you’ll have to be conscious of your casting to prevent wind knots or bird’s nests, which can be such a headache with superlines. Keep the slack off and close the reel’s bail manually and you should be fine. Fans of superlines will do well to give it a second look the next time they’re in the market for new line. There are always going to be critics of superlines, but Sufix has been my go-to line for years, and their Ghost braid is definitely something worth looking into.