A Quality FC Line from Hi-Seas : 100% Fluorocarbon
Total Score: 8.08 -
It's been over ten years since we've taken a look at fishing line product from Hi-Seas. On a recent discussion with Jeff Kriet, he was touting the fishability of the company's fluorocarbon product. Kriet knows I'm pretty picky about my fluorocarbon line and he assured me the product from Hi-Seas is quality. I took him up on the recommendation and here now is our detailed look at Hi-Seas 100% Fluorocarbon fishing line.
Hi-Seas 100% Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
||6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20
|Line Weight Tested in Lab
|Line Weights Fished
||8, 10, 12
|Country of Origin
$21.99 - $37.99 per 200yd Spool
Introducing Hi-Seas's 100% Fluorocarbon
First thing I do with any nylon monofilament, copoly, or fluorocarbon line these days is pull a length off of whatever filler or bulk spool I have and run it through my index finger and thumb. What I'm trying to determine is how smooth that line surface is along with how consistent it feels. Does the diameter or shape seem to vary or is it smooth and consistent all the way down. Sometimes the way the line is wound onto the filler spool can affect this quality test which is why we like it when a line is precision wound onto the spool.
The line is not precision wound but has a natural resin color
Hi-Seas's 100% Fluorocarbon is not precision wound onto the spool, but it is very consistent as you run it through your fingers. In fact, testing the line's diameter at 5 different spots along a good four or five feet of line reveals an average deviation in diameter of only 0.56% (average across the fluorocarbon lines in our FPI is 0.989%). Taking the mean of those five points reveals a diameter of 0.332 millimeters for the 12lb test. Hi-Seas advertises this strength of line at 0.31 millimeters.
Ready for some action on board a Quantum S3 Accurist spinning
Performance: Strapped up to The Machine for a series of measurements to determine the line's FPI (fluorocarbon performance index), we get a comparative score of 60. The average FPI across our test subjects in determining the index was 48.2, so as a whole, Hi-Seas scored very well during our lab tests.