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Line Review


 

Our Long Overdue Look at Seaguar's Tatsu Fluorocarbon Line

 

Date: 6/7/17
Tackle Type: Fishing Line
Manufacturer: Seaguar
Reviewer: Cal






Total Score: 8.06 - EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

Introduction:
With all the advancements in addressing the technique specific needs of bass anglers, it's rare that you come across a product let alone a fishing line that can be considered "all purpose". In fact, it's practically impossible to find a fishing line that's as good for bottom contact techniques as it is for moving baits as it is for topwater as it is for heavy cover situations. The inherent characteristics of the line's material makeup alone can limit its applicability.

 


It's practically impossible to find a fishing line that's good for every technique imaginable.

 

Fluorocarbon is a material many anglers lean on for its sensitivity, refraction characteristics (invisibility underwater) and good resistance to abrasion. It's negatively buoyant so it sinks rather than floats or suspends making it a material many shy away from for topwater applications, but covet for bottom contact situations.

 


Many anglers lean on fluorocarbon for its sensitivity, refraction characteristics and good resistance to abrasion.

 

These lines are also inherently unruly making them difficult to manage on spinning gear - heck many even have trouble with the stiffer fluorocarbon lines on casting gear. But the materials built-in toughness and resistance to abrasion make it a really good choice in heavy cover situations.

 


But these lines are inherently unruly making them difficult to manage.

 

We could go on and on about the pluses and minuses of fluorocarbon but the fact remains, it is the current wonder material for those seeking high performance in their fishing line - it's not the best at everything, but the better versions have benefits that far outweigh the shortcomings. Case in point? The subject of today's review is quite possibly the most wondrous fluorocarbon line to date.

 

Seaguar Tatsu Fluorocarbon Specifications

Line Type Fluorocarbon
Colors Available Clear
Colors Tested Clear
Line Weights 4 - 25lb
Line Weight Tested in Lab 12lb
Line Weights Fished 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20
MSRP $39.99 - $59.99 per 200yd Spool

 

Quality : Seaguar's Tatsu Fluorocarbon is among the most premium fluorocarbon lines available today. It was originally a JDM only line but has been rebranded and repackaged for sale here in North America.

 

Introducing Seaguar's Tatsu Fluorocarbon line.


Consistency: One pull of the line out of its filler spool and you can feel for yourself how consistent the line's diameter feels. Taking a length of line out and measuring along five different points on that length reveal a deviation in diameter among those five points of only 0.71%.

 


You can usually find a bulk spool or two at TT HQ.

Surface: Not only is the line's diameter consistent but its very surface is very slick and smooth as one would expect from any high quality fishing line - other than braid.


Each spool is precision wound.

Spooling: Filler and bulk spools of Tatsu come precision wound onto the spool meaning the line is carefully laid, side by side as it is put onto the spool. This helps to avoid any crossing of the line onto itself which can cause inconsistencies in its surface.

Seaguar Tatsu is one of the more premium fluorocarbons available today.


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