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Sunline's Best Selling Fluorocarbon In Our Sights : Sniper (continued)

Features: Performance features aside, Sunline offers special colors and different spool sizes for Sniper (200yds, 660yds, 1200yds). There's a BMS color scheme featuring three bright colors (pink, yellow, orange) to help line watchers keep track of their line, and an Invisible color scheme that transitions between a kind of brown to green, with some clear mixed up in there to help camouflage your line in the water. This is similar to the former Shooter Metan Invisible. There's also solid green and of course, clear.

Sniper BMS features pink, yellow, orange sections to help line watchers keep track of their line

Design & Ergonomics: For some reason, some of the early fluorocarbon lines had trouble turning cloudy over time. It's been a while since we've encountered a fluorocarbon line with this issue. Most, like Sniper, hold up very well to continued exposure to the sun and long term storage. Having to switch back and forth between test subjects as much as I do, there are times I'll go an entire year without changing line.

Sniper makes a good choice in a mainline for cranking

While all fluorocarbon lines, including Sniper, will demonstrate some latent memory problems the first few casts after long term storage, most, like Sniper, can be cleared up with fishing activity, or really, by pulling the line taught a few times while your bait is in the water.

Sniper is a very good choice for an all purpose type of fluorocarbon line

Applications: Sniper is a very good choice for an all purpose type of fluorocarbon line - especially if you prefer to not tie on a leader and spool your line of choice directly onto the spool like myself. Sniper is makes for a very good mainline in support of any number of techniques save for maybe topwater applications where a floating line is more appropriate.



Sunline Sniper FC Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Very good line right off the spool 9
Performance Good casting line, average knot strength, good resistance to abrasion 8
Price $0.11/yd. for 12lb test on the 200 yd. spool make Sniper a very affordable choice in quality fluorocarbon line (avg is $0.17/yd.) 8
Features Available in several different colors and spool sizes 7.5
Design (Ergonomics) Excellent handling with minimal memory and good longevity 8.5
Application Suitable for just about every technique save topwater applications 8

Total Score


Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ A good balance between price and performance - If only, among the available colors, were an option to buy the natural fluorocarbon color
+ Available in many different spool sizes  
+ Available in a few different colors  
+ Good handling characteristics  

It's not difficult to see why it is among Sunline's best selling product

Conclusion: The plus side, having spent so much time with Sunline's Sniper Fluorocarbon line, is the score here is almost secondary. I wouldn't continue fishing a line for several years if only to finish a review. If there was something I didn't like about the line, that review would show up more quickly so I could get the product off my reels and I can move onto the next, or back to something in which I have good confidence. Sniper is likely a line I will continue to fish because it strikes a nice balance between being affordable and a quality fishing line. It's not difficult to see why it is among Sunline's best selling product.


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