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EFTTEX Awards 2017

The EFTTEX Best New Product Awards 2017

The latest braid manufactured by Japan’s Toray is a revolutionary product in the full sense of this word, says Dragon. It uses brand new, thin fibres, manufactured alongside amilan (aramid fibres patented by Toray), weaved using 8X innovative technology. It is, says Dragon, a real breakthrough in fishing braids.

“Due to the smoothness of its surface, it is difficult to distinguish it from monofilament lines,” says Dragon. “At the same time it is almost 30% stronger than standard braids, much more circular in cross section and its colours are much more durable. It is 100% memory-free and so flexible that it allows previously unattainable precision and length of casts.”

HM8X braid is fully abrasion-resistant and its zero stretch. The strength of properly-made knots is almost identical to the line’s tensile strength. Specially selected colours – yellow fluorescent, orange fluorescent and light grey – allow it to be used in all kinds of daylight conditions. “HM8X braid is a new generation of fishing lines, and as you probably will see in the next few years, it’s the future of spinning,” concludes Dragon.

Features and qualities

  • 8X Super Tight Weave Technology
  • Super-thin fibres
  • Amilan aramide fibres added in polymerisation process for extra strength
  • Static and dynamic strength increased in comparison with traditional fibres
  • Zero elongation allows perfect signals to be transmitted between rod and lure
  • Perfectly round cross-section and smooth surface allow long and accurate casts without tangling
  • Superb abrasion resistance for long-term use
  • Chemical resistant (except acids)
  • Saltwater resistant
  • Functional in temperatures below zero Celsius

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