Shimano puts full weight behind its biggest PowerPro launch
Shimano American Corporation describes Super Slick 8, the new product from its PowerPro line brand, as “one of our main global introductions.”
It also confirms that the silky braid is certainly the biggest launch from PowerPro since it acquired the company in January 2009.
The line has been designed in camouflage colours to meet the needs of the freshwater market, and in special colours for the inshore/offshore sector.
Super Slick 8 is constructed with eight-yarn Honeywell Spectra fibre, braided under high tension to provide specific features that will appeal to more advanced anglers.
“Its silky smooth surface offers not only exceptional castability from reduced friction and better line management, but it is also very silent as it passes over the rod guides,” explained PowerPro product manager Ted Sakai.
For freshwater bass, the line is available in aqua green for stealthy presentation in soft cover, and also comes in timber brown for fishing in hard cover.
For saltwater, where castability and high or low vis colours are needed in stained water, anglers can choose marine blue, high-vis yellow or timber brown. For clear water they have the option of high vis yellow, aqua green and marine blue.
Super Slick is available in 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 65 and 80lb test, with each available in 150-yard, 300-yard and 1500-yard (bulk) spools. PowerPro expects to be able to deliver product in August/September.
PowerPro has introduced lines including Hollow Core and Vermilion Red in the past two years but has developed Super Slick in conjunction with Shimano Europe and expects the line to prove popular in Europe and beyond. It will be introduced to the industry at both EFTTEX and ICAST.