One of the best new fishing lines introduced to the market these past few years has been Maxima Treazure. Well, good as Treazure was, it just got better.
Ever since the introduction of nylon monofilament, anglers have been confronted with a fundamental choice when buying fishing line. You could go with a durable mono capable of withstanding heavy abrasion, but that meant a line with miserable memory. In other words, you got a "hard" nylon that came off the reel in tight coils, and those coils caused tangles and sacrificed sensitivity. It was akin to fishing with a Slinky.
The alternative was a "soft" nylon. Soft nylon allows the line to come off the reel straight, but it abrades easily, meaning you risk getting cut off if you fish near structure. And even when structure is absent, the fish can cause their own abrasion as the line rubs against their jaws or scales.
To avoid the problems of those extremes, most manufacturers decided over the years to use a nylon that falls somewhere in between. But the compromise has always been less than perfect, because it didn't actually solve anything. It just moderated the drawbacks of choosing between hard and soft.
Another approach was the introduction of copolymer lines, which use a soft core with a hard surface coating. But even that approach came up short: If you damage the coating, you've lost your protection against abrasion, effectively leaving you with just another "soft" line.
Maxima's scientists liked the copolymer concept; they just figured it needed to go a step further. The better approach, Maxima realized, was to incorporate its high grade copolyamides into the line itself, meaning there is no surface coating to be damaged. The result of this unique and exclusive process is a line with unmatched abrasion resistance, superb strength and essentially no memory. And because Treazure stretches less than standard monofilaments and copolymers, the sensitivity is simply amazing.
Treazure's one shortcoming was that it came only in clear, because the copolyamides refused to accept dye.
That is, until now.
At last week's ICAST trade show, Maxima introduced a green Treazure, available in 6- through 40-pound test. Delivery to retail stores is expected in October. And that means no more compromising. Now, you can have a seriously rugged fishing line with minimal memory, great strength and excellent sensitivity. And if clear Treazure doesn't suit your needs, just go green.