Sunline TX1

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Sunline TX1

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:47 am

I wanna try this new line in 12lb.

Anyone else curious to try it out???

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby NormanD » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:13 am

I am. It sounds interesting.

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby RedRockfishin » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:33 am

I'm anxious to try in both 16 hi vis and 65 pound I see T.W. has it and its priced cheaper than the regular sunline braid hope its as advertised and quieter better casting distance.

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:46 am

Just ordered some 12lb today

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby MediumHeavy » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:29 am

Got some 24lb hi vis yellow in the mail yesterday. Won't get to try it out until Sunday, but handling and spooling it up it reminds me of PP Super8. I'll report again after getting some use out of it.

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby MediumHeavy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:42 am

Got out with it for an hour last night with some topwater action. Caught a couple in the 1.5-2lb range, so no real test there but here are my initial findings on the 24lb...

Pros: it's slick and casts well, seems as strong as you'd expect from a braid. No color bleed on the hi vis yellow. Diameter seems right for the lb test.

Cons: if this braid had TV show it would be called Fray-sier! It's very dental floss-like, and comes apart easily. Too easily for my tastes. Your tag end will fray so badly that if you don't make a clean cut, it can be a pain to get through hook eyes or bullet weights. (Tested at home, didn't fish it yet for that). If the main line separates and puffs up, pulling it taught brings it back to shape.

Aside from that, it's fine. I'll include a couple pics of the fraying and how badly it will come apart and puff up even if you lightly roll it between your fingers.

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:57 pm

Thanks for the pics, mine will be here tomorrow.

I always burn the ends of my braid for this exact reason, I will see how bad it is tomorrow I guess....

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:15 pm

That sucks. That's why I stopped using SS8

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby MediumHeavy » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:22 am

After another hour or two use I hate to say it but I don't like it at all. It's not round, or doesn't stay round for long, and knot strength isn't great on a uni knot with 7 wraps. Really wish they made SX1 hi vis yellow in higher lb test. Oh well, back to regular old power pro!

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:08 am

MediumHeavy wrote:After another hour or two use I hate to say it but I don't like it at all. It's not round, or doesn't stay round for long, and knot strength isn't great on a uni knot with 7 wraps. Really wish they made SX1 hi vis yellow in higher lb test. Oh well, back to regular old power pro!


Why aren't you using a palmor?

still waiting for mine to get here, if its horrible I will just send it back I guess and go with Maxima again...

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby JBcrankaddict » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:31 am

MediumHeavy wrote:After another hour or two use I hate to say it but I don't like it at all. It's not round, or doesn't stay round for long, and knot strength isn't great on a uni knot with 7 wraps. Really wish they made SX1 hi vis yellow in higher lb test. Oh well, back to regular old power pro!

Knot break or slip out? Wrap the line twice through the line tie and tie your uni knot, will never slip.

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby MediumHeavy » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:18 pm

Good question, I didn't pay attention to whether it broke or slipped. I usually double it up through the eye but didn't on anything because I was trying so many different baits. I'm not a fan of the palomar knot, it's always uni or snell for me.

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:25 pm

I got my TX1 in today, its super thin at 12lb, I haven't spooled it up yet but it does seem to fray when cut.
A simple burn fixes that issue but we will see how it does...

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:38 pm

Edited....

I ended up stripping the line of and throwing it away.
After playing with the line a bit and having the line snag on anything it would fray like crazy.


Basically save your money if you are thinking about trying this line.

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Re: Sunline TX1

Postby BassFisher83 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:27 am

Glad I found this thread, was thinking of giving this line a try for a spinning set up.


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